Wednesday in the Sphere

Please welcome Cat-stink to the MLBlogosphere! Let’s just say that was an eye-opening introductory post. Hey, a first-round Draft pick can be just another 18-year-old.

Speaking of the First-Year Player Draft that we just conducted over the past two days: The Diamondbacks used a late pick (49th round) to pick a catcher named (Dominic) Piazza. Hey, it worked for the Dodgers in 1988 (62nd round).

Not drafted: Jeffrey Maier. The Yankees gave "that kid" a look-see this past week, so theoretically they can sign him sometime if they are so inclined.

Definitely a heavy college flavor at the top of this class. We have club-by-club analysis across the board, and feel free to leave your thoughts about your favorite team’s Draft.

Still drizzling outside our Chelsea offices, and the word is just in: Rainout.

Please leave your comment for Jorge Cantu on his latest post, now that he’s back in the lineup. Don’t you think we should open it up for people to give his MLBlog another name? Jorge Cantu’s World was the startup choice, but that was kind of Tommy’s deal long before.


Updated 10:45 pm ET: Speaking of the Draft, keep an eye on Adrian Gonzalez. He was the first overall pick of the 2000 Draft by the Marlins. Now in San Diego, he just slugged a big homer against Milwaukee and is one of the recent top overall picks who people have patiently waited to see reach his potential. Given some playing time now, it will be interesting to see what he does.


Jason and I are liveblogging tonight. Just giving you notice so you can put the big GO SOX icon on the sweet spot. You know, since the Sox are better and all. Thanks

– A

Diane, I like that name a lot. Re wallpapering, I don’t have any problem with it and don’t want to legislate anything here. I’ve said before that the MLBlogosphere is like a baseball stadium, and it’s just a paying customer in the crowd wanting to be heard. Some fans are louder than others. Having said that, fans in the same section often will tell that fan to cool it because they are paying customers, too. I think you see the analogy in this case. If it’s your MLBlog and someone is too loud on it in this way, then make sure that fan hears you.

Come to the Boogie Down for tonight’s live blog of the Yanks/Red Sox game. Come for the game, stay for the fun.


ps- Diane: that’s funny

Hmmm … perhaps “Cantu Attitude” ???

Mark: what is MLBlogs policy on “wallpapering” a “come and see my blog” comment on multiple bloggers’ pages (while not actually leaving any comment relevant to a particular post)

Thanks, Diane

The best part of MLBlogs is that whether you are a player, fan or journalist it gives you a place to share your thoughts and opinions on not only baseball but just about anything you want to share. The number of people and the places they come from is amazing to see each day! I recently had visitors to my MlBlog from Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, England, Taiwan and several other countries as well as almost all of the 50 states.


Check out my MLBlog at

And thanks to Jake Wilson, our editorial producer for MLBlogs, its shelf life is officially over. We appreciate Jorge Cantu taking the time out of his schedule to blog, especially doing so when he was just about to finally return to the Devil Rays’ lineup. Hope people will leave him lots of comment love.

Its shelf life is about over…

Anyone with Photoshop skills always can feel free to email me at with a quality 466×200 jpeg (standard, not progressive) that you think is suitable for the homepage. It just has to be related to MLBlogs. We’re doing a million things at once at and who knows, we may use it. In fact, if we do, here’s a promise that you’ll be the #1 link on the Active Roster.


Mark is it really necessary to put Melky’s grab up on the homepage? This causes problems for me because I can’t see it because it makes me very sad. Now I must avoid the homepage and that is very difficult.

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