Ah, the girls of the interweb. I’d go online with them any day.
Today’s Transaction Analysis at Baseball Prospectus covers the West divisions up to about last week. While written without a byline, U.S.S. Mariner readers will recognize the style of one of the teams covered. It’s a subscription article, but you should subscribe anyway, so there.
Ahhh, it’s a great day for PI (“Kicking the Times’ ass for so long our feet are sore”):
Art Thiel “M’s caught looking” is nice and brutal, and (correctly) predicts the M’s won’t be headed to the playoffs this year. He also… man, it’s just a great piece and it’s all the better for running in a local paper where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skiiiiieeeeesssss are all cloudy allll daaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy… Hoooome, home on the page… sorry, sorry.
Plus and Minus: What the Mariners are gaining, losing
AL West: How the rest of the division has faired so far
Seriously, if you’re going to subscribe to a paper for the sports section, buy the PI and then get on the interweb to read Larry Stone at the Times.
Mmmm… international talent.
Remember, the M’s can sign foreign players and not have it count against their budget!