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Arizona Fall League

Peoria Javelinas 18, Peoria Saguaros 11

  • Daniel Murphy is no longer dead to me, going 3-for-5 with two ribs and two runs.
  • Josh Thole went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored *swoons*

Hawaiian Winter League

North Shore Honu 3, Honolulu Sharks 2

  • Greg Veloz went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Jordan Abruzzo went 0-for-4.
  • Josh Stinson pitched four scoreless innings, striking out five while walking two and allowing two singles.
  • Junior Guerra allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth to earn the loss.

MetsGeek RaysGeek has Rays-centric content on the team and the pitchers they'll face.

Neat meanderings piece at Walk Like A Sabermetrician, lots of good nuggets in there. I like this one:

I want to mention this before the Rays have a chance to ruin it, but if you look at the expansions in groups of two teams, one of the teams has won the World Series and the other has not. This is true for all of the expansions except the 1969 NL expansion, in which neither team has won:

1961: Angels, Senators
1962: Mets, Colt .45s
1969N: Padres, Expos (the exception)
1969A: Royals, Pilots
1977: Blue Jays, Mariners
1993: Marlins, Rockies
1998: Diamondbacks, Devil Rays

Prior to his arrest for DUI the other day, Joba Chamberlain was apparently seen arguing with a Red Sox fan at a tittie bar. Niiice. Weirdest line in that article:

Kat, a regular dancer at the joint, said she didn't even know there was a Yankee in her midst and took no notice of the beef.

"I don't pay attention to altercations - unless I start them," said the blond, who took the stage last night in striped prison garb that she seductively shed.

Emphasis is mine.

Federal Baseball breaks down the Nats' positional battle at second base for 2009. Among the candidates is Mets castoff Anderson Hernandez, who hit well in limited playing time after being traded for Luis Ayala in August. I contributed a brief scouting report for the piece, which appears at the tail end if you're at all interested.

The Braves are considered the front-runners in the Jake Peavy sweepstakes. Joy.

Not at all baseball-related, but The Onion rarely ceases to crack me up.