The Mitchell report is released this afternoon, and it’s getting a big whole lotta press coverage from a guilt-ridden media that knows it pretty well dropped the ball on this story years ago. Or rather never bothered to pick the ball up. Keep that in mind when the sanctimony meters start flicking into the red. Meanwhile, some big news in the actual baseball world, recounted here for your pleasure:
-Miguel Tejada has been liberated! He’s now an Astro. Baltimore got a decent prospect package in return, but just imagine what they could have drawn if they had made this deal a year or two earlier.
-The Cubs signed Kosuke Fukudome to play right.
-The Giants signed Aaron Rowand to play center.
-Jake Peavy reupped for 3 years with the Padres.
-Johan Santana is still a Twin.
Closer to home, the Yanks have cut ties with TJ Beam, Matt DeSalvo, and Darrell Rasner to clear room on their 40-man.Carl Pavano has been paid off and will return on a Minor League deal.