- 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
- The Daily Grind: Sanchez, Gee, Fister
Three Minor Leaguer Catchers
Daily DFS - Sanchez, de la Rosa
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Gee, Fister, Forsythe, Iglesias
1. Three Minor League
- 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
- xK%, History and Speculating on Dellin Betances
career major-league pitches (looking at you, Aaron Sanchez).
- Aaron Sanchez or Aaron Sanchez?
, now maybe too experienced and/or risky to be considered one.
8. Is on my fantasy team.
9. Eats food.
10. Cooks food.
Aaron Sanchez: 1,3,5,9,10,maybe 7
Aaron Sanchez: 2,4,6,7,8,probably
- 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
- 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
- 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, Strikeouts and Pitch Counts: The Tigers Take Game One
job. It was a good game, and nice to win Game One.”
Alex Avila was more effusive in his praise of Sanchez.
“His stuff, at times, is probably some of the nastiest stuff we have on the team
- 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
- Anibal Sanchez - Fantasy MVP, Jarrod Parker - Fantasy LVP
leagues I played in, I had finishes of first, third, fourth, fourth, seventh and ninth. The only player that was on all four of my top four teams was Anibal Sanchez. While my two crappy teams had some
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Aaron Sanchez and the Trevor Rosenthal Experiment
On Thursday night, preseason consensus top-50 prospect Aaron Sanchez made his first appearance of the season out of the bullpen for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Time for Giants to Part Ways with Hector Sanchez
San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is a ball magnet.
Every single time he plays — and this is no exaggeration — he takes a savage beating behind home plate. Foul tips rock his
- 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
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
Best Sophomore Pitcher
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 Tiered Rankings: June
I love Guerrero as much as the next guy -- he
- An Expansion on xISO, Plus 10 Noteworthy Names
The kid's a monster. He has already outdone himself, and it all seems legit.
- Carlos Sanchez & Marcus Semien: Deep League Wire
Carlos Sanchez | 2B/SS CHW | CBS 2% Owned
Sanchez has started every game at second base since Beckham was traded, while possible competitor for the job Leury Garcia hasn't even received an at-bat
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: July
Matt Holliday (DL: mid-July?)
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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...)
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Dr. Lewis Yocum, 1947-2013
- Julio Teheran: From Prospect Fatigue to Potential Ace?
- The Dodger-Diamondback Brawl: Do Unwritten Rules Still Apply?
- Yasiel Puig, the Non-All-Star
- Derek Lowe Says Farewell
- The 2013 NL East, and Strong and Weak Divisions
- Center Fielders on the Veterans Committee Bubble
- The Most Dominant First-Place Finishes Ever
- Paul Maholm and Greatness
- If Stealing Signs is "Part of the Game," Why Do People Get Mad About It?
- The Persnickety Atlanta Braves
- Is Jim Leyland a Future Hall of Famer?
- San Diego Padres Shortstops: Positional Case Study
- The First Four Red Sox Championships in Boston
- Today in 1857, The Only Nolan Was Born
- Mark DeRosa Retires
- Appreciating Ted Lilly
- Casey McGehee and Others Who Have Returned From Japan
- Remembering Bill Terry and Elmer Flick
- "Homer at the Bat" Turns 20. I Am So Old.
- Yasmany Tomas' Plate Discipline Makes Me Nervous
- NL OF Projections: Steamer vs. the Fans
- Pitch Sequencing and Pitcher xBB%: We're Getting There
- Dissecting Pitcher xBB% Differentials
- Top NL Outfield Prospects: A Different Take
- Matt Holliday: Designer Brand, Warehouse Price
- Two Martes and a MVP: The 2015 Pittsburgh Outfield
- Doc Holliday and the J-Hey Kid: The 2015 St. Louis Outfield
- NL Outfield Breakout Candidates by Spring Plate Discipline
- Incredibly Small Samples: Fun, Agony & Something Helpful
- Streaming SBs by Opposing Pitcher, April 10-12
- Stolen Base Streamers: April 16-19
- One (1) Precedent for Not Bailing on Chris Carter
- Has Granderson Carved Out a New Niche for Himself?
- Blind Résumés: Cheap Stolen Bases
- New Hitter xBABIP Based on BIS Batted Ball Data
- NL Outfield Power/ISO Buy-Low Candidates
- Carlos Gonzalez: A Premature Decline, Perhaps
- An Investigation (and Validation) of Rubby's Improvements
- Matt Kemp's Historically Bad Month (for Him)
- Cameron Maybin Wants Your Attention
- Joc Pederson as George Springer as Evolving Juggernaut
- xBABIP Updates, and a Strategy for the Hopelessly Hopeful
- In Memoriam: Soler's 2015 ROY Hopes
- A Different Take on NL Outfield Prospects: June 2015 Update
- Seven Consistent xFIP Improvers
- Chris Coghlan: Finally Relevant Again
- Birchwood Derby Midseason Re-Draft Recap
- Reintroducing David Peralta, Underrated Triples Machine
- Gerardo Parra: Career Year or Productive Mirage?
- Three (or Four) Undervalued Starters for Your Consideration
- ERA-FIP, and the Importance of Situational Context
- Obligatory Monthly Update on Carlos Gonzalez
- Would Ian Kennedy Benefit from a Pitcher's Park?
- Is Bud Norris this Good?
- Nick Markakis, What Happened?
- Manny Machado and Selective Agression
- Ben Revere and the Emptiest Batting Average Ever
- Kevin Gausman and the Elevated Fastball
- 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
- 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
- The Daily Grind: Cash Games, Sanchez, Lester
DFS Cash Game Strategy
Daily DFS - Sanchez
Tomorrow's Targets - Porcello, Lester, Valencia, Orlando
1. DFS Cash Game Strategy
Those of you already playing DFS
- 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
- 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
- The Freshmen Report: Lobstein, Sanchez, Smith, Tomas
is getting closer to returning from the disabled list so Lobstein may have to shift to the bullpen in June, unless (or, perhaps, until) another injury crops up.
Carlos Sanchez, 2B, White Sox
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- The Daily Grind: Keeper Nonsense, Sanchez, Hutch, Ethier
A Quick Programming Note
Daily DFS - Sanchez, Fiers, Hutchison
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Holmberg, Ethier, Peterson
1. A Quick Programming
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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 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 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
- Sanchez Gives Braves Offseason Even Bigger Prospect Haul
It came as a bit of a surprise to see that the Angels sent teenage lefty Ricardo Sanchez to Atlanta in exchange for Kyle Kubitza (whom Kiley will write up shortly) and Nate Hyatt. Not that Sanchez
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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