The Baseball Evolution Hall of Fame
In the lead-up the Hall of Fame announcement on Tuesday, Asher stumbles upon two Yankees pitchers whom Hall of Fame voters have treated inconsistently.
Year in Review - Top Ten Stories of 2005
As the new year approaches, let's take the time to reflect on the 2005 season, which turned out to be significant on many levels. Find out what events made Asher's Top 10 Stories of 2005.
What Kind of Player Makes a Good Manager? 10/13/05
What do seven out of the eight managers in the post-season all have in common? Hint - the one manager who is not like the others is, in Asher's opinion, one of the most overrated managers in the league today.
The We Don't Need No Stinkin' Steroids Team 7/24/05
Jason Giambi leads a host of players who have handled themseves pretty darn well despite being off the juice, while Brian Roberts reminds us that career years do occur in nature.
2005 Team Preview: New York Yankees 03/15/05
Few people realize just how lucky the New York Yankees were to win 101 games last year. Their record eclipsed their run differential-derived record by an unbelievable 12 games. They did well with runners in scoring position, (.272 to .268 overall), but that doesn’t explain 12 wins. They had one of the best 1-2 punches in the bullpen last year in Gordon and Rivera, but that doesn’t quite do it either. EQA predicted their runs perfectly last year, so that’s not the issue. We’re dealing with a team who relied greatly on luck.
2005 Yankees the Greatest Combination of Talent on One Team Ever? 01/08/05
Much has been made recently about the Yankees off-season moves, and it has been suggested that the 2005 Yanks may turn out to be the finest collection of talent ever to play for one team. Buster Olney, for example, has commented that the Yanks will have seven Hall of Fame candidates on their team this coming season, which of course begs the question – Which team in baseball history in fact had the greatest collection of talent ever?
Over Hyped Pitcher Acquisition Game
Much has been made of a recent Chicago White Sox acquisition, without a single reference to what I or many thousands of Mariners fans must be thinking: Freddy Garcia isn't that good!