Archive for June 2004

Randy Johnson trade rumors, the Whitesox take over sole possession of 1st place, Larry Walker reaches 2000 hits and the rest of the news around the majors.

Up is down, down is up, and Neifi Perez is an All-Star.

Take a stroll down memory lane with Steve, as he describes a few of the “meta-games” he and that brother of his devised and played as kids. You’re welcome to try any of them out yourself. But, please: don’t wreck those rose bushes!

Randy Johnson reaches 4000 SO, trade rumors and the rest of the news around the majors.

Roberto Alomar was once a lock for 3000 hits and the Hall of Fame. The last few years have seriously hurt his chances for both, but he’s had a great career. Matthew looks back at a player whose greatness may be forgotten.

Plenty of roster moves, Joe Randa’s having surgery and the rest of the news around the majors.

A couple of big deals demand analysis, and Bryan looks at them from all the angles.

The White Sox and Mariners completed baseball’s second big trade in the last week, as Freddy Garcia heads to Chicago and one of baseball’s top prospects goes to Seattle.

Larry and Ben discuss the importance of this week’s Red Sox/Yankees series.

Studes uses his entire Latin vocabulary for the title of his article, which is filled with non sequiturs and caveats. Alas, it is no magnum opus.

Sammy Sosa hits hits 550th career HR, Barry Bonds reaches 2000 career runs, Freddy Garcia is traded to the Whitesox, the Marlins reclaim sole possession of 1st place and the rest of the news around the majors.

Trade rumors swirl around a Magglio Ordonez for Andruw Jones deal, Jim Thome ties Duke Snider while the Phillies tie the Marlins and the rest of the news around the majors.

The majors are filled with trade rumors, Larry Walker has a 3 HR game and the rest of the news around the majors.

Beltran to the Astros, Dotel to the A’s, prospects to the Royals. Aaron breaks the blockbuster deal down.

Bryan offers his take on the week’s transactions, which include a trade, an extension, a free agent signing, and a superstar’s return.

The Royals trade Carlos Beltran to the Astros in a 3-team trade, the Royals and Astros might not be done trading, Mike Lowell sets a team record, Aaron Boone may have found a new team and the rest of the news around the majors.

Ben takes a quick look into his e-mailbag and answers a couple questions about big fantasy trades.

The Astros are rumored to have been close to trading for Carlos Beltran, Barry Bonds reaches 100 BB again and the rest of the news around the majors.

There were many different scenarios under which MLB might have captured its new markets over the past half century. Steve offers a virtual history in which all existing markets (and then some) are served, with only one franchise relocation ever occurring. It’s a scenario sure to please all except greedy soulless millionaires. Oh, and lovers of the Wild Card, Interleague Play, the DH, or artificial turf.

Now that ESPN is tracking Productive Outs, Larry takes one last look at the junk stat.