Boston might unload Garciaparra

Updated: December 5, 2003, 11:59 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • So what took them so long? Lonnie Wheeler of the Cincinnati Post wonders why it took the Reds so long to take the "interim" off of manager Dave Miley's title. Is he just another short-timer?

  • T.R. Sullivan of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram discussed the complexities of the Alex Rodriguez for Manny Ramirez deal and complexities they are. There must be movement on trading incumbent shortstop Nomar Garciaparra (who I would have bet was going to spend his whole career with the Red Sox) and a meeting of the minds over how much cash the Sox are willing to send to Arlington to help compensate the Rangers for Ramirez's national debt-sized contract.

  • Richard Griffin examines the Hall of Fame situation and doesn't find much to his liking. Only two men on the new list deserve entry, he feels. Find out who they are in today's Toronto Star.
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