Angels look to bolster staff

Updated: November 25, 2003, 9:54 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel eulogizes Warren Spahn who passed away yesterday at the age of 82. Spahn spent the bulk of his great career playing in Milwaukee when it was the home of Braves. He was there for all but one of the 12 seasons the team spent there after moving in from Boston and moving on to Atlanta. He made a big splash in the team's inaugural season there, going 23-7 with a 2.10 ERA in 1953. Haudricourt recalls his career highlights and discusses his exemplary military service during the latter stages of World War II.

  • Joe Posnanski of the Kansas City Star has a thesis and it goes like this: there has never been a better time to be a Kansas City sports fan. With the Chiefs rolling in the NFL and the Royals coming off a surprising plus-.500 season, not to mention the local colleges and soccer, there is plenty to be thankful for.

  • Bill Stoneman was given a contract extension to the year 2007 by new owner Arturo Moreno but now he must do something to prove the sagacity of that move. Ross Newhan of the Los Angeles Times discusses his first transaction of the offseason: the signing of starting pitcher Kelvim Escobar to a three-year $18.75 million deal. Escobar is 28 and returned to starting last year after two seasons as a reliever.
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