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March 2, 2011

Future Shock

Organizational Ranking Haikus

by Kevin Goldstein

I could write a paragraph summary of each system and why they rank where they do, but at the same time, you have 3,000 words or so on each team's system on the individual Top 11s, so why rehash things when the under-utilized but economical haiku will do? Links to each team's Top 11 are here for you to click through and review.

1. Kansas City Royals
The best, it's not close
Moose, Hosmer, tons of lefties
Tim Collins is small

2. Tampa Bay Rays
Always among best
A million draft picks coming
Wish one was Posey

3. Atlanta Braves
I am The Freeman
Latino arms cause envy
Julio this year?

4. New York Yankees
Slugger with no glove
The B's need to prove themselves
Yankees or trade bait?

5. Toronto Blue Jays
Bad one year ago
Alex builds through trades and draft
Still have a J.P.

6. Los Angeles Angels
Much more than just Trout
Free agents are for suckers!
OK, we messed up

7. Cleveland Indians
Few stars, crazy depth
Big-league infield: horrible
Kip, Lonnie are close

8. Philadelphia Phillies
Yin and Yang past Brown
Could explode, both directions
Always bet on tools

9. Cincinnati Reds
Triple-digit heat
Now wasted in the bullpen?
Many to catch him

10. Texas Rangers
Bevy of young arms
Please just let Scheppers relieve
We need hitters, too?

11. San Diego Padres
Lone slugger departs
Star prospects arrive in tow
Can't win without runs

12. Washington Nationals
Harper is a beast
Abandoning the eye black?
Fastballs to the back

13. Seattle Mariners
Ackley gets on base
But is there more to his game?
Sorry, not really.

14. Colorado Rockies
Matzek still waffles
Ace one day, mortal the next
Throw more strikes, lefty

15. Minnesota Twins
Strike-throwers en masse
That's a lot of outfielders!
The German lies low

16. Oakland Athletics
Fat walkers are gone
Replaced with tools and upside
Why is Carter blocked?

17. Pittsburgh Pirates
Yes, still digging out
Turnaround looms with huge arms?
Will still take some time

18. Los Angeles Dodgers
First-round pick is mocked
Yet signs, as divorce lies low
Eat something, Gordon

19. Boston Red Sox
Many steps backward
A-Gonz takes away the depth
Money will fix that

20. Arizona Diamondbacks
Dan Haren departs
To show for it: not enough
Parker must bounce back

21. St. Louis Cardinals
Working their way up
One stud arm, surprising depth
Big-league deal for Cox?

22. San Francisco Giants
Rings over rankings
Posey and MadBum excuse
Little beyond Belt

23. Chicago Cubs
Garza plunders depth
Wasn't so good to start with
Sign more football stars!

24. New York Mets
Spending low in draft
Over-slot deals? Never, sir!
Blame it on Madoff?

25. Chicago White Sox
Needs bulk, lit’rally
Sale's invisible sideways
Wading-pool shallow

26. Baltimore Orioles
One stud pitcher looms
Top shortstop pick, far away
But really, that's it

27. Detroit Tigers
Rush those big pitchers!
Rush those athletic hitters!
Too bad they're not good

28. Houston Astros
That's all you can get?
For Roy Oswalt and Berkman?
Old, bad, no help soon.

29. Florida Marlins
Why play Dominguez?
Not ready, not gonna win
And who will see him?

30. Milwaukee Brewers
We got Zack Greinke!
No! Seriously! Greinke!
Zack Friggin' Greinke!

Kevin Goldstein is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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147 comments have been left for this article. (Click to hide comments)

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BP staff member Jason Collette
BP staff

I die a little
Each time someone reminds me
Rays passed on Posey

Mar 02, 2011 04:04 AM
 
Greg Ioannou

What a funny idea!
Some of these are brilliant,
Some are just one star.

Mar 02, 2011 05:01 AM
rating: 1
 
anderson721

As a Dodgers' fan
I find this list depressing
But it could be worse

Mar 02, 2011 05:11 AM
rating: 3
 
Mountainhawk

At least the Brewers
Are favored to win this year;
Crap! No, they are not.

Mar 02, 2011 05:20 AM
rating: 6
 
dianagram

5-7-5 is
Either a quirky putout
Or nice article

Mar 02, 2011 05:20 AM
rating: 7
 
acarlisle

Helms catches liner
Hanley sprains ankle on field
Logan saves the play

Mar 02, 2011 06:36 AM
rating: 5
 
NP_14

Greinke and Marcum
Can a flag fly forever?
The future is sad...

Mar 02, 2011 05:21 AM
rating: 3
 
greensox

It flies forever
No prizes for have the best
farm

Mar 20, 2011 13:09 PM
rating: 0
 
dianagram

Haiku Prospectus?
Could entire podcast be
Spoken in this form?

Mar 02, 2011 05:22 AM
rating: 4
 
Matt Kory

No no no no no
no no no no no no no
no no no no no

Mar 02, 2011 20:27 PM
rating: 4
 
Greg Ioannou

Argh -- screwed up by a
keying error. My entry
was supposed to read:

What a fun idea!
Some of these are brilliant,
Some are just one star.

Mar 02, 2011 05:28 AM
rating: 3
 
tribe24

Should have used "concept,"
Ponder your syllable count,
Haikus - so complex.

Mar 02, 2011 06:44 AM
rating: 9
 
Mike White

I really shouldn't
But this is infectious
D'oh! Gone too far now.

Mar 02, 2011 05:38 AM
rating: 4
 
NYYanks826

Cliff Lee is a Phil
Sergio Mitre will pitch
Prepare for homers

Mar 02, 2011 05:49 AM
rating: 6
 
ttt

The Mets make me sad
When they say "no overslot"
F-Mart to DL?

Mar 02, 2011 05:54 AM
rating: 1
 
Dave Holgado

This sh*t doesn't rhyme
Less clever than it appears
Next year: limericks

Mar 02, 2011 06:02 AM
rating: 10
 
CRP13

Haikus do not rhyme
K G's finest work ever
Uncultured dumb butt

Mar 02, 2011 06:25 AM
rating: 10
 
Dave Holgado

Thanks for the 4th Grade English lesson, Chachi. I was bein' ironical. And KG knows I love him.

Mar 02, 2011 06:56 AM
rating: -3
 
CRP13

All in fun fun fun
fun fun fun fun fun fun fun
don't be sensitive :)

Mar 02, 2011 09:28 AM
rating: 2
 
Dave Holgado

Don't call people names.

Mar 03, 2011 08:21 AM
rating: -3
 
CRP13

Don't swear.

Mar 03, 2011 09:06 AM
rating: -3
 
Richard Bergstrom

Don't call people names.
Don't swear. Don't be sensitive.
The thread's back on track.

Mar 03, 2011 09:54 AM
rating: 4
 
ttt

If anything, he should go iambic pentameter.

Mar 02, 2011 06:39 AM
rating: -3
 
BrownianNotion

I am shocked to see
Even the comments posted
Are all in haiku

Mar 02, 2011 06:44 AM
rating: 4
 
Mr. Cthulhu

I should be working
Lots to get done not much time
This site will end career

Mar 02, 2011 06:49 AM
rating: 11
 
Scott44

Well you know KG, if this baseball thing doesn't work out......

Mar 02, 2011 06:55 AM
rating: -3
 
Pat Folz

Problem with karma?
Clicked on "plus," went more minus.
Admins, please debug!

(for serious, I saw his comment was rated very negative and didn't think that was appropriate, so I clicked the + sign and it went from -11 to -12. I tried again on Mr. Cthulu a few posts later and he went from -13 to -15)

Mar 02, 2011 14:33 PM
rating: -2
 
Greg Ioannou

Others clicked minus
faster than you could click plus.
Life's like that some days.

Mar 02, 2011 17:33 PM
rating: 11
 
tribe24

Mission possible,
To hide all non-hauki posts,
Succeed? YES WE CAN.

Mar 02, 2011 07:19 AM
rating: 3
 
BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
BP staff

Do it on a lark
Ridiculous response? Yes
Our readers? Insane

Mar 02, 2011 07:27 AM
 
pikapp383

TMQ expands
to baseball? Football gods will
surely get revenge

Mar 02, 2011 07:34 AM
rating: 7
 
One Flap Down

Thanks for the haikus,
Especially this morning,
Welcome break from Sheen

Mar 02, 2011 07:40 AM
rating: 3
 
Gotribe31

An all haiku piece?
No wonder Buffum and Kev
Get along so well

Mar 02, 2011 07:40 AM
rating: 0
 
dREaDS Fan

How does this compare
To value based ranking?
Correlation high.

(correlation: 0.92 vs. http://redsminorleagues.com/2011/01/07/john-sickels-farm-system-rankings/)

Mar 02, 2011 07:41 AM
rating: 1
 
R.A.Wagman

Prospects will always
Break your heart. Still need to dream.
Spring is almost here.

Mar 02, 2011 07:44 AM
rating: 1
 
One Flap Down

Other readers have
Rated this haiku below
The viewing threshold

Mar 02, 2011 07:45 AM
rating: 26
 
hessshaun

What fitting book ends
Sultans of pork smoke and brew
Hamrahi can smile

Mar 02, 2011 07:46 AM
rating: 0
 
xnumberoneson

I find it funny
That all the non-haiku posts
Are getting minused

Mar 02, 2011 07:57 AM
rating: 0
 
mharrop

BP '11
Got to Canada Tuesday.
Sooner next year, please.

Mar 02, 2011 08:04 AM
rating: 0
 
R.A.Wagman

BP breaking news.
Mine came to Toronto on
Friday last. Progress.

Mar 02, 2011 08:07 AM
rating: 1
 
Mr. Cthulhu
Other readers have rated this comment below the viewing threshold. Click here to view anyway.

My fellow canucks
My copy arrived last Thursday

Mar 02, 2011 08:15 AM
rating: -17
 
Mr. Cthulhu

I apologize
For my earlier typo
Please see correction:

My fellow canucks
My copy arrived last Thursday
All move to Calgary

Mar 02, 2011 08:17 AM
rating: 1
 
mharrop

You ordered online?
I bought in store at Chapters.
Stupid move by me.

Mar 02, 2011 08:21 AM
rating: 1
 
BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
BP staff

Quickly becoming . . .
The best comment thread ever?
Keep it up, you freaks

Mar 02, 2011 08:15 AM
 
Richard Bergstrom

More so than PECOTA?
Or Idols or Knives or Kahrl's prose?
But can it beat Joe?

Mar 02, 2011 09:55 AM
rating: -3
 
CRP13

http://www.ehow.com/how_3336_write-haiku.html

There was no dang way
I could fit that link into
five-seven-five form

Mar 02, 2011 10:06 AM
rating: 2
 
Richard Bergstrom

One syllable off
Poem was a one-off from work.
Still, thanks for the link.

Mar 02, 2011 10:13 AM
rating: 0
 
hegglund

This thread needs one thing:
Some Moose on Hosmer action
Prospect slash fiction


Mar 02, 2011 10:22 AM
rating: 10
 
nschneider

Toronto is fifth!?
I had been disappointed
By the lack of stars

Mar 02, 2011 08:22 AM
rating: 2
 
dianagram

With permission from KG, I present the readers with an entire game recap written in Haiku, from a Yanks/Angels game last season:
http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/2010/04/24/haiku-california/

(Yeah, I'm a bit of a loon)

Mar 02, 2011 08:24 AM
rating: 1
 
dianagram

To those folks "-"ing this, KG gave me his blessing to post the link. Sorry if you think its not worthy/relevant.

Mar 02, 2011 09:45 AM
rating: 0
 
ATLExile

Not content, but form
Link is appreciated
Describe in haiku

Mar 02, 2011 14:55 PM
rating: 2
 
BP staff member Mike Fast
BP staff

Recapped game this way.
KG permits me to link.
I'll do so forthwith.

Mar 02, 2011 15:17 PM
 
dianagram

Thanks Mike I owe you
Yes I did not phrase in form
Of a Haiku, sigh

Mar 02, 2011 16:46 PM
rating: 1
 
BP staff member Jason Parks
BP staff

What an article
Val Kilmer rides his bison
My God I love him

Mar 02, 2011 08:26 AM
 
Lassaller

Hope springs eternal
But without payroll and youth?
Wait until next year

Mar 02, 2011 08:33 AM
rating: 0
 
dianagram

Hosmer Moustakas
Deposed Egyptian Leader?
No, Royals corner hope!

Mar 02, 2011 08:40 AM
rating: 12
 
dianagram

Doctor Who likes Yanks
Especially their shortstop
Named Dalek Jeter!

Mar 02, 2011 08:42 AM
rating: 0
 
Mike Smith

Doctor fights Evil
Could never love the Empire
Don't besmirch his name!

Yes, I'm a Mets fan
Ashamed and in torment from
Years of Minaya

Wishing for TARDIS
To fix Mets draft history
Wishcasting now done

Mar 02, 2011 14:35 PM
rating: 3
 
Mike Smith

Overzealous me
Three times more than is correct
For proper haiku

Mar 02, 2011 14:39 PM
rating: 0
 
Wrigleyviller
(883)

All those losing years
You'd think Chicago would have
Something coming, no?

Mar 02, 2011 08:44 AM
rating: 2
 
dianagram

What are you drinking?
Is a dangerous question
For Professor Parks

Mar 02, 2011 08:46 AM
rating: 0
 
BrownianNotion

Mezcal, mimosas
Just no 4 Loko, thank you
Constitution's weak

Mar 02, 2011 09:53 AM
rating: 2
 
ccseverson

MVP's to be
Chavez in stripes - Crosby a snake
I am still so sad

Mar 02, 2011 09:13 AM
rating: 1
 
Lou Proctor

it would rate higher
if you had used proper form
but still was funny

Mar 02, 2011 10:01 AM
rating: 0
 
vertumnus

An autumn leaf falls
as Josh Vitters hacks away,
lost in the tall weeds

Mar 02, 2011 09:16 AM
rating: 12
 
Matt L.

Rankings make no sense
Why no love for Prospect X?
KG hates Team Y

Mar 02, 2011 09:18 AM
rating: 25
 
Lou Proctor

The Cubs will still suck
Minors has no star power
Need a new GM

Mar 02, 2011 09:25 AM
rating: 0
 
delasky

Spring means hope anew
Except for Houston Astros
Eternally bad

Mar 02, 2011 09:28 AM
rating: 4
 
CRP13

Astros make me cry
With yearly futility
OBP still sucks.

Mar 02, 2011 09:30 AM
rating: 2
 
leites

The poet Goldstein
Has earned a vacation
But take your big hat!

Mar 02, 2011 09:31 AM
rating: 2
 
Tony
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"The German lies low" -> epic

Mar 02, 2011 09:34 AM
rating: -16
 
Sharky

Brutal honesty
Crushes winter delusions
This Mets fan is sad

Mar 02, 2011 09:40 AM
rating: 4
 
kcshankd

Baseball games are back
Endless winter nearly gone
Somewhere Santo smiles

Mar 02, 2011 09:40 AM
rating: 8
 
dREaDS Fan

Contenders improve
Rays, Braves, Yanks, Reds, Phils, Rangers
Can others break through?

Mar 02, 2011 09:42 AM
rating: 0
 
kcshankd

Trust The Process please
GMDM on the job
Future nearly here

Mar 02, 2011 09:42 AM
rating: 2
 
kcshankd

Jarrod Dyson flies
Plus glove, plus plus speed, can't hit
Fun to watch anyway

Mar 02, 2011 09:50 AM
rating: 2
 
singledigit

Goldstein is a crank-
y old dude, but ya gotta
hand it to him, no?

Mar 02, 2011 09:56 AM
rating: -2
 
dianagram

Its time for Kahrl's chat
Then come right back here for more
Prospectus Haikus

Mar 02, 2011 09:59 AM
rating: -1
 
eighteen

Fine, I will try it.
But I have no real talent.
Much like the Cubbies.

Mar 02, 2011 10:13 AM
rating: 8
 
elm
(41)

Do the Cubbie's try?
Or just cash in Wrigley's bucks?
Fans come regardless.

Mar 02, 2011 10:27 AM
rating: 4
 
Richard Bergstrom

I am a Cubs fan
Yet I still got a chuckle
But I wept inside.

Mar 02, 2011 20:08 PM
rating: 3
 
hegglund

Giant hangover.
What are they drinking, you ask?
November champagne.

Mar 02, 2011 10:26 AM
rating: 2
 
elm
(41)

Montero caught two.
Is his defense improving?
Or just small sample?

Mar 02, 2011 10:36 AM
rating: 1
 
kcshankd

Jason Kendall scowls
Jason Kendall plays real hard
Old catcher grounds out

Mar 02, 2011 10:37 AM
rating: 7
 
jamin67038

Late to the party
but can't pass up the chance to
use English degree

Mar 02, 2011 10:42 AM
rating: 8
 
Ben Solow

Too late to haiku?
Never in a million years!
There is always time.

--------------------------------

Can't wait for a chance
to see A Gonz in the Fens.
Trade was so worth it.

Mar 02, 2011 20:46 PM
rating: 0
 
zmooney

I still hope Ackley's
a 3 WARP second baseman
eventually

Mar 02, 2011 10:46 AM
rating: 2
 
thadanderson

First Cliff, Doc, then Roy
Now: "what can Brown do for you?"
Phils win 1-0-2

Mar 02, 2011 10:50 AM
rating: 0
 
thadanderson

Reynolds in Wire-ville
Forty homers? Then the strikes
are "all in the game"

Mar 02, 2011 10:58 AM
rating: 0
 
tfine28

My debut comment
Podcast, articles, fun, beer
Why I love BP!

Mar 02, 2011 11:09 AM
rating: 1
 
Scott44
Other readers have rated this comment below the viewing threshold. Click here to view anyway.

Regarding my comment above - "Well KG, if this baseball thing doesn't work out....". I'm a bit miffed why it was deemed inappropriate? In essence it was a compliment to the Haiku article, and a joke if he ever wanted to leave baseball that poetry was back-up.

Anyway, it was certainly NOT meant to be insulting or inappropriate, and I'm sorry if that's how some viewed it.

Mar 02, 2011 11:16 AM
rating: -19
 
elm
(41)

Every comment
That is not in haiku form
Has been downrated.

Mar 02, 2011 11:23 AM
rating: 14
 
Richard Bergstrom

The gist of the day
Neg the non haiku away.
Not personal, K?

Mar 02, 2011 12:55 PM
rating: 12
 
adecker31

Only mistake my
friend, was not going five
to seven to five!

All is well! Despair
not, all will love you, just write:
Prospect, I dream you!

Mar 02, 2011 12:38 PM
rating: -2
 
adecker31

And oh dear! I missed
My count in line 2 above:
Haiku Lords forgive?

Mar 02, 2011 12:40 PM
rating: 1
 
hinnenra

The comments cause smile.
The comments make me laugh. I
Hope for no lost job.

Mar 02, 2011 11:46 AM
rating: 2
 
brokeslowly

Doc trying to work
now obsessed with 5-7-5
Will patients survive?

Mar 02, 2011 11:57 AM
rating: 5
 
Karl Barth

Fantasy drafting
Distracts from everything
But today, haiku!

Mar 02, 2011 12:13 PM
rating: 1
 
Wharton93

This thread almost made
me forget Charlie Sheen is
still alive. Crazy.

Mar 02, 2011 12:18 PM
rating: 2
 
Randy Brown
(189)

How could you forget
Charlie Sheen is still alive?
I CAN'T PROCESS IT!

Mar 02, 2011 15:36 PM
rating: 0
 
dannimal

Eliminator
Too long to fit in haiku
Major League Two stunk

Mar 02, 2011 21:12 PM
rating: 1
 
Richard Bergstrom

Major League Deep Thoughts:
Jesus Christ can't hit curveball.
Curveball, bats are 'fraid.

Mar 03, 2011 01:00 AM
rating: 1
 
dianagram

Groundball Shortstop A
Billy Butler's time up?
Release the Hosmer!

Mar 02, 2011 12:24 PM
rating: -3
 
dianagram
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argh /// 1 syllable short ...

Mar 02, 2011 12:25 PM
rating: -6
 
adecker31

Archer's gone, Cubs fate
a mediocrity with
young ace shortstop? Tree!

Mar 02, 2011 12:42 PM
rating: 1
 
penski
(286)

Haikus on the brain
Thoughts now stuck in same pattern
Gonna be long day

Mar 02, 2011 12:49 PM
rating: 2
 
Amos

Wisconsin friends sad
With no unions or prospects
They deserve better

Mar 02, 2011 12:57 PM
rating: 5
 
jlefty

What happens when I
have an actual question,
but can't write haikus?

Mar 02, 2011 13:15 PM
rating: 2
 
BP staff member Mike Fast
BP staff

You will sadly be
out of luck unless you can
make a poem, friend.

Mar 02, 2011 13:20 PM
 
Richard Bergstrom

Halt! Those who cross the
Bridge of death must haiku to
Thee these questions three.

Mar 02, 2011 15:31 PM
rating: 2
 
BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
BP staff

You can ask for sure,
Language has limitations
Wait for the next chat?

Mar 02, 2011 13:30 PM
 
DDriesen

Beltran's called third strike
It's all been downhill since.
Damn you, Ponzi scheme!!!

Mar 02, 2011 13:44 PM
rating: 2
 
DDriesen

Beltran's called third strike
It's all been downhill since then.
Damn you, Ponzi scheme!!!

[sorry, forgot the "then"]

Mar 02, 2011 13:47 PM
rating: 0
 
Matt

Keith Law ranks Padres
Prospects higher in hundred
And org rank lower?

Difference appears
To be what? Tate? Depth that good?
Read into too much?

Mar 02, 2011 14:01 PM
rating: 3
 
Richard Bergstrom

At ESPN
Depth don't count unless there is
An East Coast bias.

Mar 03, 2011 01:03 AM
rating: 1
 
Joe D.
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There once was a man from Natucket
...
D'OH!

Mar 02, 2011 14:12 PM
rating: -9
 
BillJohnson

In two thousand twelve
Double Dactyls instead, please
Still, the haikus rock!

Mar 02, 2011 14:18 PM
rating: 0
 
BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
BP staff

Fan Haikus are great
But important change of pace
New podcast is up!

Mar 02, 2011 14:27 PM
 
CRP13

New Podcast should be
In Haiku format as well.
Oh yes, how unique!

After ten minutes,
It would get extremely old.
My brain would 'asplode.

Mar 02, 2011 14:33 PM
rating: 2
 
jmayo

AL East is best
with three of the top five farms.
Poor Orioles fans.

Mar 02, 2011 14:28 PM
rating: 1
 
Az2001

All rides on Parker
Hope that Miley will come through
Can Hudson continue?

Reynolds- Baltimore
Laroche to the Nationals
Where'd the KOs go?

Our bench is loaded
With abunch of average vets
No star to be found

Upton must explode
Or the Diamondback future
Looks quite bleak indeed

Mar 02, 2011 14:29 PM
rating: 0
 
gilgamesh

What do O's fans and
Sofia Vergara share?
A love for Man-ny!

Mar 02, 2011 14:39 PM
rating: 1
 
gilgamesh

Wilmer Flores won't
You please find a position
Orange and blue wait

Mar 02, 2011 14:41 PM
rating: 0
 
dawhipsaw

Disgruntled Nats fan
At least we have Bryce Harper
September callup?

Mar 02, 2011 15:42 PM
rating: 1
 
Brian Cartwright

Those young Buc pitchers
will they each have Tommy John
or will flags fly high?

Mar 02, 2011 16:58 PM
rating: 1
 
BurrRutledge

Can sublime rhythm
be too much of a good thing?
Fuhgettaboudit.

Mar 02, 2011 17:01 PM
rating: 1
 
leites

Geek culture appeal
is esoteric knowledge
shared playfully

Mar 02, 2011 17:02 PM
rating: 0
 
Greg Ioannou

Sabathia, Burnett, Hughes,
Dumbledore, Methuselah:
Yankees rotation.

Mar 02, 2011 17:37 PM
rating: 5
 
elm
(41)

Who is Dumbledore?
And which one's Methuselah?
Nova and Colon?

Mar 02, 2011 20:12 PM
rating: 0
 
eighteen

What an epic thread.
Love of baseball and haiku.
Subscriber base rocks.

Mar 02, 2011 18:38 PM
rating: 3
 
smallflowers

How is Jay Gibbons
still rostered? Divorce decree?
Die carrot top, die!

Mar 02, 2011 18:47 PM
rating: 0
 
Brian Hays
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I expect to be at -50 within the hour, but does anyone else get a headache from reading this many haikus?

Why do haikus hurt my head?

Mar 02, 2011 19:42 PM
rating: -18
 
Richard Bergstrom

Advice for migraine
From Haikus on monitor:
Read them, sans headbutt.

Mar 02, 2011 20:06 PM
rating: 2
 
Amos

Moving non haikus
Below the threshold is odd
That's the way it goes

Baseball fans in spring
Will be a whole lot saner
Than in late winter

Mar 02, 2011 20:21 PM
rating: 1
 
One Flap Down

30321
My Baseball Prospectus code
Or a Yes album name?

Mar 02, 2011 20:48 PM
rating: 6
 
Infrancoeurgible

Mets' Top Eleven Game:
Drink shot for non-overslot
Blackout by Brad Holt.

Mar 02, 2011 21:29 PM
rating: 0
 
Infrancoeurgible

Ugh....

Mets Top Twenty:
Drink shot for non-overslot
Blackout at Brad Holt.

Mar 02, 2011 21:30 PM
rating: 0
 
Infrancoeurgible

Mets Top Twenty Game:
Drink shot for non-overslot
Blackout at Brad Holt.

Parents, don't let your children haiku running on 24 hours with no sleep.

Mar 02, 2011 21:34 PM
rating: 0
 
Behemoth

Cannot write haikus
But I like his username
Infrancouergible

Mar 03, 2011 04:01 AM
rating: 5
 
thegeneral13

Subscription ends soon
Not sure whether to re-up
Now a no brainer

Mar 03, 2011 06:34 AM
rating: 5
 
yanks421

Yanks prospects show off
Montero now more agile?
Killer B’s buzzing

Mar 03, 2011 07:16 AM
rating: 0
 
Behemoth

We need more haikus
Not quite sure why we do, but
get writing, people.

Mar 03, 2011 07:37 AM
rating: 1
 
Behemoth

Making more haikus
Is a good way not to work
Here comes dismissal!

Mar 03, 2011 07:38 AM
rating: 1
 
Behemoth

Must stop spamming thread
Impressively creative
Are BP readers

Mar 03, 2011 07:39 AM
rating: 0
 
Amos

KG and Keith Law
Should have haikued the podcast
Use that Harvard ed.

Mar 03, 2011 10:24 AM
rating: 0
 
casey

Came for the prospects
Stayed for the haiku-a-thon
It is almost Spring.

Mar 03, 2011 14:02 PM
rating: 6
 
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