Dec 19, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT
In the New York Times Dave Anderson speculated where big names in baseball history, from Ty Cobb on through the big stars of the 60s, would have gone if they had free agency. For each player it reads like this basically:
Mickey Mantle, the Yankees’ country kid out of Commerce, Okla., who was never completely comfortable in New York, was never happier than when the Kansas City Royals made him an offer he couldn’t refuse
Most of them tend to go for hometown teams, but there are some interesting ones. I like that he has Frank Robinson going to the Angels. Frank Robinson did actually go to the Angels, so whatever.
Fun stuff on a slow day.