[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 Neither does this story.
Kevin in Dallas This picture does not instill a whole bunch of confidence.
Coleman Check out this one: http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2015/02/report_relief_pitcher_joba_cha.html#incart_more_sports
He shaved the beard! And looks like he dropped a few pounds too.
low price, potential high yield... or maybe not. Whatever the case, Joba certainly said all the right things.
Jim EggersUSMC I concur K in D, am hoping for a good but not great season from JV. Seemed to me he
StorminNorman$ Great info/research Kevin! One point to clarify and factor into the analysis: JV did make $20M last year, but
Coleman Verlander had core muscle surgery last January. Could it be, at his age, and with the type of pitcher he
Jim EggersUSMC I am sorry to hear that, was looking forward to your blunt and accurate reports... as far as next year
jud Sorry to have to make this announcement but my streak of 26 consecutive spring training trips ends. As much as
Cool piece...great spot (HI) - my wife & kiddos are headed back to the big island in a couple weeks...