Jeff Wilson is doing a weekly mailbag column at the S-T site this year, and is looking for questions. Send in good ones.
Evan Grant highlights five important things about the Rangers win yesterday.
Jim Reeves thinks Kevin Millwood going out for the 7th was a direct result of Nolan Ryan's "work deeper into games" mantra.
For what it is worth, I think the Reeves/Ryan notion that pitchers don't go past 100 pitches anymore is a bit of a strawman...I think the number that is generally targeted is 110-115 pitches, which is around where Millwood ended up, with 120 pitches being the red flag point moreso than 100 pitches. But as long as we aren't expecting Derek Holland and Neftali Feliz to go out there every 5th day and throw 130+ pitches per start, I think we'll all be on the same page.
Over at BTB, they take a look at Cliff Lee's bad 2nd inning, including a graphic depiction of where his pitches were using the f/x data.
Rob Neyer talks about his search for star major league players who weren't good minor leaguers, and largely comes up empty. And he has a mention of LSB, which is always a good thing...
Richard Durrett talks some more about Elvis Andrus's debut, and Andrus's mindset going into the game.