If you are in New York city on Friday, I’ll be drinking at Brazen Head for happy hour — it’s right near Atlantic Station and near every train in the world and they have good craft beers. Maybe I see you?
If you like serious things, then I wrote seriously about Brett Myers moving to the closer role in Houston. It’s strange that they would take a guy that was a fine back-end starter and useful for 200 innings and put him in a 70-inning role, but that’s what they are doing. I thought it might be in order to give some young guys a shot at the rotation, but now it looks like the oldest guy ever — Livan Hernandez — might get his spot. So I don’t get it.
If you like less serious things, I made ten bold predictions bound to go wrong for this upcoming baseball season. It’s fantasy-oriented, but there are nuggets in there for fans of many teams. Like, for example, my love of Lucas Duda is laid bare for Mets fans to enjoy.
And even less serious was the list of my nicknames I published on FanGraphs in response to the fact that Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton wants to go from Mike Stanton to Giancarlo Stanton — but will also answer to Bam-Bam. The most classic response to my article was a new nickname: Raggedy Een. Wow!
Also, if you were thinking about going to Arizona, there’s another reason to go: I’ll be on a fantasy panel at the SABR convention March 15-17 in Phoenix. Baseball and nerdery, you gotta come.