- Alex Gordon a Value Buy in Free Agency
Alex Gordon has been a really good, perhaps slightly underrated, player over the last five seasons for the Kansas City Royals. An untimely injury limited his role during this most recent regular
- 2015 Visualized: Outfield
- Projections vs. the Fans: Who Won? Hitter Edition
- 2015 Visualized: Shortstop
- 2015 Visualized: Third Base
- Alex Gordon and the Royals' Defensive Dominance
Alex Gordon is going to be a hot commodity on the free-agent market. Little thought will be given to exercising his current 2016 option, and then he'll be available to anyone and everyone
- Devon Travis and the Especially Ludicrous Spray Chart
- 2015 Visualized: Second Base
- Alex Anthopoulos and Title Inflation
Yesterday, Alex Anthopolous left the Blue Jays, turning down a contract to remain with the team because, as he said in his conference call, he didn't think it was a good fit anymore.
"I don't know
- Alex Anthopoulos Leaves Blue Jays
Well, this is a bit surprising.
Sources: Alex Anthopoulos leaving #BlueJays after turning down extension: https://t.co/XgO8q7D1J3— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) October 29, 2015
- JABO: Alex Gordon Proves Jeurys Familia Is Human
- 2015 Visualized: First Base
- 2015 Roto Overhyped Pitcher
to capture his early-career success.
4. Alex Wood, ATL/LAD
26th ADP, 73rd EOS
Like Teheran -- aside from being a Brave at one point -- Wood parlayed a solid 2013 debut to an even better 2014
- 2015 Visualized: Catchers
- Alex Rios: Likely Royal, Unlikely Hero
. The Royals had not done a whole lot to make themselves better and expecting their good fortune to continue for another year did not make for a good bet.
One of their acquisitions last winter was Alex Rios
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks: A Review
Linkin Park reference), as your winner was drafted 18th on average at his position with an average price tag of zero dollars and zero cents.
Winner: Alex Rodriguez (David Wiers). Thirty-three homers
- 2015 Roto Sigh Young
Only Waino, Stroman and Bailey saw any time on the mound this year, and only the former two made
- Three Things I Re-Learned in 2015
... for $1. Granted, Pollock's price was suppressed compared to average drafts, but not by much: ESPN pegged him for 41st among all outfielders (behind... wait for it... Alex Rios) at $4.30 and roughly
- Reviewing Alex Chamberlain's 2015 Bold Predictions
9. Wrigley Field installs "Soler Panels" in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
There's always next year.
1.5 for 9
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero
- Which Pitchers to Start Today 9/29/15
- Never Too Late to Figure it Out ft. Anthony DeSclafani
- Yoenis Cespedes Upends the Status Quo
- Trying to Capture the BABIP Penalty for Lefty Hitters
- NL OF: Deep, Deeeeep Finds for Your Playoffs
Scott Van Slyke, the burning pile of cash in the form of Alex Guerrero, the un-nicknamed Chris Heisey and even Ruggiano, it's a wonder how anyone sees any playing time.
Still, Schebler does
- Z-Contact% as a Function of Strictly a Pitcher's Fastball
- On the Efficacy of Hard Hits to the Opposite Field
- Three Unowned Starters for the Home Stretch
: Alex Wood
Player 2: Raisel Iglesias
Blind Resume #2Owned%IPWLERAWHIPK%BB%BABIPGB%Hard%SwStr%Contact%O-Swing%Player 187%141.2974.131.4720.60%8.60%0.34753.50%27.90%9.40%79.10%30.90%Player
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: September
- Is Justin Verlander Back?
- Another Case Study: Joc Pederson v. Kyle Schwarber
- Delino DeShields Jr. Deserves Your Attention
%), Asdrubal Cabrera (29%), Brock Holt (29%), Chase Utley (33%), Martin Prado (33%), Josh Hamilton (35%), Alex Rios (40%), Daniel Murphy (63%), Jorge Soler (74%), Ryan Zimmerman (75%) ... in re-draft
- How Michael Taylor Compares to His Contemporaries
, Marcell Ozuna, Rusney Castillo, Alex Rios and Shin-Soo Choo.)
If you can stomach the batting average, he may provide another five home runs and 10 stolen bases and counting stats to boot. ZiPS predicts
- Alex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again
the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored destination
- Michael Wacha Has Four Above-Average Pitches
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: August
he's helpful in a one o' them deep leagues.
My Neighbor Totoro
Wil Myers (DL: late August?)
Scott Van Slyke
Marcell Ozuna (AAA)
- Would Ian Kennedy Benefit from a Pitcher's Park?
- Obligatory Monthly Update on Carlos Gonzalez
- The Power of Alex Rodriguez
! But! Two days ago Ortiz was preemptively one-upped by Alex Rodriguez. Saturday, Rodriguez hit three homers while he continued his 39-year-plus-long streak of being almost four months older than Ortiz
- ERA-FIP, and the Importance of Situational Context
- Three (or Four) Undervalued Starters for Your Consideration
- Gerardo Parra: Career Year or Productive Mirage?
- Reintroducing David Peralta, Underrated Triples Machine
- Birchwood Derby Midseason Re-Draft Recap
- The Royals Without Alex Gordon
On Wednesday night, Alex Gordon strained a groin muscle chasing a fly ball. If you just adjusted in your seat, I don't blame you -- it sounds painful. He'll be out for eight weeks, which is better
- Kevin Gausman and the Elevated Fastball
- Chris Coghlan: Finally Relevant Again
- Revisiting Alex Chamberlain's Bold Predictions
9. Wrigley Field installs “Soler Panels” in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: July
Matt Holliday (DL: mid-July?)
- JABO: Has Alex Rodriguez Been Worth the Money?
Alex Rodriguez has had an interesting few years. Ok, so that's a big understatement. Besides the controversies, the 3,000 hits, and the various arguments with management and professional baseball
- Seven Consistent xFIP Improvers
- A Different Take on NL Outfield Prospects: June 2015 Update
- Alex Rodriguez's First 2,999 Hits
Alex Rodriguez nearly connected for his 3,000th career hit on Thursday night. Barring some very unfortunate incident, it seems like it will only be a matter of time before he does actually notch
- Chris Archer is the Game's Best Pitcher
so special, Alex? Why are you burying the lede? Great questions all around. Glad you asked.
Archer's strikeout rate, you see, exceeds his walk rate by more than 25 percentage points -- 26.4
- In Memoriam: Soler's 2015 ROY Hopes
- Alex Rodriguez's Almost-Great Story
With two down in the ninth inning Monday night, Alex Rodriguez came up for the New York Yankees with a chance to be the hero. It didn't work out that way, and the Yankees lost, but there was reason
- xBABIP Updates, and a Strategy for the Hopelessly Hopeful
- The Curious Case of Alex Guerrero
great numbers but hasn’t seen the same hype or support from analyst and in ways, even his team, that the others have. I’m talking about Alex Guerrero of the Los Angeles Dodgers of course. Technically
- Joc Pederson as George Springer as Evolving Juggernaut
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: June
I love Guerrero as much as the next guy -- he
- Hitter xISO: June Update
batted ball profile that betrays us, not the outcomes of said batted balls.
Of the incredibly poorly named exactoperformers, only Mookie Betts has lost ground. (Alex Rodriguez has, too, but his ISO
- Cameron Maybin Wants Your Attention
- Alex Reyes's Weakness Isn't That Strong
Cardinals pitching prospect Alex Reyes is putting up some gaudy numbers in High-A Palm Beach. Through seven starts, the 20-year-old owns a sparkling 1.78 ERA and an equally sparkling 1.80 FIP. FIPs
- LSU’s Alex Bregman Firmly Among the Top-10 Draft Prospects
Louisiana State in both teams’ final regular season series before the SEC tournament. The featured attraction was LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, who ranks No. 4 on Kiley’s draft board and went sixth
- Matt Kemp's Historically Bad Month (for Him)
- An Investigation (and Validation) of Rubby's Improvements
- Carlos Gonzalez: A Premature Decline, Perhaps
- An Expansion on xISO, Plus 10 Noteworthy Names
The kid's a monster. He has already outdone himself, and it all seems legit.
- The Daily Grind: Wacha, Whitley, Buchholz
are some of my favorites.
Carlos Santana vs. Phil Hughes
Alex Rodriguez vs. Wei-Yin Chen
Jose Bautista vs. Joe Kelly
Oswaldo Arcia vs. Bruce Chen
Denard Span vs. Julio Teheran
- NL Outfield Power/ISO Buy-Low Candidates
- New Hitter xBABIP Based on BIS Batted Ball Data
- The Brewing Dispute over Alex Rodriguez's Bonuses
When reports emerged in January that the Yankees were intending to contest the home run milestone bonus agreement the team entered with Alex Rodriguez back in 2007, it was unclear whether
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: May
rate (3.8%), and it's not even close. Hitting tons of ground balls but could still flirt with .300. Hope he steals more.
TWILIGHT PRINCESS (I regret playing it on Wii instead of GameCube...)
- Blind Résumés: Cheap Stolen Bases
- The Change: Alex Wood's Bond Between Stuff & Command
Is there a more perplexing pitcher this year than Alex Wood has been so far? His pitches are all there, in the same quantities, at the same velocities, and with the same shapes... and the results
- The New Alex Guerrero Problem
Back at the beginning of Spring Training, I wrote a piece here called Trying to Solve the Alex Guerrero Problem. In that piece, I noted that the Dodgers were in a bit of a difficult position
- Modeling Salary Arbitration: Introduction
This post is part of an ongoing arbitration research project and is coauthored by Alex Chamberlain and Sean Dolinar.
Feb. 25: 2015 MLB Arbitration Visualized
* * *
Sean and I share a mutual
- Has Granderson Carved Out a New Niche for Himself?
- One (1) Precedent for Not Bailing on Chris Carter
- Challenging Alex Rodriguez
Remember Alex Rodriguez? He’s playing baseball again. He’s also just six home runs from passing Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list. Now that we’ve left the frenzied Bonds record
- Reasserting My Love for Three Unowned NL Outfielders
makes his annual trip to the disabled list. The names who follow, if they're not playing every day, are at least seeing more than one at-bat every two games.
Alex Guerrero, LAD (10% Yahoo!, 5.2% ESPN
- Stolen Base Streamers: April 16-19
- Four Plays from One Game by Draft Prospect Alex Bregman
. Present in a disproportionately high number of those clips was LSU junior shortstop -- and possible top-10 draft selection this June -- Alex Bregman.
On the one hand, this isn't surprising
- Streaming SBs by Opposing Pitcher, April 10-12
- Incredibly Small Samples: Fun, Agony & Something Helpful
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
Best Sophomore Pitcher
- NL Outfield Breakout Candidates by Spring Plate Discipline
- Leftover Auction Cash: Maybe Not a Bad Thing
his or her strategy, perhaps it did some good.
"So, Alex, how did you in your drafts?" Great, thanks for asking! I love both my teams. Love them. Except I made the same mistake in each draft: I
- Ongoing Coverage of LSU Freshman Alex Lange's Curveball
Recently in these electronic pages, the author -- an amateur in all the saddest ways -- utilized the few skills he possesses to compose a paean in praise of LSU freshman right-hander Alex Lange's
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: March
Scott Van Slyke / Alex Guerrero / Andre Ethier (LAD)
Carlos Quentin / Will Venable / Cameron Maybin (SDP)
Alcantara is yet another touted Cubs propect with quite a bit of pop
- Doc Holliday and the J-Hey Kid: The 2015 St. Louis Outfield
- Acquaint Yourself with LSU Freshman Alex Lange's Curveball
a number of players who currently rank among the SEC's top hitters by (maybe) predictive stats -- including, for example, LSU shortstop Alex Bregman and Arkansas center fielder Andrew Benintendi.
- Two Martes and a MVP: The 2015 Pittsburgh Outfield
- Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions
"Soler Panels" in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
This is a legitimate prediction.
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15 home runs.
He's a man without a position
- Matt Holliday: Designer Brand, Warehouse Price
- Hector Olivera Will Be An OK 2B Option
tens of millions of dollars (albeit at the expense of Alex Guerrero, Olivera's fellow countryman). Adding Olivera to the mix would further complicate the situation, but that's a non-issue to the Dodgers
- Top NL Outfield Prospects: A Different Take
- Dissecting Pitcher xBB% Differentials
- Trying to Solve The Alex Guerrero Problem
for Alex Guerrero, who just publicly said he has no interest in being optioned back to the minors again this year.
And because of a provision in his contract, Guerrero has the right to refuse
- NL OF Projections: Steamer vs. the Fans
- Pitch Sequencing and Pitcher xBB%: We're Getting There
- The Royals, Alex Rios, and Hitting Everything in Sight
into the Royal’s offseason moves in depth in December, so I’ll just give us the necessary information to frame the issue we’re addressing today: in addition to Morales, Alex Rios joined the offensive party
- Yasmany Tomas' Plate Discipline Makes Me Nervous
- xK%, History and Speculating on Dellin Betances
- Alex Cobb’s Pitching Adjustments
As most of you already know Alex Cobb is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is projected to be their “ace” in the upcoming season. In fact many people would argue that he’s the best pitcher
- Alex Wood Poised to Be NL Version of Chris Sale
strong, especially if Miller can bounce back to 2013 form (3.06 ERA, 3.67 FIP). Miller will join a rotation that returns three starters in Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, and Alex Wood.
- Alex Rios And Problems of Perception
to the effect of “Alex Rios is one of those players whose production will never line up with his numbers.” At first, I was offended. A player produces what he produces, his numbers reflect his
- Alex Wood Is for Real
When Alex Wood broke into the majors in 2013 as a member of the Braves bullpen, there were more questions than answers regarding his long-term outlook. A fastball/changeup lefty, Wood lacked
- Alex Cobb: Approximation of an Ace?
Some fantasy baseball players here and there, sort of, in a way, kind of think that already. But they may not be eager to draft Alex Cobb like one, and they shouldn’t need to do so. In terms
- Alex Gordon Barely Had a Chance
at-bat. So many have turned to the play before, when Alex Gordon was stopped at third after sprinting on a single and an error. It's a frantic search for closure that resembles a frantic avoidance
- The Value of Alex Gordon Not Using His Arm, Redux
Three and a half months ago, I wrote about Alex Gordon's arm. Among regular outfielders, Gordon has one of the very best throwing arms in baseball, and that's allowed him to pile up valuable runner
- The Good That Alex Gordon Got From Being Bad
Alex Gordon, as we know him now, is a top-five outfielder on a team surging in the playoffs. We can't forget the Alex Gordons who came before, though. Because it was those struggles that minted
- Mariners' Scouting Director Tom McNamara on Alex Jackson and High School Picks
With the sixth-overall pick of this year's amateur draft, the Seattle Mariners selected 18-year-old Alex Jackson out of Rancho Bernardo [CA] High School. Their second selection, which came
- Alex Colome & Christian Walker: Deep League Wire
actually contribute to your money spot finish.
Alex Colome | SP TB | CBS 3% Owned
After his last start on September 6, Rays starter Drew Smyly was shut down for the remainder of the season
- Request for the Texas Rangers: Allow Alex Claudio to Start
is as follows: that they (i.e. the Texas Rangers) allow pitcher Alex Claudio to start one and/or more than one baseball games this September.
For those readers who are less well acquainted with fringe
- Alex Gordon, UZR, and Bad Left Field Defense
Since Alex Gordon moved into first place in position player WAR (although he's now second again), quite a bit of back-and-forth discussion has occurred on if he is this season's best position player
- Investment Opportunities for Alex Gordon
Alex Gordon says he will pick up his $13.25 million player option for 2016, delaying free agency for a year and, assuming he plays well next year, taking a risk that he'll decline or get
- Ben Revere and the Emptiest Batting Average Ever
- So Let's Talk About Alex Gordon
at the top of the WAR leaderboards every season, but what is somewhat controversial is the name of the player who has usurped Trout at the top of the list at this moment.
Alex Gordon, you see
- GIF: Alex Claudio's Slow-Motion Changeup in Slow Motion
- Manny Machado and Selective Agression
- Jake Odorizzi and Alex Cobb: Two Pitches, One Grip
Alex Cobb, who had once had a similar issue. Cobb taught him the grip for his splitter, and Odorizzi's game took off.
The interesting thing, though, is that Odorizzi's pitch is different
- Negative Differences in K-BB% with Men on Base: Alex Cobb
- The Value of Alex Gordon Not Using His Arm
the mistake of challenging Yoenis Cespedes. Outfielders with the best arms tend to be outfielders who rack up the most kills.
Alex Gordon's always had a great arm. Alex Gordon's always piled up the kills
- New Hats For Alex Torres
Alex Torres-- who I should have protected on my Scoresheet team!-- over the weekend became the first pitcher to wear a padded, protective, giant, silly-looking hat on the mound. Hats off
- How it all Starts: Alex Wood and Kevin Pillar, the Draft and the First Year
Kevin Pillar and Alex Wood had different draft experiences. Pillar, an outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, was a 32nd-round pick in 2011. His signing bonus was $1,000. Wood, a pitcher
- Nick Markakis, What Happened?
- Is Bud Norris this Good?
- The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich
and will not collapse under the weight of their fans.
I propose a few new Rangers-player-themed concessions to add to the menu:
1. The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich, a two-foot-long pastrami sandwich
- FG on Fox: Alex Rios on Taking Pitches
During a conversation with Alex Rios about the changes he's made over his career, the Texas Rangers outfielder made a comment about an accepted truth in baseball. His comment was seemingly simple
- Robbie Grossman & Alex Presley: Deep League Wire
Alex Presley | OF HOU | 1% Owned
After losing the battle for the starting center field job in Minnesota, Presley landed in Houston and was immediately given a strong-side platoon role
- Idle Observations from a Single Game of Alex Guerrero
the reader -- and other (probably sad) people like the author -- to acquaint him-/her-/themselves with Alex Guerrero.
What might one learn from Guerrero's first two plate appearances? Not much
- Alex Cobb Proposed via Dolphin; Your Romance is Invalid
pitcher Alex Cobb does not have the brand of Sexy we here at NotGraphs look for in our writing staff or in our readership. A proposal via dolphin in some stone-strewn alcove as loved ones watch with rapid
- Alex Reyes: The Best Pitching Prospect You've Never Heard Of
of stardom. Of the couple hundred pitchers I saw in person last year, nobody evoked those thoughts more strongly than Cardinals pitching prospect Alex Reyes.
The fact that it was Reyes who blew me
- Alex Rodriguez and Friends
If you have not looked at Alex Rodriguez's Facebook page recently, a) why the devil not?, and b) you may not have seen this photograph, taken on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, that features
- What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
The suspension portion of the Alex Rodriguez Legal Battle Royale Season One has finally been resolved. The Yankees and the writers who analyze them can officially remove the A-Rod variable. Yesterday
- Remembering Bill Terry and Elmer Flick
- Alex Wood Looks Good
everywhere, I probably never heard of him. So it should be no surprise to learn that when Alex Wood made his debut in Atlanta, I had no idea who he was. But now I do. And I'm excited.
Maybe I could
- Casey McGehee and Others Who Have Returned From Japan
- Jerry Jr. and The Amazing Hairstons
in his 30s, the 2009 World Championship and his brilliant fill-in play for the Reds in 2008. As Reds Reporter explains, "Due to injuries to Alex Gonzalez, Jeff Keppinger, and Jolbert Cabrera
- Q&A: Alex Meyer, Minnesota Twins Pitching Prospect
Alex Meyer doesn’t shy away from the power-pitcher label. The 6-foot-9 right-hander readily acknowledges having a big fastball. It won’t be long before it’s on display at Target Field
- The Secret World of Alex Cobb
No, Alex Cobb was never involved in a chemical spill, doused in a secret formula and thus given special powers, however that doesn't stop him from being just as entertaining to watch as an old school
- Concerning Alex Gordon, and His Value
Writer’s Note: Alex Gordon ranked 24th on Zach Sanders’ end-of-season rankings among outfielders.
I think the way I’ve always thought of/considered Alex Gordon is as the player whom, when stuck
- Shoeless Joe Jackson Died 62 Years Ago Today
be seen when Major League Baseball decided to investigate Alex Rodriguez for playing poker in Miami.
Joe Jackson was a brilliant hitter, one of the finest that baseball has ever seen. But it's still
- Appreciating Ted Lilly
- Lazily Testing a Theory with Regard to Alex Rodriguez
Jeff Passan of Yahoo has submitted a science hypothesis to the teeming masses by way of media sociale, as follows:
You could substitute Alex Rodriguez's name for Lance Armstrong and pretty
- How Can You Trust A Player Like Alex Rios?
Alex Rios and I have a bit of a close, personal relationship.
By that, of course, I mean he has absolutely no idea who I am, but I have some tangential connection to him as a fan-turned-wannabe
- Mark DeRosa Retires
- Today in 1857, The Only Nolan Was Born
- Alex Meyer Progresses, Impresses in Arizona
Down in Arizona to get one last fix of baseball before the lean winter months, I had the distinct pleasure of getting to watch Alex Meyer pitch three innings of shutout ball against the AFL East All
- The First Four Red Sox Championships in Boston
- San Diego Padres Shortstops: Positional Case Study
- Dodgers Sign Cuban Alex Guerrero For Second Base
Abreu on the way, and it seems like a trend. The Dodgers got in line Monday, signing Alex Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million deal that could be worth as much as $32 million according to Jesse
- Alex Avila and Catchers Who Get Hit in the Body
Spend enough time around the Detroit Tigers and you're certain to see Alex Avila take an absolute beating. He took a beating in Thursday's Game 5 against the Boston Red Sox, and was removed during
- Is Jim Leyland a Future Hall of Famer?
- The Persnickety Atlanta Braves
- Andrelton and Andruw and Defense and Offense
shortstop ever isn't Honus Wagner or Alex Rodriguez, it's Ozzie Smith, so the offensive bar is comparatively lower. Ozzie took a lot more walks than Andrelton has, but Andrelton has greater power, and his
- If Stealing Signs is "Part of the Game," Why Do People Get Mad About It?
- Alex Presley & Darin Mastroianni: Deep League Wire
Alex Presley | MIN OF | 1% Owned
If you peek at previous articles mentioning Presley, you will notice that I made this very same recommendation last summer as well. Clearly I'm a fan of his
- FanGraphs Audio: Alex Speier, Very Lettered Beat Reporter
Alex Speier both (a) provides written and audio content to Boston radio station WEEI as one of that site's Red Sox beat reporters and also (b) is the sort of beat reporter who endeavors
- Paul Maholm and Greatness
- The Booing and Cheering of Alex Rodriguez: A New York Times Comment Section Analysis
- Holding Onto Alex Wood in Long Term Leagues
Owners of Alex Wood in long term leagues will have some type of dilemma on their hands entering next year. There are so many types of keeper leagues that it is difficult to write specifically toward
- David DeJesus, Alex Rios, and Perception
moved essentially as a cost savings maneuver. He wasn't in big demand at the trade deadline, and isn't seen as a major acquisition.
A few weeks ago, the Rangers acquired Alex Rios from the White Sox
- Alex Rodriguez and Avisail Garcia: Waiver Wire
One of best players of all time is available in nearly 40% of fantasy leagues. Alright, that's not entirely fair. Alex Rodriguez has performed well in his brief stint this season, but his skills
- The Most Dominant First-Place Finishes Ever
- The Alex Rodriguez Legal-Morass Flowchart
Another day, another wrinkle in the Alex Rodriguez-Biogenesis-MLB-Yankees-Hip-Injury Saga. Some days, there are multiple wrinkles. It's not easy to keep it all straight.
The main event, of course
- Alex Rodriguez, Born Again
Alex Rodriguez was The Prodigy, a killer shortstop in his teens that did everything. Then he was The Contract, the super star handcuffing a Texas team from being any better just by virtue of his
- Center Fielders on the Veterans Committee Bubble
- Alex Rios Heads South to Texas
After many weeks of speculation about whether Alex Rios would be donning a new uniform before season's end, the Texas Rangers nabbed their Nelson Cruz replacement they so desperately needed. Rios
- Daily Notes: Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Rangers Acquire Alex Rios in August Trade
The non-waiver trade deadline was last week, but when it comes to high-priced assets, August is just as good a time to complete a trade as any. The Rangers were willing to pay the price tag on Alex
- Why Aren't There More Muslims In Baseball?
Ryan Braun (Jewish); Bryce Harper (Mormon); and Khalil Greene (Baha'i). (For that matter, back in 2009, when he was dating Kate Hudson, Alex Rodriguez considered converting to Buddhism.) So why haven't
- MLB Suspends Alex Rodriguez Through 2014 Season; 12 Others Get 50 Games
took the most drastic action against Alex Rodriguez. The league suspended Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season (49 games) and all of the 2014 season, for a total of 211 games. The suspension
- The 2013 NL East, and Strong and Weak Divisions
- Alex Wood & Wily Peralta: Waiver Wire
contributors. Alex Wood has seen his stock soar after a strong season in the minors, and has impressed in limited major-league action. Wily Peralta broke in with a solid rookie performance
- Alex Rodriguez: Mass Murderer
I assume the one-armed man is Johnny Damon.
According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez “is the Whitey Bulger of baseball, the most wanted criminal in the game’s history
- Derek Lowe Says Farewell
- Yasiel Puig, the Non-All-Star
- Buy Low on Alex Gordon and Chase Headley
need lightning in a bottle in order to get back into contention, and that's what these two have the potential to provide.
Over his first 40 games, Alex Gordon hit .343/.367/.535
- New York Mets Second Basemen: Positional Study
: Luis Castillo
2010: Luis Castillo, Ruben Tejada, Alex Cora
2011: Justin Turner, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy, Brad Emaus
2012-2013: Daniel Murphy
That isn't every player who played an inning at 2B
- The Dodger-Diamondback Brawl: Do Unwritten Rules Still Apply?
- Julio Teheran: From Prospect Fatigue to Potential Ace?
- Eno Sarris's Draft Pronunciation Guide: Alex Balog, RHP
- Alex Buccilli, Batting Stance Innovagenius
Who has a career OBP above .400 and the greatest batting stance in the NCAA?
My boy, Alex Buccilli of Coastal Carolina:
According to The Baseball Cube, Buccilli's stance -- a product
- Dr. Lewis Yocum, 1947-2013
- Investigating Alex Sanabia's Pitches
Last night, Alex Sanabia gave up a home run to Domonic Brown in the second inning, and as he was walking back to the mound, the video appears to capture him spitting on the baseball. Sanabia
- Alex Sanabia Might Be In Trouble For Spitballing
viewing events from afar, especially in a narrow timespan. It is possible that what you're about to see isn't what it looks like.
But, uhh, it sure looks like Alex Sanabia was caught on video
- Positional Case Study: Atlanta Braves Center Fielders
- How the Scouts Saw Roy Halladay and Todd Helton
- Should MLB Eliminate the Entire Playoffs?
- Alex Meyer Can Help The Twins In A Big Way
When the Twins acquired Alex Meyer in December it marked a turning point of sorts for the organization. Denard Span had been one of the more popular regulars in the Twin Cities going on 6 years
- So, Has Handedness Changed at All?
- scoutPRO: A Woman-Owned Fantasy Football Site Moves to Baseball
- Evan Gattis and Other Old Rookie Catchers
- The Astros and Braves: How Many K's is Just Too Much?
- Mariano Rivera and Father Time: Comebacks After 40
- Miami Marlins New Revenue Stream: Suing Fans
- World Baseball Classic All-Time Records
2006, 2009, 2013
- Arlington Power Struggle: Jon Daniels vs. Nolan Ryan
in team history have been connected to performance-enhancing drugs, including Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Alex Rodriguez, and the single best player in team history, Ivan Rodriguez
- Spotted: Some Dude in an Alex Anthopoulos Jersey
So, some dude was spotted in Dunedin, Florida wearing an Alex Anthopoulos jersey. I'm assuming it wasn't Mr. Anthopoulos himself, because, well, that would be weird.
- Joba Wants to Start. Yankees Want it to Stop.
- Should MLB Punish DUIs More Harshly, Like PEDs?
- Chad Cordero Signs a Minor League Deal
- Today in 1899, The Brooklyn Superbas Were Born
- Should MLB Punish A-Rod Based on News Reports?
nicknamed "BALCO East."
Of course, as Cameron notes, "Rodriguez is going to get the most attention, because he’s Alex Rodriguez." The Yankees are reportedly exploring all avenues to void the last five
- Mike Napoli's Aching Hips: What is Avascular Necrosis?
- Rewrite the Balk Rule, Don't Expand It
- Can You Hear Me Now?: MLB and Bullpen Cell Phones
- Writers Who Refuse to Vote for the Hall of Fame
- Did Michael Bourn & Scott Boras Wait Too Long?
Alex Rodriguez12/11/200010 yr$252MRangers
Chan Ho Park1/16/20025 yr$65MRangers
Adrian Beltre12/16/20045 yr$64MMariners
Kevin Millwood12/26/20055 yr$60MRangers
- How To Build A Hall of Fame*
- The Kremlinology of the Winter Meetings
- Alex Gordon: Who Are You?
felt the need for a personal one. So yeah, for you Twitterers reading this, follow me @MikePodhorzer if you dare. I'll try to be entertaining (twittertaining?).
It doesn't feel too long ago that Alex
- Nationals Try To Tame Alex Meyer
a scouting nemesis for much of early April, having Nationals first rounder Alex Meyer fall into my lap in Rome, Georgia after consecutive postponements was a welcome surprise. Meyer's start marked
- Marvin Miller's Legacy, and the Decline of Labor
- The Good Alex Rios Reappears
If there was a roller coaster ride named after a baseball hitter, its name would be Alex Rios. The White Sox outfielder has given fantasy owners and projection makers fits trying to make sense of his
- How To Write a List of the Worst Owners Ever
- Alex Avila: Disappointing, Bad, or Both?
. At that point, either branch of criticism is fair game; take it away, Dr. Zoidberg!)
Given the expectations heaped on him after 2011's tour de force, Alex Avila definitely had a disappointing season
- Upton Brothers: Phenoms, Disappointments, Now What?
- How Common Are Playoff Sweeps?
- Alex Rodriguez News Summary
Alex Rodriguez is probably the most despised player in baseball history. Rodriguez' contract is considered among the worst in baseball. Alex Rodriguez has vehemently denied reports he
- The Cardinals Still Benefiting From the First Farm
- Alex Rodriguez and the Easily Justifiable Decision
It began when Alex Rodriguez was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez, with Ibanez instantly turning into a hero. Then Rodriguez was left out of the lineup. Then Rodriguez allegedly flirted with female fans
- Should the Nationals Regret the Strasburg Shutdown?
- Adam Greenberg & Others Who Got a Second Chance
- Prohibiting Reporters from Reporting
- Why the Pirates Always Limp to the Finish
- 2013 Schedule: Constant Interleague, Still Unbalanced
- Bobby Valentine's Misery
- Billy Hamilton and Stealing 100 Bases
- Alex Gordon is...
It's like a mad lib! Alex Gordon is... sexy? Misunderstood? Pretty good with a chance of more? Not as good as last year? Better than this year? Let's try something else. Let's try to answer
- Pedro Ciriano & Alex Cobb: Waiver Wire
more production as well.
Alex Cobb | SP | Rays | Owned: 18% Yahoo! and 14.6% ESPN
The Rays churn out quality starting pitchers better than anyone, which is why Cobb was able to step
- Strasburg Shutdown: A Defense
- Is 50 Games Too Weak a PED Punishment?
Alex Sanchez, for example. But they have much more to lose, because a positive test could just about end their career.
(I've always thought it strange that the suspension for steroids is not much
- Chien-Ming Wang, Best Taiwanese Player in MLB History
- Bring Baseball Back to the Olympics!
- Did Alex Anthopolous Just Make a Bad Trade?
There's been a lot to like about Alex Anthopolous' work so far as the Toronto Blue Jays General Manager. On Monday night, he traded Travis Snider, a 24-year-old outfielder dripping with power
- Alex Rios Is Good Again. Maybe.
Diego. Adam Dunn is back from the dead after a 2011 performance during which he simply looked finished.
And, of course, the enigmatic Alex Rios is hitting again in 2012 after a 2011 in which his
- Rest in Peace, Robert Creamer
- Change the All-Star Game or Scrap It
on TV makes Alex something, something.") Back before national television contracts and interleague play, the All-Star Game was one of the only times that fans could see the greatest players from
- Larry Doby's Debut: AL Integration's 65th Anniversary
- Is Baseball Getting Too Expensive For Kids?
- LaTroy Hawkins and Dave Cameron's Radical Proposal
- Japanese Baseball Foreigners: Fun With Wlad and Wily Mo
- Justin Black and Montana Major Leaguers
- Alex Castellanos, Potential Bench Option
, who is almost certainly only still in the majors because the club simply has no viable alternatives to turn to.
Yet the Dodgers didn't come away completely empty-handed, picking up 25-year-old Alex
- MLB DNA Testing — Is Baseball Breaking the Law?
- Alex Liddi and the Greatest European Players Ever
Yesterday, Alex Liddi hit a grand slam, which the AP noted was "the first major league grand slam by an Italian-born player in half-century." That actually understates the true rarity of Liddi's
- Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro and Why No One Cares
- When Is Plunking Bryce Harper Justified?
- Deep League Third Base Waiver Wire: Alex Liddi, Brett Pill?
might just flirt with 20 home runs, although Giants fans will probably say that's wildly optimistic (which it probably is).
The pride of San Remo, Italy (I have no idea if they're
- Are No-Hitters On the Rise? No. Just the % of CGs.
- Josh Reddick and Alex Gonzalez: Waiver Wire Help
Alex Gonzalez, MIL |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 21.5% Yahoo - 16.0%
Gonzalez might be a tough sell for a lot of you, but given his power production and the current state of the shortstop
- Alex Avila: Should You Buy Low?
McCann are struggling out of the gate and it's probably time to start putting in a few offers and see what it would take. But what about Alex Avila? After struggling as a rookie, Avila turned things
- David Wright: Greatest Met Ever?
- Alex Rios & Denard Span: Waiver Wire
We've got a pair of AL Central outfielders on the docket today; two players who are coming off down and/or injury-hampered seasons and are poised for strong rebounds...
Alex Rios | White Sox
- Peter Gammons to Boston Globe: Burn Your Sources!
- Dodgers Celebrate 122nd National League Anniversary
- Valley Fever Redux: How Dangerous Is This Fungus?
- Happy Opening Day! Er... Third Opening Day.
- Bearish On Alex Gordon
In light of his very nice contract extension, which Brandon Warne covered extensively earlier this week, I figured giving my thoughts on Alex Gordon would be timely.
Gordon was a fantasy MVP
- Braves Trade J.J. Hoover to Reds for Juan Francisco
- Alex Gordon Gets Royally Rewarded
Word broke late Friday afternoon that the Royals and 28-year-old left fielder Alex Gordon reached a contract extension. The skinny on the contract is that it’s a four-year deal worth $37.5 million
- Yoenis Cespedes and the Cuban Tradition
- Torii Hunter: All Japanese pitchers have "same style"
- Jose Canseco, Steroids, and Logical Paradox
- Ryan Braun Case: PED Attitudes Changing?
- SF to Posey: Don't Block Plate. Twins to Mauer: Do.
- "Homer at the Bat" Turns 20. I Am So Old.
- espnW, ESPN's Women's Site, Explains wOBA
- Baseball Racism: The Irish in 1880
- Two Wild Cards in 2012? I Hope Not.
- Prince Fielder, His Estranged Father, and $200 Million
- Orlando Cabrera Says No Mas
As a low-OBP, glove-first shortstop with a bit of pop, Cabrera's career value was somewhere in between the Alex Gonzalezes (retired Alex S. and still-active Alex S.) and Jose Valentin
- 2011 Rays DHs, Manny and Damon, Looking for Work
- Why Are the Yankees Cheap: Savvy or Remorse?
precedent to combat overspending. But austerity programs don't work when you scrimp on efficient programs that do work; they work when you cut the fat. As long as Mark Teixeira, A.J. Burnett, Alex Rodriguez
- Samson Is Wrong: Marlins Aquarium Is 2nd to Rays
- The Civil War Christmas Game, Hilton Head, 1862
- Are the Wilpons About to Lose the Mets?
- Alex Gordon in 2012
Bust. Injury-prone. Waste of money. Entering the 2011 season, Alex Gordon was burdened by all of these labels. The Nebraska Cornhusker stud, a Golden Spikes Award winner, number two pick in the '05
- CBA Forbids Discrimination on Sexual Orientation
- Alex Rios: Rebound or Dead to Me?
Seeing Alex Rios lumped in with uninspiring names like Brennan Boesch and Jason Kubel in the fifth outfielder keeper ranking tier reminds us just how much this recent five-category contributor has
- Wilson Ramos Is Home. Now What?
- It's 92 Years Since Clark Griffith Bought the Senators
- MLB Correctly Realizes That Beer Ban is "Asinine"
they successfully employed after the allegations that Alex Rodriguez participated in illegal high-stakes poker games. Here's the rough chronology: the Boston Globe article about the Red Sox appeared
- Mac Thomason, First Braves Blogger, Fights Cancer
- Will Rays Move? No, Just "More Years of Posturing"
- Why Shouldn't a Jew Play on Yom Kippur?
- Alex Gordon, Superstar? Part the First
[Part Two is now posted here]
Near the end of his miserable 2010 season, Alex Gordon issued a proclamation: "I'm going to dominate next year." Later in the off-season, Gordon was more circumspect
- What to do with Alex Rodriguez?
Thirteenth place. That's where Alex Rodriguez finished among third basemen in my most competitive fantasy league this season. That was behind the likes of Emilio Bonifacio, Jhonny Peralta and Ryan
- Alex Avila: Can He Repeat 2011?
Alex Avila has been one the great surprises of 2011. Coming into 2011, his full time job as the Tiger's catcher was in doubt after they signed Victor Martinez. Alex jumped out to a hot start
- A Possible Farewell to Reluctant Ace Javy Vazquez
- Keeper League Would You Rather?: Joe Mauer or Alex Avila
been reading all season, you'll know I've never been shy about my dislike for drafting Joe Mauer as high as he usually goes and that I've been a huge Alex Avila fan all year. But this is business
- MLB, the Mets, the Hats, and September 11
- Why Einhorn Jilted the Mets
was like Alex Rodriguez:I got the analogy wrong. Microsoft is not A-Rod. The better analogy is that the best parts of the Microsoft product portfolio, particularly the dominant Windows Office and Enterprise
- Honkbal! Netherlands Bids to Host MLB in 2014
- What About Alex Avila for Next Season?
Back around the end of May, after a torrid start to the season, I posed the simple question about Tigers catcher Alex Avila -- is he for real? At the time of the piece, we looked at his .333 BABIP
- Wily Peralta, Alex Liddi, David Cooper: Mining the Minors
on the 25-man roster by the end of August so he's eligible for the postseason.
Alex Liddi, 3B
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: .258 BA; .832 OPS; 27 HRs; 95 RBIs
- Alex Gordon: He Is Who We Thought He Was
Alex Gordon has generally been seen as a disappoint since being called up to the majors. After spending a couple seasons bouncing to and from the majors and the minors, he is finally producing like
- Wally Pipping Jason Heyward
- Should the Nats Call Up Stephen Strasburg?
- Don't Suspend A-Rod if He Didn't Break the Law
UPDATE: It appears that MLB agrees.
Every so often, like most baseball writers, I look at myself in the mirror and ask myself an important question: Why am I not writing about Alex Rodriguez
- Awful Alex Rios is Awful in So Many Ways
Chavez's Comeback 'Stache, and was reminded what an absolute bloody nightmare it is to watch Alex Rios play baseball.
In the third inning, the White Sox already down 10-1, Mark Teixeira sent
- Action GIF: Alex Gordon, Teammates Utilize Air Five
of the Cleveland Indians. Though undoubtedly pleased by their performance, the Kansas City-ers can be forgiven if -- by the time Alex Gordon scored in the very first inning of the very next game against
- Ump Admits Lugo Was Out: Give Us Replay, Selig
- Does It Matter If a Manager Was a Major Leaguer?
- Wilson Ramos and Alex Presley: Waiver Wire Help
and OBP, then he's easily going to be a backstop worth using the rest of the way.
Alex Presley |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 20.3% Yahoo - 11.0%
Yes, yes...small sample size warning here. But if you can
- Marlins Close Upper Deck: Can Loria Admit Fault?
- A Tough (Few) Year(s) for Alex Rios
standing to his left isn't far behind. Alex Rios has produced -0.6 WAR this season. If this were just a half-season of futility the Sox might have hope for the future. But this is something that has been
- Death of Don Buddin, the Man Boston Booed
- Riggleman: A Beggar Who Thought He Was a Chooser
- John Maine, "Habitual Liar" About Health, May Retire
- Passan Vindicated With Division Deletion Proposal
- Making MLB Safe for Mr. Mom: The Paternity List
- Billy Beane to Kurt Suzuki: Don't Get Hurt
- Alex Avila: Is He For Real?
Tigers backstop Alex Avila. Currently, Avila is sporting a slash line of .279/.346/.529 with 8 home runs and 28 RBI. He's tied for second in HR amongst catchers, leads in RBI production and according
- The Slow Decline of Alex Rodriguez
this year, there's one player whose decline is hiding in the background: Alex Rodriguez.
I remember a time when Alex Rodriguez was the yearly consensus first pick in fantasy baseball. People would
- 2011 Draft: Scouting Alex Meyer
Possessing arguably the highest ceiling of any player in this year's draft, Kentucky right-hander Alex Meyer shouldn't last long come draft day.
Standing 6'9", 220 pounds, Meyer is an imposing
- "Some Schmuck in New York": Wilpon's Woeful Week
- Leyland: Interleague Play Unfair With No DH
of letting their pitchers rest and using the DH when they come here, and we gotta use guys six straight days without Victor Martinez or Alex Avila or somebody. That's ridiculous. Totally ridiculous
- Alex Rios: Buy Low Candidate
Alex Rios finished the 2010 season as one of the biggest fantasy bargains. Though he was nearly a 20-20 player in 2009, his average and OBP dropped to unacceptable levels, making him an afterthought
- Milton Bradley and the "Race Card"
- Instead of Taking Over a Bad Team, Relegate Them
- Interview: Modern Drunkard Magazine's Rich English
- Alex Gordon and Alex Rios: AL Outfield Riser and Faller
next week, but to tide you over in the meantime, here are a pair of Alexes -- one Riser and one Faller. Consider your appetite whetted.
Alex Gordon, Royals
Mentions of Gordon in circles
- Women Are Coming to Baseball, Like It or Not
- The Tortured Logic of Unwritten Rules
- Waiver Wire: Ryan Hanigan and Alex Avila
Hanigan and Alex Avila fit the mold perfectly, as both have low ownership rates despite their strong starts. It's only been one week, but let's take a look at how these players should perform going
- New MLB Concussion Policy a Hit With MDs
- Alex Rodriguez Addresses His Tenants’ Concerns
investigates a recent news report revealing that an apartment complex owned by Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez isn't up to code. Coincidentally (or not!), the Preakness Stakes has announced an unusual
- Alex Gordon's Near Miss
It had not been a good day for Alex Gordon. All spring long we'd heard how the former first-round pick was working towards finally fulfilling his potential. Even manager Ned Yost was singing his
- 2011 Organizational Rankings: #5 – Atlanta
- Watching Spring Training in Chicago
- Ng Disappointed at Lack of Women in MLB
- The Amazing Brendan Donnelly
- Team Preview: Atlanta Braves
3. 3B Chipper Jones^ (38 years old)
4. 2B Dan Uggla (30 years old)
5. C Brian McCann* (27 years old)
6. SS Alex Gonzalez (34 years old)
7. 1B Freddie Freeman* (21 years old)
8. CF Nate McLouth
- Can John Thorn Finally Erase Abner Doubleday?
... and even Alex Cartwright, with whom he has formed a cordial tandem.")
Thorn's list of credentials, not just on the early history of baseball, is long. He was the senior creative consultant for Ken
- Despite Cancer, Butler Against Smokeless Tobacco Ban
- 19th Century PEDs and Andy Pettitte's HOF Case
- Could the Mets Just Go Public?
- Stick a Fork in the Grapefruit League
- Commenters Are $#!%ing Evil! (And Other Respectful Thoughts)
article, "NHL Winter Classic: I’m Glad Selig Didn’t Think of That"
"Alex, your sabermetrical analysis continues to amaze me. Keep up the good job of destroying FanGraphs with this political bullshit
- On the Media: What Is a Sports Reporter?
- Another Look at Why the Hall Ballots Are So Crowded
- If You Vote for Surhoff and Tino, You Have to Vote for Everyone
- NHL Winter Classic: I'm Glad Selig Didn't Think of That
- Baseball's Decelerating Average Salary
moving downward beginning around 1980, and the trend has become even more pronounced since the year 2000. Y2K is a local maximum within the data, the year that the tech bubble burst and Alex Rodriguez
- The Worst Contract Extensions in History
. Position players have received the other 21, and of those 21 contracts, 11 have been contract extensions, and just 10 have been free agent contracts. (Of the top five contracts in baseball history -- Alex
- Ryan Theriot: Let the Flamewar Commence!
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Alex Rodriguez
Today’s ADP Crowdsourcing comes from a suggestion by RotoGraphs’ own Mike Axisa. Snaps for Mike.
Alex Rodriguez’s 2010 had some ups, but it also had more than it’s fair share of downs. He started
- Bud Selig and Kennesaw Mountain Landis
- “Expanded Playoffs Appear Inevitable"
- The Real Truth Behind Derek Jeter’s Gold Glove — Revealed!
- Two More Wild Card Teams? Nip That Idea in the Bud.
- Okay, Time for My Surgery! Heading for the Doctor After Getting Bounced from the Playoffs
- Worst of the Worst
- TBS Upgrades Postseason Coverage from Chip Caray to Dick Stockton, and Ratings Fall
- Is the Steroid Ban Responsible for the "Year of the Pitcher"? No, Say Freakonomics Writers
- Cito Gaston Retires, Dusty Baker Signs an Extension; There Are Still Too Few African-American Managers
- Jose Bautista and the Meaning of the Word "Fluke"
- Derek Jeter Cheated. So What?
- Nyjer Morgan Wants A Piece of the Marlins. I Don't Blame Him.
- The Old Curmudgeons Are Right: Baseball Nicknames Useta Be Way Better
-- but this relative paucity only highlights their general absence. Many of the nicknames that break the paradigm are derivative of previous ones: Francisco Rodriguez's "K-Rod" is a takeoff on Alex Rodriguez's A-Rod
- Roger Clemens Indicted; Steroid Era on Trial
- Chipper Jones Out for the Year with a Torn ACL, Career in Jeopardy; Just How Good Was He?
Created Above Average. Chipper is 37th in all-time WAR, and sixth among third basemen (seventh if you consider Alex Rodriguez a 3B), behind Mike Schmidt, Eddie Mathews, Wade Boggs, Brooks Robinson
- Alex Rodriguez's First Big Deal
This post is not timely whatsoever, so apologies for that; also, props to Tommy Rancel for suggesting it and helping with the research.
On July 27, 1996, Alex Rodriguez turned 21 years old. He
- Alex Rodriguez and Power
Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th, but his owners have noticed that there was something wonky going on before the race to the benchmark ever started. A look at Jack Moore's piece on the moment
- No More Mr. November: 2011 World Series Will Be Done in October, Says MLB
- An Unhappy Strasmas
- David DeJesus Out, Alex Gordon In
him this offseason or keep him until the end of his contract.
Alex Gordon was called up from AAA Omaha to take David's place. To say that Gordon's career has been a disappointment would
- Royals Place DeJesus on DL; Recall Alex Gordon
Kansas City Royals placed OF David DeJesus (thumb) on the 15-day DL; Recalled OF Alex Gordon from Triple-A Omaha.
DeJesus sprained his right thumb trying to make a catch in center field on what
- Remembering Ralph Houk
- Catchers and the MVP
- On Boringness: Soccer vs. Baseball
- Firing Fredi Gonzalez
- More Egregious Umpiring: Yorvit Torrealba Suspended Three Games
- What Strasburg Means, Redux
- Armando Galarraga's One-Hitter Was Still Rare
- Prospect Watch: Alex Gordon
, but there's no denying his production. Alex Gordon, the Royals former third baseman, has put together a .377/.515/.688 line in about 100 plate appearances with the O-Royals.
We've already chronicled the demotion
- Time to Rethink the Balk Rule?
- Airing the Marlins' Dirty Laundry in Public
- Apparently, the Phillies Cheated. So What?
- Dallas Braden Attacks Alex Rodriguez Again. Is Baseball's "Code" Really Still Relevant?
Every time Alex Rodriguez does anything -- poses in Details Magazine, slaps a ball out of a glove, shouts to distract a fielder from a pop-up, admits to taking banned drugs, runs across the pitcher's
- Alex Gonzalez's Hot Start
Signed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2011 by the Blue Jays this offseason, Alex Gonzalez did not attract much attention on the free agent market after being cut loose by the Red Sox
- Alex Gordon Demoted
prophetic. Marc Hulet will have more on that move tomorrow, but the Royals didn’t stop tinkering with their young players there. Oh no, yesterday they decided to demote Alex Gordon to the minors
- Should You Boycott the Diamondbacks?
- Should Baseball Get Rid of Divisions, Instead of Realignment? Maybe Not.
- Should A.J. Pierzynski Be Punished for Lying to an Ump?
- Gooble Gobble, Bill Simmons Is Now One of Us
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Atlanta
- They Got Rid of One Measly Off Day, But the Playoffs Still Need to Be Improved
- Cliff Lee's Suspension Is Just Too Much
- Realignment, Shmealignment? Even if It Won't Float, This Idea Shouldn't Sink
- Harvard Research Study: Baseball Players Are Getting Fatter (But the Study Doesn't Mention Steroids)
- Jon Sciambi on Smarter Broadcasting
- Rod Barajas Is Not the Answer to Your Prayers, Omar Minaya
- These Days, The Waiting Game Doesn't Pay Off
We're pleased to welcome another new writer to the fold - Alex Remington. He'll be holding down the fort every Thursday around here. Welcome, Alex.
Greetings to all! I'm Alex Remington. You may
- Signed: Alex Cora and Chris Coste with the Mets
The Mets made a couple of minor moves yesterday, signing Alex Cora and Chris Coste to deals.
As of now, Cora will be the backup middle infielder for the Mets. When Jose Reyes went out with a leg
- Billy Butler's 2009 vs. Alex Gordon's 2008
(.369 wOBA). He even became the everyday first baseman despite questions about his defense, beating out celebrated glove-man Mike Jacobs.
The Royals' other "Savior," Alex Gordon, has not quite
- Alex Rodriguez and the Predictability of October
Alex Rodriguez entered the Yankees ALDS against the Twins with a playoff wOBA of .377 in 170 plate appearances. Certainly an impressive mark, given a league wOBA ranging from .330 to .340
- Alex Rios Folds Under Pressure
You always hear about how happy, excited, and relieved a player is to finally join a contender. These stories write themselves following an in-season trade. Well, Alex Rios hasn’t had much fun
- Alex Gordon Demoted
A week ago, the Brewers seemingly played the service time system to postpone J.J. Hardy’s free agency by a season. Today, the Royals are following suit with Alex Gordon.
Entering this year
- Can Alex Rios Be The Next 30-30 Player?
Everyone is convinced that Alex Rios is an impact fantasy player. The only question is why. In 2007, Rios scored 114 runs and hit 24 homers. Last year, much of his value came because he swiped