Taking a look at some stories you may have missed this week at Baseball Prospectus.
A year after the team’s ugly 65-97 finish, manager Kirk Gibson has helped the Diamondbacks play winning baseball.
Oakland finally gives their skipper the axe, but the A’s struggles may worsen in the coming weeks.
Bill finds a couple of surprising gems in the Pittsburgh rotation and says goodbye to an overachieving Tiger.
Craig finds some interesting National League options as interleague play resumes this week.
Despite handling their young fireballer with kid gloves, the Yankees find themselves without one of their top relief pitchers for the next year.
The Yankees’ bridge to Mariano gets even shakier as Joba goes down, Dustin Moseley and Brett Lawrie feel pain at the plate, the Pirates lose another catcher, and Dustin Pedroia and Ryan Dempster survive scares.
A treasure trove of archived video fosters appreciation for the wit and wisdom of the late, great Bill Veeck.
Two tales of thwarted romance, or at least romantic embarrassment, guest-starring the A’s and Giants.