[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…
Kevin in Dallas This is hilariously depressing.
The freaking voice of the turtle has me so hopeful. But realistically we're old, poorly managed, and
Keith Law/ESPN ranks DET's farm system 26th out of 30 teams - but he says they're 'trending upward'
jud The funniest thing to my about sports salaries is most guys who get 17-18 mil for 2 years, barely make