Today the Texas Rangers offered salary arbitration to pitcher Roger Pavlik (most likely because there’s not enough A-line pitchers out there). They also announced they will not offer salary arbitration to pitchers Scott Bailes, Greg Cadaret and Xavier Hernandez and catcher Bill Haselman. I really wish they would have made an effort to keep Haselman, I *REALLY liked him. It’s a shame to see him go. I just hope he goes somewhere where he can play if he does have to leave.
The other two signings of the week (Royce Clayton (4 yrs) & Rafael Palmiero (5 yrs). Looks good for 1999 so far.