Ben provides the rest of his list of the top 75 fantasy starting pitchers for 2004.
Does the “sophomore slump” really exist? Aaron examines what happens the year after a Rookie of the Year season.
A close look at America – and baseball – in the 1950s reveals that it was a time not at all like the dull, boring stereotype that’s often presented. It was an era of conflict and extaordinarily rapid change. Steve takes a look at this in baseball, from issues of race, geography, technology, the major/minor league structure, and the style of the game itself on the field.
Robert takes a look at some of the issues facing the Cleveland Indians as they attempt to rebuild a championship-caliber team.
Alex Rodriguez left the Seattle Mariners only to see their win total jump significantly. Will the same happen in Texas, where the Rangers are looking for big improvements from Mark Teixeira, Colby Lewis and Chan Ho Park?
Ben and Larry take a look at what, if anything, could stop the Yankees and Red Sox from making the post-season, and wonder if the Wild Card is worth it.
Will Eric Chavez be worth his fat new contract? Matthew looks at similar players to find an answer.
Aaron talks love, Rey Ordonez and broken fibulas.
Ben provides the top 40 of his list of the top 75 fantasy starting pitchers for 2004.
Joe has some interesting advice for Dan O’Dowd and Clint Hurdle on how to solve the problems associated with managing a pitching staff at altitude.
Aaron takes a look at Mr. Consistent, Eric Chavez, and his new contract with the A’s.
Ben ranks the 30 projected closers and also offers some contingency plans.
Alex talks to the author of “Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston,” about sportwriting and the dark side of Boston’s sports history.
Coming off a disappointing 95-loss season, the Mets brought in Kaz Matsui and Mike Cameron in an attempt to shift gears. Jose Reyes is a rising star, but Mike Piazza and Tom Glavine are coming toward the end of the line. Can the Other New York Team make a run at the pennant, or is the club too hamstrung by age and injuries to contend?
Ben wades through the deep pool of fantasy outfielders and ranks his top 50 for 2004.