2004 AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST PREVIEW

AL WEST (Listed in Order of 2003 Finish) ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: Phil Rippa OAKLAND ATHLETICS 2003 Record: 96-66 (Lost in ALDS) Key Additions: Arthur Rhodes, Eric Karros, Mark Kotsay, Bobby Kielty, Mark Redmond, Chris Hammond, Damian Miller Key Losses: Miguel Tejada, Keith Foulke, Jose Guillen, Ted Lilly, Terrence Long, Ramon Hernandez, John Halama, Steve Sparks, Mark […]

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A Madden 2005 Moment – Barnwell

MADDEN GAME OF THE SOMETHING Detroit Lions (Bill, 9-0) at San Francisco 49ers (CPU, 4-5) Week 10, 2007 (by Bill Barnwell)   A little introduction to begin. I rebuilt my team after the 2006 season, trading away all my veterans for draft picks or younger players and eating the cap problems. I ended up with something like eight first rounders, […]

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Forgotten Players of the Moment – MIKE LIUT & PETER SIDORKIEWICZ

MIKE LIUT and PETER SIDORKIEWICZ by Bill Barnwell (Originally published Feb 15, 2007) I apologize in advance for combining these two FPOTMs but, well, I suck. If two people ask for two mid-to-late eighties’ hockey players, it’s going to end up either a giant Rod Langway FPOTM or a mixture. My choice. I came into being as a hockey fan […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – ESA TIKKANEN

Esa Tikkanen (by Bill Barnwell) The idea of the role player’s weight being much more important than it really is, particularly in the playoffs, is not limited to America alone. The hockey checking-line winger is normally considered a common appetizer; a mozzarella stick. Tasty — but very replacable and something you don’t want to overpay for. It’s pretty hard to […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – BRETT LINDROS

BRETT LINDROS (by BILL BARNWELL) There are very few fates that history can bestow upon a person worse than to be someone successful’s brother. Beyond the inherently implied inferiority that the term assigns its unfortunate recipient, it’s probably true that there is no worse relationship to share with someone famous than to be their brother. Other familial relations offer at […]

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1992 TOPPS TOP PROSPECTS – A Retrospective

1992 TOPPS TOP PROSPECTS (Originally Published Sept 24, 2008) PR: Phil Rippa ED: Ed Agner BB: Bill Barnwell PR: I still have way too many baseball cards. Yes, they are worth three cents but I refuse to get rid of them. I suck. Anyway, one of my favorite things out of the bazillion I still have are these cards that […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – GREGG JEFFERIES

GREGG JEFFERIES by Bill Barnwell (Originally published Feb 27, 2007) Gregg Jefferies was on the periphery of my Mets fandom as I grew into some sort of sports consciousness. I started going to Mets games around ’89, I think, so Jefferies would have been on the team, but I had no idea at that point. All I remember from that […]

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