Archive for September 2006

The American League Cy Young looks to be wrapped up—the NL is still wide open

Rich Harden and Pedro Martinez pitched well last night for the A’s and Mets, respectively, increasing both teams’ chances of success in the postseason.

Just about. The Dodgers beat the Padres in 11 innings Monday, and those four home runs in the ninth obscured the fact that the game had already been quite a nailbiter. Here’s a closer look.

Four teams that could benefit from a fire sale.

Florida’s Dontrelle Willis hits two home runs and gets the win against the Mets, while Milwaukee’s Geoff Jenkins wins it with a walk-off against St. Louis.

Guest writer J.P. McIntyre takes a closer look at this year’s most disappointing team.

Fat ladies are singing across the country, as postseason hopes dwindle for most contenders except the Phillies and, perhaps, the White Sox.

Twins stadium on track and the Orioles bail out of D.C.

In the second installment of the series, Steve compares the production of the farm systems in the early 1950s, in which, among other things, the Organization that Branch Built II finally eclipses the Organization that Branch Built I.

Ulnar collatral ligaments, herniated discs and intrascrotal hematomas. Oh my!