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Friday, May 30, 2003
Advance Scout: Red Sox, May 30-June 1. "Strange: Manny Ramirez's numbers are in line with his averages over his excellent career -- except for power ... He's slugging just .487, with only seven home runs ... He's always lit up the Jays with power, though ... But maybe not these Jays: Tanyon Sturtze is the only current Jays pitcher off of whom Manny has homered ..." (Batter's Box)
Kim Possible. Edward Cossette on the Hillenbrand/Kim trade. (Bambino's Curse)
David Eisenberg looks at the Hillenbrand/Kim trade.
This is a serious young thrower we have here, and the Sox know it. They're not worried about patching up the bullpen. They'll find other guys to do that. What they see is a rotation that for once, is not built around retreads:(eisenbergsports)
Clutch Hits thread on the Hillenbrand/Kim trade. Number of comments as of 9:23 am Eastern: 215. Usually when a Clutch Hits thread gets this long, people are talking about politics or They Might Be Giants or something. But they're still talking about the trade.
Aaron Gleeman gives his top 5 choices for American and National League MVP. (Aaron's Baseball Blog)
Don Malcolm saves some for the Fish: Fish Fry, Weeks 7-8, Part 1 and Part 2. (Big Bad Baseball)
Prospectus Triple Play: Indians, Dodgers, Mariners. "The Dodgers' offense has been one of the least productive units in the National League this season--currently second-to-last in the NL in Equivalent Average, six points ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates--while both their bullpen and their rotation have been among the best. Led by the irresistible force that is Eric Gagne (26 IP, 46 K, 5 BB, 2.42 ERA), the Dodgers have miraculously been able to maintain a winning record despite scoring fewer runs than any team in the majors save the Tigers." (Baseball Prospectus)
Prospectus Triple Play: Diamondbacks, Royals, Phillies. "One bright spot during the Royals' tailspin has been Angel Berroa, whose performance as a rookie more closely resembles his promising 2001 season than his disastrous 2002 campaign." (Baseball Prospectus)
Derek Zumsteg: "I've said this before, but baseball should seriously consider doing penance for their mistreatment of Montreal by building them a beautiful new stadium and setting them up with a quality ownership group, even if it doesn't come with the Selig Seal of Sycophancy. Revitalizing baseball in Montreal would be a huge victory for baseball's international aspirations, and would buy the league so much goodwill it'd be difficult to shake a stick at it." (Baseball Prospectus)
Wanted Man Busted by Baseball ‘Kiss Cam’. His parole officer was at the game, too. Oops. (ABCNEWS.com)