- 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
- Sanchez versus Syndergaard: Prospect Showdown
the Mets would receive in return.
It came as little surprise that Alex Anthopoulos was lurking — fresh off acquiring much Miami's talent less than a month earlier. It was certain the Mets would
- 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
- Wilson Ramos Is Home. Now What?
. But that's where it starts.
After the kidnapping, Miami Marlins Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante had different reactions to the idea of returning to their home country: Sanchez canceled his plans to return
- Why the Pirates Always Limp to the Finish
Davis for a completely washed up Matt Morris; they brought in Derrek Lee in 2011; and in 2012, they got Chad Qualls, Travis Snider, Gaby Sanchez, and Wandy Rodriguez before the deadline. Obviously
- Could the Mets Just Go Public?
share, so while shareholders had a vote, he had final say. Finally, the Boston Celtics were publicly traded until nine years ago, and Fangraphs' own Robert Sanchez was briefly one of their many
- Upton Brothers: Phenoms, Disappointments, Now What?
As Fangraphs editor Robert Sanchez wrote for ESPN the Magazine:
Upton has been working with Baylor nearly every day, but his titanic power -- especially to leftfield -- has evaporated... Before long, he's
- 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
- Sanchez's Triple
I hit the triple and I said, "They're done.'
-Jonathan Sanchez, from the Silicon Valley Mercury News
In game 162, playing against the division rival for the right to go the playoffs, it wasn't
- 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
- Breakout candidate: Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez misses a LOT of bats.
Unfortunately, sometimes that’s because he throws too many balls. But he also induces a lot of strikeouts. And he’s primed to break out in 2009.
- Anibal Sanchez and the Rebuilding Cubs
that Anibal Sanchez was signing with the Cubs. That comes from Bob Nightengale. Nightengale has written up a whole article about this, but no one else is yet confirming his report -- Ken Rosenthal says
- Scouting Jonathan Sanchez
Prior to July 10th, 2009, Giants southpaw Jonathan Sanchez was just a high-octane, low-command curiosity to those outside of the Bay Area. No-hitters have a way of raising one's profile, however
- Anibal Sanchez's Value
Anibal Sanchez has endured a star-crossed career. The former Red Sox farmhand, picked up by the Marlins as part of the Josh Beckett/Mike Lowell/Hanley Ramirez mega-deal in November of 2005, punched
- Winter Signings: Freddy Sanchez
The San Francisco Giants re-signed second baseman Freddy Sanchez to a two-year deal late last week. The deal is worth $12 million in total, and it eliminates an $8.1 million option that the club held
- Anibal Sanchez Is Finally Healthy
In 2006, Anibal Sanchez burst on the scene as a 22-year-old, throwing a no-hitter and posting a 2.83 ERA in his rookie season, though his xFIP was two runs higher than his ERA. He never really had
- Anibal Sanchez: The Race-Changer
Johnson has garnered the headlines, his rotation mate Anibal Sanchez has quietly matured into a terrific pitcher in his own right. His career has been cut short by numerous injuries, but as we noted last
- Freddy Sanchez for... Who?! Seriously?
baseman Freddy Sanchez head from the Pirates to the Giants, these comments were made from some of Fangraphs' finest:
"What the hell?"
"The best pitching prospect of the day doesn't get traded
- Anibal Sanchez Moves to the AL
Yesterday, Anibal Sanchez was traded to the Detroit Tigers. It was a bold move by the Tigers to help them make the playoffs. Today, I am going to look at a few changes that can be expected from him
- In Defense of Tony Sanchez
The Pirates were pilloried for "playing it safe" with their selection of Boston College catcher Tony Sanchez as the 4th overall pick on draft day. Most draft gurus and pundits seemed to think
- What's Right With Anibal Sanchez?
Is it possible that, 500-plus innings into the career of Anibal Sanchez, we only know as much about his true talent level as your typical sophomore starter? It's something worth pondering, because
- The Mets Meet Anibal Sanchez
a slimmer of playoff hopes and sit pretty at second place in the National League East. Anibal Sanchez isn’t great (4.72 FIP and 5.38 tRA in 41 innings this year) but against the Mets lineup, it looked like
- Tigers Retool With Infante, Sanchez
-- a package featuring top prospect Jacob Turner for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante -- fills their greatest short-term needs and readies the team for postseason play.
Their 83-year-old pizza magnate owner
- What Went Wrong With Jonathan Sanchez
On Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals designated left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals, of course, acquired Sanchez and rightleft-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo from
- 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
- Gaby Sanchez Does Not Want to Be a Placeholder
the prospect for an upgrade at another position? This feeling has to grow intensity for a player who just won the position. That appears to be the case for Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez
- Rockies, Royals Swap Guthrie, Sanchez
Jeremy Guthrie and Jonathan Sanchez -- both acquired in deals this past offseason -- were supposed to help the Rockies and Royals, respectively, find some stability in their rotations. That never
- 2009 Impact Rookies: Gaby Sanchez
the time a player enters his first or second year of arbitration eligibility. The first-base position is no different this season, with Gaby Sanchez as the favorite to replace the dearly-departed Mike
- Anibal Sanchez: A Strikeout Rate To Believe In?
Among qualified starters, right-hander Anibal Sanchez has arguably been the best pitcher in all of baseball. His 1.45 FIP leads Major League Baseball, and if you're one who favors SIERA over FIP, his
- His Royal Highness, Jonathan Sanchez
league, that’s not exactly fantasy relevant. Also, if you’re in a league that counts front office members, tell me in the comments, I’d love to see that.) The Sanchez-for-Cabrera swap, on the other hand
- Can Sanchez Hold Off Morrison?
for Rookie of the Year Award honors this year with Gaby Sanchez, who won the first base job in Spring Training.
Most people consider Logan Morrison to be the Marlins’ first baseman of the future
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Yankees Gary Sanchez Draws Mixed Reviews
The third time was the charm in Rome, Georgia as Gary Sanchez finally donned the tools of ignorance and led the Charleston Yankees against the Rome Braves. Having missed him twice previously, I found
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Has Jonathan Sanchez Been the Same Pitcher?
ERA in order to make a quick evaluation. Jonathan Sanchez has improved his ERA dramatically in the past few seasons, going from a 5.01 ERA in 2008 to a 4.24 ERA in 2009 to a 3.07 ERA in 2010. When
- 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
- Jonathan Sanchez Isn't As Good As His K%
From 2008 to 2011, Jonathan Sanchez has the fourth highest strikeout rate (24.1%) of any starting pitcher in baseball (500 IP minimum), ranking behind only Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw, and Yovani
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- World Baseball Classic All-Time Records
2006, 2009, 2013
- Pirates Take Calculated Risk In Acquiring Sanchez
that essentially swap out Casey McGehee for Gaby Sanchez.
The first, and more important deal, sends outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a 2013 competitive balance draft picks to the Marlins for Gaby
- Tigers Pick Anibal Sanchez Over Rick Porcello
Despite a winding road of reports over the last two days, Anibal Sanchez will remain a Detroit Tiger after all. The club signed the 28-year-old right-hander to a five-year, $80 million deal, keeping
- Rod Barajas Is Not the Answer to Your Prayers, Omar Minaya
- Jon Sciambi on Smarter Broadcasting
- Harvard Research Study: Baseball Players Are Getting Fatter (But the Study Doesn't Mention Steroids)
- Realignment, Shmealignment? Even if It Won't Float, This Idea Shouldn't Sink
- Cliff Lee's Suspension Is Just Too Much
- They Got Rid of One Measly Off Day, But the Playoffs Still Need to Be Improved
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Atlanta
- Gooble Gobble, Bill Simmons Is Now One of Us
- Should A.J. Pierzynski Be Punished for Lying to an Ump?
- Should Baseball Get Rid of Divisions, Instead of Realignment? Maybe Not.
- Should You Boycott the Diamondbacks?
- Apparently, the Phillies Cheated. So What?
- Airing the Marlins' Dirty Laundry in Public
- Time to Rethink the Balk Rule?
- Armando Galarraga's One-Hitter Was Still Rare
- What Strasburg Means, Redux
- More Egregious Umpiring: Yorvit Torrealba Suspended Three Games
- Firing Fredi Gonzalez
- On Boringness: Soccer vs. Baseball
- Catchers and the MVP
- Remembering Ralph Houk
- No More Mr. November: 2011 World Series Will Be Done in October, Says MLB
- An Unhappy Strasmas
- Roger Clemens Indicted; Steroid Era on Trial
- Nyjer Morgan Wants A Piece of the Marlins. I Don't Blame Him.
- Derek Jeter Cheated. So What?
- Jose Bautista and the Meaning of the Word "Fluke"
- Cito Gaston Retires, Dusty Baker Signs an Extension; There Are Still Too Few African-American Managers
- Is the Steroid Ban Responsible for the "Year of the Pitcher"? No, Say Freakonomics Writers
- TBS Upgrades Postseason Coverage from Chip Caray to Dick Stockton, and Ratings Fall
- Worst of the Worst
- Okay, Time for My Surgery! Heading for the Doctor After Getting Bounced from the Playoffs
- Two More Wild Card Teams? Nip That Idea in the Bud.
- The Real Truth Behind Derek Jeter’s Gold Glove — Revealed!
- “Expanded Playoffs Appear Inevitable"
- Bud Selig and Kennesaw Mountain Landis
- Ryan Theriot: Let the Flamewar Commence!
- NHL Winter Classic: I'm Glad Selig Didn't Think of That
- If You Vote for Surhoff and Tino, You Have to Vote for Everyone
- Another Look at Why the Hall Ballots Are So Crowded
- On the Media: What Is a Sports Reporter?
- Stick a Fork in the Grapefruit League
- Despite Cancer, Butler Against Smokeless Tobacco Ban
- 19th Century PEDs and Andy Pettitte's HOF Case
- The Amazing Brendan Donnelly
- Ng Disappointed at Lack of Women in MLB
- Watching Spring Training in Chicago
- 2011 Organizational Rankings: #5 – Atlanta
- New MLB Concussion Policy a Hit With MDs
- The Tortured Logic of Unwritten Rules
- Women Are Coming to Baseball, Like It or Not
- Interview: Modern Drunkard Magazine's Rich English
- Instead of Taking Over a Bad Team, Relegate Them
- Milton Bradley and the "Race Card"
- "Some Schmuck in New York": Wilpon's Woeful Week
- Billy Beane to Kurt Suzuki: Don't Get Hurt
- Making MLB Safe for Mr. Mom: The Paternity List
- Passan Vindicated With Division Deletion Proposal
- John Maine, "Habitual Liar" About Health, May Retire
- Riggleman: A Beggar Who Thought He Was a Chooser
- Death of Don Buddin, the Man Boston Booed
- Marlins Close Upper Deck: Can Loria Admit Fault?
- Does It Matter If a Manager Was a Major Leaguer?
- Ump Admits Lugo Was Out: Give Us Replay, Selig
- Should the Nats Call Up Stephen Strasburg?
- Wally Pipping Jason Heyward
- Honkbal! Netherlands Bids to Host MLB in 2014
- MLB, the Mets, the Hats, and September 11
- A Possible Farewell to Reluctant Ace Javy Vazquez
- Why Shouldn't a Jew Play on Yom Kippur?
- Will Rays Move? No, Just "More Years of Posturing"
- Mac Thomason, First Braves Blogger, Fights Cancer
- It's 92 Years Since Clark Griffith Bought the Senators
- CBA Forbids Discrimination on Sexual Orientation
- Are the Wilpons About to Lose the Mets?
- The Civil War Christmas Game, Hilton Head, 1862
- Samson Is Wrong: Marlins Aquarium Is 2nd to Rays
- 2011 Rays DHs, Manny and Damon, Looking for Work
- Prince Fielder, His Estranged Father, and $200 Million
- Two Wild Cards in 2012? I Hope Not.
- Baseball Racism: The Irish in 1880
- espnW, ESPN's Women's Site, Explains wOBA
- SF to Posey: Don't Block Plate. Twins to Mauer: Do.
- Ryan Braun Case: PED Attitudes Changing?
- Jose Canseco, Steroids, and Logical Paradox
- Torii Hunter: All Japanese pitchers have "same style"
- Yoenis Cespedes and the Cuban Tradition
- Braves Trade J.J. Hoover to Reds for Juan Francisco
- Happy Opening Day! Er... Third Opening Day.
- Valley Fever Redux: How Dangerous Is This Fungus?
- Dodgers Celebrate 122nd National League Anniversary
- Peter Gammons to Boston Globe: Burn Your Sources!
- David Wright: Greatest Met Ever?
- Are No-Hitters On the Rise? No. Just the % of CGs.
- When Is Plunking Bryce Harper Justified?
- Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro and Why No One Cares
- MLB DNA Testing — Is Baseball Breaking the Law?
- Justin Black and Montana Major Leaguers
- Japanese Baseball Foreigners: Fun With Wlad and Wily Mo
- LaTroy Hawkins and Dave Cameron's Radical Proposal
- Is Baseball Getting Too Expensive For Kids?
- Larry Doby's Debut: AL Integration's 65th Anniversary
- Rest in Peace, Robert Creamer
- Bring Baseball Back to the Olympics!
- Chien-Ming Wang, Best Taiwanese Player in MLB History
- Strasburg Shutdown: A Defense
- Billy Hamilton and Stealing 100 Bases
- Bobby Valentine's Misery
- 2013 Schedule: Constant Interleague, Still Unbalanced
- Prohibiting Reporters from Reporting
- Adam Greenberg & Others Who Got a Second Chance
- Should the Nationals Regret the Strasburg Shutdown?
- The Cardinals Still Benefiting From the First Farm
- How Common Are Playoff Sweeps?
- How To Write a List of the Worst Owners Ever
- Marvin Miller's Legacy, and the Decline of Labor
- The Kremlinology of the Winter Meetings
- How To Build A Hall of Fame*
- Writers Who Refuse to Vote for the Hall of Fame
- Can You Hear Me Now?: MLB and Bullpen Cell Phones
- Rewrite the Balk Rule, Don't Expand It
- Mike Napoli's Aching Hips: What is Avascular Necrosis?
- Today in 1899, The Brooklyn Superbas Were Born
- Chad Cordero Signs a Minor League Deal
- Should MLB Punish DUIs More Harshly, Like PEDs?
- Joba Wants to Start. Yankees Want it to Stop.
- Miami Marlins New Revenue Stream: Suing Fans
- Mariano Rivera and Father Time: Comebacks After 40
- The Astros and Braves: How Many K's is Just Too Much?
- Evan Gattis and Other Old Rookie Catchers
- scoutPRO: A Woman-Owned Fantasy Football Site Moves to Baseball
- So, Has Handedness Changed at All?
- Should MLB Eliminate the Entire Playoffs?
- How the Scouts Saw Roy Halladay and Todd Helton
- Positional Case Study: Atlanta Braves Center Fielders
- "Homer at the Bat" Turns 20. I Am So Old.
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 2nd Basemen Making an Impact: Sanchez, Cabrera and Lopez
as fantasy options and here is a look at a few of them.
Owned % is from Yahoo
Stats are AB/AVG/HR/SB
Angel Sanchez - 15% owned – 43/0.395/1/1 – Sanchez stepped in once Clint Barmes (hand) went
- 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, 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
- De La Rosa, Sanchez, and Schumaker: DL Fliers
much hand wringing, just drop him and move on.
Sanchez is one of those that might be placed on the DL before camps end and come back after the first week or so of the season, which
- Q&A: Aaron Sanchez, Jays Top Pitching Prospect
Aaron Sanchez is the top pitching prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays system for a reason. That reason is power, as the 20-year-old right-hander features a mid-90s fastball and a sharp-breaking
- 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
- 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
- Tomlin, Peralta, Baker, Sanchez, Santana: DLWW
% owned) and Jonathan Sanchez (Ankle - 35.6% owned) – Both look to return this season, but will be limited to bullpen use only. Owners planning on starts from them will need to look else where.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Jack Hanahan and Eduardo Sanchez: Waiver Wire May 4th
in the pool of unwanted free agents...
Eduardo Sanchez |RP| Ownership: Yahoo - 10%
Looking for some cheap saves help? While the Cardinals bullpen situation remains sketchy at best, Sanchez just
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Ty Wigginton and Freddy Sanchez: Waiver Wire Help for the Middle Infield
be a little higher.
Freddy Sanchez |2B| Ownership: ESPN - 37.9% Yahoo - 25%
If power is not your immediate need, but help with the batting average and OBP is, then Sanchez makes for a solid pick
- Who Would You Rather Draft: Francisco Liriano or Jonathan Sanchez
Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez have something to prove in 2012.
Both pitchers signed one-year deals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration with the Twins and Royals at a cost of $5.5 million
- 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
- 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.
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