What's around the bases?
There I am standing at the bar of a traditional community mixer. And there she is; tall, incredible eyes, hypnotic smile. I mean, there are a lot of women around, but this one, she's different. And she's looking at me, I'm sure of it. Just to be sure, I change places in the room. I mean, I literally take my friend with me to the other side of the club. And there it is, her body has turned to face me. It's clear as day. And the hook is, this is a person who had her friend come over to give me her number almost a year ago -- and never called back. It's a giant tease; a complete sham; a stare of mind altering length that means nothing.
When injuries strike early in the season, and you watch your draft-day gems go down in shambles, you feel just like that. Like you stared at a guaranteed first date only to realize that she's not a guarantee; she's not even a phone call. I'm not speaking about
There's no doubt that
Well, if you're Tony La Russa, you just reach down in your hat and reinvent your infield with two journeymen infielders, who have shown the ability to hit at all levels of A-ball, but have never caught on with anyone.
You can also thank
Through Friday, Barden had hit three home runs this week, and was sporting a .500 average. In lesser action, Thurston is 10-for-28 (.357) and has six RBIs of his own. Neither is yet commanding a full time gig, but in deeper NL-only leagues, both are worthy of ownership.
The hype that surrounded
When you're in a small market, and in a division with talent-laden teams like the Yankees, you're often willing to rush a prospect with eye-popping power numbers, even if it's not in his best interest.
Dear Jimmy Rollins:
At the WBC, you looked like a kid who has the secret to the magic trick before everyone else does; a .417 average, .500 on-base percentage and an OPS of 1.250. So naturally, everyone was still posting you a close third on the list of top three shortstops behind unanimous five-tool stud
So what is it? You're in the final year of a five-year deal, and though the club has an option for 2011, isn't this time to be putting the pedal to metal? Because at present, your car isn't even out of the pits, as you've posted a .125 BA and .163 OBP the first two weeks. Even
There's that old fantasy saying that you can't win your season with your first-round draft pick, but you can certainly lose it. Don't make us invoke such words when discussing the choice we had of taking you or
The revolving door at closer has started spinning, and is already smacking some owners on their backend. While there were rumors aplenty that Baltimore's