Archive for February 2007

Jeff ignores writerly advice and writes about what he doesn’t know.

John Walsh tells us which batters would benefit most from a move to Fenway Park.

I say goodbye for two weeks

Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez lead this list of 15 great young shortstops in the major and minor leagues.

The late ’70s prove to be a period of remarkable stability in the usage patterns of minor league aces.

Spring brings nagging injuries, a $2.35 million baseball card and the first games of the 2007 campaign.

Will Daisuke Matsuzaka continue to show the durability he has exhibited during his early career? Let’s check out the video and come up with some answers….

How to take one factoid about strikeouts and end up with an entire article.

Sal takes a look at one-year contracts with team options and finds that maybe – just maybe – teams know what they’re doing.

The week is off to a hectic start so it’s a quick edition of the links

Readers fire back at Schilling vs. Smoltz

It’s that time of year: We’re talking about baseball all the time, but we don’t know much of anything.

On Feb. 20, 1941, Clyde Wright was born. He would go on to win exactly 100 games in his major league career. But what does that have to do with his son Jaret and with Mel and Todd Stottlemyre?

Where are your links? Here they are!

David discusses The Hardball Times 2007 Season Preview, and previews some of its more interesting projections.

Rick’s first injury report of 2007.

Wrigley Field ads and MLB’s new rules

Every tragedy has a face. Win Shares Above Bench isn’t a tragedy, but it does have some faces.

Champions League play kicks off

One of the relatively inexpensive ways a team can help itself is by finding undervalued arms for its bullpen.