A Must For Draft Mavens

If you’re interested in the draft, you owe it to yourself to waste a pile of time over at mlb.com, which has the best draft information available without a subscription. Their Draft Tracker is an incredible resource; it has capsule scouting reports on hundreds of players from MLB’s centrally-based scouts (the page I linked to […]

Draft Preview Preview (Huh?)

I have now begun work on the 2004 data for NCAA hitters and pitchers, so hopefully there will be several articles coming out of that research here in the two weeks before the draft. As a sneak peek, although my full strength-of-schedule adjustments aren’t yet prepared, I have a quick-and-dirty method that gets pretty close […]

More All-Stars

I thought Bryan’s idea was really cool (see below), so I decided to copy him. Here’s how I punched out my most recent All-Star Ballot: AL C- Javy Lopez 1B- Jason Giambi 2B- Orlando Hudson 3B- Hank Blalock SS- Miguel Tejada OF- Manny Ramirez OF- Carlos Beltran OF- Vladimir Guerrero DH- Frank Thomas NL C- […]

That Cat Sure Can Swing

Congratulations to Blue Jays OF Frank Catalanotto, who tied an AL record tonight with six hits in a nine-inning game as the Blue Jays defeated the White Sox 10-6 in the second game of a doubleheader. Cat went 6-for-6 with five singles and a double (really a single and a bobble by Aaron Rowand in […]

Coming Up Roses

Longtime minor league vet Brian Dallimore just collected his very first major league hit… a grand slam off Dontrelle Willis in the second inning tonight at Pac Bell. Welcome to the big leagues, kid.

Become a Blue Jays Expert In Three Easy Steps

If you’ve ever wanted to become an instant expert on the Toronto Blue Jays, now’s your chance. Kent Williams has just completed a massive three-part magnum opus on the 2004 Jays on Batter’s Box. Check out Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. There are entire $30 baseball books out there with less content (and […]

Lambs To The Slaughter?

It looks as if the race for the title of Worst Opening Day Starter will come down to the Reds and the Rockies. According to an AP report, the Rox are going to send Shawn Estes out to face the Diamondbacks at the BOB on April 6. Meanwhile, Reds fans will see Cory Lidle face […]

Concerns about player safety?  What, me worry?

Looks like the Mexican fans weren’t too happy with the nine-inning tie the Marlins and Astros played yesterday in Mexico City. Fans pelted the players with bottles, cups and seat cushions after the game was called. In further news, Jeffrey Loria thought the series was so successful that he wants to play regular-season games in […]