Friday, November 19, 2010

SweetSpot Roundup 11/19

Bill here, flying solo for one more Roundup. I've just decided that I'm going to describe and/or respond to each post in exactly eight words.

Capitol Avenue Club (Braves): What Now?
Uggla's a good start, but Braves need more.

The View from the Bleachers (Cubs): In the News: Who's On First?
Cubs have no first baseman.  Teams need those.

Redleg Nation: How Valuable Is...Homer Bailey?
I don't know, how valuable is Homer Bailey?

Dodger Thoughts: Pride, Teamwork and the Tooth Fairy
Excellent, thoughtful essay.  Just gotta read this one.

Disciples of Uecker (Brewers): SweetSpot Awards: AL Cy Young Award
I can't remember how I voted after Felix.

Mets Today: Wally Knows Postgame Meetings
With video.  These guys really want Wally Backman.

Crashburn Alley (Phillies): Narrowing Down the Options, and the Variance
Possible responses to big move by division rival.

Ducksnorts (Padres): I Almost Prayed in Albuquerque: Twin Cinema
Part four of the fascinating nine-part series.

Fungoes (Cardinals): With Westbrook, Cardinals choose to upgrade rotation, not second base
Not as exciting as Uggla, but Westbrook helps.

Nationals Baseball: Don't get comfortable, Josh
Time to trade Josh Willingham before he combusts?

Fire Brand of the American League (Red Sox): The Day the Red Sox Passed on Dan Uggla
No Uggla; I don't think they'll miss him.

Sox Machine (White Sox): Buck deal improves Pierzynski's prospects
Good offseason to be a subpar starting catcher.

The B-List Indians Blog: Beating the Bushes in the N.L. East
Continuing the search for a hidden 3B gem.

The Daily Fungo (Tigers): Would a Second Wild Card Have Helped any Recent Tigers Clubs?
Yes, one.  Please, please don't let this happen.

Royals Authority: Chasing Upton
Daydreaming about fleecing the D-Backs.  But who isn't?

Nick's Twins Blog: No Longer a Bridesmaid
Gardy finally won Manager of the Year.  Hooray!

It's About the Monkey, Stupid (Yankees): Wins are dead, long live the King!
Pro-Felix Yankees fans make my heart happy.

Pro Ball NW (Mariners): Felix "El Cy" Hernandez
Connor's little celebration appreciating Felix's Cy Young win.

The Ray Area: What makes a Manager the Manager of the Year?
Mark wonders what it's all about.  Good question.

Baseball Time in Arlington (Rangers): On Regression and Appreciation
Appreciate the 2010 magic; don't expect a repeat.

Ghostrunner on First (Blue Jays): Addressing Speed, Quickly
Some thoughts on the Jays acquiring Rajai Davis.

And on the Platoon Advantage today:
Three Questions about your 2011 New York Yankees.

Yep, counting "Pro-Felix" as two words. Deal.

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