Thursday, February 16, 2012

R.I.P., the Kid

Very saddened just now to hear about the passing of Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter. As a Red Sox fan, I'll admit to having mixed feelings about him (memories of '86 die hard) but their is no denying the unbridled enthusiasm with which he played the game, as few players seem to have as much fun playing it as Carter. (Though Kirby Puckett comes to mind.) And as I was not aware of his cancer diagnosis last May, his passing comes as a great shock to me. Baseball has lost one of the few remaining players who gave it all he had, but managed to remember that it was still all a game.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Can't believe it's almost time...

...for Pitchers and Catchers to report to camp!

Yeah, I know: I've been neglecting this blog for some time now. But I would like to get back into the swing of things, and get rather a few updates done by the time the season starts. I've revised the selection rules a little bit (thanks to the inability of enough Diamondback players to qualify in order to make a full team!) and have corrected a few over sights - some of which were pointed out to me in the comments.

Most importantly, I've got updated rosters for all teams to reflect players' 2011 performances, and adding new players who've climbed their team's all-time WAR rankings high enough to boot some old-timer of the roster. I will focus on getting the individual team pages updated (at this time NONE have been) and getting some more pictures and stats posted. In the meantime, I would like to extend my congratulations to Miguel Cabrera, Chris Campuano, Chris Carpenter, John Danks, Alex Gordon, Jeremy Guthrie, Corey Hart, Chase Headly, Jeremy Hellickson, Tim Hudson, Matthew Joyce, Howie Kendrick, Ian Kennedy, Jon Lester, Tim Lincecum , Nick Markakis, Kazuo Matsui, Dustin Pedroia, Ricky Romero, Justin Verlander, C.J. Wilson and Kevin Youkilis for making their respective 2011 All-Time, All-Star Teams.