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Padres Farm Report (7 Apr 08)

Before we get to the minor leagues, a few ruminations on the weekend’s activities at Petco: Jake Peavy spun a masterpiece on Saturday. Bugs and Cranks thinks he may be doctoring the baseball. With any luck, word will get back to opposing hitters, and they can have one more thing on their minds when they [...]

Weekend Winter Wrapup (10 Dec 07)

Mind is heavily on the book these days. Finished a first draft of the minor-league chapter over the weekend: 42 pages filled with profiles of 74 players. Kind of insane, if you ask me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Somewhat related, I’ll be unleashing my list of Top 10 Prospects this week [...]

Why I Don’t Trust Rookie-League Numbers

I spent most of Monday piecing together the minor-league chapter for the Ducksnorts 2008 Annual. Mainly I worked on the pitchers — Mat Latos and a whole lot of strike throwers with minimal upside. Part of what I’m doing is trying to provide context for individual players. When you look at a stat line, you [...]

Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual Preliminary Outline

So this has been in the works for a while. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Also, if you’re interested in reviewing chapters, drop me a line and I’ll get you added to our super secret list. 2007 in Review — Brief examination of past season at big-league level: Roster construction (distribution of [...]