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Martinez would make sense for Yanks

  • Does anybody like the corporate naming rights nonsense
    that plagues modern baseball? Outside of the
    executives on both sides who make the deals, no.
    Here's an idea: no company can put its name on a
    stadium unless it pays for at least half of the
    construction costs. ESPN.com's Jim Caple invited his
    readers to rename the stadiums that currently sport
    corporate monikers. These are the results.

  • Bernie Williams is probably feeling a little
    marginalized these days with the signing of Kenny
    Lofton to a two-year contract by the Yankees. Joel
    Sherman of the New York Post suggests that it should
    be Williams and not Lofton who leads off for the
    potent Yankee offense.

  • In spite of all the tribulations in last year's
    American League Championship Series, is it really such
    a stretch to picture Pedro Martinez in a Yankee
    uniform? Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald suggests
    that George Steinbrenner would sign Martinez -- a free
    agent after this year -- just to spite the Red Sox
    brass.