Dobbs and BP Premium articles
Two quick hits:
After reading his column about Mariners clubhouse guy Ted Walsh, there seemed cause for hope that Levesque would put together what Ron Fairly might call a “two game writing streak.” Perhaps he had even read some wise counsel about stepping off the well-trodden road for ideas.
But no, we’re back to elevating the gritty, bad player. Pity.
* Interested in the Mariners’ prospects for injury? Of course you are. Heard of Will Carroll? Of course you have. Subscribe to Baseball Prospectus? Maybe you do. Meet all three criteria? Check out Will’s take on the M’s, especially the Aaron Sele zinger.
* While I’m linking to BP Premium content, scope Nate Silver’s PECOTA system’s projections for the American League. The system expects the A’s to win the division by five games over the Angels, with the M’s finishing last, just behind Texas.
Don’t worry: my spreadsheet can beat up Nate’s spreadsheet.