Rob Neyer’s ESPN Sweetspot has some interesting comments today. One that really got my attention (found in the Wednesday Wangdoogles section) was referring to a joint story written by Joe Posnanski and Bill James for Sports Illustrated. Neyer refers to more batters being hit by pitches today than before; Posnanski and James discuss other things such as going the other way with the pitch, too. Excellent read.

Also, from yesterday’s “pay” portion of Baseball there’s a brief note on Justin Turner, whom the Reds traded along with Ryan Freel for catcher Ramon Hernandez. It seems that Turner, a second baseman, may soon be ready for the majors . There’s another middle infielder that could probably be helping us right now.