links for 2008-11-25


  1. Chris in Nashville

    November 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    That cartoon was GREAT!!!! I couldn’t agree more. This has been by far and away the most BORING hot stove league that I can remember. I blame it all on Scott Boras. He sucks. Nobody can make a move until the big pieces fall like Sabathia, Texiera and Man Ram set the market. I believe all of those guys are Boras clients. So, let’s speed this up Boras. I’m dying to know what the ’09 Tigers are going to look like.

  2. David

    November 25, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I love the cartoon, well I love a lot of what she writes, although I just lurk over there (MVN) from time to time, never comment

    And no I don’t remember Noochie Varner, although I do remember Sanchez and Andres Torres and Gabe Kaplar and Higgi, and Encarnacion (is he out forever due to getting struck by a ball in the eye?)

    A funny thing happened
    check out his 2008 winners

    Here is a fuller look

    On there he lists his 2008 winners

    He (Bill James) uses Tangotiger’s fans “poll” as one of his “voters”

  3. billfer

    November 25, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    @David – The fan poll has had a ballot since 2006.

  4. David

    November 26, 2008 at 12:04 am

    OOO, I didn’t realize that

    another blast from the past

    Dean Palmer picked his 2008 All Stars if you’re interested =P

    C – Posada
    1 – Teixeria
    2 – Utley
    SS – Reyes
    3 – Wright or Cabrera
    OF – just Ordonez

    “Sweetest right handed swing I’ve ever seen in my life…doesn’t do too much…drives in runs…smart hitter…if your a kid you need to watch this guy.” On Ordonez

  5. David

    November 26, 2008 at 12:08 am

    If only Inge could hit like Ordonez… maybe in 2009 😉

  6. wyrmer

    November 26, 2008 at 1:01 am

    I remember Noochie. I watched him play for the Whitecaps and was extremely upset when we traded him. I’ve often wondered how much of an effect it has on a guy when he bounces around organizations in the minor leagues and what could have been had he stayed with one affiliation.