Archive for April, 2010

Friday, April 30th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

Sure, it’s not even a month into the season and it’s far too early to judge any off-season moves. But why not do it anyway. Let’s take a look at how the Yankees off-season moves have panned out so far.

Friday, April 30th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

55 points or less separate the top 7 teams, and in a 14 category roto-league 55 points can easily be made up over the course of a single season.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 by Daniel Greenia

This series examines the Hall’s procedures and proposes practical improvements to the system. In this part we propose replacements for the 5% rule, the ballot screening comittee and other changes. This series presents modified versions of articles posted at Dugout Central in Oct-Nov 2009. If you were here then you’re excused from reading it again.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

However, when you watch Cano this season, there is a big difference to what he did before and how he is playing now.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

We all love to throw that awful word “value” around where baseball players are concerned. Who and what really constitutes actual value is completely different depending on any number of circumstances. Regardless, if Ryan Howard is now worth $25 million dollars a year, what is the greatest hitter to ever live worth?

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 by ThomasWayne

With the first month of the season coming to a close the Dugout Central Fantasy Challenge is just starting to heat up.  The first officail update will come this Friday. STAY TUNED.

Meet Carlos Zambrano-Highest Paid Middle Reliever in Baseball History

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Some things in our great game never cease to amaze me. First and foremost of these things is watching a team re-live a contractual mistake over and over again. That’s exactly what the Cubs have done while watching (and paying for) the wild ride that is Carlos Zambrano. It’s like some bizarre version of GROUNDHOG DAY set in Wrigley Field, every morning you wake up hoping for change and all you ever get is the same damn thing, slightly re-dressed, but nauseatingly familiar.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 by Chuck

Some people are known to be big believers in Pitch/FX data, found on’s “Gameday” and more prominently tracked on the sabermetric website, The Hardball Times.
These followers look at this data and say things like, “so and so really struggled with his command because he walked five guys”or, “his control was off because he only [...]

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

ESPN is reporting that Reds right hander Edinson Volquez, already out due to injury, has been suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for an illegal substance.
From ESPN:
Volquez said in a statement he received a prescription in the Dominican Republic as part of treatment to start a family with his wife. He said the [...]

Rockies President Found Dead in Utah

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

As reported by the AP and dozens of other outlets, Colorado Rockies President and former NFL tight end Keli McGregor was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room this morning. He was 48.
From the AP’s Arnie Stapleton:
Detective Rick Wall said two of McGregor’s associates couldn’t get in touch with him and that someone [...]

Monday, April 19th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

The event occurred after my college career was over and I was several seasons into one of the various semi-pro leagues I played in during the summer. Make no mistake about the quality of “summer ball,” as these were some of the most competitive seasons we ever played. A regular season was usually a 40-game schedule played over [...]

Monday, April 19th, 2010 by KerryWhisnant

We take a peek at the current standings for the Dugout Central Challenge two weeks into the season. Using last year’s results, we examine whether or not making extreme predictions is a good strategy.

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 by JohnBowen

John Bowen looks at the best seasons at each position for the Seattle Mariners. Sorry Harold Reynolds, you didn’t make it.

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 by

The plan supposedly being considered by Bud Selig and perhaps major league baseball is another example of a commissioner who has no interest in the game and no idea about how to change it for the better. What is this daring plan you ask? What are the problems with it and why should this never [...]

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 by BrentMayne

In past tips you’ve heard me rattle on about the significance of speed in baseball. And no, wiseguy, I’m not talking about the drugs. From a catcher/pitcher standpoint, I’m talking about pushing the pace of game and using this as a defensive weapon. I’m also referring to the fact that if you want to keep advancing levels, you’ll need to adapt to increases in speed.