[Insider content]: Rob talks about pitchers batting 8th and that it does net a team a few more runs over a season. For those of you who were drawing comparisons to Pudge batting 8th to Larussa’s strategy.
Internet buddy and Padres blogger Geoff Young has released his second Padres annual. Last year’s was awesome – even for non Padres diehards – and with a year of experience this one looks to be better. Also available in PDF
A look at “cheap” homers from last year to see who might get lucky this year, and who was lucky last year. The Tigers had the 2nd lowest “cheap” homer rate in the majors last year. Meaning that with a normal number of cheapies…
First Gardenhire, now Maddon (who opted out of his contract w/TAM) available to manage next season
Coleman It turns out Cabrera has a stress fracture. It isn't clear if he will miss any time next season or
Kevin in Dallas I gotta admit, I'm really conflicted here. I'll be insanely jealous of the Royals if they make the playoffs once
Coleman Yes, I don't even know how I'm going to go on now. But I'm glad it isn't me, because...8
Kevin in Dallas This is fantastic work, and really makes me question my level of commitment during the season.
Jamey Newberg has made a