How could a franchise go so wrong so early on? Find out in R.J. Anderson's Lamar-itis. Anderson is one of the writers over at DRaysBay (download link in that story). It should be some good reading during this dead period of the off-season.
Last off-season, the Rockies had interest in adding Darin Erstad to the roster. He joined the White Sox for 2007. Now, Erstad is an Astro. At one year for one million dollars, that's mot much of a risk for a bench player. Still, this isn't inching the Astros any closer to an NL Central title.
Tracy Ringolsby offers some thoughts on the Hall of Fame voting. Ballots must be returned by 31 December, and the results will be announced 8 January.