[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…
Smoking Loon Thank you very much, StorminNorman$. Still a bit more work to do, but I absolutely had to complete the series
Jim EggersUSMC Took a break from the Xmas prep stuff and read this last piece, reminded me how one sided that DS
StorminNorman$ OUTSTANDING '14 recap Loon!!!
DET has won the past two AL Central titles by 1-game... I suspect with the newly re-loaded
Ilian Georgiev Thanks for sharing score board for 9th innings i have missed this match !
Vince in MN Yup, they definitely won't be running away with it like the last couple of years.
StorminNorman$ ...for the record, and if DD would have checked with me - I'd have signed Melky Cabrera and hung on
The approx. 75-80 games against AL Central teams will be more difficult for DET this year...as opposed to the past
Vince in MN Don Kelly is available, and he can pitch relief too.