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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Castilla's two-run homer in ninth caps comeback. The Rockies came back from 6-0 to beat the Phillies 7-6. (

Glaus to have shoulder surgery, might miss rest of season. "Anaheim slugger Troy Glaus, a three-time All-Star and this year's AL home run leader, will have surgery on his right shoulder Friday and might be sidelined for the rest of the season...'I don't think there's any time frame on this,' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. 'It's going to hinge on what Dr. Yocum finds when he goes in there.' Glaus will join outfielder Garret Anderson, designated hitter Tim Salmon, first baseman Darin Erstad and reliever Brendan Donnelly on a crowded Angels' disabled list." (Yahoo!)

The Exp000000000s. "There is offensive futility, and then there is offensive futility that makes the Pirates look good. It's not just the NL either. Through Saturday, the Expos were the only major-league team with fewer than 100 runs scored this year. In fact, they were the only team with under 130 runs. The next worst offense, belonging to the Devil Rays, has an OPS that is 12% higher than Montreal's, and they have scored nearly 43% more runs per game." (The Hardball Times)

George Steinbrenner - Love Him or Hate Him. Joe doesn't hate him. (The View from the Bleachers)

M's offense offends GM Bavasi.
Bavasi said no deals are near, but rumors are circulating the Red Sox and Royals are trying to entice the Mariners into a three-way trade. Boston would trade pitcher Byung Hyun Kim and, possibly, outfielder Johnny Damon to the Mariners in exchange for pitcher Freddy Garcia and minor league starter Cha Seung Baek.

If the Red Sox could get the Mariners to bite, Garcia would then be shipped to Kansas City, with outfielder Carlos Beltran going to Boston.
Oh, sure. And then the Red Sox will send Baek to the Astros for Roy Oswalt and Wade Miller. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Taking Stock of Trading Bonds. The Crank says it would be good for Barry, good for the Giants and good for baseball. (TDA Bullpen)

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