Archive for September 2009

Ryan Madson has managed to transform himself from unreliable starter to one of the steadiest bullpen arms in baseball.

I’ve been swamped with work (and about 80 comments I have yet to read for that Jeter thing), so it may just be some quicker hits today. Here’s a quick one: The Indians are in the early stages of what general manager Mark Shapiro referred to as a “reloading” period, and the reload will extend […]

People here have suspected that I take a perverse, masochistic pleasure in baiting Yankee and Red Sox fanboys over at NBC. Well, you’re absolutely, 100% right about that. Someone give me a heads up when the intervention is going to be held. It’s a busy week for me.

Twins 3, Tigers 2; Tigers 6, Twins 5: Porcello and Blackburn were each tough in game one, but Verlander wasn’t matched by Duensing in Game 2, putting his team in a 5-0 hole. A seriously long day for these two teams, and despite all of the drama, now they’re back (back) where they started, here […]

With over 300 plate appearances logged on the 2009 season, there is still a great deal of debate as to what kind of player Garrett Jones is. Should we view him as the next great Quad-A reclamation, or the next Shane Spencer?

I got a threshold, here. I got a threshold for the bad karma my team can experience. Now, right now, I’m a race car, right, and the Rockies got me in the red. And I’m just sayin’, I’m just sayin’ that it’s dangerous to have a race car in the red. That’s all. I could […]

For anyone who cares, I will be watching the final episode of Season 2 of “The Wire” tonight (I just watched Frank Sobotka walk towards the Greeks waiting for him under the bridge so I’m pretty sure I know what’s going to happen there, but please, no spoilers for the finale). One question, though: How […]

Angels 11, Rangers 0: The Angels clinch the West, and in a fit of wrongheadedness so comically tragic that it strains credulity, they soak the jersey of a victim of a fatal drunk driving accident with beer and champagne in celebration (photo here). Here’s hoping that someone in Angels’ management was passing out cab vouchers […]

How a derivatives market may hold some answers to evaluating fantasy team performance.

Reviewing his stellar 2009 and looking forward to 2010.