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  • Kenny Williams Makes Delicious Chicken Salad
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/30/2012 -  80
    There might not be a harder to evaluate GM in sports than Kenny Williams. Since 2006, his teams have alternated between winning and losing seasons each year, so his team's recent performance track

  • Mason Williams: Next Great Yankees Center Fielder?
    in RotoGraphs by Al Skorupa - 2/28/2013 -  4
    to improve reading pitchers and getting jumps as he faces more advanced competition. He’s not Billy Hamilton but 20 plus stolen bases is reasonable. Williams will be a contributor but non-elite option

  • Will Matt Williams Tip Over?
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 8/8/2014 -  6
    ;           The above is a GIF of Matt Williams. I made this GIF, so I'm the only one who really knows the answer to the question in the title. Here's the scenario I'm

  • Jerome Williams Returns to the Majors
    in FanGraphs by Lucas Apostoleris - 8/22/2011 -  13
    After a hiatus of over four years, Jerome Williams is back in the majors.  After coming up with the Giants as a 21-year-old in 2003, he’s bounced around to the Cubs, Nationals, Twins, Dodgers

  • Mason Williams Moving Up The Ranks
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 6/25/2012 -  26
    As an over slot fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, the New York Yankees awarded Mason Williams with the largest bonus of their draft class. Two years later, Williams possesses a strong set of tools

  • Kenny Williams' Quiet Trade Deadline
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/2/2011 -  27
    White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams is notorious for being active around the trade deadline. Yet with his team only three games out of first place the morning of the deadline -- for the first

  • Things We Now Know about Kenny Williams
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/28/2011 -  6
    If you prefer your news to be five days old, then you'll be gobsmacked to learn that White Sox GM Kenny Williams had his posh Chicago townhouse robbed and violated recently. This of course sounds

  • Ask Dr. Mitch Williams, M.D.
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 3/18/2013 -  9
    , right? That’s why I, Dr. Mitch Williams, M.D., am here to answer your questions about healthiness. Q: I’m a college pitcher, and after my last start my arm was feeling sore. What should I do? Do I

  • Sorry, Bryce: Matt Williams is Right
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/1/2014 -  111
    third and Zim playing left is something that would be good for this team. I think that should be what’s happening.” Essentially, Harper's return forced Matt Williams to make a choice between two

  • Cleaning Up Kenny Williams' Mess
    in Community by Matt Zakrowski - 8/12/2010 -  12

  • Top Beard/Spectacles Combination: Matthew Williams
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/30/2012 -  5
    Currently, Matthew Williams is a right-hander for Sydney of the Australian Baseball League. Before that, he was a pitching prospect in the Twins organization for six years. Before that, he lived

  • Found: Ted Williams' Self-Proclaimed Heat Map
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 7/24/2013 -  16
      Ted Williams didn't play during the Heat Map Era. He also didn't play during the Internet, Grunge, Civil Rights, Designated Hitter, or David Bowie Era. But Mr. Williams still understood

  • Billy Martin Is Impressed by the Atari
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 7/19/2011 -  1
    Man of a Thousand Employers Billy Martin knows a thing or two about a thing or two about real baseball. As such, it should come as no surprise that Martin is profoundly impressed by the Realistic

  • Billy the Marlin Is Rather Gauche
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/30/2011 -  7
    For as long as anyone can remember, Billy the Marlin has been the standard bearer for men's fashion. However, as you will soon see, this is no longer the case. Bear chagrined witness

  • Ted Williams, Even on a Gameshow, Flashes Consistency
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 2/27/2013 -  1
    NEW YORK -- Ted Williams, often viewed as the model for hitting consistency in baseball, flirted with perfection on Sunday when he nearly went 11 for 11 in saying the word "yes" the exact same

  • Bernie Williams, Post Season and the Hall of Fame
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 1/7/2012 -  77
    The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will release its list of  soon-to-be inductees on Monday. Some discussion has focused on Bernie Williams and how much his postseason performance should count

  • Half-Baked Theories: Mose Schrute and Mitch Williams
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/22/2011 -  2
    ... And now here's major-league closer turned fearless opinion-shaper, Mitch Williams ... Not many beards these days say, "I was named for an Old Testament character, and I occasionally entertain

  • New Billy Hamilton Seeking to Replace Old Billy Hamilton
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 1/28/2013 -  11
    Those in the know know that Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is not content with merely pilfering bases and scampering home. Rather, it is his roguish aim to scrub from history the other, older Billy

  • Billy Hamilton, Who is Not a Caricature
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/30/2014 -  42
    A common question in our chats has asked how much longer the Reds can put up with Billy Hamilton and his lousy numbers out of the leadoff slot. Hamilton was known to be a question mark coming

  • The Obviousness of Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/4/2013 -  88
    -runner otherwise. Much about baseball can be surprising. The same cannot be said for much of baseball strategy. Billy Hamilton made his major-league debut Tuesday night, in a scoreless game between

  • Billy Wagner Returns
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/21/2009 -  10
    Assuming Billy Wagner’s appearances are nothing but an audition for another team, his first act went about as well as the Mets could script. Wagner entered last night’s game in the eighth

  • Billy Wagner Is Still Good
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/19/2010 -  19
    Billy Wagner turns 40 on the 25th of this month. His left arm, attached to a 5’10” frame, has tossed more than 870 innings and more than 8,300 pitches since 2002. The used car of free agent closers

  • Billy Hamilton's Other Tools
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 8/15/2012 -  87
    With about a month left in the minor league baseball season, one of 2012's worst kept secrets has been the prodigious speed of Cincinnati Reds shortstop prospect Billy Hamilton. With 139 stolen bases

  • Let's Talk About Billy McCool
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 7/15/2014 -  4
    Last month, NotGraphs lost a piece of magic as Billy McCool, left-handed pitcher and actual person, passed away. Let us take a moment to adore the man, the lefty, the only fella who could make your

  • Is Billy Wagner a Hall of Famer?
    in FanGraphs by Pat Andriola - 7/21/2010 -  67
    Yesterday, R.J. Anderson discussed just how impressive Billy Wagner's career has been and how magnificently he is pitching this season: FIP supports that Wagner has pitched extremely well. His 2.12

  • Billy Flips The Script
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/12/2010 -  69
    acquisitions, and when Billy Beane acquired him, we all just nodded our heads and said "yeah, of course." Apparently Billy woke up this morning annoyed with his own predictability, because this afternoon, he

  • Billy Buckner: Sleeper?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 2/10/2010 -  2
    At first blush, Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Billy Buckner looks like a toxic fantasy option. After all, he's an exiled Kansas City Royal who posted a-shield your eyes!-6.40 ERA in 2009. Why

  • Deep Impact: Billy Hamilton
    in RotoGraphs by JD Sussman - 7/6/2012 -  25
    If starting Billy Hamilton guaranteed your team would win steals, where would you draft him? It would be arguable Hamilton is the best fantasy baseball prospect in the minor leagues, if that were

  • Catching Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/26/2013 -  35
    The big secret isn't much of a secret. As a base-stealer, Billy Hamilton has seemed automatic — but he did get thrown out in the minors. In fact, he got thrown out a whole mess of times. Since

  • For Billy Beane, On the Eve of Game Five
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/11/2012 -  2
    Billy, holy wow. Holy crap, Billy, did you see that? The elfin sprite that stole my hat, I see now how he floated away from me so fast: he was possessed of an afro puff, Billy, and was he

  • Billy Wagner to Atlanta
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/2/2009 -  26
    We saw the first big move of free agency late last night, as the Atlanta Braves signed closer Billy Wagner. With the potential losses of Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez looming large, Frank Wren

  • Signed: Billy Wagner with the Braves
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 12/2/2009 -  4
    Marking the first major move of the offseason, the Atlanta Braves are all set to acquire Billy Wagner if he passes their physical examination. The deal is for a reported $7 million this year

  • Is Billy Butler's Power Real?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/4/2012 -  8
    Billy Buter, AKA Country Breakfast, may finally be worth a slot as a full-time first baseman in standard formats. Butler's often had to be utilized as a fill in at the position or someone to stick

  • Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 5/7/2013 -  30
    Billy Hamilton is one of the most intriguing prospects in baseball. In a game where home runs are king, Hamilton’s speed still excites the imagination in a Pete ‘Wheelie’ Wheeler way. Drafted

  • Kenny Williams and Mike Rizzo Fall For Different Types
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/22/2010 -  6
    Sox 4.3 MPH Not much about Kenny Williams is predictable. When most think he’s going left, he darts right. When folks expect him to sit, he stands. When they say jump, he hovers lightly over

  • For Billy Beane, As Game Three Begins
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/7/2013 -  1
    "Sonny gets sunnier day by day by day…" –Paul Simon Billy Beane’s not a player, he just walks a lot— well, mostly it’s pacing through the muck through the bleach smell the rare scintilla from

  • For Billy Beane, on the Eve of Game Three
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/9/2012 -  5
    Billy! -- I say it with my Rosie Perez voice like you are Woody Harrelson, but you are not Woody Harrelson, let's face it -- you are too much a lover of soccer -- Billy, who should laud you

  • For Billy Beane, on the Eve of Game Four
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/10/2012 -  3
    Billy. Someone photoshopped that helmet in someone scribbled your name someone who once liked your good face now gags when they see it. That's how it goes. How did it go last night? I

  • Spectacles/Mustache/Mutton Chops/No Neck Package Deal: Walt Williams
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 9/30/2011 -  1
    Walt Williams, man. What can you say? It's one thing to have played Major League Baseball. It's another to have played Major League Baseball without a frigging neck. Respect, Walt Williams

  • Where Did Billy Beane Eat?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 10/30/2012 -  4
    Athletics Nation has an awesome interview with Billy Beane, conducted right after the A's were eliminated. A couple of highlights: Bleszinski: What about Brandon Moss? Beane: David (Forst

  • Your Billy Hamilton Factoid of the Day
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/19/2013 -  41
    2.1 8 Juan Pierre 319 1.8 8 David Wright 465 1.8 8 Billy Hamilton 9 1.8 Our hero, Billy Hamilton, is tied for 8th in the NL in stolen base runs. He made his major league

  • Proposed Trade: Billy Butler to the Rays
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 6/1/2011 -  72
    With the Royals recently calling up Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler looks to have been permanently moved to the DH spot. With Mike Moustakas ready to be called up to take over third base, that leaves

  • Roman Quinn: A Better Billy Hamilton?
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 1/14/2013 -  10
    In a foot race, I'd place my money on Roman Quinn over any prospect not named Billy Hamilton. Heads up, it would be close -- very close. 2012 was a historic year for minor league base stealers

  • FG on Fox: Billy Hamilton is Good
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/20/2014 -  46
    Thursday was an ordinary day for Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton, in that it contained some extraordinary things in the Reds’ 4-3 loss in 12 innings at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Leading off

  • Billy Hamilton and Stealing 100 Bases
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 8/30/2012 -  47
    Because he is a man who hates joy, Walt Jocketty said yesterday that Billy Hamilton would "probably not" be called up to the majors in September, as the Reds put the finishing touches on a first

  • Billy Hamilton's Realm of 2014 Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 9/24/2013 -  32
    this offseason, and one question facing them is “what the heck do we do with Billy Hamilton?” In celebration of Hamilton’s spectacular and otherworldly speed, the present offer sought to present some

  • Billy Hamilton: 2014 Leadoff Hitter?
    in Community by ncarrington - 12/31/2013 -  13
    brought a great deal of value to a team that needed his particular offensive skill set. Walt Jocketty has stated that Billy Hamilton is the new center fielder and will likely bat leadoff

  • The Future-Future Usage of Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 2/6/2014 -  37
    As the 2014 season approaches, the Cincinnati Reds are left with the unenviable task of figuring out exactly what to do with Billy Hamilton. After his September call-up, Hamilton electrified fans

  • Nick Williams' Big Bat Overshadows K/BB Issues
    in RotoGraphs by Nathaniel Stoltz - 10/17/2013 -  1
    positive impression on me than outfielder Nick Williams. Williams didn't enter the season with as big of a name as the above players, but that's not to say he was off the map--he was selected

  • The Royals, Billy Butler, and Young Pitching
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 11/21/2012 -  49
    position players for a young, high-end arm. Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, and even Eric Hosmer have been floated as trade candidates, ditto Billy Butler. Butler, 26, is a .300/.362/.468 (121 wRC+) career

  • Billy Hamilton's Potential Fantasy Value
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/27/2012 -  10
    The Reds' Billy Hamilton has been one of the biggest stories of the minor league season this year. You are probably well aware by now that the 21-year old broke Vince Coleman's minor league stolen

  • FG on Fox: Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/21/2014 -  3
    With a guy like Billy Hamilton on first base, you're likely to get a fastball. That's a good thing for Todd Frazier, who has traditionally feasted on fastballs. But does Billy Hamilton also make

  • Billy Jo Robidoux Would Have Boxed You
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 12/22/2011 -  15
    It was a different time, you understand -- 1987, or '88. A time when men like Billy Jo Robidoux and Mark Funderburk were the flying buttresses in the architecture of baseball -- beautiful appendages

  • Let's Watch Billy Hamilton Make a Run Happen
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/9/2014 -  160
    One of the big conversations taking place in baseball right now concerns whether or not Billy Hamilton is going to hit enough to stick as an actual long-term regular. It's a justifiable worry

  • Billy Burns and Hamilton Share a Thing Besides a Name
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/12/2013 -  18
    an exception in the particular case of the Jerry Blevins-Billy Burns trade, it appears, between Oakland and Washington, on account of the latter of those players is one upon whom I've waxed enthusiastic

  • Spectacles/Mustache Package Deal: Billy Martin
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 5/13/2011 -  6
    You're damned right I'd follow Billy Martin's mustache, and his spectacles, into the heat of baseball battle. Adding to Martin's lore: Whiskey Slick, his nickname, according to Baseball

  • LINK: An Even Better Article on Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/19/2013 -  41
    I wrote up the Billy Hamilton factoid this morning because I wanted to write about him, but I didn't have a fully formed post yet, so I used that as a tide-me-over until that post materialized. Well

  • Old News: Billy Beane vs. Steven Levitt
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/9/2010 -  2
    of the A's success under Billy Beane. From one such post: I am not necessarily implying that Billy Beane isn't a good general manager who can stretch a small budget into a respectable record through

  • Dee Gordon as the Poor Man's Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/15/2014 -  28
    at the center of most stolen-base conversations these days is Billy Hamilton. There are people who allege that Hamilton gets from first to second quicker than anyone ever, and even if Hamilton's speed

  • Why Is Billy Beane Buying Relief Pitchers?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/17/2011 -  86
    on their contract in order to collect the draft picks when they walked. Given the moves that Billy Beane and company have made over the last few days, should we assume that relief pitchers

  • Billy Butler's Country Breakfast Doesn't Satisfy
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/22/2013 -  4
    Billy Butler headed into the 2012 season as a first baseman with moderate power whose greatest fantasy contributions came from his strong batting average and position in the middle of a Major League

  • Billy Butler and the Royals' Off-Season Plan
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 10/23/2013 -  34
    Apparently some people do not respect the sanctity of World Series Week: Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015

  • Free Agent Fantasy Impact: Billy Wagner
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 11/3/2009 -  13
    In a scenario that seemed ridiculous at the start of the year, Billy Wagner may be one of the most highly sought after relievers this offseason. Wagner missed the majority of the season after

  • Daily Notes, Featuring a Question About Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/5/2012 -  7
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Crowdsourcing: Billy Hamilton's Whole Career 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 3. Pretty Excellent

  • Stealing a Base, with Billy Hamilton and Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/23/2013 -  58
    Typical  Billy Hamilton story outline: Ordinary introductory paragraph noting Hamilton's speed when running the bases. Reference to Hamilton's record-breaking stolen-base numbers in the minor leagues

  • Billy Butler's 2009 vs. Alex Gordon's 2008
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/23/2009 -  69
    Other than Zack Greinke's historic season, the 2009 Royals had little go right. Billy Butler was one non-Greinke bright spot. After a disappointing 2008, Butler raked in 2009, hitting .301/.362/.492

  • Should We Start Worrying About Billy Butler?
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 4/16/2014 -  34
    . There's a bunch of great stuff in there, but something about ground ball rate stabilization piqued my interest. It did so because between whole stanzas of "cuuuuups of coffee," I also had Billy Butler running

  • Billy Butler: Country Breakfast Served Up Hot
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 10/16/2012 -  3
    in 2012, added position eligibility and arguably one of the best nicknames in baseball right now, Billy Butler is headed towards being one of the sexier picks in fantasy drafts next season. Batting .313

  • Billy Hamilton - Better Than We Thought?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/19/2014 -  17
    Remember Bold Prediction season? Billy Hamilton was a popular subject, with nearly everybody (except me) weighing in on how the controversial speedster would perform. The most common view was a flop

  • Billy Beane to Kurt Suzuki: Don't Get Hurt
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 6/2/2011 -  102
    , Billy Beane's Athletics have suggested a team-oriented way forward. Beane effectively ordered his catcher, Kurt Suzuki, to avoid injury:I said to him, "I don't want you planting yourself in front

  • So You're Thinking About Taking Billy Hamilton...
    in RotoGraphs by Brandon Warne - 3/7/2014 -  71
    An extraordinarily polarizing player in drafts this year is Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton. Especially so in 5x5 and traditional leagues, where one could make the argument where Hamilton

  • Billy Butler’s Extension and Future Power
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/24/2011 -  19
    Underrated by casual baseball fans because he plays for the Royals, and overrated by many Royals fans because they don't have many recent examples of what a good position player looks like, Billy

  • Let's Mostly Watch Billy Burns Make a Run Happen, Also
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/9/2014 -  6
    Earlier this afternoon, celebrated and young Cincinnati outfielder Billy Hamilton produced a run entirely by means of his generational footspeed -- which sequence of events Jeff Sullivan

  • The Story Behind Billy Ripken's F*ck Face Card
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/20/2010 -  10
    Readers over the age of 28 or so will almost definitely remember this very famous Billy Ripken card for at least two reasons: (1) because it was worth a whole bunch of money, and (2) because it had

  • The Year's Best Minor-League Base-Stealers, Feat. Billy Burns
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/29/2014 -  6
    Last year, then-Washington outfield prospect Billy Burns produced the most stolen-base runs among every minor-league player in the whole minor leagues -- about 12 of them, it would appear, using

  • Daily Notes, Incl. Facts About Billy Hamilton's Future
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/6/2012 -  2
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Crowdsourcing Results: Billy Hamilton's Whole Career 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League 3

  • Everything You, As A Baseball Fan, Need To Know About Top Stories In the News
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/12/2014 -  11
    team. Gaza: Sam Fuld is Jewish. Robin Williams: Robin Williams is not related to Ted Williams, Mitch Williams, Bernie Williams, Mike Williams, Gerald Williams, Billy Williams, Dick Williams