Wednesday, August 3, 2005, 3:25 pm
Sorry to Disappoint
We can’t really respond to rumors about players. If we do, even to deny, then it quickly becomes apparent to observant media and fans when something has some truth to it. Also, commenting about players on other teams (do we like them, do want want to acquire them, etc.) is tampering. Tampering by anyone at a Major League team (including me) is taken very seriously by MLB (ie fines … and I don’t get paid that much) and rightly so. Ken Williams is also very concerned with tampering and is always very hesitant to comment.
He did say, and continues to say, that if there is a player out there who you might think would have made a difference on our team or would have been a good fit, it is pretty safe to say that we would have inquired about his availability sometime in the past two months. Sometimes, those inquires by Ken and his staff lead to more substantitive conversations, sometimes not. But he is always talking to other teams.
ESPN The Magazine
Is out. The shots look great. The guys in the clubhouse were laughing about them and talking about them. Aaron Rowand is pretty proud of his daughter, Tatum.
This is the issue with David Beckham on the cover.