Archive for May 2004

What ever happened to the stolen base? Aaron takes a look in part one of a two-part series.

Ben and Larry discuss the seesawing nature of this season’s race between the Red Sox and Yankees, and why it’s probably not a good idea for fans of either team to get too high or too low just yet.

Bryan takes a look at a week’s worth of transactions, including one man’s quest to join the 500 club.

Aaron takes a look at the ongoing struggles of his favorite starting pitcher and examines whether or not the Twins might actually have a new second baseman … finally.

We’re almost a third of the way through the season and the Red Sox, as expected, are having a fine year. In fact, there are so many players contributing to the team’s success, it’s hard to pick a team MVP. Dave looks to Win Shares for help.

Craig introduces his park-and-competition-adjusted NCAA hitting and pitching statistics, and identifies the top 100 performers in each for 2004.

It’s May 28 and Derek Jeter is hitting .211. Can he still make a run at .300 or is this already a lost season?

JC examines the relationship between the size of a team’s market and its ability to win games.

Matthew combed the minor leagues and found five diamonds in the rough.

Bryan examines the flaws of the major league draft and gives a few ideas for improving it.

Ben digs into his fantasy mailbag and finds an interesting blockbuster trade to discuss, as well as an e-mail from a fantasy owner who needs some cheering up and some healthy players.

Ben looks at some of the pitchers who have turned in the most disappointing performances so far this season.

Joe takes a look at the early returns from Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Bryan reviews the weekend transactions, where some big names went down and some big prospects came up.

Aaron takes a look at two of last year’s “fluke” performers, who are going in different directions this season.

Studes looks at the unbalanced schedules of each team, and how they might affect the pennant races.

Ben and Larry discuss Derek Jeter, Boston’s hurting stars, and exactly why the back-and-forth atop the division doesn’t mean much in May.

Some of these old guys can still pitch, and Matthew ranks ’em.

Big stars in Chicago, Anaheim and Atlanta hit the DL this week and Joe breaks it all down.

Due to the number of amazing pitching performances last week, Ben switches things up and lists the pitchers first in this week’s stock watch.