Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual Now Available!

Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual coverThe moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. No, Yvonne Strahovski isn’t coming over for dinner; I’m talking about the Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual.

I may be biased, but I think this is the best Annual yet. I’m pleased with both the content and the presentation (big tip o’ the cap to Chris Bauer for the gorgeous cover).

The Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual provides the most comprehensive analysis of and commentary on the San Diego Padres available anywhere. Highlights include:

  • Foreword by Padres Executive Vice President Paul DePodesta
  • Commentary on and graphical analysis of key players — Information on every player that suited up for the Padres in 2008, including dashboards for 21 of them (and haiku for 20 more)
  • Survey of farm system, including reports on more than 80 prospects — Discussion of how the Padres appear to be modeling the Minnesota Twins in terms of pitcher development, a quick look at each minor-league affiliate, depth charts, reports, and top 30 prospects list
  • Detailed review of team’s inaugural 1969 campaign — Recap of the expansion draft, spring training, month-by-month game and player performance, and more
  • Essay on relationship between fans, management, and media — Thoughts on how the Padres and San Diego can best meet each other’s needs
  • Assorted original mini-studies — Includes a look at how bullpen usage has changed over the years as well as a discussion on the radical differences between Jake Peavy and Tim Redding’s 10-11 records from 2008

If you want a taste before committing (always a good idea), why not download the free excerpts? A portion of the proceeds from the Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual will benefit FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelter).

Previous editions of the Annual are also available:

That’s my pitch. I hope you will buy the 2009 Annual, enjoy it thoroughly, and spread the word far and wide. Thanks much for your time and consideration!

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14 Responses »

  1. I got mine. Thanks!

  2. It is a little telling that the authors of the last two forewords are now gone.

    Maybe there is a curse….. watch out Paul!! :)

  3. As DePo says … I *THANK-YOU* for your passion … and for your style … indeed, it is *FUN*!!!

    OT … what does this article mean when it says “The manager is a lame duck.”??? That seems like news I’ve missed …

  4. Geoff, I’m in. 3 years running. Just got my season tickets in the mail today. It’s time.

  5. Congrats on Volume 3 Geoff! I look forward to reading it.

  6. Arrived at my office today from Amazon:

    The Hardball Times 2009 Season Preview
    The Hardball Times 2009 Annual
    Baseball Prospectus 2009
    Baseball America Prospect Handbook 2009
    Bill James Handbook 2009
    The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball

    Geoff, I gotta come by and grab a copy of The Ducksnorts Annual, and it’ll officially be Baseball Season!!!

  7. Awesome cover! Not only are the graphics great, but it’s in real Padres colors, too!!

  8. Speaking of former Ducksnorts Annual Foreword Writers:

    http://deadspin.com/5164181/matt-vasgersian-christens-the-mlb-network-with-its-first-f+bomb

    #4@LynchMob: Maybe he’s referring to the fact that Bud got hit by a bat and injured his wrist? I don’t think his contract is out after this season is it?

  9. #4@LynchMob: I’m pretty sure Black is signed for just this season.

    Towers hired Jim Lefebvre, and Lefebvre was a very good manager, even though his record may not indicate it. I haven’t heard anyone come out and say it, but I think Lefebvre could be a manager in waiting.

  10. Got the book! But I must say that Lulu (web site through which I got it) was not friendly at all!

  11. #12@Itay N.: Sorry to hear about your experience with Lulu. I’ve emailed you for details. I definitely don’t want the buying experience to be painful.

  12. I’ve never had a problem with Lulu. Just bought the 2K9 Annual through them today (5 min. ago).