Atlanta Braves (96-66, NL East champs) vs. Houston Astros (92-70, NL Wild Card)
From the hitter’s haven in Colorado to a couple of pitcher’s paradises on the West Coast, Aaron takes a look at how the ballparks around baseball have played this year.
While pitching depth might carry a team in the regular season, front-line talent is crucial in the playoffs. Aaron examines each contender’s postseason pitching staff for clues about who might be best suited for success in October.
Aaron and Craig continue their 24-and-under draft picking from the outstanding crop of young third basemen.
The second installment checking up on how the best prospects in baseball are doing this season.
With the second-half underway, Aaron checks up on his top prospects to see how they’re faring this year.
Aaron looks back at what happened in the first-half, with an eye towards what might happen in the second.
Join Aaron, Larry, Studes, Craig, Vinay, Lee and Bryan as they watch the All-Star game.
What exactly is an All-Star, anyway? Aaron tackles the yearly question, and then gives his picks for the AL and NL teams.
Who knew one little move could have so much impact …
Aaron crunches the numbers from this week’s draft and finds some things that might surprise you.
Dave looks at this year’s managers, and how often they use their favorite strategies.
JC examines the relationship between the size of a team’s market and its ability to win games.
Studes looks at the unbalanced schedules of each team, and how they might affect the pennant races.
Your first baseman is so old…
…when Moses split the Red Sea he was on the other side fishing.
…when he was in school there was no history class.
…when he was born the Dead Sea was just getting sick.
The Braves’ amazing streak of division titles has to end sometime, right? After an off-season of watching Sheffield, Lopez and Maddux bolt for greener pastures, Atlanta heads into 2004 with the look of an underdog. Matthew examines the key questions surrounding the Braves.