The flaw in judging those who don’t know everything that came before (the Billie Eilishs of MLB); the sadness in Ichiro torching teachers; the audacity of Joey Gallo flaunting his new threads.
Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki debuted on the same day in 2001, but it isn’t the most hit-heavy debut date of all time.
Doug begins his annual stroll through the joys of watching non-pitchers pitch.
One manager crashes through the wobbly chair and the Marlins re-sign an outfielder older than the Angels’ new General Manager.
The Yankees re-up Suzuki, the Red Sox strengthen their rotation with Dempster, Sanchez goes back to Detroit and the Giants take sole ownership of the Torres-Pagan trade.
Sometimes, the player-value models disagree, and you get to make a choice. Make that choice.
Forecasting Japanese imports provides particular challenges, which teams will try to adjust for this offseason.
Ichiro Suzuki’s major-league career has been great, but, because of where he was born, it will be short. Will it be enough for Hall of Fame voters?
Ben and Sam revisit their discussion from last week on aces in October, talk about the new old Ichiro, and tell you more than you need to know about Orioles starter Steve Johnson.
An Important Internet Discovery reveals more of Ichiro’s strange sense of humor.
Derek teases out how league switches, ballpark switches and role-changes will affect your team.