Well, it’s been awhile since I checked in here, far too long in fact. I never intended to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this site and then disappear for an entire baseball season, but between Baseball Prospectus, Pinstriped Bible, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, I didn’t lack for ways to reach an audience whether it was [...]
Another busy week at Baseball Prospectus. On Wednesday, I examined the Hall of Fame’s announcement of new voting procedures to consider manager, executives, umpires and long-retired players — basically a rebranding of the unloved Veterans Committee in any of its forms, including the expanded format one which begat us hearing that Reggie Jackson didn’t think [...]
Amid all of this recent book promo hubbub, I’ve actually gotten to do some writing:
• Last week, I noted the introduction of the ESPN Insider TMI blog. Today I’ve got another piece there, this one on Ozzie Guillen’s stated desire for the 2010 White Sox to be more aggressive on the basepaths. There’s a longer version [...]
The Baseball Prospectus 2010 book promotional tour starts in earnest this weekend. On Sunday, February 28, I’ll join Cliff Corcoran, Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and Christina Kahrl for a panel discussion at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University in New Jersey (if you need directions just know that when you [...]
Forgot to mention this in my last entry, but the Baseball Prospectus and ESPN Insider teams are collaborating on a series called “Kiss ‘Em Goodbye,” in which we provide postmortems for the teams that have been eliminated from contention. ESPN’s Buster Olney provides one take, a BP author summarizes our preseason expectations for the club [...]
Having a blast at the SABR Convention in Washington, DC, despite a few snafus on the navigation front (a city where the subway closes? WTF?) and a good chunk of both Thursday or Friday holed up in my hotel room working on this week’s Hit List and the BP Hot Sheet. Given the travel and [...]
Stuff from my latest three pieces at Baseball Prospectus:
• In “Conquering the Cubs,” the latest edition of my “Pair Up in Threes” series, I examine the Brewers, Cardinals and Reds, all of whom are atop the Cubs in the NL Central race, a major surprise given that our PECOTA projection had the Cubs at an NL-best [...]
Greetings from Minneapolis, where I’m spending about a week centered around my wife’s cousin Julie’s wedding. Our trip kicked off in fine fashion on Friday, as within an hour of arriving at the airport, we were kicking back at a St. Paul Saints game, drinking beer and eating bratwursts. Awww yeah!
The Saints, an independent [...]
I’ll be appearing on WSCO 1570 AM in Appleton, Wisconsin this afternoon at 5:05 Eastern, 4:05 Central to discuss the Brewers as part of Baseball Prospectus 2009’s promotional tour. You can listen to the streaming webcast here if you’re out of range.
Less than 24 hours after filing the K-Rod signing story for SI.com, I awoke to an email from their editor asking me to prep a similar article on CC Sabathia given the reports that he was poised to sign with the Yankees — which was news to me at that early hour. By lunchtime I’d [...]