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February 22, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Cordero wins arbitration

Washington Nationals closing pitcher Chad Cordero won his arbitration case yesterday, so he will get $4.15 million, rather than the $3.65 million he was offered by the team. See That's a mighty big raise over what he was getting last year: $525,000. Cordero is definitely a superb pitcher, but I don't think he's that much better than John Patterson, who will be making just $850,000 this year. Too bad arbitration cases don't split the difference more often...

No more wool caps

MLB announced that this year, baseball caps will be made out of synthetic material, rather than the traditional wool. See; hat tip to Bruce Orser. I've always been a big fan of wool, but until I bought my regulation wool Nationals cap, I never understood why wool was used in baseball caps. It definitely has a comfortable, solid feel to it.

RSS baseball feed

As of today, the RSS feed for my baseball blog is operational, though it is still a "beta" version that may need to be tweaked. The date is supposed to be for the last update, but there seems to be some inconsistency in that. Also, as you probably noticed, the format for all my blog pages has been revamped; for more, see HERE.

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