Monday, January 15, 2007

Slow Tuesday...let's do some reading.

Nothing much going on...let's just do some reading today...

Apparently, the Blue Jays offered Ryan Franklin more money than the Cardinals did but he chose them. The Jays probably moved fast to pick up Thomson after that news.


Hardball Times examines whether Clemens' late arrival in Houston cost them a playoff spot.


The Rangers have worked out Sammy Sosa...you know you're desperate when...It's ridiculous that in a year where Mark McGwire is not voted into the HHOF because of alleged steroid use that someone would even consider bringing Sammy Sosa back. But if he helps win ball games than he's worth it to someone unfortunately.

The Marlins have re-signed Dontrelle Willis to a one year deal...what I really like about this news is that Willis has kept his agent Matt Sosnick. If anyone read License to Deal, a fantastic book, there were questions whether Willis could afford to keep his young inexperienced agent when arbitration came around but he did.

ESPN continues their serious of baseball articles by looking at who could be THE impact rookie...bad news for the Jays is, he's in Tampa...


Over at the Sporting News, they check out the best dumps of the off-season by means of addition by substraction. The Yankees are listed twice...groannnnn

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

loved license to deal...was nice to see there are some jerry maguire types out there and it really showed the evil side of boras

Charlie said...

Pecota is out. I downloaded the spreadsheet. More optimistic on Hill than ZIPS. Most of the projections are what you would expect from the Jays. Thomson's is ugly though. Lind's is pretty much as optimistic as ZIPS which is exciting. Just HATES Chacin. Glaus, Thomas, Wells, Overbay ETC are all about what you would except like I said. It feels the same about Rios as ZIPS, a bit better I guess. 280/332/457 I bet he crushes that though.

I'm having alot of fun looking through the spreadsheet, too much even. Say word

Dan Julien said...

Good man Chalie, I'd love to see those numbers, can't wait to see if they offer it to non-BP subscribers.

Charlie said...

send me an email Jules. jchyde@mts.net