Round ’em Up: Friday

11 04 2008

I’m going to try something a little different today.  I’m still going to do my standard Round ’em Up, but I’m going to supplement it with another post concerning other NL Central teams.  Friday’s Round ’em Ups will most likely be without as much commentary from now on unless they are big stories.  Otherwise this would all take too long for me…not that I don’t love doing this of course.

  • Prince Fielder went hitless against the Cincinnati Reds the last three games.  He’s a little pissed about it.  Usually, when Prince gets upset about something, the following pitchers pay.  I feel bad for the Mets.
  • Adam McCalvy does the standard “the Brewers need to get better on the road” article.  I agree, they do.  It’s just the same thing every year.
  • Here’s a preview of the Mets-Brewers series, courtesy of The Sports Bubbler.
  • I’ve been enjoying the “Prospects with something to prove” series that The Sports Bubbler has been doing.  Today, they look at pitchers who need to bring down their walk rateJeremy Jeffress and Luis Pena are mentioned.
  • The Junkball Blues has a great article today.  I agree wholeheartedly with his point that Brewers hitters seem to swing early and often the worse the pitcher is.  Josh Fogg?  Awful.  What did the Brewers do?  They swung out of their shoes early in the count.  Fogg threw 64 pitches before he left before the sixth inning.  That’s unacceptable.
  • Doug Davis‘ surgery went well yesterday.  Good to hear.
  • The New York Mets signed Claudio Vargas to a minor league deal.  No wonder Doug Melvin couldn’t find a suitable trading partner for him.
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