Baseball Crank
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April 10, 2008
BASEBALL: Baseball Link Roundup

*Aaron Gleeeman interviews Rob Neyer:

Maybe I'm more sympathetic toward storytellers because I'm a lousy storyteller. Analysts, though? I believe they should be held to the highest of standards, because we don't ask them to entertain us; first we ask them to be right.

Neyer also addresses why blogging is more work than writing columns.

*Rays Index wants to know if the Rays can get compensation from the Twins if Matt Garza was already hurt. This is why, in general, you don't trade great young OF prospects for great young pitching prospects.

*Mike Carminati answers the burning question for Tigers fans: how many teams have made the postseason after starting the season 0-7? (Hint: less than one. But go check out the chart of the teams that recovered the best).

*The Indians lock up Fausto Carmona. As a team, you'd rather see Carmona do it again before you ink him to a big deal, but of course the player's leverage and asking price goes way up at that point. Which is why we seem to be seeing more of these kinds of deals after a guy has his first good year; once a player gets established, he's more apt to wait it out and try his hand at the open market.

*I haven't had time to watch the whole thing myself, but here's the 60 Minutes segment on Bill James.

*I didn't get to this story at the time, but I still think Zimmer was right and Girardi was wrong. You don't play games halfway.

*Obviously this Art Garfamudis character at ESPN (see here and here) is some sort of joke/hoax/parody, but I still don't exactly see the point.

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Comments

Tampa is complaining about trading for a pitcher who was hurt? I finally believe in Karma! LOL!!!!

Posted by: Greg Schreiber at April 10, 2008 8:03 PM

I can't believe I overlooked that angle. Victor f%$#ing Zambrano.

Posted by: The Crank at April 10, 2008 8:13 PM
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