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Flooding the Market: 1B/DH-Types Abound

One development last offseason was that many good hitting but defensively challenged players – or "1B/DH-types" – found a weak market for their services and had to take contracts well below what...

(Self)-Pimpin' ain't easy

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Ok... I'm sorry, but it's a proud moment. My first "official" column for Driveline Mechanics. It's something I started doing that would focus on the Royals, but, well, as you can see, it is of more general interest, although Mike Jacobs fans will be happy to see that he does have his defensive uses (ahem)... Some other of our (my) favorite characters and motifs make cameos. I won't self-promote too much here, just wanted to thank everyone here again for their encouragement. I'm sure you wish you could take it back now. I still have stuff I want to do about the Royals, but for now, my three-part series, dedicated to Gopherballs, is on hold. A preview of what you missed: Part I: Joakim Soria: Starter or Closer? Part II: Wither Mark Teahen? Part III: Yup, pr0f3550r Farnsworth still sux

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Gold Glove Designated Hitters for 2008

What is the job of the major league position player when he comes up to bat? Simply put -- to create runs. What is the job of the major league position player when he is fielding? Simply put -- to...

Jose Guillen Ranks First in Something

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Unfortunately, the ranking concerns which major leaguer was playing "most out of position this year." Actually, Guillen is tied for first with Pat Burrell.

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