Tonight we will continue with another Top 9 list with a look at a few players that have gotten off to a hot start that can’t possibly keep up this pace all season long. For fantasy purposes these are players that you probably selected in the later rounds of your draft and that are paying […]
This past week baseball lost Roy Smalley, Jr., another member of the World War II generation that has been rapidly slipping away in recent years. He was a player, a manager, an armed services veteran, and the father of Roy Smalley III, also a major leaguer. He was part of a vanishing generation that played […]
Today, or tonight depending upon when you are reading this, we will finish up our look at the middle infielders with a look at our top 15 shortstops.Â There is not a lot to like here as this position has two outstanding players, then maybe three or four other players you wouldn’t mind having, then […]
A few weeks ago, I initiated a series of articles analyzing and ranking the starters for all of the clubs in the American League East. The series concluded with the belated publication of my analysis of the DHâ€™s on Friday. So, now itâ€™s time to rank the organizations within the division on the relative strength […]
If we grant admission to players such as DHs and relievers who were one-dimensional, then we should think seriously about admitting players who played Hall of Fame caliber defense, but were weak with the stick. And that brings me to former Oriole shortstop Mark Belanger.
Since 1901, only nine shortstops, age 37 or above, hit over .270 in a season.Â Derek Jeter will qualify to be the 10th player in that category next season, and the Yankees are well aware of that. Sure, if you are going to bet on someone entering that group â€“ that happens to include six Hall […]
Here is the short answer.Â At the end of the 2009 season, Derek Jeter moved into 6th place among the best shortstops of the modern era (since 1920).Â For more details, keep reading. Bill Jamesâ€™ Win Shares system is the most comprehensive tool available to understand how good a season a player had.Â It includes […]