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Monday, June 09, 2003
Cubs take series from Yanks amid Series atmosphere. Mark Prior struck out 10 in six innings. (

Christian Ruzich: "I wish George Steinbrenner owned the Cubs." (Bronx Banter, June 9 entry)

Millar homers twice as Lowe stymies Brewers. The Red Sox are back in first place. (

Prospectus Triple Play: Expos, Giants, Blue Jays. "Fernando Tatis is a serious contender for the title of worst regular in the majors. Tatis has put up a mesmerizing line of .211/.281/.299 this season while playing third base with the range of Steve Balboni and the arm of...what has no arm?...a snake, that'll do." (Baseball Prospectus)

Prospectus Triple Play: Astros, Brewers, Athletics. "'Bad' Ausmus never has much chance of being even an average catcher offensively, but this is ridiculous. Ausmus recently pulled into the lead in the race for worst regular catcher in the majors (as rated by VORP), underpowering the likes of Michael Barrett and Brandon Inge." (Baseball Prospectus)

Joe Sheehan: "Last week, Joe Garagiola Jr. made the latest in a long series of heavily-criticized trades in which he gave up young players developed by the Diamondbacks for older talent...This isn't the first time he's made a trade that left me shaking my head, and yet, the Diamondbacks have been one of the most successful franchises in baseball since they entered the league." (Baseball Prospectus)

Baseball's Dream Teams. One all-time team for each franchise, by Rob Neyer. For the Angels, it goes:
DH-Don Baylor
C- Bob Boone
1B- Wally Joyner
2B- Bobby Grich
SS- Jim Fregosi
3B- Troy Glaus
LF- Brian Downing
CF- Jim Edmonds
RF- Tim Salmon
SP1- Chuck Finley
SP2- Nolan Ryan
SP3- Frank Tanana
SP4- Mike Witt
RP- Troy Percival

Rob Neyer on the four-and-a-half-man rotation. Hey, they changed his picture. (

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     Gregg's Baseball, etc. (Red Sox)

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