Friday, October 22, 2010

SweetSpot Roundup 10/22

Capitol Avenue Club (Braves): Braves 2011 Top Prospects: 31-40
Yesterday was the honorable mentions, and today CAC follows up with the first quarter of their top prospects list.

View from the Bleachers (Cubs): Offseason Outlook: Shortstop
One of the relatively few bright spots on this journey.

Redleg Nation: This Day in Reds History
Always worth reading, and this one's just packed with interesting stuff. Did you know yesterday was the 35th anniversary of Carlton Fisk's big HR? Kind of surprised I didn't hear that mentioned at all.

Crashburn Alley (Phillies): NLCS Headed Back to Philly
"Looking down the barrel of a loaded gun, the Phillies staved off elimination for at least one more day with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the NLCS."

Ducksnorts (Padres): One-Hit Wonders: Ed Acosta to Jim Beswick
This is a neat idea: profiling the first five of sixty-five guys who have picked up exactly one hit as members of the Padres.

Fungoes (Cardinals): United Cardinal Bloggers roundtable: For or against TLR's return?
"We think many Cardinal fans have succumbed to a kind of Stockholm Syndrome, in which we can’t imagine life without TLR, yet so much of our collective angst seems to point to him. Does it have to be this way"

Nationals Baseball: Post-Season Thoughts 
Some random thoughts on the postseason.

Sox Machine (White Sox): Your 2011 White Sox offseason plan 
That's right, yours. Jim wants your opinions on what the White Sox should do this offseason.

The Daily Fungo (Tigers): The Detroit Tigers Podcast #124: Talking with Tigers Will Rhymes
That's right, THE guy with the coolest, 90s-rapper-iest name in baseball is a guest of Mike and Ian.

Nick's Twins Blog: Losing the Fever?
Should the Twins bring Jason Kubel back?

Baseball Time in Arlington (Rangers): Taking It Down To The Wire
"It was disappointing, and yet not especially surprising. If you traveled back in time to last Friday afternoon, managed to convince 100 random Rangers fans that the Rangers would lead the ALCS by a 3-2 margin going back to Arlington -- convincing them that you were capable of time travel probably would have been the more challenging task, come to think of it -- and gauged their reactions, I believe no fewer than 90-95 of your respondents would be ecstatic."

And here on The Platoon Advantage: Bill tries to bring some rationality into the uproar over the Cubs' puzzling Quade-over-Sandberg decision.

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