It’s a saturday night, and all my drink buddies were tied down. With the wifey in Punta Cana for a week+, I was wondering what to do with my night. I headed to Barnes & Noble booksellers to catch up on my baseball reading. I think it’s time I offer my thoughts and reviews of what I found.
A book I could not help but pick up was Denny Mcclain’s “I told you I wasn’t perfect”. I wanted to see what it had to offer because I have heard exploits of how bad of a screw-up Mcclain was, as well as he’s had some very strange connections in a life thats involved him in a million stories. Here’s what I found noteworthy during my 30 minutes browsing the book:
This past week, Deadspin.com took a look at Baseball Prospectus and the book I wanted to get, which was my reason for going to Barnes & Noble tonight. Unfortunately a copy of Who’s Who in Baseball was nowhere to be found. I did get a look at the often well publicsized Baseball Prospectus for 2007, glancing over my favorite players and teams. Is it just me or does it seem like Bill James is getting more run time for this each and every year? I’ve heard an awful lot about it this year, perhaps more than ever before. Here’s my thoughts on BP:
I read up on a few actual fantasy baseball magazines for the upcoming draft, and I think I found my next buy other then the Denny Mcclain book. There’s a feature book on the Indians by Akron Beacon reporter Terry Pluto (who didn’t respond to interview requests by us I might add), but it talks about the trades that have helped rebuild the Indians, from acquiring Hafner from Texas to the Bartolo Colon trade that landed Brandon Phillips, Cliff Lee, and Grady Sizemore. Lots of good info on current Indians GM, Mark Shapiro and the way he thinks. He will eventually make Billy Beane look like a C+ student in my opinion, but time shall tell.