Tag Archive for ‘espn’ rss

Me, Elsewhere: Hawpe’s Future, Headley’s Homer

My latest at Baseball Prospectus ($) examines Matt Kemp’s dominance, Tim Lincecum’s slump, and other goings-on in the National League West. The Padres section, not surprisingly, focuses on Anthony Rizzo. It also touches on the question of what to do with Brad Hawpe, and when: The trouble with Hawpe (now back in right field thanks [...]

Me, Elsewhere: NL West Rotation Questions and Three More at the Sweet Spot

My latest at Baseball Prospectus ($) focuses on NL West rotation questions. You already know about the Padres’ situation, but it’s also good to be aware of what’s happening in enemy camps. Well, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Meanwhile, I’m also making another guest appearance at ESPN’s SweetSpot. I’ll have an article on [...]

Me, Elsewhere: Galarraga and Latos

I’ve made another guest appearance at SweetSpot. This one focuses on the near-perfect games thrown by Detroit’s Armando Galarraga and San Diego’s Mat Latos in 2010. Although the outcomes were nearly identical, the two performances will be remembered differently by history because of a few critical differences that don’t show up in the box score: [...]

Thank You, Rob Neyer; Best of Luck

In case you missed it, Rob Neyer has left ESPN after 15 years. I’ve enjoyed and admired Rob’s work more than I can say, and I’m sorry to see him go. Rob has been a great supporter of Ducksnorts, from letting me ask him a bunch of questions in 2008 to bringing my humble blog [...]

Me, Elsewhere: Dog Days and Showcases

I’ve got a couple items to share with the class today. One benefit of Ducksnorts’ inclusion in the SweetSpot network is that occasionally I am asked to contribute content to ESPN. Currently they are running a series called “The Dog Days of August” that examines “various teams in the hunt for a playoff spot to [...]

Me, Elsewhere: On Petco and Hoyer

I have two new articles of potential interest floating around on teh interwebs. First, Rob Neyer has graciously allowed me to contribute a guest post at his ESPN home. The piece focuses on the Padres’ increased offensive success at home this year: …hitting coach Randy Ready has gotten these guys to do something they haven’t [...]

Nine Years and Five Days of Blogging

I’m terrible at remembering anniversaries. Seems I missed one over the weekend. Better late than never, eh? We celebrate/neglect two anniversaries here at Ducksnorts. One, in September, commemorates the original site launch in ’97. The other took place on June 12, when Ducksnorts marked its ninth year of blogging. Pardon me if you’ve heard this [...]

Ducksnorts Joins ESPN SweetSpot Network

I am thrilled to announce that Ducksnorts has joined the ESPN SweetSpot Network. Big thanks to Rob Neyer for inviting me, and to Jamie and the rest of the ESPN staff for working their behind-the-scenes magic. You’ll notice a snazzy new navigation bar at the top of the site. This provides links to other blogs [...]

Links for 18 Dec 08

Before we get to the rest of the links, I have to call my own number. I’ve got a new article up at Hardball Times that looks back at some old projections I did here at Ducksnorts many moons ago. Good fun… Lots to cover this morning: Padres experienced relative success in Moores Era (San [...]

Links for 17 Oct 08

The topic du jour seems to be Jake Peavy, so let’s get busy… Paul DePodesta weighs in on the situation [h/t LynchMob]: “If you have something you value at one million dollars, it would be foolish to refuse to consider selling it for twenty million dollars. On the flip side, it would also be foolish [...]