Stephen Strasburg Shouldn't Just Make The All-Star... →
Good stuff from Deadspin. The main point made here that I’m not sure enough people are focusing on in this “debate” is that someone is going to have to represent Washington at the All-Star Game anyway- if the next-best non-Strasburg candidate to represent the Nationals is a closer who isn’t exactly the second coming of Dennis Eckersley in his prime, I think there’s...
Blackhawks in process of trading Byfuglien to... →
I like this deal, as much as I dislike salary caps in sports, I like seeing the Thrashers being able to take advantage of Chicago’s precarious cap situation. The irony is that Byfuglien is the kind of player who would have been perfect playing with Ilya Kovalchuk, a physical presence who can eat space and get in front of the net while Ilya controls the puck. The picks used to acquire him are...
Mariners announce Ken Griffey Jr. retiring - ESPN →
Outside of Barry Bonds in his slimmer days, Ken Griffey Jr was the greatest all around ballplayer of this generation. It’s sad to see him go out like this and even sadder still that he never got to play in a World Series (Bonds at least got that). Saddest of all though is that this really makes me feel old, I remember when Griffey was the biggest thing coming up back when I was a kid.