Three soft tossers who are struggling on the mound, a couple of soft tossers that are having success, and three hitters who have had a lot of success. Sooner or later the regression monster rears it's ugly head. Sometimes it takes a few weeks, sometimes a few months, and sometimes it might even take a year or two. Eventually though, the monster usually gets its target. Three hurlers for the Phillies, Cubs and Pirates might have been caught. The Athletics and Cardinals have good pitching staffs, and we'll highlight two names today that aren't exactly of the household variety. Offensively the Red and White Sox have two hitters that are performing fairly well while the Indians made a commitment to a hitter that has been excellent in limited work this season.
Well I certainly hope this column finds you well; with a belly full of beer and brats and all appendages still attached. While many of us were able to take some time off to spend the holiday with family and friends, those who play professional baseball for a living still had to punch the clock on Thursday and put in an honest day’s work. Some did a real nice job of it, some, not so much. Since my hangover is currently the size of the great state of Montana, allow me to be brief here when I dish out the highlights.