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Tuesday Links (9 Nov 10)

Pretend I said something clever here. I won’t tell if you don’t…

Half-Baked Thoughts on the World Series

As someone who “missed” all but a half inning of the entire postseason (I saw Brad Lidge close out the Giants in one of the NLCS games but otherwise remained happily ignorant of the proceedings), I can’t comment on the action. This, however, doesn’t stop me from having and feeling the need to express opinions [...]

What if Winning Just Isn’t That Important?

When reality stops making sense, perhaps it is time to check our assumptions. Here are two I’ve made about the goals of a baseball franchise: A baseball franchise’s primary goal is to attract and retain paying customers The best way to attract and retain paying customers is by routinely fielding a team that wins more [...]

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 [...]

Blast from the Past: Notes on an Old Rant

I stumbled across an old rant of mine the other day about Bob Brenly’s mismanagement of Byung-Hyun Kim during the 2001 World Series. First off, that was a pretty good rant, if I do say so myself. It had plenty of bluster and just the right amount of condescension. Second, I speculated at the time [...]

IGD: Padres vs Braves (12 Jul 08)

Padres vs Braves 7:15 p.m. PT Channel 4SD, DIRECTV 737 AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 189 MLB, B-R We had a great time at the Baseball Prospectus event Friday night. Big thanks to Dave Pease and Joe Sheehan for organizing, the Padres for hosting, and of course Paul DePodesta for being incredibly generous with his [...]

Series Preview: Joe Aiello Talks Cubs

With the Padres headed to Chicago for a four-game series, I decided to check in with Joe Aiello of View from the Bleachers for the latest info on the Cubs. We now turn the blog over to Joe… Ducksnorts: The Cubs have gotten off to a terrific start and have a very balanced attack. Can [...]

IGD: Padres vs Rockies (16 Apr 08)

Padres (8-6) vs Rockies (5-8) Justin Germano vs Mark Redman 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 189 MLB, B-R How is Redman only 34 years old? More importantly, how is he in the rotation of a team that played in the World Series six months ago?

Series Preview: Rox Girl Talks Rockies

The Padres and Rockies hook up for the first time since that fateful Game 163 in Denver last October. I recently had a chance to chat with Rox Girl of the excellent Rockies blog Purple Row about her expectations for the 2008 season, the challenges of marketing a team that plays half its games west [...]

Prior Returns Home to San Diego

The Padres have signed right-hander Mark Prior to a 1-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives that vary depending on whom you ask. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the total package could be worth “over $3 million”, while Dan Hayes at the North County Times places the high end at $5.5 million. Quoth [...]