Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus ran a new set of PECOTA projections, and learned that Johnny Damon's presence won't break a virtual tie between the Twins, Tigers and White Sox. (And look out for the Indians.)
Baseball Prospectus projects 2010 in the AL Central. For each team, you get a projected record, why they might win, why they won't win, one player who could surprise (stat projections) and one who might flop. Dive in.
If Alex Rios is indeed headed to the Chicago White Sox via the waiver wire, Baseball Prospectus looks at what that addition would mean and discovers that, while costly, it helps the Sox in certain respects.
It's time to take stock of those players in the 2009 season who are giving their teams full bang for their buck and then some, as opposed to those players who are delivering a lot less than you expect for what it took to bring them in.