Wednesday, November 26, 2003

News Roundup

The Cubs traded Choi to the Florida Marlins for Derek Lee. Derek Lee is a fine player. So was Mark Grace when the Cubs traded Rafael Palmeiro.

The Bulls hired Scott Skiles (Update: I jumped the gun. This is not yet official). The players are unhappy. The last thing they want to do is work. I think that speaks volumes of the type of program Cartwright was running. The Bulls will improve under Skiles. But I have doubts whether a coach of his temperament can last more than a couple of years in the NBA.

The Sox signed Jon Garland to a one year contract (2.3M) and avoided arbitration. Will Garland finally have a breakthrough year? Probably not. But $2.3m is not that bad for 3/4 starter.