Archive for February 2010

An index of all players covered in the NL Waiver Wire column

A first look at development patterns for college hitters

Evaluating minor league shortstop defense.

Jim Bibby, Slick Surratt and a minor league team are gone.

Getting Wire’d this week are Nick Markakis, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Kevin Youkilis.

Outfielders and pitchers from Florida and Cincinnati take center stage this week, along with a host of Johns, as we look at Marlins Cameron Maybin and Chris Volstad, Reds Jonny Gomes and Johnny Cueto, and the Mets’ John Maine.

A macro look at whether pitching and defense win championships.

On Feb. 24, 1926, Eddie Plank died in Gettysburg, Pa. Gettysburg Eddie, nicknamed for the town where he was born, educated and died, won 326 games and two World Series during his 17-year career. Richard looks back at the A’s lefty.

TUCK! toons every Thursday

It’s time to pinpoint the fantasy rookies and sleepers to watch.

Three players likely to disappoint, and the joys of friend-based leagues.

Who I’m following this season.

The latest in the business of baseball.

A detailed look at each minor league’s run scoring quirks.

Or, what do political elections and fantasy baseball drafts have in common?

What’s a line drive? It depends on your perspective.

A look back at arguably the greatest pure hitter in the history of the Central Time Zone.

A favorite old set, an old pitcher, and a young first baseman all come together in this week’s Card Corner.

Did the Big Z just drop his best pitch?

High-octane players this week, as Scott Kazmir, Rich Harden and Julio Borbon are reviewed.