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Rich Lederer takes a look at the MVP race in both leagues. I like his two cherces: Prince Albert and Derek Geetah.
Jeter, outside of pitchers, led the AL in WARP1 (9.2). I think that says it all.
The Giants get:
A.J. Pierzynski: pretty good catcher
The Twins get:
Joe Nathan: absolutely dominant closer
Liriano: perennial Cy Young Candidate
Boof Bonser: a better then average pitcher
Considering how important pitching is, and how hard to get, this is an amzingly bad trade that will help keep the Twins in contention for years.
On the bright side, they do think the Yanks will win the WS. Good pitching beats good hitting, but nobody has good pitching this year, so a lineup of big bats could win it all.
A seasonal link. This guy is writing a book called "Haunted Baseball." It's not available yet, but he's got a Web site. Check out the people he got interviews with:
Beltran would be my 2nd choice, followed by Howard, Cabrera and Reyes.
As a Sizemore fan, I was happy to see him get some props in the AL.
Science channel is going to have a show on sabermetrics. Starts tonight at 8 pm (i.e., in just a few minutes)
Yes, I am a geek, why do you ask?
Good night, all yah pinStripes...
I smell a Farnsworth homer in a tied road game ahead. Be afraid. Be slightly more afraid.
Congrats to Mr. Robbie Cano, AL Player of the Month.
And he picks the Twins and the Padres to go to the WS.
and in a delicious bit of irony, if Pete is right in his picks, I would hit on my 110-1 futures wager!
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