Forgive us if the site devolves into prattle the rest of this week: Our copy of Baseball Prospectus 2006 just arrived in our mailbox — we have a big mailbox — and if past years are any indicator, we're not gonna get much work done this week.

The book is ostensibly a reference book, with all kinds of stats and strange acronyms, but by the time it comes out each year, we're so insane about baseball starting that we read it cover to cover like it's a novel. And it just arrived. If we start referring to the PECOTA projections for next year's batch of Carolina Panthers cheerleaders, just bear with us.

Baseball Prospectus 2006