December 4, 2013
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Thanks to a reader suggestion, our four-part series now has a fifth part: To the 1980s... and beyond!
The final installment of our four-part series covers the 1970s.
The third installment of our four-part series covers the 1950s and 1960s.
The Padres fell short in 2010, but it wasn't for lack of glove.
This installment covers the 1920s and 1930s.
The second installment of our four-part series covers the 1940s.
Dustin Ackley was supposed to be the show, but Jason Kipnis stole it.
If the Red Sox don't draft Reggie Harris, do they trade for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek?
On the season's final day, the Padres fall just short in their bid for a postseason berth.
In which the Tigers don't throw away their first two picks.
The 1982 Braves were the last team to have a losing streak in double digits and still reach the playoffs. Could the 2010 Padres be the next?
What might Jack McDowell have meant to the '92 A's? Bret Boone to the '01 Cardinals?
What if the Pirates had drafted Mike Mussina instead of Mark Merchant?
Thirty-eight of the finest high school players displayed their skills in San Diego.
The farther down you go, the worse their control gets.
No Jedi mind tricks here, just value for value.
Are Jose Bautista and Jeff Francoeur still drawing walks? Yes and no.
Randy Newman's song would have been better if he'd finished the line, "...to be discriminated against as baseball players." Eh, maybe not.
There isn't one? Well, maybe there should be.
Geoff drives 2,200 miles and watches six minor-league games in eight days.
How are the eight sophomores we examined before the season doing so far?
Reflections on Ken Griffey Jr.
Sometimes, it's hard to tell the difference.
Geoff takes a trip up I-15 to watch the kids at Lake Elsinore play.
Ah, the minor leagues... where pitchers chart pitches while sitting in the stands with the rest of us.
It's not just a Grizzly Bear song.
Can listening to Radiohead make watching a Red Sox/Yankees game bearable?
Ask a simple question, get a complicated answer.
Assembling talent is hard. Keeping fans interested is even harder.
Bill James once devised a way to translate batting lines into pitching lines. It's kind of fun.
It's like reading tea leaves, only mathier.
A lot can change in three years, but that doesn't mean it will.
Run support is a pitcher's best friend, especially when that pitcher isn't doing his job very well.
It stinks when you do good work and have little to show for it.
The best of the rest from 1901 to 1989, outfielders and pitchers.
Geoff chats with the Toronto Blue Jays right-hander and author of The Bullpen Gospels.
The best of the rest from 1901 to 1989, catchers and infielders.