Life is about the journey, not the destination, but still: Does Bartolo Colon ever get to first base?
There aren’t many high-end fantasy assets in Queens, but a youth movement could soon change that.
Ben and Sam discuss home plate collisions, the neighborhood play, and moves by the Mariners, Mets, and Nationals.
A Tiger trade might make room in the rotation for Drew Smyly, and the A’s try to bring back Bartolo Colon.
Ben and Sam talk about whether it’s ever fair to suspect that a player is taking PEDs, then discuss Ruben Amaro’s comments about public prospect rankings.
Homer Bailey and Bartolo Colon join the auto-start ranks as Paul helps you map out your fantasy rotation for the coming week.
Bartolo Colon, the most extreme pitcher in baseball.
Despite many factors pointing toward increased spending, baseball’s salaries haven’t seemed much more inflated this winter.
Ben and Sam talk about Brett Anderson’s Tuesday return from Tommy John surgery and its impact on Oakland’s potential playoff rotation, then discuss whether Stephen Drew would be wise to test the free-agent market this winter in light of the other shortstops available.
Drops in fastball velocity usually lead to spikes in ERA, but a handful of pitchers have made slower fastballs work for them this year.
Paulino, Dickey, Zambrano, and Ogando make the VP cut this week
Though recent trends might indicate otherwise, aged pitchers rarely return to form after year-long layoffs.
Matt Cain, Cliff Lee, and Bartolo Colon ruled the mound on Wednesday night.
Pitchers continue to get injured while batting, so should baseball continue to require NL pitchers to hit?
If the Bartolo Colon trade was some big Selig conspiracy, how come Minaya offered Colon a $50-million, four-year extension? Bud had to approve that contract. Only after Colon rejected it, did Minaya trade him. Why wasn’t that mentioned? Oh, I get it – if it’s A FACT but it doesn’t fit the conspiracy template/make Bud look bad in EVERY situation template – just ignore it.
The end always justifies the means when it is Bud we are attacking. I don’t mind opinionated journalists, but when you ignore important facts to make your argument look better, it destroys your credibility. Is BP’s urge to bash Bud that strong that you must always embellish your pro-MLBPA side and ignore facts that might weaken your argument?
Jonah Keri has ably analyzed the Colon trade and its ridiculousness for the Expos. I want to focus on the deal as an indicator of the shadiness and shame implied by the league’s ownership of the Expos.