2005 MLB Preview: AL EAST

The Veteran Presence 2005 Mrs. Urbina Memorial MLB Preview: AL East NEW YORK YANKEES Previous year’s record: 101-61 1st, AL East: Won in LDS…not so much in LCS   KEY ADDITIONS   KEY LOSSES SP Randy Johnson SP Orlando Hernandez SP Carl Pavano SP Javier Vazquez SP Jaret Wright RP Felix Heredia VP Tino Martinez OF Kenny Lofton 2B Tony […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – JIMMY KEY

JIMMY KEY (by BILL BARNWELL) Bill James once wrote about how just looking at the statlines of an unnamed player could lead you to formulate a vision of the player: what he looked like, how he played, what had happened to him in his career, the role he played on his team. Likewise, there are some names in sports that […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – DAN PASQUA

DAN PASQUA by Ed Agner and Phil Rippa Request by Joel Martin ED: OK. Joel Martin is still riding high on the ChiSox love train and since he won a week of the Higway to…Make Us Loathe Our Stupid Ideas, he requested Dan Pasqua – after we had no-sold Bill Cartwright and Harold Baines. God, if Ron Kittle hadn’t wizzed […]

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VETERAN PRESENCE BOOK CLUB III

VETERAN PRESENCE BOOK CLUB VOLUME III   The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches – Rob Neyer & Bill JamesPR: Ooof… I really wanted to love this book from my historical/stat nerd perspective. Alas, it was not to be. First thing to understand is that this isn’t really a book per se. It is […]

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