If you're like me, you haven't done any shopping yet. I thought I would help folks out by pointing out two self-serving gifts that they can get for the baseball fan in their family.
First, our very own CB Wilkins has penned a short novel as much about life as baseball, Four-A follows relief pitcher Bry "Hummer" James over the course of a season, as he bounces between the highest levels of professional baseball, stuck in between, at an unofficial level called Four-A.
Help show CB some love and "buy his product."
The second gift if for the Fantasy baseball fan in your life. For the second year in a row, I had the opportunity to contribute to John Burnson's Graphical Player. The book is a run-down of every baseball player who could have a fantasy impact in 2010, with not only analysis from a team expert (like me for the Braves), but a huge sampling of stats presented in graphed format so you can easily see trends. People I know that have used it for their fantasy drafts say it is possibly the most helpful book on the market for fantasy baseball players.
For a preview of the book, click here.
To order the book, click here.
And here's an update on the Talking Chop 2010 Baseball Annual, which should be coming out around the start of spring training. All the site content has been formatted into the book, and every player's career stats have been added. All the minor league player reviews and stats have been added. Most of the gaps in the player analysis and minor league analysis have been filled, and I'm just waiting to get sporadically motivated to tackle some of the bigger items like the season review. All in all, the annual is coming along wonderfully. I think it's going to be delivered on time, and will be a book to be proud of.