Thomas Boswell has a message for the Orioles: extend
the contract of manager Mike Hargrove. Boswell writes
in today's Washington Post that Hargrove is the best
man for the job because he has done yeoman service
with a team bereft of decent talent.
Last winter there was a rumor floating around that the
Montreal Expos would be spending the season in Boston,
playing at Fenway Park when the Red Sox were not using
it. Instead, they ended up splitting their schedule
between Montreal and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This
arrangement has angered their players and given them
reason to believe it has kept them out of contention.
To alleviate their traveling burden, Paul Sullivan of
the Chicago Tribune suggests they spend 2004 in
Chicago, playing as the city's third big league club.
Bill Mueller for MVP? OK, we're listening. Tony
Massarotti of the Boston Herald makes the pitch for
the Red Sox third baseman's candidacy. It's not so
much a serious pitch but a platform to point out what
a fine season he is having.
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