- River Avenue Blues takes a look at Kevin Millwood and pretty much hits the nail on the head:
(Millwood's numbers) aren’t great, but they’re — wait for it — better than you’d expect from (Sergio) Mitre. That’s the gold standard right now. If there is a pitcher out there who can pitch more innings and provide better results than, the have to at least kick the tires.
- The Yankee U compares some of the similarities between and the best starter the Yankees have developed since .
- It's About The Money notes the scary fact that our divisional rival with a knack for drafting well has 12 of the top 88 picks in this year's draft. I get the fact that draft picks aren't anywhere close to a sure thing, but there's probably something like a 1 in 5 chance of a player drafted that high making a contribution in the majors, and even a greater chance of earning legitimate prospect status for trade bait. That's not an advantage you like to see your rival gain.
- Fangraphs highlights a newly emerging discrepancy in the arbitration system:
The reality is that the arbitration system is setup to give a players pretty sizable raises as they gain service time, and if a player’s production slips or he doesn’t develop into a star at an early age, this last year of team control can turn out to be not all that useful.