Monday, January 11, 2010
* You live by the Brady, you die by the Brady. And in nearly all cases, we have lived very well.
* If you found DJ Bean’s piece on Latin American baseball interesting, then you should rent Sugar. It is a nice story on how difficult a transition it is for Latin players trying to make it to the Show.
* Adrian Beltre is great with the glove, but he may not get as many opportunities to flash the leather as the Red Sox were 2nd to last in ground balls induced in 2009. With many of the same pitchers, this trend is unlikely to change much.
* One tidbit from Johnny Damon on his experience on moving from center to left as part of Nick Cafardo’s insightful summary of opinions on Jacoby Ellsbury being slated to play in front of the Monster: “Of course, when I got to arbitration after the season, the first thing they brought up at the hearing was that I’d moved to left and wasn’t worth as much.” It is note worthy that Damon and Ellsbury share the infamous, although may not be warranted, agent Scott Boras.