1. Here's a Thought: Projecting Cliff Pennington's 2010

    Anytime the Oakland A's deficiencies are brought up, the first thing that tends to come up is "They need a shortstop." Why? Cliff Pennington hit .279/.342/.418 last year. Shortstops as a whole hit ...

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  2. Here's a Thought: Minnesota Twins' Glen Perkins Is Better Than He Looks

    You'd think I was a Twins fan if you'd only read my last four articles: Three of them have been about Minnesota's baseball franchise...

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  3. Here's a Thought: Was Minnesota Twins' Jose Mijares Lucky in 2009?

    Twins left-handed relief pitcher Jose Mijares has long been a highly-rated prospect, with a low-90s fastball and an excellent slider. He appeared to live up to the hype as a rookie in 2009, posting a 2...

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  4. Here's a Thought: Underrated Prospect—San Francisco's Eric Surkamp

    When one thinks of the Giants' top prospects, he or she typically thinks of the promise of Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, and Thomas Neal, or perhaps the horrific downfall of Angel Villalona...

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  5. Here's a Thought: Underrated Prospect--Minnesota's Josmil Pinto

    While my bio claims that I know about 2000 players currently in affiliated baseball (and I stand by that claim), my knowledge begins to fracture as you get lower and lower in the minors...

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  6. Here's a Thought: Breaking Down the Oakland A's Major and Minor League Second Basemen

    Earlier in the offseason, I broke down the catchers in the A's organization. That article can be found at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/307963-heres-a-thought-breaking-down-the-oakland-as-major-and-minor-league-catchers...

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  7. Here's a Thought: Matt Capps—A Bright Spot For The Washington Nationals

    My writing has recently been somewhat derogatory toward the Nationals pitching staff. In the past week, I pointed out how lefty reliever Sean Burnett got far more defensive support than anyone ...

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  8. Here's a Thought: Oakland A's Designate LHP Jay Marshall For Assignment

    The Athletics signed Justin Duchscherer to a one-year deal earlier this week, and I praised the move. Of course, Duchscherer's signing took up a 40-man roster spot, and someone thus had to go...

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  9. Here's a Thought: How Do We Look at the Game of Baseball?

    It's unbelievable to me how quickly time flies. I started writing here at Bleacher Report just before the 2008 MLB season started, in late March, and here we are, two days short of 2010. A lot has happened in nearly two years...

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  10. Here's a Thought: Mark DeRosa Doesn't Deserve $12 Million

    The San Francisco Giants wound up making the mistake. But if they hadn't, someone else would have. For some reason unbeknownst to me, baseball execs throughout MLB thought Mark DeRosa was worth several million dollars a year...

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  11. Here's a Thought: Oakland A's Improve By Signing Justin Duchscherer

    The Oakland Athletics signed Justin Duchscherer to a one-year, $5.5 million deal earlier this week. This is the sort of move I've been hoping the A's would make for weeks...

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  12. Here's a Thought: Washington Nationals' Sean Burnett on Shaky Ground

    The Nationals acquired Sean Burnett from the Pittsburgh Pirates during midseason 2009 and were rewarded with a 3.20 ERA down the stretch. Burnett also posted a 3.06 ERA with Pittsburgh prior to the trade, so his ERA for the year was 3...

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  13. Here's a Thought: Recapping Minor League Free Agent Losses-Florida Marlins

    In the offseason, much is made of the comings and goings of established major league players in free agency. But many often overlook the same thing happening in the minor leagues...

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  14. Here's a Thought: Colorado Rockies' Matt Daley Succeeds Despite Flyballing Ways

    You've probably never heard of Matt Daley, unless you're a fan of an NL West team. Heck, I'd never heard of him until the Rockies called the right-handed relief pitcher up early last season...

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  15. Here's a Thought: The Intrigue Of Jonathan Sanchez

    Say what you want about San Francisco GM Brian Sabean (I'm personally not a fan), but the man can build a defense. The Giants were the fourth-best defensive team of 2009 according to UZR, behind ...

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  16. Here's a Thought: Sergio Mitre's 2009...Actually Not That Bad?

    Yesterday, I took a look at the pitcher with the highest True ERA/ERA differential in the majors: Reds closer Francisco Cordero, whose 2.16 ERA was 2.70 runs lower than his 4.86 True ERA...

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  17. Here's a Thought: Recapping Minor League Free Agent Losses--Colorado Rockies

    In the offseason, much is made of the comings and goings of established major league players in free agency. But many often overlook the same thing happening in the minor leagues...

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  18. Here's a Thought: Recapping Minor League Free Agent Losses--Cincinnati Reds

    In the offseason, much is made of the comings and goings of established major league players in free agency. But many often overlook the same thing happening in the minor leagues...

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  19. Here's a Thought: Recapping Minor League Free Agent Losses-Chicago Cubs

    In the offseason, much is made of the comings and goings of established major league players in free agency. But many often overlook the same thing happening in the minor leagues...

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  20. Here's a Thought: Recapping Minor League Free Agent Losses-Atlanta Braves

    In the offseason, much is made of the comings and goings of established major league players in free agency. But many often overlook the same thing happening in the minor leagues...

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  21. Here's a Thought: Recapping Minor League Free Agent Losses-Arizona Diamondbacks

    In the offseason, much is made of the comings and goings of established major league players in free agency. But many often overlook the same thing happening in the minor leagues...

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  22. Here's a Thought: Francisco Cordero Is Primed for 2010 Regression

    When Francisco Cordero left the Brewers after the 2007, he was an elite reliever no matter where you looked in his stats. His 44 saves, 2.98 ERA, 2.24 FIP, 2.82 xFIP, 2.12 tRA, and 2.70 True ERA all confirmed that Cordero was excellent in 2007...

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  23. Here's a Thought: Statistically, the 10 Worst Starters of 2009 Are...

    Continuing my statistical adventures that began when I looked at the 10 best relievers of 2009 (http://bleacherreport...

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  24. Here's a Thought: Statistically, the 10 Best Starters of 2009 Are...

    Continuing my statistical adventures that began when I looked at the 10 best relievers of 2009 (http://bleacherreport...

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  25. Here's a Thought: Statistically, the 10 Worst Relievers of 2009 Are...

    Continuing my statistical adventures that began when I looked at the 10 best relievers of 2009 (http://bleacherreport...

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