Archive for April 2008

There is a new stadium in the rotation: Nationals Park

…and bang his head on the clubhouse walls

Why is Jack Cust in a slump to start the 2008 season?

THT Fantasy Focus turns the spotlight on Cubs middle infielder Ryan Theriot.

If the heart of your order is looking like this, it’s time to stock up on the digitalis.

At 44, Johnson has come back from the DL to pitch great in his first three starts. Here, with the help of PITCHfx, is how he’s doing it

Tim Dierkes answers your questions on whose performances to believe so far this season.

Certain teams like going after particular types of managers. A look at the half-dozen teams with the most striking hiring tendencies.

It’s still early, but some trends are starting to emerge.

National League pickups for the week.

This week’s Waiver Wire additions for the American League.

Examining the merits of pretending to be a weak player.

Some can enjoy sweet repose while others simply decompose

On April 20, 1937, Gee Walker of the Tigers hit for the cycle on Opening Day. Walker managed his feat “in reverse,” starting with a homer and working his way down to a single. That’s one of many cycle-related facts that Richard shares this week.

Cliff Lee is on fire.

John’s annual moan about Forbes’ franchise values.

Dissecting one of the top young pitchers in baseball.

“I remember when he hit that last wall. I can still see it. He hit it flush on, boom, and he slumped right down, and that was his Waterloo.”
– Carl Furillo, talking about Pete Reiser in Bums, by Peter Golenbock.

Why Frank Thomas’ current situation may take an additional, indirect toll on his value.