Archive for February

Chipper Jones: A Class Act for Avoiding Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

Tuesday, February 28th, by Shaun

There is nothing wrong with a fan expressing admiration for Chipper for staying away from PED’s, for playing baseball on a Hall-of-Fame level or for staying with one team his entire career instead of chasing more money from another team. But none of this makes him any more or less admirable as a human being, overall.

Dugout Central’s 2012 National League Central Preview

Saturday, February 25th, by JohnBowen

The Brewers won the division last year, but the Cardinals had the last laugh. What will 2012 bring?

Bryan LaHair: What to Expect from the Cubs’ Opening Day First Baseman

Friday, February 24th, by Shaun

The Cubs are giving Bryan LaHair, 29 and a career minor leaguer, his shot as a major league regular in 2012. The first base job is LaHair’s to lose going in to the season. What are reasonable expectations for this minor league journeyman with only 65 major league games under his belt?

Dear Johnny Damon

Sunday, February 19th, by JohnBowen

Don’t be stupid.

Dugout Central’s 2012 American League Central Preview

Saturday, February 18th, by JohnBowen

By Cameron Nelson

Goodbye, Tim Wakefield

Friday, February 17th, by Shaun

Tim Wakefield wasn’t the best pitcher of his era nor is he very likely to make the Hall of Fame. But Wakefield is one of the most interesting players of the last 20 years.

Baseball and the Value of Sabermetrics: An Author’s Perspective

Monday, February 13th, by Shaun

Last year, Author Alan Hirsch was kind enough to answer and respond to questions and criticisms of his book, The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach to Baseball. Alan co-wrote The Beauty of Short Hops with his brother, Sheldon Hirsch.

Fan’s Guide to Using Statistics to Evaluate Minor League Baseball Players

Monday, February 13th, by Shaun

This is not a replacement for watching and scouting, in addition to looking at the statistics. This is merely a way for fans—who often don’t get to see their team’s minor-league players and the minor-league players everyone is raving about—to eyeball some numbers and get an idea about what their team has in the organization.

Trade Candidates – AL West Edition

Tuesday, February 7th, by JohnBowen

By Bob Owens
Let’s see how I will (un)settle the West.
LA Angels of Anaheim – Peter Bourjos.
Technically not my idea, as John mentioned him as a possibllity a week ago, and there have been rumors that he could goto Washington for some pitching. But the Angels seem to think Mike Trout is ready, and that makes Bourjos [...]

BREAKING (ok, not really) News: Edwin Jackson signs 1-year deal with Nats

Thursday, February 2nd, by JohnBowen

Deal is for about 10 million dollars