Archive for August 2004

Ben talks about the increasingly impressive group of major-league catchers, this year’s two sure-thing batting champs, and some players with a lot of homers despite not a lot of at-bats.

Lots of roster moves, the Cubs make a couple of trades, the Indians tie the modern major league record for the largest shutout and the rest of the news around the majors.

Studes pulls together a few graphs to illustrate how some major league teams are scoring runs this year.

Mike Piazza returns from the DL, Mike Jackson is released, the Mariners are facing elimination and the rest of the news around the majors.

Aaron gets caught up on the news from the weekend.

September’s just a few days away, and the Yankees and Red Sox have won 11 of their last 14. The East is still tight, the Wild Card even tighter, and the schedule is getting shorter. While looking forward to the crucial games in September, Ben and Larry look back at the last full week of August.

Troy Glaus comes off the DL, Tim Salmon goes on it, Barry Bonds has another multiple HR game and the rest of the news around the majors.

Several Yankees HR feats, Pedro Martinez moves into the top 20 on the all time SO list and the rest of the news around the majors.

Manny Ramirez suffers a slight injury, the Mariners are facing elimination, roster moves and the rest of the news around the majors.

Aaron dips into his mailbag and talks Little Joe, too much Twins stuff, and what he’s doing with his spare time these days.

The Orioles losing streak reaches 10 games and the rest of the news around the majors.

Aaron looks at the career of Adrian Beltre, which shows there’s more than one way to become a superstar by the age of 25.

Ben looks into his fantasy mailbag and finds a couple questions asking him to rank groups of players, and he obliges.

The Diamondbacks were mathematically eliminated from the postseason, Chan Ho Park returns today, Jose Vidro’s season will end early and the rest of the news around the majors.

Steve explores the 18-year, 609-stolen-base career of Carlos Bernier — and considers why it was that 594 of those bags were swiped in the minor leagues.

Ben takes a look at a dozen closers from around the majors.

Several players, including Magglio Ordonez and Jason Giambi, are either out for the rest of the season, or could be, the Diamondbacks are facing mathematical elimination and the rest of the news around the majors.

Aaron fawns over a certain lefty who’s had his setting on “Quality Start” since the first week of June.

Sterling Hitchcock goes on the DL, Chad Bradford comes off it, Angel Berroa is called up and the rest of the news around the majors.

Randy Johnson’s and Steve Carlton’s Win Shares, and the Win Share totals for each team this year.