I don't really want to wait around till Friday on these, so a bit of link-mania.
- For some reason folks keep wanting to ruin their fine podcasts by asking me to appear on them. In this case, 14-year old phenom and Red Sox fan Alex Reimer asked me to talk about the NL Central(Episode #111)
and do one of my least favorite things, make predictions. I was a bit skeptical at first at the whole 14-year old thing, but once you hear the open to his show you realize he's going to be taking over the world at any point and I'd like to get on his good side.
- John Sickels does a prospect smackdown
between Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury and Cubs CF (you may have heard of him) Felix Pie. Sickels gives the nod to Pie and has him quite a bit higher than most prospect lists at around #22 overall in baseball, although he originally had Ellsbury one spot above Pie, but seemed to change his mind in the midst of writing his article.
- Hardball Times uses their projection numbers that you can find in their preseason book
(including an article by yours truly) to try and predict the division races.
They've got the Cubs and Cardinals in a virtual dead heat, with the Cards winning by one game finishing with 85 wins.
- SI.com has revamped their team pages and made it considerably more fan-friendly
. So much so, that our RSS feed (along with a few other fine Cubs blogs) are included at the bottom. Smart way for SI.com to try and differentiate themselves from all the other sports sites if I do say so myself.