Daniel at There Are Better Deals in August asks whether it’s okay for the front office to lie. It’s a provocative question, and one that deserves attention. He cites a recent article by Derek Carty, my colleague at Hardball Times, that mentions Paul DePodesta’s blog as a possible propaganda tool. From Derek’s article: By sending [...]
My latest article at Hardball Times focuses on 10 of the most lopsided free agent compensation picks in history. Enjoy!
Padres @ Mets 9:10 a.m. PT DIRECTV 722 (Mets feed) AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 187 MLB, B-R Morning baseball. Huzzah. * * * Meanwhile, my latest article is up at Hardball Times: Remembering the 1983 Lynchburg Mets. Relevance? Well, the Padres are playing the Mets. Also, a few of the guys on that team [...]
My latest article at Hardball Times deals with Khalil Greene’s disappointing season. Here’s something I uncovered in my research that didn’t make the final cut. These are Greene’s home/road splits in seasonal notation (i.e., per 162 games — thank you, Baseball-Reference, for making it so easy): Khalil Greene at Petco Park, 2004-2008 Year AB R [...]
I’ve got a new article up at Hardball Times on everyone’s favorite first baseman from Eastlake High… Triple-A No games scheduled in the Pacific Coast League. Double-A — South All-Stars 7, North All-Stars 3 Kyle Blanks, Chad Huffman, and Craig Cooper combined to go 0-for-9 with a walk. The other Missions representative, Matt Buschmann, worked [...]
My mind is in full-on draft mode, and I’ve been re-reading some old notes: In 2004, I’d favored Stephen Drew over the two pitchers being targeted. Of the pitchers, I preferred Jeff Niemann to Jered Weaver. Oops… In 2002, I’d wanted Cole Hamels over Khalil Greene. Then again, I’d also wanted Bobby Brownlie… I ran [...]
Before we get started, I’ve got a new article up at Hardball Times about a few stories I’ve been tracking this season. I’ve also been interviewed over at Friar Nation. Yes, my revised win projection for the Padres is 73. Seems kinda bleak, but they’d actually need to break even the rest of the way [...]