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Donald Driver to Go Dancing

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Now I have a reason to watch Dancing with the Stars - Steve Urkel Donald Driver.

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Rotation Options (Games 3 through 7)

  Days rest in parenthesis.  Day 1 2 3 Wednesday Gallardo Gallardo Gallardo Thursday Wolf (7) Wolf (7) Greinke (3) Friday Greinke Greinke Wolf (8) Saturday - - - Sunday Marcum Narveson...

Dale Svuem a candidate for the Red Sox job

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Svuem coached 3rd base for a few years in Boston, but if I remember correctly he was not very popular in that role. Nice to see that he is still on the radar of teams with vacancies.

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Those four guys in the bullpen.

  Pitcher Innings ERA Walks Strikeouts Career Saves Saito 26.2 2.03 9 23 84 Hawkins 48.1 2.42 10 28 87 Rodriguez 71.2 2.64 26 79 291 Axford 73.2 1.95 25 86 71   These guys are...

I'm not saying - I'm just saying

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I'm not saying - I'm just saying

Sheeter Strikes again

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Ben Sheets is headed to the DL and might not be able to pitch the rest of the season. The A's of course signed him for $10 million in hopes of flipping him at the trade deadline.

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Let's talk about catchers

I'm going to display some ignorance here, because I don't know how to quantify catching intangibles.  So I'm just going to kick things off with my random thoughts and see where things go from...

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A pitcher to trade for

Jake Peavy What to like:  Career 3.27 ERA and 9.0 K/9 rate.  Consistently good for a long time, and only 28. What not to like: Pitches in a pitcher-friendly park (3.84 ERA on the road).  Hefty...

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A Tale of two Pitchers

I have a question about two pitchers and which you think is better.  I'll get into a bit of analysis, but lets start with each of these guys and their statistics for a half of 2008. Pitcher A 16G ...

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Is this the list?

From DeadspinOK, let's do a little test of the Internets today: In the last hour, we have been forwarded a list of players mentioned in the Mitchell Report by about 25 different people. Is this...

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For the Masochists: 10 worst losses of the year.

10 Really bad losses.  You pick the worst.

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Turnbow Splits - Days of Rest

On days when Turnbow has had at least a day of rest:33 games 30 innings 19 hits 7 ER 13 BB 37 K 0 HR 2.10 ERAOn days when Turnbow has had no rest:19 games 16 innings 16 hits 15 ER 9 BB 21 K 4 HR 8...

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Ryan Braun closes in on ROY

Hunter Pence has hit the DL for 4 - 6 weeks with an injured wrist.  Now I know that everyone here is familiar with Ryan Braun.  But I bet if you asked the average fan, they would be split at 50-50...

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We are halfway there!

81 games down 81 to go.  What are you happy about? Not so happy about?  I'll go first.-- Happy --Hart and Hardy (sounds like a soup).   These are the hitters that surprised me.  I know others have...

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Will Ben Sheets be a 2007 All-star?

I got the Sporting News magazine in the mail today and the writer (Stan McNeal) listed who he thought would be on the rosters.  He listed Fielder as a starter and Hardy and Cordero, but no Sheets.P...

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The Draft - Call your shot! (poll)

Its tough to decide because they don't have any glaring needs.  The infield appears to be set for years.  The rotation has a lot of depth.I guess catcher is a possibility.  Outfield maybe.I'm...

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Revisiting Bill Hall

There are a few items that I would like to look at today, challenging conventional Bill Hall wisdom.1) Bill is trying too much to hit the opposite way.Billy has always pulled ground balls to left...

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Starters (last 17 games)

Sheets  2-1 3.15 ERA  4BB  18K in 3 starts Suppan  1-3 5.40 ERA 12BB  10K in 4 starts Vargas  0-1 7.04 ERA  7BB   8K in 3 starts Capuano 0-4 7.08 ERA  8BB  14K in 4 starts Bush    0-2 7.13 ERA  4BB...

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Revisiting Tony....

Graffanino.I'm done talking about how unlucky Dave Bush is.  For now.  I'm moving on.  Let someone else talk about it.Today I'm going to talk about whether Graffanino is unlucky.  First lets look...

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Bush vs. Vargas

Who is the better pitcher?  Vargas 3-0 / 2.93 ERA / 14BB / 39K / 40.0IP - A very nice looking line.Bush 3-3 / 5.47 / ERA / 8BB / 38K / 49.3IP - Not so nice looking.---------------------Now we all...

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Anybody else concerned about minor league talent?

It is assumed by all of us that Yovani and Braun will be called up by the end of the year, so where does that leave us talent-wise?  Its not really a rhetorical question.  I really don't know what...

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Where have all the errors gone?

The Brewers are tied for 3rd (with five other teams) in the majors with 15 errors, so who gets the credit...er discredit?Hall - 4 Estrada - 2 Graffy - 2 Hardy - 2 Capuano - 1 Hart - 1 Miller - 1 ...

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Dave Bush - unlucky?

Dave Bush has BABIP of .415.  For non-geeks, that means of the balls hit in play, over %41 are hits.Now the league average is always within a few points of .300 and most pitchers fall between .290...

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