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The Hardball Times Season Preview 2009

9780879463700_medium About a month ago, I noted in a short FanPost that I was done writing the O's chapter for the 2009 Hardball Times Season Preview book, and now it's ready to ship.

THT provided the projections, which I found to be solid and believable, and I got to work off of those, but mostly I just rambled on about the players when I got to do the player comments. I don't remember much of what I said, but I do remember comparing Melvin Mora to Barry Bonds, so there's that.

I also got to talk a little about the front office, the future, Ramon Hernandez's lack of effort, and Matt Wieters, but sadly I did not get to write about ZAUN, as he was not yet an Oriole.

David Gassko put up the official release notice last night, and from there you can buy the book or take a sampling of the Phillies chapter and read about the projections and all the other features. It's a fun read, plus it's a fantasy baseball resource, too! Everybody wins.

Except the Orioles. Spoiler: I projected them to be bad this year.