Usually, the morning after a bad day, you wake up feeling better than when you went to sleep. Not today, for me. Somehow I actually feel worse today than I did after yesterday’s double-tap of bad news. At least there’s a bevy of good prospect news coming, including a great piece from Sahadev Sharma on Mike Olt. Stay tuned on the prospect stuff …
- If it’s not fun to look forward right now (well, other than that prospect stuff), how about looking backward? Paul Lukas writes about the full slate of throwback jerseys the Cubs will wear this season to commemorate Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary, together with pictures. The picture that follows was the display the Cubs had up at the Convention, featuring four of the throwbacks. My favorite? Other than the Chicago Federals jersey the Cubs will wear for the 100th anniversary game (not in that picture, but you can see it in Lukas’s article), I really like the 1942 home jersey in the upper left, complete with the historically-accurate (but NFL-logo-looking) “health” patch:
- Sam Miller writes a fascinating piece about the incentives of tanking, and whether the Astros should be ashamed of what they’ve done. Obviously much of what is written could be written about the Cubs, who are in a similarly large market and are similarly stripping payroll (of course, not even remotely to the level the Astros have).
- A deep profile on Ivy Leaguer – and pretty darn good pitcher – Kyle Hendricks.
- Speaking of bad news, there’s bad news for the Cardinals! They have too many quality options for the rotation! What’s that, you say? That’s not bad news? Well, shit. FanGraphs looks at the Cardinals’ rotation “woes,” and my eyes start to well up. The Cardinals’ rotation options – like, good ones, not depth ones – go eight(!) deep: Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly, Jaime Garcia, Carlos Martinez, and Trevor Rosenthal.