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Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Larry Mahnken: "Hey, I have a great idea. Let's spend $170 million on a baseball team--but don't spend ANY money on depth. ANYWHERE." (Replacement Level Yankees Weblog)

Alex Belth interviews Allen Barra on the state of the Yankees. "Have you seen Jeter out in the field? Do you see any sparks coming out of him? I’ve got to say that this is one of the worst defensive infields I’ve ever seen. Ventura can still catch balls hit at him, but he can’t move to either side. It’s just a terrible defensive infield." (Alex Belth's Bronx Banter)

Bad omens, good hitting keep Clemens at 299. He can still get his 300th win against the Red Sox - on the 4th of July! - if he fails to win in his next six starts. (

Prospectus Triple Play: White Sox, Astros, Brewers, A's, Cardinals, Rangers. "Publicly decrying sacrifice hits and stolen bases may have caused the most publicity, but the mainstay of the A's success is their pitching." (Baseball Prospectus)

Jays continue recent success with rout of ChiSox. Don't look now, but the Blue Jays are only 4 games out of first place. They're 18-6 in May. (

Manuel appears to be running out of time. The White Sox are 9-21 against teams with winning records. (

One Joe Morgan Chat Day at a Day. "Did you ever notice that a Joe Morgan chat session is like a trip back in time to the baseball age of jive, when commentators could promulgate stands like wins are all that matter in evaluating pitchers, that ballplayers today are inferior to those in the commentator's day, that RBI is the true measuring stick for a batter, etc. In other words their homespun hokum was the commerce of the day and since no one ever checked any of it out, their word was sacrosanct. Joe's more retro than a J.R. Richard jersey." (Mike's Baseball Rants, May 26 entry)

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