I’m still sorting through my thoughts on the Orlando Hudson signing. Meanwhile, have some links…
Before we get to the links, I should say a couple things. First, I’ve been informed by more than one person that hating on David Eckstein haters is about as novel and interesting as hating on Eckstein himself. So I won’t do it anymore, at least not out loud. I will find original ways to [...]
My latest Hardball Times article revisits several players who got off to “unusual” starts this year. There isn’t much of a Padres connection, although I suppose there have been rumblings that the club might have interest in Cleveland right-hander Jake Westbrook. Another player featured in the article is Nationals outfielder Josh Willingham. I’ve expressed my [...]
Before we get to the links, I have two questions for you: Do you find these link dumps useful and/or interesting? Are there any baseball blogs/web sites I should be reading that don’t show up here? While you’re thinking, let’s take a little trip… Second-half previews: National League (SweetSpot). Rob Neyer takes a quick look [...]
One of the joys of east coast road trips is that, thanks to the day gig, I almost never catch any of the action. I heard exactly two pitches as I started driving home on Tuesday evening: strike one and game over. Well, that was a nice way to pass the time during my commute. [...]
Friday Clayton Richard was efficient (7 IP, 74 pitches, 52 strikes) in Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Nationals but made a couple of mistakes. The big blow was a three-run homer off the bat of Josh Willingham in the fourth. He absolutely crushed a ball to dead center.
After a tough series in Philadelphia, the Padres head to Miami for three against the Marlins. I recently caught up with Craig at Fish Stripes, and we talked a little about his team. Ducksnorts: The Marlins are off to a surprisingly strong start in 2008. What have been some of the key factors, and will [...]