Monthly Archives July 2011

Thinking strategically

If you like the Fukudome trade–and what’s not to like about a deal that nets the Cubs another 21-year-old prospect with the size, speed, power, glove and strong right arm of a Junior Lake?–then you should hand most of the credit to Mike Quade. When none of your starting outfielders is punching his weight, it’s […]

Where change is needed: at the top

On-base percentage is fine, but after you walk you still have to get around the bases. A walk seldom drives in a run, and it is relevant, I think, how often a walk scores a run. If a hitter’s production is measured in runs scored and driven in, then Fukudome is the least productive hitter […]