My baseball preview in now available. A sample can be seen below or via the link:
The Prince Of New York’s 2007 Baseball Preview
Every team is represented and analyzed; projected standings and post-season results, in addition to post-season individual awards are included. There’s no vendettas; no selfish rants; simply the truth as I see it. Since the final text was written in late February-early March, there are some things that seem out dated and others that are eerily prescient. For example, there was no way I could know that injuries, trades or role exchanges were going to happen as quickly as they did. There have been position switches such as Freddy Sanchez moving to second base; Duaner Sanchez will be out for the Mets until about August; Todd Walker was released by the Padres; Jorge Julio was traded to the Marlins; Brady Clark was traded to the Dodgers. None of these moves will have much of an impact on their team’s projected standing.
Another move that might have an impact (for which I add a caveat in the book) on the standings is the rapid move of Jonathan Papelbon back into the role as Red Sox closer. In the book I wrote that unless the Red Sox received an unheard of performance from one of their "tryout" closers this spring, or paid the ransom that Nationals GM Jim Bowden was going to demand for Chad Cordero, they would have little choice but to put Papelbon back into the bullpen. I predicted that would happen by late May. I either overestimated the shortsightedness and arrogance of the Red Sox front office; or I underestimated their desperation. Be that as it may, the book is available and there’s a sample below. Any questions are welcome.