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Monthly Archive: November 2009

Monday

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November 2009

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State of the System: Shortstop

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We continue to trip through the system today with a look at the SS position. If you’ve missed the first few editions of the series, here are some links as well as the schedule for the week: C / 1B / 2B / SS / 3B (Tues) / OF (Wed) / Righty SP (Thur) / Lefty SP (Fri) Age PA ▾ R 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Theriot, Ryan 29 MAJ 677 81 20 5 7 54 21 10 51 93 .284 .343 .369 .712 Castro, Starlin 19 H-A,AA,win 569 68 25 7 […]

Sunday

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November 2009

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Cancer, anyone?

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It’s been just over a year since The World’s Greatest Cubs Fan (my dad) received a cancer diagnosis from his physician. Just over a year since the major surgery to remove that cancerous lesion. And just under a year since the catastrophic chemotherapy which really changed our lives. That’s my justification (weak though it may be) for posting this review. “Cancer On $5 A Day” is an outstanding book, primarily for two reasons: 1. The author, Robert Schimmel is a stand-up comic, so there’s humor involved, and, 2. His first person descriptions of what chemotherapy was like helped me to […]

Friday

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November 2009

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GirlieView (11/13/2009)

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So Zambrano won another Silver Slugger award. I kinda wish he didn’t. First: he needs no more food for his already overweight ego. Second: it has the potential to serve as some sort of validation in his mind that he’s a hitter. I wouldn’t care except that he’s such a hothead to begin with, which as we’ve seen often derails his pitching. The more interest he puts into his hitting, the more likely he is to get upset when he doesn’t come through. And we all know what happens when he gets upset. I’m so over Zambrano. Now if only […]

Wednesday

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November 2009

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State of the System: Second Base

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We continue our state of the system series with a look at the second base position. Don’t forget to follow us on In case you missed the first two editions of the series you can go back and review: Catcher / First Base Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS *Fontenot, Mike 29 MAJ 419 38 89 22 2 9 43 4 1 35 83 .236 .301 .377 .677 Baker, Jeff 28 MAJ,AAA,H-A 281 31 72 18 2 5 26 1 0 23 57 .283 .345 .429 .774 #Miles, Aaron 32 […]

Wednesday

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November 2009

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State of the System: First Base

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Before we continue the State of the System series with the first base position, I wanted to take a minute to remind you that we’re on Twitter. I would highly recommend following us, as I’m getting in the habit of posting things there a lot more often than here for the small things. It’s a great way to know when things break (including new posts) right as they go live. Just click the twitter icon to be taken to our page. Now that that’s out of the way, here are the results for the qualifying 1B from this year, including […]