There are a ton of great baseball blogs out there, and I thought it would be fun to take a tour around the baseball blogosphere to see what everyone else is saying.
— Let’s start with Blade, who is rounding up some information about the Reds.
— Aaron Gleeman is not happy that his Twins signed Tony Batista.
— Brew Crew Ball notes that the Pirates are still looking for a third sacker, and they may have their sights set on former Red Joe Randa.
— Sam over at RaysTalk is looking at how Scott Kazmir can improve. If the Reds had a Kazmir on their roster next season, they’d be real contenders. Seriously.
— At Dodger Thoughts (one of my favorite baseball blogs), Jon discusses the arrival of Nomar Garciaparra…but he says not to believe that Nomar will be playing 1B until you see it.
I’m not sure why they’d put him there ahead of Hee Seop Choi. Choi seems to me to be severely underrated.
— There’s some irrational exuberance over at Cub Reporter, as they’re dreaming of Shawn Green in right field.
— Rob at The Birdwatch says the Cardinals just overpaid for a Grade-B reliever.
— Everything’s great at Baseball Musings. Just keep scrolling.
— At Halos Heaven, they are up to number 69 on the list of Top 100 Angels of all time. That might be a good project for Redleg Nation. I don’t know how they came up with 100 good Angels, but we shouldn’t have as difficult a time with Redleg history.
— John Sickels is critiquing Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty in a continuing series at Minor League Ball.
— TigerBlog is looking back at the Tigers’ 1901 season.
— Athletics Nation has some new tees. If our readership continues to grow, we have to get some t-shirts.
— Baseball Crank fears that Nomar Garciaparra has skipped the “Fred Lynn in Anaheim” stage of his career and fast forwarded directly to the “Fred Lynn in Baltimore” stage.
— Meanwhile, Replacement Level Yankees Weblog laments the fact that the Evil Empire didn’t sign Nomar.
— At Baseball Analysts (another great baseball blog), Bob Klapisch reveals that he’s been converted: he thinks that Bert Blyleven belongs in the Hall of Fame. What took so long?
Okay, that’ll do it for now. Enjoy.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at email@example.com.