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The Unluckiest Team
Has anyone noticed how out of whack the Indians record is with their runs scored and runs allowed? As it stands right now, the Indians are 48-64, 16 games below .500, but they've scored 602 runs while allowing 570. Their pythagorean record would put them at 59 wins, that's 11 wins above where they actually are. What's more amazing is that if you check out the Baseball Prospectus adjusted standings, the Indians are a full 15 games behind their third order win total.

Have the Indians just been unlucky this year or are they really as bad as their record indicates? Is there any doubt that everyone should take the over on wins by the Indians next season?

Posted by Herb at 8/10/2006 2:52:00 PM

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Disturbing Story about Marlins' Prospect...
in the Boston Globe.

Posted by Mike D. at 8/10/2006 9:11:00 AM
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Morneau Breaks Out
Justin Morneau hit his 30th home run and drove in his 100th RBI in Wednesday's win over Detroit. His 8th-inning two-run home run was the game winner.

He's now the first Twins player to hit 30 home runs since 1987, when Kent Hrbek (34), Tom Brunansky (32) and Gary Gaetti (31) reached the mark during their first world championship season.

What's amazing about the streak is that during the last 17-years the Twins have been one of the better franchises with a world series title (1991), four playoff appearences and nine winning seasons. And their home ballpark is called the "homer dome."

Meanwhile Morneau is quietly making a case to be MVP. He has 19 homers with 63 RBIs in 55 games since June 7. In the AL, he's 9th in OPS, 2nd in RBIs and could finish much higher if he keeps up his recent pace.

We put him on the RotoWire MLB magazine cover in 2005. We were just a year off thinking he'd be this kind of hitter. Staying healthy is making a difference.

Posted by Peter Schoenke at 8/10/2006 8:03:00 AM

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RotoWire Users are Better Informed than the Reds GM
From the AP:

"Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky sought an explanation Tuesday for why Cincinnati was unaware that reliever Gary Majewski had a sore shoulder when they got him in a trade with Washington."

I got an explanation for him. He didn't use RotoWire. As we pointed out in today's Majewski update, we reported in a May 8 update that, according to the Washington Post, Majewski had been diagnosed with a mild case of tendinitis in his shoulder.

We offer gift subscriptions. A Reds fan out there should get one for Krivsky.

Posted by Jason Thornbury at 8/8/2006 5:32:00 PM

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Take that MLB
Great news for the fantasy world today: A judge ruled in favor of CDM in its lawsuit against MLB. The long and short of it is that fantasy operations can use player names and statistics without licensing agreements. The ruling, if it's not overturned on appeal, potentially has a wider impact than just fantasy world, too.

Posted by Jason Thornbury at 8/8/2006 5:09:00 PM
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