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.
- Yankees activate Mark Teixeira from the disabled list 0
- Ivan Nova diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow 16
- Settling the Score: Saturday’s results 30
- Bryce Harper pulled from Saturday’s game for not hustling 92
- Report: MLB likely to adjust rules for plays at home and transfer catches 24
- Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists (248)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (167)
- Doug Glanville’s story about being racially profiled at his own home (127)
- There is still a racial divide in baseball (112)
- Must-Click Link: Yasiel Puig’s harrowing journey to the United States (99)