Friday’s Child: Headshots and Coups de Grâce

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve once again been invited to appear on the Fox 5 Sports Extra with Duke Castiglione. It’s the second time this season I’ve done so; I joined him back in March, where I got to show off the latest copy of the Baseball Prospectus annual. The spot airs Sunday at …

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Dodger Deadline Dealings

Well, the Dodgers pulled off a deadline deal with the Cubs, acquiring Ted Lilly, Ryan Theriot and $2.5 million in exchange for Blake DeWitt and two low-minors pitching prospects, Brett Wallach and Kyle Smit. Regardless of whether the latter duo pans out (Wallach ranked as the #20 prospect in this year’s Baseball America Prospect Handbook, …

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Here Come the Replacement-Level Killers

It’s that time of year again: When it comes to playoff races, every edge matters. Yet all too often, managers and GMs fail to make the moves that could help their teams for reasons rooted in issues beyond a player’s statistics, allowing sub-par production to fester until it kills a club’s post-season hopes. Back in …

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