Saturday Applesauce

Arizona Fall League

Peoria Saguaros 11, Phoenix Desert Dogs 3

  • Josh Thole went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Tobi Stoner pitched two scoreless innings of relief, walking two and striking out one.
  • Eddie Kunz pitched a perfect ninth, striking out one.

Hawaiian Winter Baseball

North Shore Honu 5, Honolulu Sharks 1

  • Ruben Tejada went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. He also stole a base.
  • Greg Veloz went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Josh Stinson started the game and got shelled, allowing four runs in 2.2 innings on three hits and six walks. Bleah.

Dominican Winter League

Leones del Escogido 14, Aguilas Cibaenas 12

  • Argenis Reyes went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, two RBI and three runs scored.
  • Ambiorix Concepcion went 1-for-1 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored.
  • Fernando Martinez went 0-for-2.
  • Abraham Nunez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Luis Terrero went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a HBP.

David Wright is the top ranked NL 3B according to the latest Elias player rankings. ESPN.com seems to have the full list of As and Bs, and this page has the top-ranked player at each position for both leagues.

Mets Tailgate takes a look at Javier Vazquez, who is likely available and probably underrated. Vazquez's walk and strikeout rates have always impressed me, and I consider myself a big fan even though his ERAs have usually been so-so. The White Sox are reportedly making him available, and Vazquez is owed $23 million for 2009 and 2010 combined.

Six Mets filed for free agency on Friday: Pedro Martinez, Moises Alou, Ramon Martinez, Tony Armas, Luis Ayala and Ricardo Rincon. Damion Easley, Oliver Perez and Matt Wise all filed on Thursday.

At FanGraphs, Dave Cameron runs down the 2008 All Free Agent Bargain Team.

Chase Utley has a dirty !@#$ing mouth.

Paul DePodesta runs down The Plan. A lot of it seems like a fairly intuitive way to run an organization, but it's pretty great that someone of DePodesta's stature would actually put fingers to keys and put this plan on the internets for all to see.

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