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Weekend Winter Wrapup (12 Nov 07)

Thanks to the Steve Poltz interview and my jaunt to Vegas for BlogWorld (recap at Knuckle Curve for those interested), we’ve got a little catching up to do: Wednesday, November 7 Saguaros 6, Javelinas 2 (box | recap). Will Venable, playing right field and batting eighth, doubled and homered in four at-bats. Jonathan Ellis worked [...]

Weekend Winter Wrapup (5 Nov 07)

I tried to watch some of the USD – Long Beach State game on Sunday at Cunningham Stadium, but it was brutal. These kids haven’t been playing for some time, and it showed. I’ve never seen so many walks and wild pitches. To the winter leagues… Friday, November 2 Saguaros 11, Javelinas 5 (box | [...]

Slow News Day

Between working on the book and transcribing an interview I did last week (which I think you’ll enjoy), I’m a little short on time. That and there isn’t much going on right now. I wish the list of six-year minor-league free agents would be released. I always like digging around for potential bargains. Probably says [...]

Weekend Winter Wrapup (29 Oct 07)

Congrats to the Red Sox on their World Series victory or whatever. Stephen said it best in the comments: Nothing warms my heart more than seeing Tom Werner standing on the podium to accept the WS trophy. For those who may have forgotten why we detest Werner in these parts, here’s a handy reminder. Aside [...]

Weekend Winter Wrapup (22 Oct 07)

Happy Monday, folks. I hope you are able to steer clear of all those fires… Friday, October 19 Mesa 2, Saguaros 0 (box). Will Venable, DH’ing and batting cleanup, went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Matt Antonelli started at second and went 1-for-2 with a walk in the #7 hole. Nick Hundley batted ninth and went [...]

Weekend Winter Wrapup (15 Oct 07)

I am gradually tracking down all the Padres’ winter-league assignments. Bear with me… Friday, October 12 Arizona Fall League Javelinas 8, Saguaros 3 (box score). Matt Antonelli, batting eighth for the Saguaros, went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He’s 0-for-9 with a walk so far. Reader JP compares Antonelli to former big-leaguer Steve Sax, and it’s [...]

Fall/Winter League Stars: Puerto Rican League

After a significant delay, we’ve finally landed in beautiful Puerto Rico to take a look at some of the players who excelled in their league this past winter. For a full explanation of all this, head on over to our coverage of the Mexican Pacific League. Otherwise, sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay in [...]

Fall/Winter League Stars: Mexican Pacific League

The fall and winter baseball leagues see an odd mixture of prospects, grizzled veterans, and legends of other nations. I’ve gathered all the statistics from four leagues — the Mexican Pacific League, the Puerto Rican League, the Venezuelan League, and the Arizona Fall League — and come up with a list of the top performers [...]