The days left before pitchers and catchers report to spring training (38 days, three hours at press time, but whose counting, really?) are dwindling away, much to the common delight of those longing to put the snow shovel into early retirement. But as we inch closer and closer to the baseball promise land, several household name free agents are still readily available on the market.
January 6, 2008
Eric Wedge doesn't need my help managing the Indians. He's done a very good job on his own, evidenced by the fact that his team has wrapped up the AL Central Division championship and is headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2001. But if I can offer one unsolicited bit of advice to the young skipper who is about to embark on his first trip into the post-season, it would be the following:
September 24, 2007
It is hard to argue the importance of Lute's third class at Arizona. All it did was produce two four-year starters and arguably the best player in school history. It was the class that gave Arizona the talent to achieve their first Final Four and really shaped the program.
June 24, 2006
Baseball purests will tell you that to have a winning team you have to be strong up the middle. Catching, pitching, shortstop, second base and center field. A quick look at the 2005 Diamondbacks reveals that baseball purests would not look at the Diamondbacks as a winning team, and they'd be right. While there were problems seemingly everywhere, there was a big gaping hole in the middle of the outfield all year long. Part two of FutureBacks Free Agent Wish List looks to fill the void.
November 7, 2005