January 22, 2004

Sox Eye Cubans. Boston scouts will be on hand in San Salvador when pitcher Maels Rodriguez auditions for representatives of approximately two dozen teams, including the Yankees, Mets, Rangers and Mariners. Scouts will also be in Miami, taking a peek at Orlando Hernandez. I don't have much interest in Hernandez, especially since he is coming off shoulder surgery, but I do wonder how big of a fit the New York papers would throw if Boston signed him. ... MLB has stories on Bronson Arroyo and Bill Mueller. ... Sarah at RallyCuff links to a three-part analysis of the Red Sox at nyyfans.com.

From the Globe: "Republican staff members of the US Senate Judiciary Commitee infiltrated opposition computer files for a year, monitoring secret strategy memos and periodically passing on copies to the media ... Trolling through hundreds of memos, they were able to read talking points and accounts of private meetings discussing which judicial nominees Democrats would fight -- and with what tactics. ... more than half a dozen computers [have been seized] -- including four Judiciary servers, one server from the office of Senate majority leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, and several desktop hard drives."

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