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Friday Links (8 Oct 10)

I’m still working on my season wrapup. Every time I sit down to write, it comes out “lkjasdf” or “qweiopu” or even “)*(#@%)*#$!!!” I do have some thoughts, but I’m finding it difficult to articulate them. Meanwhile, we’ve got lots o’ links…

Axis: Cold as Glove

James Dean died before he had the chance to make lousy movies. Same with Jimi Hendrix and music. Had Hendrix lived on, he probably would have done great things; then again, he might have ended up singing the theme song from Mannequin (with Dean playing Phil Rubenstein’s part in the film, no doubt).

Rocky Mountain Anvil

Life has kept me from watching as much baseball as I would like in recent weeks. Nothing serious… I mean, it’s just life after all. I did manage to catch bits and pieces of the series in Denver. It should come as no great surprise that I have some thoughts on the games, nor that [...]


It’s all about expectations. If you’d told me before the season that the Padres would have 76 wins on September 1, I’d have been thrilled. If you’d told me the same on August 25, when they won their 76th game, not so much. Bad time for a six-game losing streak. Then again, is there ever [...]

Tuesday Links (31 Aug 10)

So, yeah… Keeping Score: The Number Beyond M.V.P. Numbers (New York Times). Sean Forman likes Adrian Gonzalez in the National League. Stephen Strasburg Has ‘Significant Tear’ in Elbow Ligament, Will Need Surgery (FanHouse). Human body 1, Rob Dibble 0. Here’s hoping Strasburg can make a full recovery (history would seem to be on his side) [...]

Friday Links (27 Aug 10)

Now, with 30% more iron… irony… something… Study Finds Independent Bloggers “Least Trusted”, Likely Denied Press Credentials in Baseball (Biz of Baseball). In related news, independent bloggers find study least trusted. [h/t BBTF] Rob Dibble Thinks Stephen Strasburg Should ‘Suck It Up’ (FanHouse). Every village needs an idiot, I suppose. Quoth the one in question: [...]

Tuesday Links (24 Aug 10)

Yadda, yadda, yadda… Community College Baseball Player Has The Heart Of A Champion (BBTF). I really thought this was a joke, but nope… he exists. Aggregate Defensive Evaluations – 2009 LF (FanGraphs). Several methods agree: Chase Headley was not a good left fielder. PGE Park, and the Portland Beavers – I hardly knew you, but [...]

How Not to Bury a Pirate

It’s amazing the sense of entitlement one acquires when one’s team succeeds beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful — after all, the Padres did beat the Pirates on Wednesday — but whatever happened to playing a full nine innings? In case you missed it, the Padres held a 6-0 lead headed [...]

Padres Acquire Ludwick

The Padres acquired outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals in a three-way deal that also sent Indians right-hander Jake Westbrook to St. Louis. The Padres sent minor-league right-hander Corey Kluber to Cleveland and minor-league left-hander Nick Greenwood to the Cardinals. Ludwick is the second right-handed bat acquired by GM Jed Hoyer in the days (and [...]

Friday Links (23 Jul 10)

Go, read stuff. It’ll be great… Great Moments In Padres Trade Deadline History: The Joe Randa Era (619 Sports). Guest author Avenger in Chief remembers everyone’s favorite non-descript third baseman. Radbourn’s immortal season July 10, 1884: Going to Carrie’s house (Edward Achorn). If you’re a fan of baseball history, you need to be reading Achorn’s [...]