The Committee For Who Wins: Joe Mauer vs. Roy Hobbs

Round One: In real life Roy Hobbs is played by the charismatic American Icon, Robert Redford. In real life, Joe Mauer is played by Minnesota’s own Joe Mauer. Only people in Minnesota find Joe Mauer to be charismatic. Winner: Roy Hobbs. Round Two: Mauer is an elite defensive catcher who hits for both power and … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: Joe Mauer Sucks

I know everyone thinks that Joe Mauer is the greatest thing to ever happen to Minnesota…well, he probably is, but that’s besides my point. Mauer, he isn’t as good as everyone thinks he is. At the age of four Mauer was asked to leave his T-Ball league because he hit the ball too hard for … Continue reading

The D-Train's Coming Through! Contract Year Gems for Fantasy Baseball

Oh, the allure of the almighty contract year. Players looking to make more money in the off-season are guaranteed to dominate the MLB more than they ever have before, or at least that’s what you’re told. This is not always true. Players don’t always dominate in a contract year, in fact – some suck; look … Continue reading

A Dutch Master, A Baker… a Candlestick Maker?: Pitchers to Aim for in 2010

Be afraid, be very afraid. This is generally the mantra people take into draft day when considering how to draft pitchers. I’m here to give you courage (and a heart… and a brain!) Most pitchers are not hard to predict, the biggest problem with them is that there are the “either he’ll win me my … Continue reading

The Good Vic, Avoiding a Panda, and other Fantasy predictions for the 2010 Baseball Season

Every fantasy magazine, columnist, and talking head seems to the think the same thing. Cole Hamels looks great in spring training, Jason Heyward is probably going to cure world hunger, Curtis Granderson will hit 40 homers with the assistance of the Yankee Stadium jet streams, and as always, Alfonso Soriano sucks. Well I’m here to … Continue reading

Tools of Ignorance – Red Sox Spring Camp Training Report from 33 Problems

TOI Spring Training Addition. Is it strange that I cared that the Red Sox had a no-no going thru 6 innings in Monday’s game against the Cardinals? I sent a text to my brother and to Venuist and got the following responses: “Dude, Its March” “Awesome. Thank god that counts” Sox went on to lose … Continue reading

Joe Mauer – Stay Where You Are, a 3-some of Aces & Random & AL notes

Its like the drinking game asshole where you have to give up your best cards to the President and Vice President. The Red Sox and Phillies are the Prez and Vice and the Mets and Angles are the asshole. They have to wear silly hats and get John Henry beer. The Sox and Phills can also make up rules… either this analogy has legs and I’m a genius or I just drink too much.

The 'East Coast Bias Report' – 1st Ed. "Wait. What?"

…if I’m Theo I make this move just to have a guy called Max-Ram on my club. Max-Ram! That might be the coolest first name/last name contraction things that A-Rod has made so popular…

The ‘East Coast Bias Report’ – 1st Ed. “Wait. What?”

…if I’m Theo I make this move just to have a guy called Max-Ram on my club. Max-Ram! That might be the coolest first name/last name contraction things that A-Rod has made so popular…

Tiger Woods – No Man's, or Woman's, Land

    Tiger Wood’s wife, depending on who you ask – has either (a) moved out of his home, or (b) purchased herself a “mansion” on a Swedish Island with her “twin” sister.  [[see: Evil Twin Sister???]] This mansion, it is said, will be accessible only by ferry.  Ye Gods!  That’s right, kids, never mind the … Continue reading