First baseman Anthony Rizzo been recalled by the Padres, and the hype machine is in full effect. Rizzo, acquired in the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to Boston, should feel no pressure trying to replace a hometown kid who is one of the best hitters ever to don a Padres uniform. Nor should he suffer [...]
One detail I neglected to mention yesterday is the fact that Orlando Hudson batted third in Saturday’s game against the Cubs. This seemed peculiar to me, but I gave it little thought until I later saw that Bud Black is planning to use Hudson in that spot during the regular season.
Management by Baseball By Jeff Angus Collins: 272 pp., $22.95 hardcover Don’t let the title fool you. Although this book is aimed at actual and would-be managers, the insights can be of use to anyone who has to deal with managers, which is just about everyone. Using lessons learned from field and general managers in [...]