- Call John Buck
Since John Buck has the name of a Dodge City sheriff with nothing left to lose, it's somewhat fitting that he's a hero in real, actual life:
Buck ran to the overturned car and went to work
- Freddie Freeman and Embracing the Teases
People have expected big things from Freddie Freeman. I know this because Freeman is a professional baseball player, and all of those guys -- each and every last one of them -- was at one point
- Freddie Freeman's Power Alternative
about Freddie Freeman at the moment, on the heels of his contract extension and also on the heels of literally nothing else happening. Freeman's eight years are the subject of much dialogue.
- John Buck's New Approach
John Buck cannot be stopped. Buck was an afterthought in the mega Blue Jays/Mets deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto, but he's been the best player early on. In 66 plate appearances, Buck already
- Free Freddie Freeman
"Freddie Freeman looks stiff. Freddie Freeman looks uncoordinated. Freedie Freeman looks awkward. Freddie Freeman can still hit." Jason Grey, ESPN.com
It seems that there are few reasons to poo-poo
- Is Freddie Freeman Broken?
expectations as well. Sure enough, that is the case with the 2016 Atlanta Braves and Freddie Freeman. Look at any stat you want and they all tell the same story. Sabermetrically inclined? His wRC
- Buck Showalter's Musical Tastes
Buck Showalter doesn't understand today's kids, what with their Pokemon cards and their cans of Four Loko and their breakdancing and their Jordache jeans. What he really doesn't understand, though
- Freddie Freeman's Power Upside
hit? Freddie Freeman's power numbers in the minors were not exciting. Disagree."
There's good points on both sides of the battle. But Freddie Freeman owners in dynasty leagues are probably
- Freddie Freeman: Was That A Breakout?
Freddie Freeman improved almost across the board in his second season. He ended up ranked 15th in our 2012 final first base rankings (with Billy Butler added in), worth about $12. If you expected him
- Freddie Freeman: Hidden Hacker
But in that group of three, tied for the sixth spot on the list overall, is a name that gives me pause about this measure. It's a name that I would not have expected to find: Freddie Freeman. Putting him
- Marlins Ink John Buck
Dime stage of their careers. The conversation briefly, ever so briefly, centered on Loria’s sudden generosity yesterday when the team inked John Buck for three years and $18 million … then the team
- Happy Birthday, Buck!
So this is purty cool: the fledgling Chicago Baseball Museum is hosting a party on February 3 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the great Buck O'Neil, who passed away in 2006. The details can
- Appreciating John Buck
If you polled 100 fantasy baseball owners a month ago and asked who would be the number one catcher through the first 10 games of the season, how many of them do you think would have said John Buck
- Freddie Freeman and the Braves' Infield
position, but we shouldn’t expect all too much from the 38-year-old.
Freddie Freeman appears to be the glue that should hold
- Buck Showalter and Managing the Postseason
the division series. However, on the other end of things, we could put together an argument that the Orioles bullpen, and more specifically Buck Showalter's management of his relievers, won
- Contextualizing Freddie Freeman's Great Year
Amongst the exciting young sluggers in the game, it's easy to overlook Freddie Freeman. He's not overly flashy and lacked the benefit of the hype machine while in the minors. However, he's only 24
- Freddie Freeman in Long Term Leagues
, Brandon Belt, Eric Hosmer, and Freddie Freeman have proven to be valuable fantasy first baseman at a very young age.
To me, Freeman seems to be an undervalued member of this group. Goldschmidt
- NotGraphs Haiku: McCarver and Buck
- Freddie Freeman is an Undervalued Roto Asset
While he is far from an elite first baseman, Freddie Freeman should be a big target for fantasy players on draft day this season. At just 23-years-old, Freeman already has two seasons of more than 20
- John Buck Has a Big Night
Toronto Blue Jays catcher John Buck had a big night on Thursday, blasting three home runs against the Oakland As.
The graph doesn't really convey Buck's contribution (only showing two of his
- Freddie Freeman Is Lifting Up the Braves
surge by Atlanta isn't all that interesting. The part that's interesting is that Freddie Freeman has been so damn good, he's tricked an entire team into appearing compelling.
I'll give them
- Buck, Fields Find New Clubs
Heading into the 2007 season, outfielder Travis Buck and third baseman Josh Fields were primo prospects. Baseball America ranked Buck, the Oakland Athletics' supplemental first-round pick in the 2005
- The Freddie Freeman Deal as a Market Correction
Even a couple of days after the news broke about the Braves locking up Freddie Freeman to a $135 million contract, there remains a lot of residual skepticism about this price for a non-star player
- Great Moments in Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla's Friendship
Freddie Freeman's a hugger. You can tell. Dan Uggla knows it. That's why he's gently placed his right hand on Freeman's head. Freeman even uses leg. He's getting his. He's Freddie Freeman
- Mixing Fantasy & Reality: Anderson & Freeman
Freddie Freeman is beating the shift
A few seasons ago, all people could talk about is shifting and its effects. Even though shifting is not in the news as much, but players are still getting
- A Fifth of Buck Farmer's Pitches Are Unhittable
of the truth that is most compelling to prospective readers. In the case of this title, at least, the infraction is only slight. Indeed, instead of stating that a fifth of Buck Farmer's pitches
- Buck Bokai: Future Baseball Legend
Speaker, Ted Williams, and Buck Bokai.
Here's a brief summary of what is commonly known of Buck Bokai's career.
- Made his pro debut in 2019 with the Crenshaw Monarchs of the Planetary Baseball
- Freddie Freeman's Delicate Balance of Power and Contact
a few other young stars, but there was one notable guy I failed to mention: the Braves’ sole star-caliber position player, 26-year-old first baseman Freddie Freeman. It wasn’t a slight on my part
- Hot GIF Action: Braves Celebrate Freeman's Homer
With Freddie Freeman putting up a huge game last night immediately upon the arrival of his new sports goggles, don't be surprised if we see some people in the media making a big deal about
- Photo: Dan Duquette Embracing Buck Showalter
Moments before this picture was taken, our Investigative Reporting Investigation Team has confirmed, Buck Showalter asked Dan Duquette, "Now do you believe in magic?"
Dan Duquette said, "I do
- Buck Showalter and the Zach Britton Test
and Dylan Bundy available in relief, along with seven traditional relievers. But if you're Buck Showalter, you're probably a lot less excited about the possibility of bringing in Jimenez (5.44 ERA/4.43
- Lobaton, Suzuki and Buck? Oh My!
lot more than the power stats. Should Zunino's plate discipline issues appear front-and-center again this season, it might not be long before we start seeing John Buck, a notorious fast-starter
- Scouting Buck Farmer's MLB Debut
to his rather fun name or the fact that he happened to line up to pitch on Wednesday, the Tigers selected Buck Farmer from Double-A to make the start against the Pirates.
Although Farmer was a four
- Freddie Freeman and Choosing Youth over Track Record
season a few weeks ago, Freddie Freeman's new deal with the Braves is a reminder that extension season isn't limited to just big market teams with overflowing revenues, and also a reminder of just how
- The New Bang For Your Buck Players
- NL Starters for a Buck: Bud Norris
- Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt - The New 1B Royalty
of the guard is about to occur, and not just because Miguel Cabrera and Joe Mauer are headed in that direction. Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt are young and exceptional, and possess the well
- Has Freddie Freeman Been Worth His Cost?
Let’s back up a few months: In March, Freddie Freeman was a borderline third round pick, according to ESPN’s draft data. He was coming off a fantastic season, in which he set career highs in batting
- Freddie Freeman: Who We Thought He Was
of the Year trophy. This season it's Freddie Freeman, who is not and never was expected to be the star Heyward immediately became. He's a fine player, no doubt, but all he had to do was be better than
- Will Freeman's Breakout Season Carry Over into 2017?
Freddie Freeman had the best season of his career in 2016. He set career highs in just about every stat you can name: home runs, extra base hits, slugging, on base percentage, walks, BABIP
- Toronto's Catcher Bonanza: Buck, Castro, Chavez
by signing John Buck for one year and two million dollars moments after he was non-tendered by the Kansas City Royals (all set with Jason Kendall), veteran Ramon Castro for one year and one million dollars
- Regard: Buck Farmer's Slider and Probably Changeup
Right-handed Detroit prospect Buck Farmer, making his major-league debut shortly after making his Double-A debut, has just completed his first inning of work. With a view to edutaining the public
- How John Buck's Deal Has Held Up
for a short span. The exception is John Buck, who signed a three-year, $18 million contract early in the free agency season. While the initial reaction pegged it as a poor deal, there was a chance
- Brandon Belt, Freddie Freeman, First base xRBI
Check out the first baseman end of season rankings. Brandon Belt hit .280 with 18 homers and nine stolen bases. He was the 15th first baseman, worth almost ten dollars. Freddie Freeman hit .276
- Freddie Freeman, the Cardinals, and Coming Through When it Counts
- Mixing Fantasy & Reality: Freeman, Pollock, Baez, & Notes
/projections where the industry and I disagree. I am going to dig into three of those players today with more to come.
Freddie Freeman: Disputed Projection
Tenth? Really? I didn’t expect Freeman
- Q&A: Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles Manager
The Baltimore Orioles are about to win the American League East and Buck Showalter, in all likelihood, will be named Manager of the Year. The latter is quite an accomplishment for someone who refers
- Peculiar Tweet of the Day: Buck Showalter's Nickname
- Effectively Wild Episode 962: Buck, Britton, Bonds and Boredom
Ben and Sam banter about an aged usher, Buck Showalter's decision not to use Zach Britton in the AL wild-card game, and Barry Bonds, then answer listener emails and talk to Saber Seminar raffle
- Sunday Notes: Maddon, Cherington, Fixing the Reds, Trusting Buck, more
is defensive magic.
Why is Buck Showalter good at his job? There are a number of reasons, not the least of which is his attention to detail. The Orioles skipper is said to be sly as a fox
- Sunday Notes: Tazawa's Role, Perkins' Bullets, Butler, Buck, Baseball Americana
Buck Showalter is on the short list for Manager of the Year. Ditto Dan Duquette for Executive of the Year. The duo deserves a lot of of credit for the Orioles' success. In Showalter's
- Effectively Wild Episode 242: The All-No-Bang-for-Your-Buck Team
- Status Quo: Twins Buck No Trends, Ink Jason Marquis