In 2007, Eric Byrnes had a career year, cashed out with a huge contract and became the first white spokesman for Soul Glo. Shane Victorino had a productive year, but was injured, costing him just over twenty games. Eric Byrnes will invariably go before Shane Victorino in 2008 fantasy baseball drafts, but should he? Let’s […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
In two full seasons, Jeff Francoeur has averaged nearly 500 outs per season. 507 outs in 2006, which put him in the top 100 of all-time, then 477 outs in 2007. Coupled with his lack of walks, Francoeur rarely sees a pitch he doesn’t like. Though he did see a few more pitches in 2007 […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
The blog is about fantasy baseball, but it’s sometimes hard to ignore what goes on in the real baseball world. Frankly, if we weren’t baseball fans first, we wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about fantasy baseball. So, with a heavy heart I write, yesterday was a tough day to be a fan. Taint on lots […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Mitchell Report is 409-page indictment on baseball. I’ve posted below some of the more interesting parts. If you wish to download the whole thing, you can do it here. BASEBALL WRITERS TAKE NOTICE: Page 116 of the Mitchell Report: In March 1992, Pittsburgh columnist Gene Collier addressed the perception that baseball was not a […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
As anyone who is a loyal reader of Jayson Stark’s blog will know, he pretty much talks about nothing substantial. Hey, it worked for Seinfeld. Well, today he allows a friend of mine to talk about nothing substantial for him. Check out Matthew Mougalian’s fine work here.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Star center fielder for the Chunichi Dragons, Kosuke Fukudome, has announced he will play in the majors in ’08. Likely teams at this point are the Padres, Cubs and White Sox, according to ESPN. Last year, Fukudome had an injury-plagued year, hurting his right elbow, and only played in 81 games, missing almost sixty games […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Curtis Granderson and Nick Markakis are two players that will probably be drafted very close to each other, but who has more value? Curtis Granderson is playing with fire. Here’s why: his strikeouts are in average killer territory of a Ryan Howard or an Adam Dunn. Right now, Granderson has been maintaining his batting average […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Read an interesting piece in the Newsweek blog about how a person’s name affects their natural proclivity for certain items. Examples: Chris Carpenter rehabs while dining on caviar, Placido Polanco jogs while listening to Paula Poundstone, Tom Trebelhorn totes around his toddler in a Toyota. Alliteration in lieu of science, perhaps, but the article backs […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
As we continue our ongoing series looking at low-priced alternatives, we turn our eyes to the catching position and Victor Martinez and Carlos Ruiz. Victor Martinez numbers last year were impressive for a catcher: 78/25/114/0/.301. Falling slightly above his seasonal average of 82/21/104/0/.301. Anyway you slice it, Victor Martinez’s numbers dwarfed the majority of catchers, […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
For years, Juan Pierre has given teams a boost in steals, a decent average and little else. Well, there’s going to be a new Juan Pierre and his name is Michael Bourn. Or maybe Willy Taveras was the new Juan Pierre and Michael Bourn will be the new Willy Taveras, or Michael Bourn will be […]Please, blog, may I have some more?