We’re all in a bad mood this morning. And I still can’t type. And I don’t like the dictation thingy.
- Michael Baumann has six “wild stats” that summarize the 2019 season.
- David Schoenfield has the biggest happy surprises and the biggest disappointments from the 2019 season.
- Richard Justice has good news and bad news for five playoff teams.
- Congratulations to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who collected his 2000th win as a manager on Wednesday. Bochy is the 11th manager to reach that total. The other ten are in Cooperstown.
- Grant Brisbee has five regular season games that best define Bochy’s career in San Francisco. (The Athletic sub. req.)
- Reports are that the Marlins have agreed to a two-year extension with manager Don Mattingly.
- We’ve discussed which managers are in jeopardy of losing their jobs, but R.J. Anderson ranks all 30 general managers on their job security.
- Jon Tayler discusses the Yankees chances of winning the World Series.
- Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave in connection with MLB’s domestic violence policy.
- Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez could be deported to his native Venezuela if convicted on the felony sex crime charges he is currently facing.
- The US Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the death of Tyler Skaggs.
- Wallace Matthews wonders why there aren’t any official team captains in MLB anymore. The last two captains, the Mets David Wright and the Rangers Adrian Beltre, retired at the end of last season and have not been replaced.
- Patrick Brennan looks at what teams that overperform and underperform their pre-season projections have in common.
- Devan Fink Writes about how the moves the Athletics made at the trade deadline from are paying off big now.
- Gabe Lacques has a profile of Indians ace pitcher Mike Clevinger.
- Here is the MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year for each team. One hitter and one pitcher.
- The Arizona Fall League started on Wednesday and here are the top 8 prospects playing in the AFL this year.
- Stephanie Apstein explains how former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti ended up as a scout for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.
- Eric Stephen remembers the weekend in 1989 when the Dodgers played 53 innings in three days.
- Eric Chesterton has a look at beep baseball for the blind.
- And finally, with all the stories about legal issues today, how about a story about a legal theft? Here’s Orioles outfielder Austin Hays with maybe the home run robbery of the year, as well as the home run robbery celebration of the year.
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.