Thursday, May 25, 2006

Casey Blake

I've been chided in the comments section for not giving any love to Casey Blake. What can I say? The guy's start has been nothing short of astonishing, but my guess is that his offensive numbers ought to come crashing back to earth any time now.

If you're interested in some hard core analysis of why Blake's not likely to maintain his blistering pace, click here, but only if your SAT math score was over 650 and you're not afraid to refer to the Baseball Prospectus online glossary. Anyway, according to this prognosticator, Blake's not going to maintain his current pace. However, the good news is the rest of his season is more likely to be on a par with the career year that he had in 2004 than with his more disappointing performance in 2005. If he does that, I'll be happy.

Of course, Blake may have sold his soul to Joe Buck, in which case he'll keep this up all season, but will have to spend eternity reading Buck's columns in The Sporting News.

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