Bill James Handbook
The Democrat & Chronicle has an interesting piece with some notes from Bill James Handbook. Freddy Sanchez is mentioned as having the highest Home Batting Average in 2006 with .388. There are plenty of other interesting stats listed for the stat geek in all of us.
The Pirates have to hate this coming out just before arbitration hearings.
The NY Daily News has a listing of Managers salaries. Tracy checks in at $1m and in the middle of the pack.
I find it interesting some managers barely make league minimum for players.
The Seattle Times recaps the Mariners missing out on Lawrence. They also report Cha Seung Baek and Jake Woods will compete for the 5th spot in the rotation if no moves are made. Tomo Ohka, Tony Armas and Bruce Chen are mentioned as FA starters still available.
As I said earlier, Seattle is likely the mystery team that has joined the Ohka-mania phenomenon.