Ben discusses some players who have not been up to their usual standards at the plate.
Steve turns his attention to the modern bullpen, where he finds a Closer, a few varieties of Setup Man, and at least one LOOGY. He doesn’t find an efficient use of resources.
How rare is Brooks Kieschnick’s dual role with the Brewers? Let’s take a look.
Suddenly the Twins have some serious competition at the top of the American League Central, but it’s not from who you might think.
Ben and Larry talk about whether or not it’s okay to root for the other team in the rivalry if it helps your team win in the end.
Barry Bonds reaches 100 RCAA again and single handily enables the Giants to set a team record, the Giants release Neifi Perez and the rest of the news around the majors.
Robert opines on the departure of Josh Phelps and Carlos Tosca.
Ben looks into his fantasy e-mailbag and advises three people not to make trades they’re considering
Some roster moves, Larry Walker ties Yogi Berra on the HR list and the rest of the news around the majors.
With the help of Win Shares, Aaron looks at how the group stars in St. Louis stacks up among the all-time great foursomes in all-around value.
The conclusion of Robert’s conversation with Kent Williams, founder of Batter’s Box.
Ken Griffey Jr. will miss the rest of the season, Mike Piazza goes on the DL, Chipper Jones has a sore hand and the rest of the news around the majors.
Aaron talks to the Phillies’ fifth-rounder about pitching, college baseball, getting drafted, and life in the minors.
Barry Bonds sets the record for consecutive 30+ HR seasons and reaches base for the 5000th time, Sammy Sosa passes Reggie Jackson on the HR list, Tom Glavine’s in a car accident and the rest of the news around the majors.
Steve presents a followup to last week’s article, in response to a (happily and gratefully received!) flurry of reader replies.