Carlos Lee

Follow The Money

by on March 2, 2011 · 2 comments

By my rough estimate, the 6 teams in the NL Central are going to start the 2011 season with a combined $544M committed to team payrolls.  Yikes.  Check out the breakdown: Cubs ~ $133M Cardinals ~ $109M Astros ~ $91M Brewers ~ $84M Reds ~ $76M Pirates ~ $51M If you split teams 1-3 and 4-6 [...]

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It’s never too early to start looking at the competition in the NL Central division, and it’s not a bad idea to take stock of things before free agency changes the competitive landscape.  I’ll begin by looking south of St. Louis at the Houston Astros – the team that surprised many by posting a 76-86 [...]

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For the sake of his pitching success, Chris Carpenter needs to chill out… To wit- 09.18.2005 – 4 innings pitched, 4 earned runs 10.07.2009 – 5 innings pitched, 4 earned runs 04.21.2010 – 7 innings pitched, 3 earned runs 05.13.2010 – 8 innings pitched, 4 earned runs Carp is a fierce competitor, no doubt, but [...]

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