Deadline for Sox to decide on arbitration-eligible players approaches


Deadline for Sox to decide on arbitration-eligible players approaches

The next date on the baseball calendar is Nov. 30, the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players.

Players who are on the 40-man roster with at least three but less than six years of major league service time are eligible. Additionally, a player with at least two but less than three years of major league service is eligible as a Super Two, that is, if he has at least 86 days of service during the immediately preceding season and ranks in the top 22 in total service in that specific class of players.

If players are not tendered contracts, they become eligible for arbitration. The Sox currently have 12 players who are arbitration eligible.

Those players, and their 2012 contracts are:
Alfredo Aceves -- 1.2 million
Scott Atchison -- 510,000
Andrew Bailey -- 3.9 million
Daniel Bard -- 1.6125 million
Craig Breslow -- 1.975 million
Jacoby Ellsbury -- 8.05 million
Rich Hill -- 725,000
Andrew Miller -- 1.04 million
Franklin Morales -- 850,000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- 2.5 milion
Ryan Sweeney -- 1.75 million
Junichi Tazawa -- 920,000

Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression


Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression

By Dane Carbaugh, Pro Basketball Talk

Rasheed Wallace is a man of many talents. Playing basketball. Getting ejected. Helping the disenfranchised. Throwing towels. He’s a Renaissance man, really.

Oh, and apparently he does a spot-on Doc Rivers impersonation.

During a segment on Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21” TV show, Wallace not only brought attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but was able to emulate the Los Angeles Clippers coach strikingly well. It came while Wallace was breaking down Rivers recent explosion and ejection from a game against the Brooklyn Nets, an outburst for which he was fined $15,000.

From the Area 21 Twitter page:

Friday, Dec. 2: Toews vs. Matthews

Friday, Dec. 2: Toews vs. Matthews

Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading, while everybody in New England is in mourning over the latest Gronk booboo. 

*A pretty neat sharpshooting video with Jonathan Toews and that young whippersnapper Auston Matthews squaring off against each other. 

*Craig Custance looks a little deeper into the situation with the Florida Panthers and how things are stabilizing after the rough firing of Gerard Gallant last week. 

*Now. let’s get to the real important stuff: the San Jose Sharks website has put together their Movember rankings for the player’s mustaches. 

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bruce Garrioch says that the plans for an outdoor game in Ottawa are again back on the NHL’s agenda. 

*Erik Erlendsson has put together a “Lightning Insider” website where you can find all the latest news about the Tampa Bay franchise. Check it out. 

*As guys such as Anton Khudobin prove when they’re thrust into the starting spot, backup goalies matter in today’s NHL. 

*For something completely different: a mash-up of Kylo Ren and “Girls” from the mad mind of Adam Driver is exactly just that.