Live from Chicago

Posted on November 26th, 2008 – 11:23 AM
By La Velle

I’m in the Windy City for Thanksgiving and want to wish all of you a Happy Turkey Day.

It was a year ago during my final stage of tapering for Thanksgiving dinner when we all found out that Torii Hunter had agreed to sign with the Angels. Ugh. I remember scrambling to get reaction from Twins players. Michael Cuddyer was the first one to call back.

“Hey, this is Cuddy,” he said. “First of all, you better give Torii a lot of grief for making you work on a holiday.”

I’m crossing my fingers that there won’t be another shocker this year. All the signals point toward most teams waiting for the big money to be spent so the squeeze on the second-tier free agents can begin. We’ll see. All it takes is for one or two teams to dive in to get everyone spending.

Joe C. is monitoring Twins news. I’ll jump back in just before the winter meetings begin. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!

Finally, for your consumption: I know President-elect Barack Obama is a big White Sox fan but this is taking it a little too far.

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