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Me, Elsewhere: No Ausmus, No Ashby, No Thanks

My latest at Hardball Times continues our 1987 redraft with the benefit of hindsight. This installment covers picks 17 through 24. Aside from the amusing fact that in 2000, the Toronto Blue Jays would have been better off with almost anyone in their rotation other than Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay, there are a couple [...]

Series Preview: Larry Borowsky Talks Cardinals

After a long and miserable road trip, the Padres return home and try to remain relevant in 2008. Their first opponent is the St. Louis Cardinals, who visit Petco Park for three games starting Monday night. To learn a little more about the Cards, I chatted with Larry Borowsky of the excellent Viva El Birdos. [...]

Friday Links (4 Jan 08)

Got the coffee flowing, music playing: Massive Attack, Groove Collective, and George Benson if anyone cares. The Benson is his The Other Side of Abbey Road, which is full of Beatles songs and which absolutely sizzles. His guitar lines are so fluid, it’s disgusting. I mean, he’s not Joe Pass or Grant Green, but still. [...]

World Series IGD: Tigers @ Cardinals, Game 3

first pitch: 5:05 p.m., PT television: FOX matchup: Nate Robertson (13-13, 3.84 ERA) vs Chris Carpenter (15-8, 3.09 ERA) buy tickets I’m still out of town, probably staring at the ocean or something. Maybe I’m drinking a beer or rummaging through used bookstores. Who can say? Go Tigers.

Playoff IGD: Cardinals @ Mets (18 Oct 06)

first pitch: 5:19 p.m., PT television: FOX matchup: Chris Carpenter (15-8, 3.09 ERA) vs John Maine (6-5, 3.60 ERA) buy tickets The series returns to New York on Wednesday, as the Mets try to stave off elimination against the Cardinals’ best pitcher. Could the Tigers’ wait for a World Series opponent be over? We shall [...]

Chris Young, Development of Tall Pitchers, and Enjoying the View

Back before the season started we were trying to get a handle on some of the unknown new Padres, among them right-hander Chris Young. Spurred by a Bruce Bochy quote, I asked whether tall pitchers take longer to develop. What I found at the time is that “there isn’t real solid evidence that taller pitchers [...]