Would a B.J. Upton switch to third base actually be a good move, given the shifting defensive spectrum of the last five years in the majors? Dayn Perry takes a look.
With the regular season’s finish line in sight, Chris Kahrl looks at the Expos’ gracious loan of Alex Gonzalez, the Indians’ 2005 middle infield situation, and the Scott Cooper of a new generation, all in today’s Transaction Analysis.
Will Carroll delivers the latest injury news on Nomar, Sheff, Halladay and more in this edition of Under The Knife.
The Red Sox look towards the playoffs, the Reds look at the positives from 2004, and the Padres look to stay alive despite long odds and poor fortune.
It’s not getting much attention, but Adam Dunn’s unwilling quest to shatter Bobby Bonds’ single-season record for batter strikeouts of 189 (1970) is going to be close enough that Dave Miley is going to have to think about whether he joins the wussy Jeff Torborgs and Al Pedriques of the world and actively interferes with pursuit of a milestone for no good reason. With 12 games to go, Dunn trails Bonds by 14. It will be tight, but four of the Reds’ remaining games come against Cubs flamethrowers. Prior, Wood, do your stuff, lads! GRADE: C-