Sportsticker Baseball Notebook

MLB – Yahoo! Sports

This innocuous drivel about Dodger ownership was written by noted “journalist” Fred Claire, who also was once the Dodger General Manager. Not news.

Hardball Dollars

Hardball Dollars

Lots of information here about contracts and salaries, set up in such a way that you can scan a team’s coming obligations. I get lots of calls for lists of upcoming free agents. This site will let you find your own.

Make your own team stats lists

Statmaster : A Baseball Team Statistics Tool

Another way to make lists is this bit of webware from Baseball Almanac. As the site points out, every major site has player stat pages organized by teams, but it can be hard to find the particular stat you’re looking for. Statmaster has a long list of available stats, and you click off which ones you want to see. It doesn’t allow you to pull leaguewide lists, which is a shortcoming, but it does offer what could be a faster way to do research than sites where you have to scroll across multiple pages to find the more esoteric numbers. Worth checking out, and it will certainly be bookmarked by some.