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Friday, October 18, 2002
King Kaufman likes the wild card after all. (Salon)

Jonah Keri interviews Dr. Mike Marshall, the former Cy Young winner who now teaches exercise physiology and runs an instructional pitching clinic. (Baseball Prospectus)

Thomas might become free agent after contract shrinks. "The White Sox sent [Frank] Thomas a letter on Oct. 6 telling him they were invoking a 'diminished skills' clause in his contract, a lawyer with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday on condition of anonymity. That clause would reduce his base pay to $250,000, and defer most of his nearly $10 million salary." (

Bob Matthews: "If the 34-year-old Thomas can’t revive his career he might join Dale Murphy (a fellow two-time MVP) and Jim Rice as players who lost it quickly and didn’t last quite enough or do quite enough to be elected to Cooperstown." (Democrat and Chronicle)

The Minnesota Twins: A Plan for the Future. Excellent analysis by Aaron Gleeman (of Aaron's Baseball Blog). (Baseball Primer)

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