Baseball Side of FanSided (1/8)

Friday night is a night to relax, unwind, and decompress.  As is tradition here at KoK, Friday night also means it’s time to take a stroll around the MLB blogs of FanSided.

2009 was a big year for the FanSided.com Sports Network, and for myself as a part of FanSided.  Take some time to check out this post which covers some of the best posts to be published on our various sites during 2009.

The Orioles could use some help at 1B, and Birds Watcher provides a list of some of the remaining candidates.

Blog Red Machine gets to enjoy the stylings of Josh Anderson during the 2010 season, even if it is in Triple-A.  Tim, like myself, is a bit perplexed on what the Reds plan to do with him.

BoSox Injection reacts to the Casey Kotchman for Bill Hall swap.  I’m finding it increasingly hard to pull for the Red Sox, even if they are the foil to the hated Yankees, but I’m happy for Allard Baird.

Jordan of Cubbies Crib shares that Lou Piniella is now a legend.  He may be an excellent manager, but he started to make a name for himself in Kansas City.  In 1969 he was the first of 4 Royals to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award.

The Big Unit has announced his retirement, but Frisco Fastball is happy that Johnson wasn’t a part of the opposition in his final seasons.

Jays Journal drops some knowledge on the Toronto’s top 5 OF prospects.

Lasorda’s Lair is still waiting for the Dodgers to do more than just look around the lot and kick a few tires.  It could be worse for Blake.  The Dodgers could have just signed Scott Podsednik.

Marlin Maniac has some thoughts on the news that Dan Uggla may be sticking around.

The Detroit Tigers have a void at DH to address, and Motor City Bengals is on the case to run down some of the potential targets.

Rayhawk Review takes a look at the arbitration decisions facing the Rays in the next week and a half.

Redbird Rants got a new lead writer yesterday in the form of Ryne Geary, and yes folks, he is named after Ryne Sandberg which is totally awesome.  Anyway, he is off to a great start with posts up on Mark McGwire and Andre Dawson in consecutive days.

Reviewing the Brew examines the plight of Mat Gamel.  Must be nice to have such a young and talented player blocked at the major league level by a talented player.  The closest thing we’ve come to that is Mike Jacobs blocking Kila Ka’aihue in 2009.  Wow, after typing that I think a little part of me just died.

Rising Apple provides an update on Carlos Delgado who returned from hip surgery to play in a Puerto Rico Winter League game.

Rum Bunter is not a fan of Andre Dawson’s Hall of Fame election.

Sodo Mojo is elated that many potential hits will meet their untimely death in the glove of Franklin Gutierrez for another 4 years.  I long to feel that way about a Royals CF.  It’s sure not going to be this year.

Teddy Never Wins reports that Natfest is coming, and it looks like the team is putting 2009 in the past.

That Balls Outta Here shares some thoughts on “tough Tiger” and some offseason questions.

Twinkie Talk is thankful that Jarrod Washburn turned down the Twins offer.

(Wally Fish is the lead blogger for Kings of Kauffman and FanSided’s MLB Director.  Subscribe to his RSS feed and add him on Twitter to follow him daily.)

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Tags: Andre Dawson Bill Hall Carlos Delgado Casey Kotchman Dan Uggla Franklin Gutierrez Jarrod Washburn Josh Anderson Lou Piniella Mark McGwire Mat Gamel MLB Randy Johnson