John Brattain makes Tim Raines’ case for Cooperstown by way of comparison to Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, and Lou Brock. There will be much more on Rock later in the week, so think of this as an amuse-bouche. Deep thought: if Raines had played 12 seasons in New York and three in Montreal instead of the other way around, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Of course, if Raines was a Yankee in the mid 80s, Rickey would likely have never been traded there, the South would have won the Civil War and I would be my own grandfather. The lesson: don’t mess with the space-time continuum;
Fantasy Focus’ Derek Carty explains how, despite the plethora of objective data out there, many fantasy baseball owners will always make roster decisions based on subjective opinions. In this they are just like the real baseball owners.
Now get busy reading that stuff. This day is not going to waste itself.