Archive for September 2006

The postseason slots came into better focus yesterday as the Cardinals and Dodgers won while the Astros and Phillies lost. And a New York team has lost an ace pitcher for part of the postseason. Sound familiar?

This time, we take a look at pitchers.

It’s better than brussel sprouts, but it still ain’t Buffalo wings and Labatts Blue

Rookie James Loney had 9 RBI’s yesterday for the Dodgers, who continue to pull away from the Phillies. The Cardinals aren’t pulling away from anyone, and the Twins are in first place.

Dave picks the best fielders of the year, just because he likes a good argument.

J.P. revisits the Cleveland bullpen, and asks whether management should have seen this coming.

The Astros and Phillies both win extra-inning affairs, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

More D.C. stadium news and some teams change minor league affiliates

Is Coco one of baseball’s best closers? Jeff takes a look.

The American League’s postseason participants are set, but the National League West, Central and Wildcard slots are still in play.

Rick has the latest regarding Francisco Liriano, Matt Morris and more.

So often, it’s the simplest pleasures that are among the sweetest.

Elsewhere, Twins clinch playoff spot, Cards fading fast, and Dodgers, Phillies tied for NL WC.

A look at the changes in baseball at altitude in 2006.

Projections for prospects who earned promotions to the big leagues this month.

Nomar Garciaparra hit his second game-winning home run in the past week; this one, a grand slam in the ninth.

Trevor Hoffman tied Lee Smith’s all-time saves record, Barry Bonds broke the NL home run record and Alfonso Soriano tied a record of sorts.

Can A-Rod catch A-Break? Not A-Chance.

Bonds drove in six runs and tied the NL home run record, Chris Young almost pitched a no-hitter and Richie Sexson unloaded a blast against the White Sox. And Philadelphia remains a half-game behind Los Angeles in the NL Wildcard race.

In the fourth installment of a multi-part series, David finally comes to a conclusion on how size affects a hitter’s projection.