Thomas not headed to Los Angeles

The White Sox have been rumored to be trading just about every one of their players to the Dodgers.

Updated: February 5, 2004, 9:51 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • Just what exactly is meant by "small market" team? Murray Chass of the New York Times points out that you don't have to be in a small town to act like a small market ballclub.

  • With one big-name free agent left, perhaps teams are beginning to think the boat has sailed on them. Greg Maddux is the sole remaining name brand product out there and the Dodgers and now, perhaps, Cardinals are joining the Cubs in considering him for active duty in 2004. Mike Kiley of the Chicago Sun-Times has the story.

  • The proposed baseball "World Cup" is on Bill Conlin's mind. He discusses it and baseball's puzzling steroid policy in the Philadelphia Daily News.
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