Especially lazy column this week. It's like there's only 40 people in all of MLB. The news concerns, first, the Yankees. Then, a little more Yankees with a break-out on Posada. Then, yes, it's Sheffield, who has the news that, supposedly, another club has contacted him, but he won't say which one (Sheffield may be a Hall of Famer, but how long has it been since he was an impact player?).
Moving to the updates on nine, Cafardo is firmly in his comfort zone, with Damon, JP, and a bunch of Yankees (really, we care about Tony Pena now?).
I think only Gagne and Lou Piniella can be said to be outside of Cafardo's standard circle of friends.
But people wonder why we call him lazy - this is a baseball column and here are the teams mentioned in a 2,000 word column:
Twins (Thome lucky to land a contract with them - one sentence)
Dodgers (the McCourts' divorce, in apropos; Gagne)
Mets (they're a "mess," from apropos)
Orioles ("surprise team," from apropos)
White Sox (Damon wanted to sign with them)
Giants (maybe they like Lowell)
It's the start of Spring Training! We're fired up! And yet all we get is a rehashing of the Yankees don't want to get old all at once meme, complete with the implication that they're going to struggle without Damon and Matsui.