• Steve Stone is a favorite of many in the Cub fan base, though my love for him has waned the more I listen to him on the Score. He still has excellent insight, but his arrogance at times turns me off. Nonetheless, he maintains his own blog at stevestone.com. In his latest post, he mentions some prospects in the farm system. (Source)
  • The Hardball Times took a look at the last 25 postseasons and ranked them from best to worst. Not surprisingly, this year’s postseason was near the bottom and 2003 near the top. (Source)
  • John Heyman of SI.com takes a crack at predicting with some of the top free agents this off-season should command on the open market. It’s nice to go back and look at this once the players sign to see how he did. My guess is that he won’t do very well, because no one ever does. (Source)
  • The Cub Reporter had a great post about what the payroll looks like for the Cubs in 2008 and 2009, courtesy of Arizona Phil. It’s well worth the read. (Source)
  • Michael Lewis (Not the Moneyball guy), submitted an Op-Ed piece for the NY Times entitled, Baseball’s Losing Formula in which he took a look at the problem with revenue sharing the way it currently works. (Source)
  • Murray Chass talks about if the owners are engaging in collusion against Scott Boras and A-Rod this year. I know it’s “against the rules”, but this might be an instance where Bud Selig needs to step in and do something to fix this. If not, we could be looking at Rodriguez signing a deal worth more than 17 of the MLB franchises according to Forbes.com. (Source)
  • Carrie Muskat did a piece on Josh Vitters, the Cubs recent first round pick and his adjustment from the high school life to the life a professional ballplayer. (Source)
  • John Donovan presents five burning questions of the hot stove. (Source)
  • Nothing better than a nice bottle of perspiration soda, or perhaps field turf is your soda of choice. Seriously, this is gross. (Source)
  • Rick Reilly tossed out an article about Colorado baseball fans and their wait for a team and mentions that Cub fans didn’t suffer near as much as they did. (Source)Every Sunday morning, we’ll highlight some good writing around the web and beyond. Feel free to send me submissions of things you run across, whether it be good YouTube videos, sports related blog posts, or good columns. Send all submissions to:
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