Thursday, October 7, 2010

SweetSpot Roundup 10/7

By The Common Man and Bill

Baseball Time in Arlington (Rangers): The Taste of Playoff Victory
"What a simply fantastic day. It's only the first, solitary piece falling into a place, but it's something that I think the vast majority of us needed in order to assuage our nerves and collective apprehension and finally let go of the team's past post-season failures."

Fire Brand of the American League (Red Sox): The Day Tom Brunansky Saved the Division
Tom Brunansky was The Common Man's first favorite Twin.  However, when he was 7, he thought Kirby Puckett was the tall white guy in RF, and Tom Brunansky was the short black guy in CF.  Still not sure which one he meant when he said his favorite player was Tom Brunansky.

Royals Authority: The First of Many
Clark projects the 2011 Royals roster, as it is currently comprised.

Sox Machine (White Sox): South Side Satisfaction Survey, Pitchers
An awesome interactive way to rate Sox pitchers.

It's About the Money, Stupid (Yankees): Larry's Rational Guide to the Postseason
Some good advice from Larry.  The Common Man heartily endorses all five rules.  Plus, Tamar recaps last night's win in Minnesota.

Capitol Avenue Club (Braves): Derek Lowe is the right one
“Derek Lowe is the only one of their front three with postseason experience and available to start on regular rest, making the decision automatic.  But even if they hadn’t started Tim Hudson last weekend and Tommy Hanson had made a pair of dominant postseason starts last year, Derek Lowe is the correct choice to start game one.”

The View from the Bleachers (Cubs): 2010 Cubs Report Card: Second Base
Handing out letter grades to the Cubs’ second sackers.

Austin’s Astros 290 Blog: Ex-Stros not heroes, but still effective on first day of playoffs
Tracking the playoff fortunes of former Astros. I had no idea that Ben Zobrist was once a Houston farmhand.

Crashburn Alley (Phillies): Roy Halladay Tosses Second Post-Season No-Hitter
“Hits by Roy Halladay through one plate appearance: 1.
Hits by the Cincinnati Reds through 28 plate appearances: 0”

Ducksnorts (Padres): Revisiting IVIE 2010
In March, Ducksnorts readers got to participate in putting together some community projections for the team. Here’s how they turned out.

Fungoes (Cardinals): United Cardinal Bloggers Roundtable: Trade Carpenter?
I’ll say it again: every team should have an equivalent of the UCB. Here they consider whether it might be time to part ways with the 36-year-old-to-be Carpenter.

Redleg Nation: Titanic Struggle Recap...wait, what?
The Nation is in shock today after Halladay surgically removed the bats from Reds' hands all night long.

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