Today, I’m going to look at possibly destinations for the recently unemployed Frank Thomas. I’ve identified three landing spots that I feel are the most likely spots, obviously all in the American League.
This offense is terrible. Frank Thomas has obviously diminished. However, if signed by the A’s, the 39-year-old would likely be their 2nd […]
I just don’t get this one.
Yes, Frank Thomas is hitting .167/.306/.333. That’s in 72 PA. So what? Over 2005-2007, Frank has combined to hit .222/.323/.415 in April - a month which isn’t done yet, by the way.
Frank is still avoiding strikeouts well (18.1 %), walking a lot (15.3%) and hitting homers at the same rate […]
Bad News: We’re talking about Jerry Hairston and Jolbert Cabrera.
The Cincinnati Reds currently have #6 prospect Jay Bruce and #40 prospect Homer Bailey rotting in AAA. Oh well, who can blame the Reds? They’re in a tough situation… after all, Jay Bruce is blocked by six-time all-star Corey Patterson while there’s certainly no room for […]
It’s assumed that the Angels will win the AL West, considering that none of their competition looks particularly strong - except for those of you who believe in the Mariners. I don’t, but whatever floats your boat. The point is, the Angels are considered the favourite.
I predicted them to win the division as well. However, […]
On a quick note, I just had a minor near-death experience when I looked at today’s schedule. The Mets and Brewers will face off with Johan Santana and Ben Sheets taking the mound. This pits two of the best offenses in the league against two of the best pitchers in the league. If you have […]
Injuries have given two prospects the opportunity that the Rays didn’t want to.
To open the season, uber-prospect Evan Longoria (#3 here at The Hub) was demoted in favour of the has-a-chance-to- be-decent-but-not-quite-uber Willy Aybar (career 110 OPS+, but 97 in his last healthy year).
Jeff Niemann (unlisted, could’ve made a top 105 list) was demoted behind […]
I am far more excited about this than I should be.
My first season as a baseball fan was 2001. If you remember, Randy Johnson was coming off of three straight years of 300 or more strikeouts, and 2001 was as big of a year as any. In 249.2 innings, Randy Johnson put up a […]
This is a very strange and disappointing story, so stay with me.
Braves prospect and probable 2009 starting CF Jordan Schafer has been suspended 50 games for steroid usage. Many minor leaguers have received steroid suspensions, but Schafer is the first truly big name. I have him ranked 22nd, BA has him 25th, BP has […]
On Saturday I covered Kyle Blanks, who I feel is one of the most underrated prospects in baseball. Today I’ll be going over the other side of the coin, the prospects who I feel receive much more praise than they deserve. Onward!
CF Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates (BA: 14th, BP: 24th)
I’m sympathetic to the scouting circles, […]
Having the best back-up 3B in the game would be a nice thing to have. However, that’s wasted if your starting 3B is Cal Ripken. The key to efficient roster management is practical depth.
When it comes to practical offensive depth, you’re usually looking at players who a) Can play multiple positions and b) Have […]