- Is Carlos Martinez the Next Carlos Carrasco?
Carlos Martinez. A starter throughout his minor league career, Martinez has started just eight games for the Cardinals, versus 70 relief appearances. It seemingly wasn't due to the Cardinals organization
- Ranking Carlos Carrasco
I bared my moderately flawed initial fantasy rankings for public consumption yesterday. Perhaps the most divisive selection is Carlos Carrasco as the fourth ranked starting pitcher
- FG on Fox: The New Old Book On Hanley Ramirez
around on hard pitches in. And yet, of all the players, no one saw a bigger year-to-year fastball-rate increase than Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez was productive, and Ramirez just signed a big contract
- Carlos Carrasco Warms My Heart
It was a tough year for my fantasy teams and various preseason predictions. But there was at least one bright spot and it came in the form of Carlos Carrasco. I had been touting him since April
- Hanley Ramirez and the Logjam in Boston
The Red Sox are reportedly on the verge of signing Hanley Ramirez for something "in the range" of $90 million over five years, according to Ken Rosenthal. The vagueness associated with the "range
- Red Sox On Verge of Signing Hanley Ramirez
We'll have a more full write-up on this in the morning, but after a day of rumors, it appears that the Red Sox really are on the verge of landing free agent Hanley Ramirez. Per Ken Rosenthal
- FG on Fox: Finding a Position for Hanley Ramirez
, in desirability, is Hanley Ramirez, but he, too, has a question people ask. Actually, there are a few questions, but maybe most pressingly, there are questions about his defense.
He's never been a great defender
- Carlos Gomez: Man of Many Swings
If I had my way, I would field a team of hitters who can play a variety of positions and contribute steadily across all five fantasy categories. Carlos Gomez meets the second of those conditions. His
- Alexei Ramirez Isn’t Too Sexy
There’s nothing terribly sexy about Alexei Ramirez as a fantasy baseball player, despite his 2014 line. He batted .273 with 15 home runs and 21 stolen bases this past season, but we know that power
- Aramis Ramirez and Father Time
Aramis Ramirez doesn't age. At least, he didn't show signs of being mortal until last season. While some numbers were down, Ramirez's overall stat line wasn't all that bad. He hit for a solid average
- Free Carlos Martinez!
Heading into the 2012 season, Carlos Martinez was the 22nd-best prospect in the game, according to ESPN, and the 27th-best according to Baseball America. He was ranked in everyone else's top 100
- Carlos Carrasco's Objectively Most Impressive Changeups
Yesterday, in these electronic pages, FanGraphs contributor and Italian-American street tough Mike Petriello published a much-deserved paean to Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco, which right-handed pitcher
- Carlos Carrasco Brings A Bullpen Ace To The Rotation
want to talk about Josh Lueke. Among Ruben Amaro's many missteps, the 2009 deal that shipped off Lee to Seattle for the massive return of Tyson Gillies, Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez probably
- Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, and a Nice Problem to Have
, but it really looks like it's the iffiest position on the diamond when it comes to prospects.
The reason this is even a question is Jose Ramirez. Ramirez has played regularly since the Indians sent
- GIFs: Carlos Gomez Is Easily Startled, Consoled
Carlos "Go-Go" Gomez is easily startled.
All it takes is a sneaky umpire, sidling up to the bag Go-Go's on, and he's like an elephant that sees a mouse (or a squirrel, or some other kind
- Carlos Carrasco!
Unless you've been living under a rock (do we have any rock-dwelling readers?), then you should be well aware that I have an infatuation with Carlos Carrasco. It actually began last year, when I
- 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
- Nearly Rational Exuberance Concerning Carlos Rodon
NC State left-hander Carlos Rodon was selected third overall by the White Sox during the most recent major-league draft on the strength of a fastball/slider combination about which obscene poems have
- Does Troy Tulowitzki Suffer Without Carlos Gonzalez?
Does Troy Tulowitzki suffer without Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup?
Several weeks ago, in the same way my last article on rookie first and second half splits was inspired, my attention was alerted
- The Change: Carlos Carrasco, Shelby Miller, Trevor May
We call it The Change, but in today's case, we might have three instances where change looks like it's happened... but it hasn't. Is it possible that Carlos Carrasco, Shelby Miller and Trevor May
- Carlos Carrasco & Ezequiel Carrera: Deep League Wire
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
Carlos Carrasco | SP/RP CLE | CBS 2% Owned
I have a problem. I need help. I
- Carlos Santana Doesn't Care For Balls In Play
In a series of three GIFs from Friday night's baseballing match between the Indians of Cleveland and the Royals of Kansas City, I'll attempt to visually encapsulate Carlos Santana's 2014 season
- The Aftermath of the Carlos Santana Experiment
it takes a while."
Carlos Santana started this game at first base for the Indians. Lonnie Chisenhall played third. Nick Swisher served as the designated hitter.
There's a reason I've presented those
- Adding Carlos Martinez
As a rather big fan of Carlos Martinez, it was disappointing to see him relegated to bullpen duty to start the season. Fortunately, that created a bit of leeway to get him on the cheap once he became
- Jarrod Dyson & Carlos Pena: Deep League Wire
positive value. He's not going to help you in homers or runs batted in, obviously, but he could be neutral in runs scored with that potential to help in batting average.
Carlos Pena | 1B TEX | 1
- Carlos Gomez's Symbolic Pursuit
Way back at the beginning of May, the Diamondbacks were preparing to play the Brewers, and Kirk Gibson warned his pitchers about Carlos Gomez. He tipped them off about his aggressive tendencies
- Prospect Watch: Jose Ramirez, James Jones
1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list.
Jose Ramirez, 2B
- Carlos Beltran on Hitting
Carlos Beltran understands who he is as a hitter. But that doesn't mean he's always the same hitter. The 37-year-old New York Yankees outfielder adapts according to feel and he focuses better in some
- What's Wrong With Carlos Carrasco?
Welcome to your regularly scheduled Carlos Carrasco update. It's another season, but two starts in, Carrasco has already disappointed his biggest fan. It's easy to point to his 3.51 SIERA, ridiculous
- Why I Love Carlos Carrasco
Though my love for Carlos Carrasco is no longer a secret, I feel like I haven't shared my optimism as much as I did for my favorite sleeper from last season, Andrew Cashner. However, I did first
- Alexei Ramirez: Contact Hitter at a Discount
Back in 2008, his first big league season, Alexei Ramirez slugged 21 home runs, drove in 77 and added 13 steals, establishing himself as a top fantasy shortstop.
But those long balls represented
- Spring Training Stock Watch: Ross and Ramirez
We also know what to watch for with Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez, although his story is more messy. A popular sleeper pick last offseason due to a very strong small sample size run in 2012
- Just a Video of Carlos Correa Hitting a Double
the futility of the every day.
This is just a video of Carlos Correa hitting a double. And it's fucking perfect.
(h/t Evan Drellich)
- Ongoing Carlos Rodon Excellent Breaking Ball Coverage
-hander Carlos Rodon striking out an opposing batter by way of his breaking ball. Indeed, no more than five minutes of research this afternoon has yielded the animated GIF embedded above -- of Rodon
- Fantasy Storylines To Watch: Carlos Martinez
history, the news was not shocking. It's the repercussions of the injury that are interesting for fantasy owners. Right-handers Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez now find themselves locked in a battle
- Joe Kelly vs. Carlos Martinez
is essentially between Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez. There really is no clear favorite, as Kelly is the incumbent, but Martinez carries much greater upside. The pitcher that fails to capture the 5th slot
- Carlos Gomez Wants Me Back
was a baseball. And sure enough! It was a baseball! And on it, the head of Carlos Gomez!
Thankfully, not the actual head of Carlos Gomez.The Brewers need him to play centerfield this season!
- Carlos Santana - Fantasy 3B?
Smarter minds than mine have addressed the Indians experimenting with Carlos Santana at 3B, but those minds have looked at things like "defense" and "what the Indians need" and "does this make any
- Moving a Player Like Carlos Santana
We've already written about Carlos Santana's third-base transition once. Mike Petriello jumped on that story almost as soon as it came out, and he figured it was worth a winter attempt. What's
- When It's Time to Give Up on a Carlos Peguero
The other day, in making room for John Buck, the Mariners designated for assignment a player named Carlos Peguero. This means absolutely nothing to most of you, but absolutely something to some
- Did Somebody Screw Up Carlos Gomez's Scouting Report?
. To my surprise, I found somebody immediately - Carlos Gomez.
Last season, Gomez saw first pitch strikes nearly 69 percent of the time, which was the highest rate among qualified batters
- Revisiting Erasmo Ramirez
In mid-June of last season, I reminded you readers not to forget about Erasmo Ramirez. At that time, he was still simmering at Triple-A after recovering from some mysterious arm injury. But, he
- Indulging Carlos Santana At The Hot Corner
incredibly fun story pass us by.
27-year-old Indians catcher Carlos Santana, who hasn't played third base with any regularity since way back in Single-A in 2006 (for a town [Vero Beach
- Carlos Beltran as Evidence of the Changing Market
In the winter of 2011, Carlos Beltran hit free agency. He was heading into his age-35 season, but he was also coming off a pretty great walk-year, as he posted a 152 wRC+ in 598 plate appearances
- If Carlos Beltran is a Yankee, Sign Me Up
. If he's headed somewhere that I think will be a detriment to his game, I'll cross him off my draft lists. And with the latest rumors saying that Carlos Beltran is going to end up with the Yankees, I'm
- Carlos Gomez Fully Breaks Out
Once a speedy, excellent defensive center fielder with questionable offensive skills, Carlos Gomez has made himself into a five category fantasy contributor. And with the value of his glove added
- Carlos Ruiz Cannot Replicate His Breakout Year
, owners fought over guys such as Hisashi Iwakuma and Jose Fernandez. In 2012, though, one of the top waiver wire superstars was veteran Carlos Ruiz.
The Phillies' catcher was the fourth-ranked catcher
- Craft a Saucy Riposte to Carlos Beltran
muster our wits and wiles to launch counter-sallies to Carlos Beltran, who took issue with Yasiel Puig enjoying a sporting event. Said Beltran:
"As a player, I just think [Puig] doesn't know [how to act
- Carlos Beltran, David Ortiz, and the Hall of Fame
Over the weekend, the two most well regarded "clutch hitters" in baseball did their thing. Carlos Beltran won Game 1 of the NLCS with a 13th inning walk-off double, continuing his long trend
- The Ten Biggest Playoff Plate Appearances for David Ortiz and Carlos Beltran
matter. He liked the righty-on-righty matchup, and on the second pitch, Ramirez slugged a game-winning three-run dinger.
Batter: Carlos Beltran
Pitcher: Jason Isringhausen
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Carlos Beltran
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Carlos Beltran.
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Carlos Ruiz
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Carlos Ruiz.
- A (Large) GIF and a Tune: Carlos Gomez and Count Basie
of Carlos Gomez. He's swinging the bat better than he ever has this year, and, of course, is still providing stellar defense. Gomez has 20 HRs this year, but I almost think he should be credited with five
- Carlos Triunfel & Elliot Johnson: Deep League Wire
We're going real deep today folks for perhaps the last deep league waiver wire piece of the 2013 season. If you're looking for middle infield help, it's your lucky day!
Carlos Triunfel | SEA
- Daily Notes: Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete
- Carlos Delgado at the Top of His Game
Carlos Delgado's official retirement in 2011 sort of slipped under the radar. It was understandable, since it came in April right after the beginning of the season. It was a bit unfortunate, though
- Erasmo Ramirez Is Coming
Erasmo Ramirez is coming. Last year, the changeup was enough to star in Orgazmo. This year, there have been some bumps in the road. Just how sexy will he be for mixed leaguers isn't quite so obvious
- Kicking Rocks: Just Say No to Manny Ramirez
When I heard the news that 41-year old Manny Ramirez signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, I just laughed. Usually when I hear news of a player who is unable to accept that the game
- Carlos Gonzalez Has Quietly Been A Stud
. The biggest fantasy stalwart has been Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies.
Gonzalez owns the fourth-best wOBA (.429) in all of baseball and has the second-most home runs with 21 in only 316 plate
- Charlie Morton & Carlos Carrasco: Deep League Wire
Carlos Carrasco | CLE SP | 3% Owned
He's baaaack! Am I the only one excited that Carrasco has returned to the Indians rotation? Back in mid-April, I reminded you readers not to sleep on him
- Don't Forget About Erasmo Ramirez
Last season, Erasmo Ramirez pretty much came out of nowhere to post a 3.36 ERA (3.61 SIERA) between the bullpen and rotation. He finished the season in the Mariners rotation and over eight starts
- Carlos Santana Looks Backward and Moves Forward
, but Carlos Santana becoming perhaps the best hitter on the team seems significant both for this season and beyond.
Santana was the big prize of the 2008 trade that sent Casey Blake to the Dodgers
- An Inning with Carlos Marmol's Command
Carlos Marmol doesn't have the highest career walk rate in baseball history. That honor belongs to Mitch Williams, who walked one of every six guys he faced. But Marmol isn't far behind, and he's
- Is Jose Ramirez a Starter or Reliever?
Jose Ramirez's live arm was on display against Kevin Gausman this past Friday. The New York Yankees' minor-leaguer consistently unleashed 94 mph to 95 mph four-seam fastballs against the Bowie Baysox
- Carlos Rodon, Clay Holmes And Pitcher Efficiency
Pirates right-hander Clay Holmes. Five days later, North Carolina State ace Carlos Rodon pitched the Saturday night game at Georgia Tech. As of today, Rodon is the top prospect in the 2014 draft
- PSA: Carlos Rodon's Slider Remains Superlative
The purpose of this post is to remind the lusty and bespectacled readership that NC State sophomore Carlos Rodon's slider -- an example of which one see here being thrown to, and also knocking
- Don't Forget: Carlos Ruiz Exists
Last year, there were exactly three catchers who had at least 15 homers and a .390 on-base percentage: Miguel Montero, Buster Posey, & Carlos Ruiz.
Let's look at those three again
- Carlos Quentin's HBP Zone
This post is going to be short and sweet, but given what transpired last night and David Temple's plea to Quentin on Tuesday, I got curious about where the pitch locations of Carlos Quentin's HBPs
- Don't Sleep on Carlos Carrasco
upon a time, Carlos Carrasco was the top prospect in the Phillies organization. In fact, Baseball America ranked him first in the team's farm system in 2007 and 41st overall. After the completion
- A Plea to Carlos Quentin
Dearest Carlos Quentin,
Watch the above GIF. That looks like it hurts. I'm no doctor, and I did go to public school, but I would reckon that doesn't feel good. I can tell by that face you made
- Dodgers Temporarily With 100% Less Hanley Ramirez
You don't know how close you came to reading a "Hand-ley Ramirez" joke. I guess now you might.
Hanley Ramirez participated in the recently-concluded World Baseball Classic. He played third base
- Carlos Gomez Extended -- Will The Power Come With?
Carlos Gomez will be a Brewer for another four years, it looks like.
With 3 year $24 million extension thru 2016 #Brewers have committed 4 years and $28.3 million to Carlos Gomez over next 4
- More Action Footage of Carlos Rodon's Slider
After striking out 135 batters in 114.2 innings last year as a freshman, NC State left-hander Carlos Rodon entered the present season as one of collegiate baseball's most notable draft-ineligible
- Giancarlo and Carlos
cites an agent to compares Stanton to the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez after his 2010 season, when he signed for seven-years and $80 million dollars. That comparison makes sense in that Gonzalez
- Maybe Hanley Ramirez Should Actually Start At Shortstop?
defensive shortstops, and none of them is starting at shortstop. The weirdest thing is that it might all make sense, at least for now.
Hanley Ramirez hasn't been a great defensive shortstop, at least
- Rather Late Quiz: How Much Does Carlos Ruiz Care?
Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley has dedicated at least a portion of his evening to reminding us, the tired surfers of the internet, that Carlos Ruiz one time conspicuously mastered his opponent
- 2013 Pod Projections: Carlos Gomez
I decided to start this season's series with Carlos Gomez. RotoGrapher Howard Bender analyzed Gomez through the lens of ADP yesterday. After checking out the Bill James and Fans
- Bargain or Bust: Carlos Gomez and Eric Hosmer
to high, too low or, right where they should be going. In the end, this should help us all when it comes time for our actual drafts.
Carlos Gomez, OF MIL
RotoGraphs Mock Draft Position
- Can Carlos Villanueva Start Effectively?
The Cubs agreed to terms with 29-year-old career swingman Carlos Villanueva on Wednesday. With Scott Baker's early season availability in question as he rehabs from April Tommy John surgery
- Carlos Gomez: Friend & Foe to Animals
As my colleague David G. Temple discovered yesterday, the Twitter account of Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez is a veritable visual muse.
In addition to revealing an unlikely friendship
- Carlos Gomez Breaks Out, Kinda
Raise your hand if you realized that Carlos Gomez, he of the 25 career home runs over 1,539 at-bats heading into 2012, hit 19 long balls this season. Like many young players, the belief
- The Two Halfs of Carlos Beltran
Players don’t usually get better as they graduate to their mid-30’s. It’s just good science. At the ripe old age of 35 Carlos Beltran had his best fantasy campaign since 2008 from a pure numbers
- Carlos Ruiz Suspended
a big power surge, especially later in his career, there will always be folks claiming that they had some chemical assistance. And they do it because of cases like Carlos Ruiz.
Ruiz had a breakout
- The Power of Carlos Ruiz
During the 2008 World Series a few friends and I began calling Carlos Ruiz “Babe Ruiz”. The light hitting 29-year-old catcher in his second season was destroying the Tampa Bay Rays. He hit .375/.500
- Carlos Santana: The Case of the Accurate Projections
It seems as though Carlos Santana has been all figured out. I don't mean that opposing pitchers have figured him out — that certainly isn't the case. While pitchers struggle to get him out, various
- The Cuban Connection and Other Great Chases: Alexei Ramirez Edition
is in a car below him. Hackman has to avoid a woman and her baby, oncoming traffic as well as plenty of other obstacles.
Alexei Ramirez faced his share of obstacles this season, not the least
- Aramis Ramirez: Ageless Wonder
Aramis Ramirez's demise has been greatly exaggerated. But after a .241/.294/.452 slash line at age-32, it looked like the end of the line for Ramirez. Those thoughts were premature, as Ramirez
- Hanley Ramirez: Good 3B/Great SS
from the hot corner. So let's scroll on down to number eight in the rankings and talk a little Hanley Ramirez, shall we?
First off, let's just be clear. This is a very different player whom we
- Carlos Beltran: Fantasy NL Hare
be Bryan LaHair in a runaway, but once I started thinking about my options, he barely remained in my top three.
In the end, the vote winner was Carlos Beltran, though perhaps things might have been
- Go Pick Up Erasmo Ramirez
I covered Erasmo Ramirez for the main site earlier this week, disecting his repertoire and comparing him to Kris Medlen. In fantasy leagues, I picked up Ramirez before his lastest start
- Is Erasmo Ramirez the Next Kris Medlen?
displayed top notch command. While he will need a bigger sample size to be evaluated more in depth, Erasmo Ramirez looks like he has the tools to be a rather successful starting pitcher.
- GIF: Aramis Ramirez Has Really Impressed Himself
Ramirez is clearly thinking, about 140 years later, after hitting an impressively long home run off Mets starter Chris Young.
- Carlos Villanueva Keeps Rolling As Starter
bright spot has emerged. Rotation replacement Carlos Villanueva continued to groove as a starter Thursday against the Rays, tossing six shutout innings with seven strikeouts and just six baserunners
- Playing Hide and Seek with Aramis Ramirez
Aramis Ramirez hasn't always been this kind of hitter. He has occasionally been productive in April and May over his long career -- but that's an exception to his rule. In his career, and especially
- David Murphy & Carlos Villanueva: Waiver Wire
-handers, which includes a .202 ISO that is his best in four years. Grab him, platoon him, profit.
Carlos Villanueva | SP, RP | Blue Jays | Owned: 25% Yahoo! and 9.3% ESPN
As you all know by now
- Chris Sale's vs. Alexei Ramirez's BMI
Alexei Ramirez and Chris Sale are (a) teammates on the Chicago White Sox and (b) almost impossibly slight. Here are their respective Body Mass Indices, according to the Mayo Clinic's BMI Calculator
- Carlos Gomez Changes, Remains the Same
Carlos Gomez looks like a different man these days. Gone is the platoon label. Gone is the no-power speedster label. Gone is the defensive replacement label. At least right now, he seems like a new
- Carlos Zambrano To The Bullpen
The honeymoon is over for the Miami Marlins and Carlos Zambrano. Big-Z may have gotten off to a great start in Miami, but a recent swoon, in which he has given up 35 earned runs in his last 41.1
- Hanley Ramirez Moves to Hollywood
Hanley Ramirez's trade to the Dodgers was a move by Miami to transfer the salary of an under performing player with the hopes of putting that money to better use. With the move though, Ramiriez's
- Nathan Eovaldi Key Piece In Hanley Ramirez Trade
As the key piece received by Miami in the Hanley Ramirez trade, Nathan Eovaldi ranks as one of the better pitching prospects I've scouted during the past couple of seasons. And while his fastball
- Finding Fits For Hanley Ramirez
of completing that deal, rumors began to swirl that teams were also scouting Josh Johnson and that the Marlins were definitely open to moving Hanley Ramirez. Johnson makes sense for contenders
- Carlos Ruiz: The Best Catcher In Baseball?
than 33-year-old Carlos Ruiz. Say it with me now: "...Him?"
In fact, if you look at the offensive leaderboard, you'll see these five hitters sitting at the top of the list:
- Third Base Trends: Moustakas, Ramirez, Seager
not going to be much help in OBP leagues, but in standard roto, you're probably going to be pretty happy with him.
Remember that down year that Hanley Ramirez had in 2011
- Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee
Carlos Lee is heading to Miami. While the 36-year-old first baseman vetoed a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, Lee accepted a deal was sent to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Lee is clearly
- The Frustrating Carlos Santana
on Carlos Santana piece wasn't convincing anyone and some even pointed out that perhaps yours truly was just taking one for the team here and picking a side he may not wholeheartedly believe in. But here we
- Stock Watch: Plouffe, Ramirez
definitely could finish up over 20.
Ramirez rather predictably came out of the gates looking wholly disinterested in hitting a baseball. From April 6th through May 1st, Ramirez
- Carlos Beltran and the Inhibitors of Glory
or the Mets. It most certainly did not stem from a liking for the Cardinals. In fact, the desire only reared its head when Carlos Beltran faced Santana. I thought it would be cool if Beltran rocked one
- Probably Serious Disease: Carlos Baerga Fever
and family will die tragically from Carlos Baerga Fever, which is probably a really serious and actual thing.
According the Center for Disease Control, any of the following might be symptoms
- Carlos Pena Led Off Last Night
Carlos Pena led off last night. Carlos Pena led off for the first time in his career last night. Carlos Pena led off, despite averaging about two stolen bases per season and going against one old
- Manny Ramirez Is On His Way Back, But Should You Care?
Manny Ramirez is scheduled to begin a rehab stint for Triple-A Sacramento this weekend in anticipation of joining the Athletics on May 30 and... you know what? Let's just get this right out
- Carlos Marmol And The Cubs Closer Situation
After Carlos Marmol's three walk, -.701 WPA outing against the Reds one week ago, he was removed from the closer spot in Chicago, but the Cubs have yet to state whether James Russell or Rafael Dolis
- Carlos Zambrano Reborn in Miami
Through all the tirades and tantrums that marred his eventual exit from Chicago, it can be easy to forget Carlos Zambrano is just 30 years old. This season, Zambrano is showing the world that he just
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
their current managers pause when they ultimately selected them. Now that the stats count, you might find a second-guesser willing to listen.
Ramirez has been a slow starter for the last few
- GIF: The Terrible and Virtuous Carlos Pena
thought occurred to Carlos Pena during Tampa Bay's game yesterday against New York -- during the first inning of which game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi ordered an intentional walk of shortstop Sean
- Athletics Take Long Shot on Manny Ramirez
, he'll have to serve at least a fifty-game suspension before shaking off the game-speed rust. He turns 40 this year. So what is there to like about the Athletics' signing Manny Ramirez to a Minor League
- Braves Carlos Perez Struggles With Command
After gaining significant helium during the 2010 off-season, prospect followers expected young left-hander Carlos Perez to firmly establish himself as the best of the next wave of young Braves
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
Carlos Pena is a Tampa Bay Ray again. While it's easy for fantasy owners to reminisce about the 116 home runs Pena hit between 2007-2009, Pena's 2010 was the worst offensive showing on his career
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
When Carlos Pena had his breakout season for Tampa Bay in 2007, it wasn't as a member of the Rays. Pena was instead just another of the hapless Devil Rays, slogging along in soulless Tropicana Field
- Reasons to Be Wary of Carlos Pena
upside, but not much.
As a result of this dearth of offense, one player is beginning to get some attention on the rumor mill: Carlos Pena. Pena looks like the best remaining free agent option
- Hanley Ramirez to 3B
When the Marlins signed Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106M contract, much of the attention shifted to the Marlins’ former shortstop, Hanley Ramirez. How would he respond to the free agent signing
- Carlos Quentin's Power in PetCo
It may seem like a bit of a head-scratcher to see the Padres acquire a power bat in the middle of their perennial rebuilding process -- especially one so flawed as Carlos Quentin. Then again
- Cards Spend Some Pujols Money on Carlos Beltran
How do you replace a superstar like Albert Pujols? You spread the money around.
The Cardinals signed their second post-Pujols contract by hiring Carlos Beltran to patrol right field for two years
- Is There a Trade Market for Carlos Lee?
Last Saturday, Jon Heyman mused via Twitter that he hadn't yet seen any trade interest develop in Astros' first baseman/outfielder Carlos Lee. The tone of Heyman's tweet was one of surprise; he noted
- Aramis Ramirez Completes Milwaukee's Left Side
to a one-year deal with a vesting option. Today, the Brewers completed the left side of their 2012 infield, adding Aramis Ramirez on a three-year deal worth somewhere between $34 million and $37 million
- Guessing the Terms of the Aramis Ramirez Deal
Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will sign a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, reports Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago.
No terms have been released. Let's try and guess
- Hanley Ramirez's Updated Fantasy Value
While we aren’t sure whether or not Hanley Ramirez is going to stick around in Miami now that Jose Reyes has come to town to take over the shortstop gig, but if he stays in South Florida, how does
- Hanley Ramirez Will Not Be Ignored
they reportedly made a whopping offer to Albert Pujols. As you can imagine, everyone who's anyone is talking about the bundled derivative that is the Miami Marlins. One Hanley Ramirez, however, seems
- Hanley Ramirez Not Likely to Excel at Third Base
Over six seasons with the (now) Miami Marlins, Hanley Ramirez proved to be a mediocre defensive shortstop. If history is any guide, he will likely be a worse defender at third base
- The Obvious [Carlos] Santana
to expect these Internets to store and retrieve for us whatever the heck we want to look upon.
Expect the Internets to waste your time.
I assumed that the Carlos-Santana-(Cleveland-Catcher)-Carlos
- Hanley Ramirez: Keeper Conundrum
Those following the shortstop keeper posts have noticed Hanley Ramirez’s absence. Excluding Ramirez was intentional, as his ranking process deserves its own post.
From 2007-2010 he dominated
- Carlos Lee: Is There Anything Left?
Carlos Lee is best known for the 6 year, $100M contract he signed with the Astros. While he has not lived up to it as a player, he has be a serviceable fantasy option. His home run power has been
- Aramis Ramirez Opts Out
Aramis Ramirez is ready to leave the Chicago Cubs. After eight-and-a-half seasons with the team, Ramirez's agent announced that his client will test the free agent market this off-season. While
- Ramirez Arrested, Rays Make Postseason Development
"You never know where help will come from -- until you look for it."
-- Tobias Funkë, Arrested Development
News broke last night that Florida police arrested Manny Ramirez on battery charges
- Granny Ramirez & the Performance Enhancing Hugs
should be “Granny Ramirez and the Performance Enhancing Hugs.”
I imagine Fernando Perez dropping the mic after this because a) it's too cold and b) he might have broken the internets
- Don't Worry about Carlos Santana
Few players are able to immediately dominate once promoted to the majors. Last season, Carlos Santana was the exception. In 192 plate appearances, Santana terrorized opposing pitchers, posting a .401
- Keeper League 'Would You Rather?' - Asdrubal Cabrera or Hanley Ramirez?
or Hanley Ramirez?
A year or two ago, this was the easiest no-brainer of them all. Ramirez was a clear-cut top three overall draft choice with fantastic power and outstanding speed. He was hitting
- Carlos Marmol: On Thin Ice?
You've surely heard by now, but Carlos Marmol blew the routinest of saves last night, coughing up a three-run lead against the Astros. He got a fly ball for the first out, but then came a single
- Carlos Zambrano Pitched, Too
Carlos Zambrano is back in the news. Unfortunately, in the world of Carlos Zambrano, no news is good news. This time, Zambrano exploded after giving up five home runs to the Atlanta Braves on Friday
- UETAMEJ Reflects On Crazy Carlos Zambrano
to Carlos Zambrano for putting in ten years at the most backward baseball organization outside of Kansas City. I would've gone nuts in four.
- Carlos Beltran: A Solution to the Mariners Problems
Publish on yesterday's article on the Mariners putrid offense, a few friends and I started talking about the issue. That's when one friend said it. Couldn't Carlos Beltran help the Mariners in every
- Carlos Quentin: Best Ever?
Pierre did earlier this year.
But, among these great luminaries of our time, there is one White Sox player who threatens to be the best ever at what he does: Carlos Quentin. That's right, in more
- Trading Hanley Ramirez
as Marlins owner has he paid a player $15 million, which is what Ramirez will earn next year. (He had signed Carlos Delgado to a contract that would exceed that milestone in its final year, but then traded him
- Bullish on Aramis Ramirez
As part of our current pro/con series, Chris gave you an assessment of Aramis Ramirez that would probably have grandma Ramirez shaking her cane at the computer. Indeed, Ramirez hasn't wowed
- Bullish on Carlos Santana
Just moments ago, Howard put on his eviscerating goggles and made his best stab at informing us why we should all be disappointed in Carlos Santana this season. I understand this perspective, I
- Bearish on Carlos Santana
This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we'll look at the positive/negative side of Carlos Santana. Expect the opposite side shortly.
- Bearish on Aramis Ramirez
Heading into 2011, Aramis Ramirez looked like the perfect bounce-back candidate. His overall line was depressed by a pathetic BABIP, but most of his other peripherals remained consistent
- Extry, Extry: Carlos Santana Has Someone
That's Indians catcher Carlos Santana pictured above. At first blush, you might think that Mr. Santana is looking a little forlorn and world-weary. However, that's highly unlikely. That's because
- Carlos Beltran's Trade Value
The vastly under-appreciated Carlos Beltran hit three home runs last night, boosting his line for the season to .296/.387/.590 (.417 wOBA). Although the Mets are, as expected, not in contention
- Johnny Peralta and Carlos Pena: Waiver Wire
could end up being a great trade asset if nothing else.
Carlos Pena | 48% | 50%
Pena struggled mightily during the first month of the season, striking out over 36% of the time and failing to hit
- Aramis Ramirez: Washed Up or Gearing Up?
If you drafted Aramis Ramirez in the 8th or 9th round as many did, you probably expected to get the kind of production we all saw in the second half of 2010: .276/.321/.526 with 15 HR and 51 RBI
- Nick Hundley and Carlos Ruiz: Catcher Injury Updates
Carlos Ruiz, PHI -- The Philadelphia catcher situation is actually a little easier to handle if you're a Ruiz owner. The Phillies were hoping to not even have to put their starting catcher
- What's Wrong with Carlos Pena?
power bat of Carlos Pena and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field seemed like a perfect marriage on paper. From 2007 to 2010, Pena averaged 36 home runs per season. His 144 bombs over that time frame
- Carlos Santana's Patient Approach
of Texas). Yet amid all that, they haven't yet clicked on all cylinders. That's because Carlos Santana has gotten off to something of a slow start. But there are plenty of indications that his
- Manny Ramirez's Legacy, and the Fate of the Rays
Manny Ramirez, one of the greatest hitters to ever walk the face of the Earth, and one of the most polarizing athletes of his generation, abruptly announced his retirement this afternoon.
- The Ugly Truth: Shortstops After Ramirez and Tulowitzki
, but it isn't until you take a closer look that you can really stand back and say "Wow". The same can be said of shortstops not named Hanley Ramirez or Troy Tulowitzki this season, just in an opposite sense
- Yankees, Nationals Scouting Carlos Silva
Carlos Silva has drawn attention this spring for his dugout brawl with teammate Aramis Ramirez. According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago, he is gaining interest for what he does on the field as well
- Carlos Santana: Already Supernatural
Carlos Santana has only played forty major league games, but he's already topped one significant leaderboard with his play. Consider this little nugget: Last year, he put up the best OPS by a switch
- Michael Young For Carlos Lee Makes Sense
useful but overpaid player who doesn't really fit on their roster anymore - Carlos Lee. Swapping Young for Lee could help both franchises.
Like Young, Lee was a good player in his prime, but his
- Alexei Ramirez Is Underrated No More
This piece has been updated since the original version hit the site to reflect new information gathered about the terms of Ramirez's deal.
Ever since Jayson Stark released his All-Underrated Team
- Spiritual Wisdom, Courtesy of Manny Ramirez
The best things in life are free. Except this grill, that is. It cost Manny Ramirez $4000.
If you've never read the collected works of Great American™ Ralph Waldo Emerson -- and, in particular
- Carlos Pena Signs a Taco
This video of Carlos Pena signing a taco is actually the third in a series of three taking place over three consecutive spring trainings. I'll submit that, while Episode Two is certainly
- Carlos Gonzalez's Improved Plate Discipline
It's not often that a young player receives a seven-year deal for $80 million before he hits his arbitration years, but Carlos Gonzalez is receiving just that from the Colorado Rockies this week
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Carlos Santana
will be drafted (just like we did before), but also where you would take him.
Before Buster Posey took the league by storm, there was Carlos Santana. Santana was called up by the Indians in mid
- Projecting Carlos Gonzalez
There's nothing more exciting than a breakout star both in reality and in fantasy, and that's what Carlos Gonzalez was last season. He took home the National League batting title with a .336 AVG
- Cubs Tab Carlos Pena for First Base
For the last four seasons the Cubs' biggest bats have been right handed. Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, Alfonso Soriano, and Geovany Soto had nary a left-handed complement. The Cubs tried to provide one
- Carlos Lee to First?
, the Houston Astros. Cafardo reports that in an attempt to increase Carlos Lee's trade value, the team will move the struggling outfielder to first base to start the 2011 season.
Lee has had a terrible
- Aramis Ramirez Thumbs His Nose at His Thumb
is a good thing.
A mere glance at Aramis Ramirez’s .324 wOBA does his season no justice on a narrative or awareness basis. Only after a closer examination may one put to rest the fears of a washed-up
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Manny Ramirez
, but the average was clearly pulled down more by folks on the low end than it was up by people on the high end.
So, one-year, $8 million for Manny Ramirez. If he didn't have any off-the-field issues, I'd
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Manny Ramirez
It's perhaps the most interesting free agent question of the winter: does Manny Ramirez land a job this winter? He can still hit, even if he is no longer the dominating force at the plate he
- Is Aramis Ramirez Insane?
Word out of Chicago is that Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez might reject a $14.6 million player option for the 2011 season. It's difficult to imagine a scenario in which nearly any person would
- Carlos Gonzalez And The Value Of Runs
of the points worth making have already been spoken for, as those three are among the best on earth at discussing issues relating to baseball. And so, when they all tackled Carlos Gonzalez over the last few
- Carlos Quentin's Drop Off Continues
Shortly after Arizona traded him to the White Sox before the start 2008 season, Carlos Quentin unleashed a monster season on the American League. Since then, Quentin’s performances have been
- Celebrating Carlos Santana's Season
given their spot in the cellar of the AL Central.
Even though it has been shortened or even prematurely ended, Carlos Santana's 2010 season deserves celebration. Santana has been everything we
- The Other SS Ramirez
that never gets any notice - Alexei Ramirez.
Chicago's shortstop has flown under the radar, but he's quietly putting together a pretty terrific season. As a guy who played second base as a rookie
- Four Factors: Carlos Gonzalez
series, this time a request: Colorado Rockies uber-outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez is in his third season in the majors, and this is the first in which he will likely approach 600 plate appearances
- Retroactively Evaluating The Carlos Zambrano Contract
-Times about the Carlos Zambrano contract, which was signed in August of 2007 with free agency looming for the Cubs ace. The $91.5 million contract is now seen as an albatross. Here's how it breaks down
- Carlos Santana Catches on with Cleveland
that had me scratching my head from the moment in was announced. In return for Blake, the Indians received breakout prospect Carlos Santana and minor league reliever Jonathan Meloan. Perhaps
- Carlos Quentin's Continued Struggles
Carlos Quentin crushed the ball during his first season with the White Sox, batting .288/.394/.571 with a .414 wOBA in 2008. Though The Cell is a power-friendly venue (increasing runs by nine percent
- Carlos Marmol Dares You to Hit Him
At age 23, Carlos Marmol made his major league début with the Cubs as a starter. He was mostly dreadful in 2006, finishing with an ERA over 6.00. Since then, he’s settled in as the setup man
- Carlos Pena's Walk Year
Once a cherished prospect, ranked among the top 10 farm talents in the game by Baseball America before the 2002 season, Carlos Pena took a circuitous route to major league success. The 10th overall
- Carlos Silva Learns
Among early season performances, there is one that is the most shocking.
Carlos Silva, vs left-handed batters:
2008: .348/.381/.555, 2.19 BB/9, 4.37 K/9, 44.5% GB%, 14.6% HR/FB%, .355 BABIP
- Promotion Watch: Carlos Santana
will summon uber-prospect Carlos Santana from Triple-A, who they comically acquired from the Dodgers for Casey Blake and whatever was left on his contract. Our own Marc Hulet ranked him
- Don't Give Up On...Carlos Zambrano
"Don't Give Up On..." will be a weekly feature this season, highlighting players who have proven that they're better than their current slumps would suggest.
No, Chicago Cubs righty Carlos
- Mailbag: Josh Hamilton vs Carlos Beltran
[Carlos] Beltran until the recent surgery (we don't have to announce our eight keepers until early March). But Josh Hamilton is also an option for me. So my question is - is it worth taking a shot
- Carlos Ruiz Gets Bought Out
Reportedly, Carlos Ruiz has resigned with the Phillies for three years and nine million dollars, which covers his remaining years of arbitration. Since these are arbitration years, figuring out what
- Carlos Beltran Gets Scoped
Carlos Beltran had arthroscopic surgery yesterday on his right knee and, as a result, seems likely to miss the month of April. Needless to say, the Mets are not pleased about Beltran missing time
- Carlos Guillen Named Detroit's Starting Left Fielder
Carlos Guillen was not happy with his role last season. After accruing 17.2 wins as Detroit's SS from 2004-2007, he has since spent games bouncing between 1B, 3B, LF and the DL. Guillen's move off
- Carlos Zambrano Loves Lucky Charms
Would you believe that for the first time since 2004 Carlos Zambrano’s tRA is under 4.5? Heck, for the first time since 2005 his FIP is under 4. I would heap praise on Zambrano’s improvement
- Carlos Pena is Pulling a McGwire
2009 Carlos Pena, 37 HRs, 35 1Bs
As if you needed another reason to pay attention to an AL East team.
- What's Eating Max Ramirez?
Winning a big league job this year was well within Max Ramirez's reach, despite the fact that he found himself behind Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden on the Rangers' depth chart. He looked
- Aramis Ramirez Replacement Brigade
An already-thin position took a hit this week with Aramis Ramirez hitting the DL with a separated shoulder. With the prognosis leaving him out for at least a month, owners are hitting the waiver wire
- Manny Ramirez != Barry Bonds
Patrick Sullivan at Baseball Analysts already paid homage to Ken Tremendous on Jon Heyman’s latest column, but that won’t stop me from looking at this line:
[Manny Ramirez] could have replicated
- Will Carlos Pena Bounce Back?
Carlos Pena followed up his monster 2007 season with a disappointing year. Last year’s highlights for Pena were hitting 31 HR and driving in 102, which led to a $10 season according to Last Player
- Does Aramis Ramirez' ADP Pass the Smell Test?
Aramis Ramirez has been a fantasy star for seven of the past eight seasons. With the uncertainty surrounding Alex Rodriguez, some consider Ramirez as the third-best at the position, trailing only
- Carlos Lee is a Fantasy Horse
One of the most undervalued fantasy players year-in and year-out is Carlos Lee. Last year, Lee was on pace for one of his best seasons ever before a finger injury ended his season in early August
- Aggressive Alexei Ramirez
When the White Sox inked Cuban star Alexei Ramirez to a four-year, $4.75 million deal last offseason, the club anticipated that the wiry right-handed batter would hit the ground running. Though Cuban
- Carlos Quentin and the Dreaded Wrist Injury
Carlos Quentin was one of the front runners to win the MVP Award last year before his season ended in September with a broken wrist. All indications are that his recovery has gone without a hitch
- Carlos the Closer
Due to a combination of a tremendous strikeout mark, a solid ERA and a nice WHIP, Carlos Marmol had a fantasy value of roughly $6 in a 12-team mixed league last year. That figures to go up
- Is Carlos Beltran's Declining Power an Issue?
at Ryan Howard and Carlos Beltran. Howard gives you HRs and RBIs and people drool over those numbers. There have been 2009 mock drafts with Howard going in the first round despite being
- Trade Fallout: Carlos Gonzalez to Colorado
A gifted center fielder with well-regarded hitting skills, Carlos Gonzalez has now been involved in two blockbuster trades over the past two off seasons. Originally signed by the Arizona
- Ramirez Finally Slumps
Hanley Ramirez has been a star from day one in Florida, putting up remarkably impressive seasons in his first two years with the Marlins and establishing himself as one of the game's elite young
- Carlos Zambrano?
There's been a ton of news about Carlos Zambrano's contract recently, and how the Cubs may or may not give him a five year deal and how he deserves more money than Barry Zito, etc.... Now it's true
- Carlos Lee and Kevin Mench
A week ago, the Rangers and Brewers swapped leftfielders and a few other players. Texas acquired Carlos Lee and minor leaguer Nelson Cruz for Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix, Francisco Cordero and a minor
- Daily Graphing - Carlos Beltran
With Albert Pujols on the sidelines, the best player in baseball right now is Carlos Beltran. Beltran is fourth in the league in Runs Created, behind Pujols and two Designated Hitters (Thome
- Aramis Ramirez Ends Home Run Drought
After going homer-less in his previous 41 plate appearances, Aramis Ramirez hit home runs in his first two at-bats in the Cubs 7-4 victory of the White Sox. The two dingers resulted in a 26.6 Win
- Daily Graphing - Carlos Beltran
Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that the Red Sox have offered Manny Ramirez to the Mets for Carlos Beltran. If this were to happen, talk about a blockbuster trade! Lets take a closer look