Dec 19, 2011, 11:34 AM EST
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.
- Tony Blengino says recent report on Seattle front office is “just the tip of the iceberg” 22
- Rakuten Golden Eagles appear likely to allow Masahiro Tanaka’s departure to MLB 44
- 2013 Winter Meetings Preview 21
- Matt Kemp remains “in play” for the Red Sox 56
- Robinson Cano “didn’t want to play” for Joe Girardi 106
- Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners (260)
- Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (160)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran (125)
- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (111)