Here are a few things that don't merit an entry of their own, but that I'd like to point out:
Here are complete ZR defensive rankings, following up on this post about the couple of Brewers who registered among the best and worst in the league. I'm surprised that Prince Fielder is at the very bottom of the 1B rankings; I don't expect him to win a gold glove, but I thought he was playing better than that.
- Daron Sutton checks in from Arizona and says:
With all due respect to those who share Jack's view, as a Brewers fan, I have no interest in next year....none. You have waited 13 years to follow a team that finishes with a winning record and a team that plays meaningful games in September. Ben Sheets is almost back, Tomo Ohka will be back Tuesday in San Francisco, the offense should regain its April and May form, and there may be a few salty veteran relievers available as the deadline approaches.We've debated the merits of the first part ad nauseum (and will likely continue to do so). But he supports his last statement by showing a bunch of pictures of "salty veteran relievers." Let's see...we've got
- Salomon Torres (good...last year)
- Roberto Hernandez (good...last century)
- Bob Wickman (good...last time he pitched for the Brewers)
- Elmer Dessens (he's a ROYAL!)
- Joe Borowski (the only slightly good idea of the bunch).
- My friend Joe Hamrahi got to have a chat with Devil Rays GM Andrew Friedman--check out Part I here.