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?
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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?
Been receiving a ton of feedback about the Eric Karabell post, some people even took the liberty to email me some of their own Karabell-type predictions. Enjoy, and feel free to comment some of your own predictions below. On Friday, November 30, 2007, at 12:26 PM, Blurry Blurred Name wrote: prince fielder, his upside is […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
This is from ESPN’s top analyst (pointing out that he’s their top analyst makes it sarcastic), Eric Karabell: 1. Alex Rodriguez: Even with some statistical regression, you can’t go wrong. 2. Hanley Ramirez: Power and speed, and someday manning center field. 3. Jose Reyes: Nobody steals more bases, and he could reach 15 homers. 4. […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Can the Angels land Johan Santana? How about the Yankees? Yes and yes. Does either team really need him? No and yes. Let’s explore: The Angels are reportedly willing to deal a top pitching prospect, Nick Adenhart and Reggie Willits but somewhat reluctant to deal their uber-prospect SS/3B Brandon Wood, according to the LA Times. […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Part 3 of How Valid is the ESPN Player Rater? In two previous articles (part 1 and part 2), we’ve laid out alternative views for judging the most valuable player in 2007 5×5 MLB fantasy baseball (we say Peavy) and for pitchers – using and abusing the ESPN Player Rater in the process. In this […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
(Part 2 of How Valid Is the ESPN Player Rater?) If you’ve ever seen the ESPN Player Rater (or, for that matter, other quantitative player rankings for fantasy baseball), you’ve likely asked yourself: How could there be so many starting pitchers at the top? (13 in top 20, 19 in top 30) Is that valid […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s November. Oscar contenders hit theaters, Xmas shopping begins and baseball free agents wait by the phone to find out who’s overpaying for them. Picture: Andruw Jones sitting by his phone, waiting for it to ring, picking it up occasionally thinking it has rung. Here’s a breakdown of some free agents and why they matter […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Hot Stove heats up as the Cubs make room in their overcrowded outfield. Jacques Jones, reluctant underachiever of Fantasyland, was traded yesterday and, frankly, it’s two years too late. What this means for the teams involved: Cubs: Barring a trade for an outfielder, there might finally be room in the outfield for Matt Murton. […]Please, blog, may I have some more?