View image | gettyimages.com As we continue on with the real offensive value series, we reach another position where the numbers are more offensive. Shortstops make second baseman look like they are Charlie Gehringer and Rogers Hornsby. Of course, as usual we are getting ahead of ourselves. So, first, let
View image | gettyimages.com Why should I read this article? I thought my draft had gone well. I drafted my man crush Ben Zobrist to be my starting shortstop and even added Jed Lowrie as insurance. Everything seemed right. Then, a month into the season I lost both of them
View image | gettyimages.com One of the great ironies in baseball is that positions often carry very different meanings at the big league level than they do in amateur baseball. No matter which country you are talking about, the best athletes were always pitchers and shortstops (often both). When you
When you think of the Miami Marlins a number of things come to mind. Most people think of one of the cheapest owners in professional sports. Others might think of fraud or other vaguely legalistic terms. I think of bulimia. No organization has been better at binging and purging over
As we continue the dumpster diving series we come to a position that is considerably weaker than the others. Of course, we probably knew that going into the season. Beyond the heavy hitters like Hanley Ramirez and Troy Tulowitzki, there aren’t a lot of guys to feel really good about.
The calendar has turned to May, but the same story lines keep coming through. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are on top of the division again like normal. Meanwhile, the so-called power division in the American League (AL West) is sputtering along. The big picture doesn’t necessarily
The National League shortstop universe is an interesting contrast to the American League version. Their collective total averages and batter runs are considerably better, but the median runs created total for the position was under 40 in the National Leagues. That can mean only one thing: there were a number