I’m trying to come up with a game plan for 2011 and I need your help. What do you want to see here this year? Game recaps? Analysis? Snark? Minor-league coverage? Interviews? Chats? Question marks?
Give me some feedback. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with another year of whatever the heck it is I’ve been doing.
Or just read stuff:
- 2000+ Games Played For One Team Only (Baseball-Reference). Tony Gwynn makes an appearance, as do San Diego natives Alan Trammell and Ted Williams.
- The Nickname Game: The barons of the bullpen (Hardball Times). Former Padres Hall of Fame closer Rich “Goose” Gossage shows up here.
- Even without comeback, Moyer’s Amazing (SweetSpot). Rob Neyer reminds us, among other things, that Jamie Moyer is “one of only two pitchers (Phil Niekro’s the other) to win more than 100 games after turning 40.”
- Review of Hitting Prospects, James Player Rater 1994 (FanGraphs). Carson Cistuli goes all retroactive on us. Former Padres appearing in this one include Ryan Klesko, Cliff Floyd, Rondell White, Alex Gonzalez (yep, he played here for a few seconds), Roberto Petagine (couldn’t hit off-speed stuff, but the fanboys loved him), Chris Gomez, Marc Newfield (shoulda been great), and Melvin Nieves.
- Hizzoner, The Second Baseman (ThePostGame). St. Cloud State second baseman Kent Koch, age 23, is also mayor of Loretto, Minn. [h/t BBTF]
- Trevor Hoffman and the Coming Wave (Baseball Prospectus). Jay Jaffe examines Hoffman’s Hall of Fame worthiness. Jaffe looks at a couple other ex-Padres as well: Mike Piazza and the man for whom Hoffman once was traded, Gary Sheffield.
- Prospect Watch: Top 10 first basemen (Padres.com). Anthony Rizzo checks in at no. 7. Reymond Fuentes ranks no. 8 among center field prospects. Everyone likes Fuentes than I do. I hope they are right.