FanFare Saturday 12/21/02
Friday, November 1, 2002
The New York Mets agreed in principle with Cliff Floyd on a $26 million, four-year contract. Floyd must pass a physical today to make the deal official.
The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to have filled their vacancy at first base, reaching an understanding with Fred McGriff on the structure of a one-year contract.
Cubs broadcaster Ron Santo, 62, underwent surgery to have his left leg amputated below the knee, WGN-AM radio said.
Catcher Shawn Estes signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, reuniting him with manager Dusty Baker and former pitching coach Dick Pole.
The Philadelphia Phillies got right-hander Kevin Millwood from Atlanta for catcher Johnny Estrada in a cost-cutting deal for the Braves.
Ted Williams' eldest daughter dropped her objections to her siblings' decision to have the Hall of Famer's body frozen at a cryonics lab in Arizona. Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell relented after Circuit Judge Patricia Thomas agreed to allow a $645,000 trust to be distributed equally among Ferrell, half-brother John-Henry Williams and half-sister Claudia Williams.
The San Francisco Giants signed left-handed pitcher Scott Eyre to a one-year contract and denied to offer contracts to right-handers Manny Aybar and Jay Witasick, lefty Aaron Fultz and infielders Ramon Martinez and Neifi Perez.
Former Alabama assistant coach Ronnie Cottrell has filed a lawsuit claiming he was defamed by university and NCAA officials during an investigation into the Crimson Tide football program.
Washington defensive assistant Bobby Hauck has replaced Joe Glenn as Montana's football coach.
East Carolina hired Florida assistant John Thompson to replace Steve Logan as its head football coach.
Melling Racing suspended operations because it couldn't find a sponsor. The team has been a part of the Winston Cup Series since 1982.
-- From wire reports