I think it is safe to say the so-called market correction in Major League baseball has run its course. The old economy is the new economy. Take a look at some of the inflated contracts being handed out:

Frank Thomas – 2 years, $18 million
Aramis Ramirez – 5 years, $73 million
Alfonso Soriano – 8 years, $136 million
Juan Pierre – 5 years, $18 million
Craig Biggio – 1 year, $5 million
Moises Alou – 1 year, $8.5 million
Jim Edmonds – 2 years, $19 million

As Red noted yesterday, Manny’s final two years suddenly look very appealing. Today, we focus on football. Patriots-Bears at 4:15 on the new, much-talked-about turf in Foxboro.