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September 11, 2002

Premium Article The Daily Prospectus: The Focus

by Gary Huckabay

A year ago, a horrible atrocity occurred which will never be forgotten. We at Prospectus Entertainment wish to extend our condolences to the families and friends of those who were lost on September 11, 2001. Our thoughts and encouragement go out to those people still gamely working their butts off to get better, and our gratitude goes to all who have given so generously of themselves to help others during this very difficult year. With due respect, let's get down to baseball... This is a strange time for me personally. I find myself rooting for the Giants. This is a similar feeling, I suspect, to finding yourself cheering for influenza, spoiled shellfish, or for a victor in the California Gubernatorial Race.

The Daily Prospectus: The Focus

by Gary Huckabay

September 9, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: A Look at the Pitching Numbers

by Michael Wolverton

Assorted thoughts on 2002 pitching

September 4, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Back From a Long Weekend

by Gary Huckabay

Hi, everyone. I hope you all had a good Labor Day weekend. Of course, I'm an A's fan, so every weekend's been good to me lately. And yet, even with the continuation of The Streak, I'm beginning to get the same feeling in the pit of my stomach that I did when Jeter made the flip to nail Giambi last year. Yeah, 19 in a row is tremendous, but if Oakland can do it, so can Anaheim or Seattle--and there's still plenty of time. Sure, it's better to be in first, but I'd feel considerably better if they could shred out another four or five wins immediately after this run ends.

August 28, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: I've Never Seen So Much Rain

by Gary Huckabay

August 27, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Administrivia

by Gary Huckabay

August 26, 2002

Premium Article The Daily Prospectus: Two Hours of Rambling

by Gary Huckabay

I recently sat down for lunch with a very old friend of mine with an affinity for baseball, finance, and philosophy. Lunch took about half an hour, and the ensuing conversation took about two hours. Since I've mentioned him before in this space, and he's fond of his privacy, we'll call him "Dave" for purposes of this column.

The Daily Prospectus: Two Hours of Rambling

by Gary Huckabay

August 21, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Notes from Around the Majors

by Gary Huckabay

Channeling the spirits of Joe Sheehan, Jackie Harvey, and Peter Gammons... Barry Bonds has a 290 point advantage in OPS over the #2 guy in MLB, Jim Thome. Dropping down another 290 points from Thome gets you to Tony Tarasco. Yeesh.

August 20, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Slag You Very Much

by Gary Huckabay

August 16, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: The Day in Labor Quotes

by Gary Huckabay

August 13, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Dateless and Thrilled About It

by Gary Huckabay

August 9, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Breaking the Keyboard

by Joe Sheehan

My first exposure to Bill James was in 1988, via his last Baseball Abstract. My friend Eddie Kneafsey lent it to me that summer. It remains my favorite Abstract, my favorite James book, really. It wasn't just the ideas, but the writing style, the humor, and the love for baseball evident throughout the work. I read it and re-read it, finally giving it back to Eddie only because he was headed to Providence College that fall.

August 8, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Random Thoughts

by Joe Sheehan

For the third straight year, the two best players in the American League--and the two best candidates for AL MVP--are the same guys: Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. They lead the league in RARP and VORP, and it's not all that close. Off the top of my head, I can't remember a three-year period in which the MVP argument--the real one, not the media-looking-for-the-best-story one--came down to the same two players each time. I'm leaning toward Rodriguez, the best player in the league, right now, but I don't think it's a lock just yet. The respective positions of the Yankees and Rangers are not a factor in my decision-making.

August 7, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Optimism

by Joe Sheehan

In 1994, I never did believe there was going to be a strike. I was wrong, of course, and in the process of being wrong learned a lot about labor relations, economics, and how those things apply to baseball.

The Daily Prospectus: Optimism

by Joe Sheehan

August 6, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Eight Teams, Two Spots, One Column

by Joe Sheehan

This could be fun. As of Tuesday morning, eight National League teams are separated by 6 1/2 games, and fighting for two playoff spots.

The Daily Prospectus: Eight Teams, Two Spots, One Column

by Joe Sheehan

August 5, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Flushing $32 Million

by Joe Sheehan

Mark Prior threw 135 pitches yesterday. It was worth it, though, because it pulled the Cubs to within 12 1/2 games of first place in the NL Central and to within 14 games of the Dodgers in the wild-card race. Look, I've made this argument before, so I'm not going to waste a column on it again today. Letting your nominal franchise pitcher throw 135 pitches in a meaningless game is inconsistent with any kind of plan for success. Letting him bat in the bottom of the eighth having thrown 119 pitches is grounds for firing.

August 2, 2002

The Daily Prospectus: Angels, Umpires and Legends

by Joe Sheehan

I was thinking about writing about stupid umpiring decisions, having watched Dan Iassogna make an egregious error in judgment yesterday in the Reds/Dodgers game, but Rob Neyer beat me to that one as well. Suffice to say that Eric Gagne should not have been ejected.

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