Monday, October 18, 2010

SweetSpot Roundup 10/18

Capitol Avenue Club (Braves): 2010 Draftees Year in Review
Notice, these are two articles, but a great resource if you want a look at the next generation of Braves prospects.

Disciples of Uecker (Brewers): Uecker Requires Second Heart Surgery
The worst news I got all weekend.  Get better, Ueck.

Fungoes (Cardinals): Is the Front Office Worthy of Fan Support
Is this even an issue, given that they brought in Matt Holliday last year, and Jake Westbrook during the season and the team plays in the 23rd largest market in the league?  Better question: Is the manager?

The View From the Bleachers (Cubs): Management Updates
"It appears that the Cubs will attempt to grow more of their own talent and augment their needs (less) in free agency.  I’m in favor of this new approach – recently we’ve seen the Cubs throw money at players and what to we have to show for it?"
Dodger Thoughts: Community Ownership of the Dodgers, Bad Idea or the Worst Idea?
"Can I tell you just how much I hate this idea? I don't just mean that it's unrealistic, which it is, as pretty much everyone concedes. I mean it is really, really unappealing to me."

Crashburn Alley (Phillies): No Need to Panic After Game 1 Loss
All is well.  All is well!  ALL IS WELL!  Indeed, all was well

Redleg Nation: Reds got a big boost in attendance in '10
And with the traditional post-competitive team, attendance bump that comes the year after, things are looking good in Cincinnati.

Fire Brand of the American League (Red Sox): How Will the NESV Ownership of Liverpool Affect the Red Sox?
The gang would like to know what you think. Also, you think the Red Sox should sign Carl Crawford.

Sox Machine (White Sox): Top 10 White Sox Games of 2010
Summaries and highlights of the team's ten best victories of the year.

Royals Authority: Nick's Weekend Bullets and Links
Mostly-Royals news and notes, including a potential Greinke trade and the 2011 lineup.

It's About the Money, Stupid (Yankees): So Long, Freddy Sez
Jason pays his respects to a beloved Yankee rooter.

Pro Ball NW (Mariners): Wedge Expected To Be Named Manager
"By all indications, Wedge seems like the most solid choice of the options the Mariners had on their shopping list.  Outside of his famous issues with Milton Bradley (getting so bad at one point that Bradley wore a shirt that said “F*** Eric Wedge” in the clubhouse with the media present), Wedge had a very good reputation of having solid relationships with his players, and for getting the most out of them that he could."

The Ray Area: Nobody's Perfect.
Three personnel decisions by the Rays' otherwise-brilliant front office that may have cost them a chance at the World Series.

Baseball Time in Arlington (Rangers): Sunday Morning Open Thread: Five Questions (ALCS Edition)
Joey asks five playoff-related questions, and the fans answer.

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