Nobody else is talking about these free agents, but we will.
Who are the weakest humans in Major League Baseball? If we can’t figure that out, we don’t deserve to be here.
Matt finds evidence the Rangers are good and the Astros are bad.
Ben and Sam discuss players who turn down trades to contenders, Yu Darvish, and their standards for playoff starters.
The Astros and Dodgers agreed to a trade, but Carlos Lee wasn’t interested. We can still talk about this non-trade, because this non-trade is still interesting.
Mariano Rivera’s injury isn’t just a blow for the Yankees.
It’s too early to look at statistical leaderboards, but sometimes we have to anyway.
The first part of a roundtable discussion about how teams in the NL Central will fare in the 2012 season.
In an article that appeared last week on ESPN.com, Peter Gammons provided a list of 20 players whom respondants to an informal straw poll described as candidates for a breakout season. The list, derived from a survey of major league executives, included a mix of pitchers and hitters, five-tool talents and makeup guys, united only in their ability to tease hibernating fantasy leaguers into dreams of greener days ahead.
If one needs any reminder that lists like these are little more than a grownup’s version of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, it’s worth reviewing a similar list that Gammons produced last year.
“If you have kids who might [grow up to] be major league baseball players, we’re fighting for your kids, possibly. If I work for your newspaper and you’re in the union fighting for your equality and rights, sure I would strike, and so would you…”
–Barry Bonds, Giants outfielder