Over at Baseball Prospectus the BP staff got together and ranked what they felt were the 12 Least-Favorite Off-Season Moves in Major League Baseball.

Do you think there’s any chance the Padres made this list? Seriously. If you had to bet your left pinky at the second knuckle is it a wager that you would make? Our Padres? On the list? I have the meat cleaver and you have the pinky – put it on the table you feeble (wo)-man!

In the interest of full disclosure: Our very own Geoff Young (aka Son of a Duck), is a staff writer at Baseball Prospectus. And he might have an opinion on such a matter. Are we still going for the pinky or are you more comfortable with a slap-bet?

Alright fine. You’re no fun. Here you go . . .

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From April of 2005 until November of 2008 there existed a blog called Fire Joe Morgan. The writers at FJM were funny (some would eventually write for NBC’s The Office and Parks and Recreation), insightful, and statistically inclined. They were progressive baseball fans.

The title of their blog was a reference to the eponymous Hall of Fame 2nd baseman whose retirement consisted of a career as a play-by-play analyst for ESPN. Joe Morgan drew the ire of FJM’s writers because of his outdated thinking and refusal to accept that there were new, exciting, and transformative ways to view the game of baseball. He also thought Billy Beane wrote the book Moneyball. And if nothing else, Joe Morgan hated Moneyball. Even though he had never read Moneyball. Which, again, Billy Beane did not write. FJM wasn’t just about Joe Morgan though. It was about all crappy efforts put forth by those who cover baseball.

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