From Bob McManaman (Arizona Republic):
Right-hander Brandon Webb said if Diamondbacks executives are preparing to approach him about restructuring his $8.5 million contract option for 2010, they ought to save their breath.
He’s not interested.
Webb, who hasn’t pitched since Opening Day because of an injury to his pitching shoulder, said Tuesday that he is not willing...
I noticed this little list in the comments section over at RAB, and thought it provided a solid illustration of why Yankees fans need to have patience with Joba Chamberlain:
Minor League Innings:
Neimann – 372.0
Wade Davis – 767.1
Shields – 554.1
Garza – 307.0
Price – 144.0
Kazmir – 251.2
Joba – 88.1
While degree of difficulty might put you in a forgiving mood, it doesn’t change the fact that these national baseball writers have become inherently unreliable. It’s hard enough finding scribes whose logic and style are top-notch, but when they don’t have the facts in place to begin with, readers are really left in a position where they can’t trust assessments of other teams from afar.
So very true for most teams. Sure, the large East Coast teams get significant coverage everywhere, but teams in the fly-over states surely are suffering from the MSM’s lack of granularity and accuracy on those teams. It’s not a slight on those teams, but probably a function of the roles these national guys have: cover it all, cover it quickly, cover the teams that most people watch.
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me . . . All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” -Jackie Robinson
I had an interesting discussion with a friend of mine yesterday, about how the regular season itself essentially used to function as the playoffs, with the two best teams in each league battling it out for...