Thursday, March 30, 2006

oops, forgot to show the images of the new ballpark.
why would they keep it facing flushing? all i see when i see these pictures are $10 beers and $6 hot dogs.
oh, and here's a good article comparing competitive balance in baseball v. other sports...

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The proposed new Mets ballpark will have the exact same (lame) view of downtown Flushing, U-Haul building and all. -sigh- do they not realize that if they turn the damn thing around it will face the trees of the park with the skyline above them??
Here's a link to a letter our pal chaynz posted on the reasons to get rid of Chief Wahoo, scroll down to the March 17th posting. Down with Wahoo!!!!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Don't know why I'm thinking about moves that can help the Yankees, but they should really think about signing Carlos Pena, who was released by the Tigers. He could become their regular first baseman, which would allow them to move Giambi to DH in place of Bernie. Pena would be an improvement over Bernie at the plate and an improvement over Giambi in the field. Plus, Giambi would be more likely to stay healthy while DHing. Bernie could still get some playing time as the fourth outfielder and DH against lefties.
Here's a question that has nothing to do with fantasy baseball: how bad is Reyes' injury history? Or, more to the point, his projected injury future?

Friday, March 10, 2006

Bonds was almost a Brave!
From an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about Scheurholz's book:

He begins the first chapter by revealing that in March 1992, Schuerholz and Pittsburgh GM Ted Simmons negotiated a trade to bring Pirates star Barry Bonds to Atlanta in exchange for pitcher Alejandro Pena, young outfielder Keith Mitchell and a prospect to be named later.

"I was euphoric," Schuerholz writes. "Barry Bonds was a Brave! . . . There seemed no limits to what we could achieve over our approaching several seasons."

The morning after the GMs agreed to terms, the Braves were setting up a news conference to announce the deal at their West Palm Beach, Fla., spring training home when Schuerholz phoned Simmons, who told him he couldn't do the deal, apparently because Pirates manager Jim Leyland was furious that Bonds was being traded with a year left on his contract.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

These two articles (at Beyond the Box Score and Hardball Times) indicate that the Mets' ideal lineup would look something like this:

Lo Duca

(or you could switch Beltran and Diaz/Nady)