On this date in 2006, 48-year-old Julio Franco became the oldest major leaguer in history to drive in five runs as the Mets routed the Nationals 13-0 at RFK Stadium. The first baseman still had some baseball left in him beyond the '06 season, spending 2007 with the Mets and Braves. Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Baseball Professor has some concerns about Justin Verlander.
- The Tribe Daily weighs in on the Jason Kubel deal.
- Through The Fence Baseball noticed a change in Torii Hunter's hitting.
- Pinstripe Pundits looks at the improvement of Ivan Nova.
- Monkey With A Halo thinks Mike Scioscia will be let go with GM Jerry Dipoto staying put.
- Kings Of Kauffman examines Eric Hosmer's resurgence.
- Inside The Zona breaks down the Diamondbacks' September call-up options.
- Baseball Stooges discusses the future of the Mets.
- i70 Baseball is glad to see some stability in the Cardinals' starting rotation.
- MLB Reports says the time is now (or next year) for the O's to strike.
- Baseball Hot Corner reflects on the hits and misses the Blue Jays have had in the draft.
- Lasorda's Lair has learned quite a bit from Vin Scully.
- Grading On The Curve sees big things for the Twins in the future.
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