July 21, 2008

Baseball Prospectus - Free Until Sunday

Christina Kahrl, BP:
From July 21st through 27th, Baseball Prospectus is throwing the doors open! If you’ve always been curious what's behind the pay curtain, it's time to announce our annual free peek into everything we've got ...
Joe Sheehan looks at the AL in the second half of the season:
The Red Sox are the best organization in baseball, and they have the best team in baseball. ... They have adapted to the David Ortiz injury by creating a superior defensive outfield and getting Manny Ramirez off the field full time ... The primary weakness is the bullpen ... they should hold off the Rays and Yankees down the stretch. ...

[The Rays] are not a fluke [but they] will slip back a bit and not make the playoffs. ... The Yankees will be the beneficiaries of that. ... there should be enough here for the Yankees to pass the Rays and take the wild card.

4 comments:

redsock said...

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ish said...

I wouldn't go that far as saying the Yankees are going to win the wildcard. I think if the Rays don't make the playoffs it's because another team from another division wins the wildcard. Minnesota/Chicago, for instance. The two teams are separated by a half-game in the Central, with New York being two games behind Minnesota in the wildcard right now. It's not inconceivable for Minnesota and Chicago to better their records down the stretch and take the wildcard away from the East.

L-girl said...

Off-Topic: Fans of live Springsteen should click here.

Wow. Jealous.

Patrick said...

I sounds like when Ortiz comes back we will be getting a run more per game. What's the win value on that? 5 Wins?

Just kidding (kind of).

I agree with the assessment.