- Your Move, Mickey Hatcher
Ol' Chuckles Hatcher would like nothing more than for you to think he was the first to brandish a giant glove, but the great Al Schacht would like a word with you ...
That's how it's done
- Mickey Hatcher Had a Giant Glove
Joe West would not have countenanced such tomfoolery, but Mickey Hatcher had a giant glove ...
I don't know much, but I know that Mickey Hatcher had a giant glove.
- Mickey Hatcher's Giant Glove, Deux
Commenter/muscled philosopher Dave, sensing my ignorance of post-mid 1980s baseball cards, observes that there's another extant image of Mickey Hatcher and his hulksome fly-catcher. Please enjoy
- Chris Cwik SuperChat - 12/22/11
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- Chris Cwik FanGraphs Chat - 8/17/11
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- Chris Cwik Winter Meetings Chat
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- The Chris Sale Conundrum
as both Bronson Arroyo and Chris Narveson. Even if Sale manages a season like Feliz's, he may produce the same value as a league average starter.
Although Sale has experience as a starter
- Chris Tillman: Sleeper
Chris Tillman is going to be a very popular pick at the end of most drafts this season. Every year, there are a couple of guys that get touted all offseason, causing other owners to make a fuss when
- Chris Cwik: RotoGraphs Chat
- Chris Cwik RotoGraphs Chat
- Chris Archer & Danny Hultzen: Waiver Wire
to consider adding Chris Archer and Danny Hultzen.
Tampa Bay Rays
Owners should know
- Chris Cwik's 10 Bold Predictions For the 2013 Fantasy Season
- Chris Burke
On Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks decided not to tender an offer of arbitration to Chris Burke. After coming over from the Astros in the Jose Valverde trade, Burke was a massive disappointment
- FanGraphs Chat - 1/17/11
Chris Cwik and Zach Sanders are co-hosting a chat today, so bring either MLB or fantasy related questions to the party.
- Daily Graphing - Chris Carpenter
Today my faith in the Baseball Writers' Association of America was restored after they voted to give Chris Carpenter his first Cy Young award. Despite Dontrelle Willis' MLB high 22 wins, and Roger
- Poor Chris Snyder
Chris Snyder who suffered an injury that can be considered "unfortunate."
You know what hurts? Getting a shot to the giggle beans. You know what really hurts? Getting hit in the giggle
- The Two Faces of Chris Archer
Opinions™ on the matter. I feel no need to offer more of these, but I do feel a need to talk about Chris Archer's face.
With the subtraction of James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays’ rotation
- Chris Youngs and Occupying Extremes
There are two Chris Youngs in baseball, and they're independent of one another, linked only by profession and coincidence. Still, it's fun to compare them on account of their names
- FanGraphs Chat - 12/28/10
Chris Cwik will swing by at 3:00 pm eastern time for his inaugural chat here on FanGraphs. Come meet the new guy and talk baseball for an hour or so.
- Mustache Watch: Chris Iannetta
In this inaugural (and maybe only ever) edition of Mustache Watch, we present Chris Iannetta, sporting a handlebar situation. Iannetta, as you're well aware, is competing with new Texas Ranger Mike Napoli
- Chris Davis Scouting Report
Baltimore's Chris Davis made his major-league pitching debut against Boston on Sunday, earning the win with two innings of scoreless work while striking out two, walking one, and allowing two hits
- The Two Chris Youngs
We all know there's the absurdly tall Chris Young, the talented pitcher who refuses to stay healthy and then there's also the absurdly athletic Chris Young who patrols center field in Arizona and has
- Daily Graphing - Chris Young
In what was a surprise move to me, the Rangers sent Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez, and Terrmel Sledge to the Padres for Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka, and a minor leaguer. In Chris Young's first full
- FanGraphs Audio: Chris "Cwik"
Contributor Chris Cwik elaborates on his post from Thursday regarding the Marlins' free-agent spending power and also gives his expert opinion on whether or not Arizona's recent
- The Chris Sale Diet
The Wall Street Journal writes about "historically skinny" Chris Sale and his amazing feats of culinary indulgence:
In a four-hour masterpiece, Sale packed two ice cream sundaes and, by one
- Hot Pickup: Chris Coghlan
Gotta pick him up. Chris Coghlan won a rookie of the year, y'all. And he's got a job. Sort of -- a platoon with Justin Ruggiano -- but he's got a job in center field in Florida and he's a former ROY
- Daily Graphing - Chris Ray
With B.J. Ryan and Jorge Julio's departure from the Orioles, it looks like Chris Ray will get a shot at closing games. Ryan saved 36 games last year, blowing only 5 saves with an 2.43 ERA. Those
- The New Chris Capuano
There was some grumbling in Milwaukee when Chris Capuano signed with the New York Mets. After all, the 32-year-old lefty was a popular Brewer who had just survived his second Tommy John surgery
- Chris Tillman Finally Arrives?
The trade that sent Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners is famous for bringing Adam Jones to Camden Yards. Jones wasn't the only big talent included in the infamous deal, though -- Chris Tillman, a 6
- The Other Chris Carter
When you share a name with perhaps the most powerful man in the minor leagues (Oakland's Chris Carter), and you have been toiling away for the past three years in one of the deepest organizations
- Meet Chris Davis
just .225/.309/.339 as a group. From Ben Broussard to Chris Shelton, they simply haven't been able to find a hitter who could provide legitimate offense, and so now their search has taken them to Chris
- Chris "K" Young
I talked briefly about Chris Young last night, but I wanted to cover him in more depth this morning. He’s an odd case. His peripheral numbers are essentially equal to B.J. Upton – 11% walks, 29
- Chris Carpenter: 2012 Debut
Chris Carpenter debuted on Friday night. He came away with decent results, 5 IP, 2 Runs allowed, 0 HR. Chris is usually a fantasy workhorse, but shoulder surgery has all but eliminated his 2012
- Jim Edmonds for Chris Dickerson
The Cincinnati Reds attempted to strengthen their postseason chances by acquiring OF Jim Edmonds from the Brewers today for OF Chris Dickerson. Edmonds was apparently a decently hot commodity
- Chris Young the Outfielder
the problems that lineup would normally entail.
With that strategy in mind, is Chris Young a viable option in 2010? If Bill James is to be believed, Youngs' power and speed could return and answer
- Chris Davis and His Pillars
Chris Davis was the bane of my fantasy teams for a couple of years. After breaking out in 2008 with 17 home runs in 80 games, he was my ace-in-the-hole of draft/auction day. The results were horrible
- Why Chris Tillman Will Disappoint
Yesterday, fellow RotoGrapher Chris Cwik outlined why he considered Orioles starter Chris Tillman a sleeper. He made some valid points and even sprinkled in some of the negatives that make my
- Be Excited about Chris Davis
Power hitters playing in Texas are a fantasy player’s dream. Chris Davis certainly fits the bill.
Throughout his minor league career, all Davis has done is mash. Despite being young for his level
- Chris Sale the Starter?
Hot off the presses, White Sox GM Kenny Williams has announced that Chris Sale, who has not started a game since college, will be in their starting rotation next season. So what might we expect from
- Chris Coghlan Promoted
recalled top prospect Chris Coghlan from Triple-A, where he was hitting .348/.425/.565 with a 12/10 BB/K ratio to go along with 12 extra base hits. The power was the nice surprise so far, as no one
- Pirates Lift Chris Snyder
Nobody expected the Pittsburgh Pirates to be buyers at the deadline, but here we are. Today the Pirates finalized a deal to acquire Chris Snyder (and minor league shortstop Pedro Ciriaco) from
- Chris Coghlan and the Future Marlins
Chris Coghlan the starting center fielder. While Coghlan has experience in the outfield, he has never played center as a professional, and his defensive numbers in left field have been below average
- Chris Davis Is Hitting Everything
The Orioles scored 20 runs in their 2-1 series victory over the Rays this week. Chris Davis drove in 11 himself and scored four more. His .971 wOBA -- 7-for-11, three home runs, three doubles, a walk
- Chris Carter: Waiver Wire
Chris Carter (ESPN: 21.7 percent owned; Yahoo!: 23 percent owned)
In the minor leagues, he never had a full season OPS under .800, nor has he hit fewer than 10 home runs in a season, yet Chris
- Chris Young's Fatal Flaw
keeping Fowler out of the line-up.
However, this post isn't about Fowler. This post is about Chris Young. The tall pitching one, not the hack-at-everything center field version. See, Young
- Chris Sale to the Majors
and, by extension, not many would have benefited from his performances to date. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that the White Sox have called up their first round pick, Chris Sale, to work out
- Chris Coghlan Gets the Call
The Florida Marlins club has recalled its top middle infield prospect. Second baseman Chris Coghlan, who can also play third base, was brought up when right-hander Anibal Sanchez was placed
- Chris Carpenter is Back
be a good time to mention it.
Chris Carpenter effectively lost the last two years to injury, so coming into this year it was a question if he could stay healthy, and, if so, how effective he would
- Chris Tillman Throws No-No in AAA
-league door, yet again. Chris Tillman, once the club's top pitching prospect, made 12 starts in the Majors last season at the age of 21. The pitching depth in the organization allowed the club to send
- The Fascinating Story of Chris Resop
Chris Resop knew that last night was going to be his last in Triple-A. Signed to a minor league contract by the Braves this spring, his agent included an unusual out clause in the deal; if he
- Digging Into Chris Sale's Slider
Samardzija has relied heavily on his split-fingered fastball and has had a solid season; Lance Lynn was an all-star; and then there's Chris Sale — the player who made the most seamless transition
- Valuing Chris Davis in 2010
After an outstanding half season in 2008, Texas Rangers first baseman Chris Davis generated quite a bit of buzz leading into fantasy drafts in 2009. Davis hit .285/.331/.549 with 17 homers and 55 RBI
- Chris Coghlan: Waiver Wire
- more often than not he's dumped when the hot hitting ends. A lot of fluky things can happen over the course of ~100PA. It's up to you to decide what is legitimate and what isn't. Take Chris Coghlan
- Chris Will No Longer Be On Sale
What a season for Chris Sale. I was a huge fan of his before the year began, going as far as predicting that he would outearn every White Sox and Diamondbacks starting pitcher. Although I ended up
- Chris Coghlan and Brett Carroll
The Florida Marlins’ left fielder Chris Coghlan has received rookie of the year consideration from quite a few sources this year, on the wings of his impressive .372 wOBA rookie season. This puts
- Promotion: Chris Carter
One of the six players they received from the Diamondbacks in the Dan Haren trade, the Athletics are actually Chris Carter's third organization. He was originally a 15th round pick by the White Sox
- Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
for third baseman Chris Johnson. While the move gives the Diamondbacks and improved situation at the hot corner, it may not be so great for fantasy owners.
First of all, let's establish the fact
- Chris Young the Athletic
No, I'm not alluding to Alexander the Great or commenting on Chris Young's agility, which I'm sure he possesses boatloads of. Back on October 20, Young came to the Beane, as he was traded to Oakland
- Q&A: Chris Sale on the Draft
One year ago tomorrow, Chris Sale nervously awaited word on where he would begin his professional career. The Florida Gulf Coast left-hander didn’t have to wait long to find out, as the White Sox
- Chris Tillman's Travails
Right-hander Chris Tillman is expected to play a prominent role in the Baltimore Orioles' attempt to climb from the depths of the AL East standings. The 22-year-old, picked up as part of the February
- Mets Sign a Pair of Tommy John Survivors
surgery. While both Chris Capuano and Taylor Buchholz pitched in the majors last season, they were only able to accumulate 78 innings combined. The Mets realized the risks involved, however, signing
- Rockies Relying on Draftees
will need strong seasons from Dexter Fowler, Chris Iannetta, Seth Smith and Ian Stewart in order to make another run at Rocktober. Based on the Rockies' recent history in the draft, counting
- Angels Acquire Iannetta
Chris Iannetta is finally free. After employing the worst starting catcher in baseball last season (min 250 plate appearances), the Los Angeles Angels decided to seek out an upgrade. Despite some
- Waiver Wire: Borbon and Tillman
, and there aren't any performances we can fully trust, it's risky to fully commit to these types of players. That said, Julio Borbon and Chris Tillman are two players that aren't owned in many leagues that could
- Tony Cingrani, Shelby Miller and the Two-Pitch Approach
that sticks out is Chris Young. Young has able to get by with a middling fastball due to the deception in his size and delivery. The term "deception" is often mentioned with both Cingrani and Miller
- Daric Barton Returns, Brandon Allen Free Again
rated as a passable first baseman.
The problem is that Oakland's current first basemen are a bit of a motley crew. The team already had Barton, Allen and Chris Carter last season; but the team chose
- Jorge de la Rosa Stays in Colorado
We're excited to be debuting two new writers today, of which Chris is the first. We think he'll be a great addition to the site and think you'll enjoy his writings on a regular basis here.
- Is Matt Dominguez the Answer?
with Omar Infante and Chris Coghlan.
As Joe Pawlikowski recently explained, the Marlins could choose to alter their lineup due to the versatility of Coghlan and Infante. Both players have limited
- The White Sox Can't Close the Deal
velocity appears fine, which could mean that a bullpen session will fix these early struggles.
Chris Sale emerged as a potential candidate for saves this season as well, but he's also experienced some
- The Kids Will Play
While Gordon Beckham and Chris Sale reached the majors shortly after being drafted, it's tough to get too excited about their performances. After two seasons of regression, it looks like Beckham may
- Harrison Over Holland?
to throw Chris Carpenter, will Washington try and go with his higher upside starter? If the Cardinals elect to throw Kyle Lohse, will Washington be more comfortable knowing Holland can enter the game
- Volstad Heads to Chicago
Chris Volstad. While Volstad hasn't established himself as a top of the line pitcher in the majors, this deal might just work out in the Cubs' favor.
Chicago had lots of reasons to deal Zambrano
- Marlins Make Offer to Cespedes
, $30.25 million contract from the Cincinnati Reds.
Signing Cespedes would be a huge gain for the Marlins, who currently lack a true center fielder on their roster. The Chris Coghlan experiment
- New Opportunities: Brandon Allen & Jerry Hairston Jr.
, but we can't be certain at this point. Jackson will be a free-agent at season's end and Barton will not be ready early on next season; leaving Chris Carter as the only real competition
- Is Grady Sizemore Still Fantasy Worthy?
they might affect him going forward). Since we cannot really know the true extent of Sizemore's health, we have to trust the Indians' thought process behind the signing. Indians' GM Chris Antonetti
- Keep an Eye on José Quintana?
. This year, however, things are a bit different. They've received surprise performances by Chris Sale and Jake Peavy, but their normal rotation stalwarts -- John Danks and Gavin Floyd -- have floundered
- Kevin Youkilis Changes Sox
healthy in the mid-to-late-2000s, and has properly managed Jake Peavy and Chris Sale this season. Outside of John Danks' injury this season, the White Sox's three main starters for quite some time -- Danks
- Finding Value in the Rockies
on huge hot streaks. If you're looking for one last move to push you over the edge, the Rockies may allow you to play "spoiler" during your championship.
Don't look now, but Chris Nelson
- Is Jake Peavy A Keeper?
Chris Sale's innings this season, even though many expected him to be an injury risk. Even though Peavy stayed healthy this season, there's no telling how he'll perform next season. Perhaps
- Is Curtis Granderson Slipping?
is tough to swallow. As Adam Dunn, Chris Davis and Pedro Alvarez can attest, there's still some value in striking out in nearly 30 percent of your plate appearances if you can hit for monstrous power
- 2012 Organizational Rankings: #24 -- Chicago White Sox
since coming over from San Diego, but his 3.21 FIP last season offers some promise. Phil Humber was a big surprise early last season before fading down the stretch. Chris Sale will be making
- White Sox Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
obviously believes in their current group, and will return the same cast of characters in the rotation this season.
Chris Sale even surprised his most ardent defenders last year. The 24-year
- 2011 Organizational Rankings: #15 - Baltimore
, Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman and Jake Arrieta (to name a few) start to reach their potential, the Orioles major league talent could experience a significant jump in the rankings. The farm system
- Second Half Stories to Follow
on pace to reach the mark; while Ian Kinsler, Andrew McCutchen, Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Young all have an outside shot at reaching the milestone with strong second halves
- Should Cleveland Go All In?
reach, Indians' general manager Chris Antonetti announced that the team is going to be active around the trade deadline. While making the post-season would go a long way towards satisfying a long
- Royals Take A Page From Rays, Extend Perez
- Making Sense of Justin Ruggiano
, as the club decided to begin last season with Emilio Bonifacio and Chris Coghlan in center. It was hard to blame the team in that instance, not only was Ruggiano unimpressive as a 29-year-old
- Rays Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
him worthwhile in all but the deep fantasy leagues.
Control issues are the only thing holding Chris Archer back at this point in his career. He's already shown an ability to strikeout major-league
- Trade Targets: Center Field
in the wings, meaning they could choose to make Mike Cameron available in July.
The Marlins could use some more stability in center. Acquiring Cameron allows the Marlins to end the Chris Coghlan
- The Best Pitches of 2011: Sliders
: Chris Sale technically had a higher wSL, but I'm giving the nod to Venters based on his exceptional 4.48 wSL/C. Per one hundred pitches, Venters' slider was the best pitch thrown by a reliever this past
- Positional Power Rankings: Second Base
The Royals have a ton
- Should Anyone Sign Derrek Lee?
in slugging percentage and think Lee will be miles better than either guy, there's no telling how much Oakland's park would suppress his numbers. Oakland also has Chris Carter coming up and looking
- Cardinals Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
. There was some thought that Lynn would wind up back in the bullpen based on the Cardinals' young pitching talent, but Chris Carpenter's injury all but assures Lynn will reprise his role as a starter. As Jim
- The Remaining First Basemen
- The Mark Reynolds Trade: Arizona's End
- Crawford Shakes Up Boston's Outfield
- Fan Projections: Getting to Second Base
- What the Cliff Lee Signing Means for Texas
- Are the Brewers the Favorite in the Central?
- Handling Young Pitchers
- Adjusting Our Opinion on Pitch Counts
- Renteria to the Reds
- Rafael Soriano Finds His Treasure
- Qualls Moves to San Diego
- Galarraga Joins Arizona's Rotation
- Dickey Stays With Mets
- Royals' Flawed Off-Season Continues
- Jered Weaver Goes to Arbitration
- Sabathia's Opt Out
- Pujols to the Cubs?
- What To Do With Barry Zito?
- White Sox Extend Thornton
- Team Preview: Texas Rangers
- Will Stars and Scrubs Approach Derail Brewers?
- 2011 Organization Rankings: #25 Kansas City
- Gamel Rides the Bus (Again)
- Replacing Brad Lidge
- The Return of Cahill's Curve
- Matt Garza's Crazy Start
- Sunday Night Live Blog
- Oakland Extends Cahill
- What's Upton with Justin?
- The Return of Josh Beckett
- John Danks: Ace?
- Ethier En Fuego
- What's Wrong with Francisco Liriano?
- What's Wrong with Yovani Gallardo?
- The Twins Pitching Woes
- Is Howie Kendrick for Real?
- Curtis Granderson Loves Lefties
- Will Ubaldo Jimenez Bounce Back?
- Is it Time to Panic in Cincinnati?
- Jay Bruce's May Surge
- Eating (Aaron) Crow
- The Best Third Baseman of All Time?
- The Forgotten Ace
- Has Ozzie Guillen Officially Gone Mad?
- The Demise of Scott Kazmir
- Passing on Jose Reyes
- Learning to Appreciate Josh Tomlin
- Cory Luebke Joins the Rotation
- Zack Greinke Can't Catch a Break
- Ryan Vogelsong's Miracle Season Continues
- The Value of Joe Mauer
- Andrew McCutchen Arrives
- Should MLB Alter Their Marketing Strategy?
- A New & Improved Phil Hughes?
- Wilson Betemit Goes to Detroit
- A Season for the Ages
- Kenny Williams' Quiet Trade Deadline
- Ryan Roberts Breaks Out
- Sunday Night Baseball Live Blog - 8/7/11
- Dan Uggla Surges
- Thome Hits 600
- Inside the Brewers Hot Streak
- Pirates Extend Tabata
- Roy Halladay for NL MVP
- Don't Worry about Carlos Santana
- Is Craig Kimbrel the NL Rookie of the Year?
- Will Pitching Sink the Diamondbacks in October?
- White Sox Face Tough Decisions this Off-Season
- Who Is Number Two in New York?
- The Troubling Case of Justin Morneau
- Aramis Ramirez Opts Out
- Ozzie Guillen Out in Chicago
- An Amazing Night
- Yankees-Tigers, ALDS Game Four Chat
- Time for Terry to Go?
- Beating Colby Lewis
- Vintage Porcello
- Should Teams Be Worried About C.J. Wilson's Post-Season?
- Will Cleveland's Strategy Work?
- Will the Rays Trade James Shields?
- Mets Want Angel in the Outfield
- The Miami Marlins Will Sign Everyone
- Why Jeremy Hellickson Won
- Clint Barmes Is Mr. Popular
- Was Verlander Better than Halladay?
- Is Anyone Hurtin' for a Murton?
- Capps Returns to Minnesota
- Is Gio Gonzalez Worth the Hype?
- Casey McGehee Is a Pirate
- Twins Better Off Without Cuddyer
- Who Will Play Center in St. Louis?
- Dank(s) You Sir, May I Have Another Five Years?
- Boston Lands Bailey
- Are the Padres Acquiring the Right Hitters?
- Is Fernando Martinez Worth a Waiver Claim?
- Giants Extend Vogelsong
- Seattle Mariners, Pitcher Salesman
- Making Sense of Brandon Morrow's ERA
- Is Tim Lincecum Taking a Big Risk?
- Brandon Beachy's Secret Weapon
- Should Mike Trout Hook A Starting Job?
- Boston Unlikely to Add Starter
- Hanson Ready for Spring
- Prior, Webb on the Comeback Trail
- Manny Being Relevant?
- Rich Harden to Miss 2012
- Can Arizona Win Without Stephen Drew?
- Chone Figgins, Leadoff Hitter
- Brewers, Axford Working On Extension
- Salvador Perez Suffers Knee Injury
- Rangers Extend Holland
- Bard Back to the Bullpen
- Matt Bush Arrested for DUI
- Blue Jays Extend McGowan
- Game Two Live Blog
- Ubaldo Jimenez Suspended Five Games
- Brandon Belt Gets His Opportunity
- Tim Lincecum's Early Struggles
- Estimating a Buster Posey Contract Extension
- Josh Beckett's New Approach
- Is David Wright Worth $100 Million?
- Is There Hope for Gordon Beckham?
- The Brewers Will Struggle to Replace Mat Gamel
- What Is Andre Ethier Worth?
- Jed Lowrie Rewards the Astros
- Royals Lose Danny Duffy for the Season
- Zack Greinke Will Get Paid
- Injuries Mounting for the Red Sox
- What Is Cole Hamels Worth?
- Paul Konerko and Father Time
- Mike Trout Is Pretty Good, Too
- Justin Upton Is Having A Rough Week
- White Sox Need Help at Third
- The White Sox's Biggest Surprise
- What Is Kevin Youkilis Worth?
- The Return of Francisco Liriano
- The Rockies Should Trade Michael Cuddyer
- Red Sox Have Too Many Outfielders
- Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee
- Mark Trumbo Makes a Name for Himself
- What's Wrong With John Axford?
- Cole Hamels Should Reject The Phillies' Offer
- Carlos Zambrano To The Bullpen
- Justin Upton Needs To Hit More Fly Balls
- Ian Desmond Has Natitude
- What Will Melky Cabrera Make On The Market?
- Boston's Bullpen Of Misfit Toys
- Cat Memp Is Glorious
- Dayn Perry's Hot Sports Opinions
- Inserting Dick Allen's Name into Works of Literature
- RBI, What Is It Good For?
- Bottom of the Barrel: $1 Second Baseman
- Who Closes If Feliz Starts?
- On The Rise: Jose Tabata and Dexter Fowler
- Strong Finishers: Edwin Jackson and Brian Matusz
- Do You Have To Wait On Closers?
- Waiver Wire: Ryan Hanigan and Alex Avila
- Waiver Wire: Russell Branyan and Matt Joyce
- Pat Burrell and Hank Conger: Waiver Wire
- Brett Gardner: Buy Low Candidate
- Delmon Young: Buy Low Candidate
- Alex Rios: Buy Low Candidate
- Mike Napoli: Buy Low Candidate
- What to do about Justin Smoak?
- Bearish on Aramis Ramirez
- Mark Reynolds' Odd Season
- The Return of Joakim Soria
- The Fun in Making Predictions
- A Tale of Two Citi Fielders
- Joe Nathan Returns
- Desmond Jennings Gets the Call
- Who is Jesus Guzman?
- Patience by the Bay
- Keeper Conundrum: Mike Leake
- Waiver Wire: Ross Detwiler
- Rays Call Up Matt Moore
- What Went Wrong?
- Winning Your Draft
- What to do with Alex Rodriguez?
- Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
- Erik Bedard is Back
- Is Gordon Beckham Done?
- Studs that were Duds
- Is Ryan Doumit the New Mike Napoli?
- Sleepers on the 'Stros
- RotoGraphs Mock Keeper Draft Rounds 1-3
- How Will Latos Pitch in Cincinnati?
- What is Andrew Cashner's Value?
- What's Bartolo Colon's Value?
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
- Reader Mock Draft Analysis: Rounds 1-4
- Should You Draft A.J. Burnett?
- Would You Draft Justin Morneau?
- What Does Corey Hart's Injury Mean For the Brewers?
- Spring Training Performances Worth Buying
- Who Will Close for the White Sox?
- Early Waiver Wire Adds
- Who Closes For the Giants?
- What to Expect from Phil Humber
- Jake Peavy: Buy or Sell?
- Jeff Samardzija Emerges
- What's Wrong with Rickie Weeks?
- What's Wrong With Mat Latos?
- Time to Worry About Brett Lawrie?
- Bryan LaHair: Fantasy All-Star?
- Paul Goldschmidt Arrives
- Ben Sheets Is Back
- Ian Desmond to the DL
- Cubs Call Up Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson
- Starling Marte Is Off To A Strong Start
- Brett Anderson Close To Return
- Josh Beckett Is A Big Winner In L.A.
- Ross Detwiler: Spot Starter
- Trevor Bauer Will Be Back
- Matt Harvey Out, Andrew Cashner In
- Lobbying For Rule Changes Is The Worst
- Edwin Jackson and Brandon McCarthy: Pitchers to Watch
- Two Lessons for Next Season
- Jacoby Ellsbury: Fantasy AL LVP
- Brandon Moss: My Fantasy AL Turtle
- Edwin Encarnacion: Fantasy Fluke?
- Yonder Alonso & Anthony Rizzo: Post Hype Sleepers
- Howie Kendrick: Still Fantasy Relevant?
- Chase Utley: Is This The End?
- Don't Give Up On Jemile Weeks
- Ryan Zimmerman: A Tale Of Two Seasons
- Aramis Ramirez: Ageless Wonder
- Chase Headley: Can He Repeat?
- Asdrubal Cabrera: Power Hitter
- Jed Lowrie: Too Risky?
- Rafael Furcal: Is This The End?
- AJ Pierzynski: What's Next?
- Time For Henderson Alvarez To Shine
- Brian McCann: No Sure Thing
- Melky Goes North
- Hiroki Kuroda Stays In New York
- The Real Justin Upton
- What's Next For Bryce Harper?
- The Second Breakout of Jason Heyward
- Joe Blanton Joins The Angels
- Can R.A. Dickey Repeat?
- Stephen Strasburg: Number One Fantasy Pitcher?
- What Will Wade Miley Do Next?
- Kyle Lohse: Is He A Fluke?
- Jeremy Hellickson Defies The Odds
- James McDonald Loses Steam
- The Subtle Improvement of Trevor Cahill
- The Michael Morse Approach
- Is There Hope For Brandon Belt?
- Is Chase Headley's Breakout Sustainable?
- Musings on the Ridiculously Early Mock
- Shaun Marcum Heads to New York
- How Good Is Salvador Perez?
- Is Michael Bourn About to Decline?
- Moving to Catcher Will Help Jesus Montero
- Do Number One Prospects Succeed Immediately?
- Can Trevor Cahill Improve Again?
- Diamondbacks Outfield: Depth Chart Discussions
- AZ Diamondbacks Infield: Depth Chart Discussions
- Texas Rangers Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
- Texas Rangers Infield: Depth Chart Discussions
- Texas Rangers Bullpen: Depth Chart Discussions
- Brewers Outfield: Depth Chart Discussions
- Will Adrian Gonzalez Rebound?
- White Sox Infield: Depth Chart Discussions
- Paul Konerko: Not Done Yet
- Nationals Outfield: Depth Chart Discussions
- Nationals Infield: Depth Chart Discussions
- Phillies Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
- Red Sox Outfield: Depth Chart Discussions
- Buying the Rick Porcello Hype
- Starlin Castro Will Improve
- Mat Latos Trying to Bring Back His Change-Up
- Tyler Flowers and Patrick Corbin: Waiver Wire
- Preaching Patience with R.A. Dickey
- Travis Hafner and Trevor Rosenthal: Waiver Wire
- Trouble With the Change, Starring Jarrod Parker
- Trevor Cahill Trusting His Cutter
- John Buck's New Approach
- Waiver Wire: Post Post-Hype Sleepers
- 2013 NL Starting Pitcher Tiers: May
- Matt Joyce and Brandon McCarthy: Waiver Wire
- A Perfect Storm For Kevin Slowey
- The New and Improved Patrick Corbin
- Francisco Liriano & Matt Garza: Waiver Wire
- Derek Holland Changes, Slides to the Top
- Missing: Andrew Cashner's Hard Slider
- Waiver Wire: All Rays Edition
- Buying & Selling: NL Starters
- Have the Tigers Ruined Rick Porcello?
- What's Happened to Gordon Beckham?
- Stephen Strasburg Should Be an All-Star
- Cliff Lee Hates Walks
- Spotted: Chris Snelling, Seconds Before an Injury
Insofar as every image of Chris Snelling is an image of Chris Snelling just seconds before an injury, so is this image an image of Chris Snelling -- who was just removed in the third inning
- FanGraphs Audio: Chris Liss of RotoWire
Chris Liss, RotoWire Higher-Up
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- Chris Brown: Blue Jays Fan
"Teach me how to Dougie Chris Brown." Watch the video. Tell me what you see.
I, of course, obliged.
In the video that's been
- Julio Lugo and Chris Duncan Swapped
Numerous sources are reporting that the Cardinals and Red Sox have agreed to swap Chris Duncan and Julio Lugo. The move comes not too long after the Red Sox designated Lugo for assignment, giving
- Shocked by the Call Up of Chris Schwinden
that season which included starts by each of their starting pitchers. Among the pitchers i saw was Chris Schwinden, who is scheduled to debut Thursday for the Mets.
On that staff, I nicknamed one pitcher
- Chris Carpenter Hurt and Probably Finished
that the news conference would have to do with Chris Carpenter's future, and many began to expect a retirement announcement. Carpenter has not retired, but retirement doesn't appear to be far off
- Chris Carpenter: Too Diminished to Start?
Chris Carpenter did not have a good game on Monday. He only struck out one batter in four innings, and though he only allowed two earned runs in his four innings, he did surrender eight baserunners
- Chris Iannetta Re-Signs with The Rockies
Rockies bought out Chris Iannetta's three arbitration years for a reported $8.3 million with a five million dollar club option for a fourth year. It was good to be reminded that some clubs realize
- Chris Sale's Dominant Memorial Day
Three weeks ago, it looked like Chris Sale would no longer be starting games for the Chicago White Sox. Yesterday, he struck out over half the batters he faced in 7.1 innings.
- Potential NL OF Bargain: Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan took the league by storm in 2009, posting a .372 wOBA and earning NL Rookie of the Year honors. Though his performance line was boosted by a rather high .365 BABIP, his skills were
- Will Chris Iannetta be an Elite Fantasy Catcher?
Things did not look good for Chris Iannetta when the Rockies re-signed catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a two-year deal prior to the start of the 2008 season. But Iannetta took over the starting job
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Chris Dickerson
with the Cincinnati Reds organization and Chris Dickerson, who was drafted out of the University of Nevada in the 16th round of the 2003 draft.
He showed signs of life in 2007 and fully emerged from
- Three Reasons To Believe in Chris Young
This added caution sometimes causes us to dismiss players before they've run their course. A prime example of this is Chris Young, the No. 23 prospect in baseball for the 2006 season. He has played
- Chris Young Is Not A Minor League Pitcher
A victim of what amounts to one of the deeper stables of starting pitching, Chris Young opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals with the hopes that he could find a major league role
- Cards Closer Candidate: Chris Perez
, finishing 25th in the majors in FIP and 22nd in WPA.
Luckily, hope is on the horizon in the form of a big-bodied, hard-throwing righty: Chris Perez. A 2006 supplemental first-round pick out
- Chris Coghlan's Glove-Finding Grounders
It is has not been a pretty year for last year's NL Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan. In 2009 he had a 130 wRC+ and was worth nearly three wins in just 128 games. But 152 PAs into 2010, his wRC
- Padres Decline Chris Young's Option
Jim Jones released an album in 2006 named Product of My Environment. The most popular song off POME goes by the name “We Fly High”. The album and song name fit Chris Young’s career well
- Chris Berman Poses Geographical Conundrum
In the first round of the Home Run Derby yesterday, Mark Trumbo hit a home run. As the ball passed along its quietly majestic arc, Chris Berman was heard to remark that the ball was “on its way
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Chris Tillman
The Baltimore Orioles have multiple reasons to thank the Seattle Mariners, and right-hander Chris Tillman is one of the top gifts that the club received in the Erik Bedard trade prior to the 2008
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Chris Perez
-reliever Ryan Franklin (3.55 ERA) with 17, former closer Jason Isringhausen (5.70) with 12 and rookie Chris Perez (3.46) with seven. Although he appeared in 41 games, Perez is still a rookie for 2009
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Chris Getz
With incumbent second baseman Alexei Ramirez shifting to shortstop for 2009, the keystone will be home to rookie Chris Getz this season. The 25-year-old prospect will not offer as much power
- Streaming John Lannan and Chris Archer
others are in a similar situation, and after succeeding with Erasmo Ramirez last night I think John Lannan and Chris Archer are solid bets tonight.
Lannan is facing a struggling Dodgers team and has
- Q&A: Justin Masterson and Chris Perez
Justin Masterson and Chris Perez are having success against American League hitters -- Masterson is 5-2, 2.52; Perez has 10 saves -- but what would happen if they went up against a lineup of Indians
- Did The Cardinals Overwork Chris Carpenter?
keep coming for the St. Louis Cardinals, as Chris Carpenter left the mound with the team trainer after throwing 32 pitches today. Following the loss of Adam Wainwright and the devastating blow of Nick
- Chris B. Young's Contact Woes
To be honest, I had figured that Diamondbacks centerfielder Chris B. Young would be entrenched as a star-caliber player by this point in his career. A 6-2, 200 pounder with a unique blend of patience
- AL $1 Option: Chris Tillman
despite his formidable AL East opponents. Talk of his dominating college and minor league performances spreads from water cooler to water cooler and the hype is growing.
That pitcher is not Chris
- Q&A: Chris Davis, Quotable Quotes
I like to go outside the box from time to time, and that includes asking my interview subjects to give their interpretations of quotable quotes. I did so last year with Chris Davis -- then a Ranger
- Snapshots from the 1980s: Chris Chambliss
on a weekly basis. First up is Chris Chambliss, who played 18 big-league seasons with the Indians, Yankees and Braves from 1971-1988.
Chambliss, on why was there so much competitive balance
- Chris Capuano: NL Starting Pitcher
If the vast majority of the baseball world lost track of Chris Capuano somewhere around 2009, I can’t really blame them. Capuano had one really good season in 2006 that was flanked by two middling
- Chris Johnson: The Flavor of Wonder Bread
As we continue to examine Zach Sanders' Third Base End of Season Rankings, let's scroll down to number 22 where we find Arizona's Chris Johnson who, according to the calculations, produced a $3 value
- Chris Carter Dons a Cowboy Hat
Yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere, the Astros acquired first baseman Chris Carter from the A's. Carter was a one-time top prospect in the White Sox system, boasting elite power and above average
- 2013 Pod Projections: Chris Sale
Next stop on the Pod Projections train is last year's breakout starter Chris Sale, who spent his first season in the White Sox rotation. While I cannot claim credit for expecting him to be that good
- Chris Johnson: Darling of the Waiver Wire
he will probably cease to provide the kind of value for which his new owners are hoping. Especially in light of reports that Chris Johnson wouldn’t lose playing time now that Freddie Freeman has
- 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
- Dissecting Chris Perez's Blown Save
to Chris Perez, and things went downhill in a hurry.
The Blue Jays needed just five batters to tie the game against Perez; he would face seven overall, allowing three runs on three hits and two
- Spotted: Chris Sabo Jersey at Miller Park
to shake his hand.
I found that the very thought of Chris Sabo brought me a childlike joy, and I'm not sure why. It's more than just nostalgia, the goggles, the ethnically ambiguous
- Chris B. Young Optioned to AAA
- Presenting...Chris Sail
- FanGraphs Audio: What's the Deal with Chris Cwik?
Chris Cwik, New-ish Guy
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- FanGraphs Audio: Scott Radinsky and Chris Perez
David Laurila (@DavidLaurilaQA), curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks both to Indians rock-and-roll pitching coach Scott Radinsky and also closer Chris Perez.
- FanGraphs Audio: Rays Right-Hander Chris Archer
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with young Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter
- FanGraphs Audio: Chris Nowak, Top Unaffiliated Hitter
Chris Nowak, of both the Atlantic League's York Revolution and (this winter, in Venezuela) Navegantes del Magallanes, is very likely the best hitter not currently playing affiliated
- FanGraphs Audio: Fantasy Friday with Chris Cwik
Roto- and FanGraphs contributor Chris Cwik is the guest on this Fantasy Friday edition of FanGraphs Audio.
• The actual value Hector Santiago really has.
- FG+ Over/Under Game: Chris Young
For our fifth (and final) over/under game, let's take a look at Chris Young the outfielder.
The over/under for today's game is 21. As in, will Chris Young hit more than 21 home runs
- Daily Notes: Oakland's Chris Carter, Apropos of Little
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Apropos of Little: Oakland's Chris Carter
2. Notable MLB Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
- Third-Place Diamondbacks Buy Chris Johnson
silly for the team to buy Chris Johnson from the Astros today. For the team to give up two legitimate prospects for Johnson, they must see him as a longer-term solution at the position.
- Chris Harris of Stale Gum on 2010 Upper Deck
of The Hobby. I asked Chris Harris of Stale Gum to help fill in said gaps, and he was nice enough to answer my dumb questions.
Q. Upper Deck released only Series 1, yes? Did they release ALL
- Video: Chris Perez Is Probably a Banker from Boston
, in which Cleveland reliever Chris Perez hunts, but fails to kill, a squirrel.
Owing to the lack of urgency in Perez's gait, one can safely assume that, so far as Perez's Oregon Trail-related skills
- Waiver Wire: Ben Revere and Chris Johnson
be able to help your squad out: Ben Revere and Chris Johnson.
With Denard Span still on the disabled list and reportedly still feeling a tad woozy from his concussion, Ben Revere
- A.J. Pollock Benefits from Chris Young Injury
The Arizona Diamondbacks have gone fishing for a replacement for injured outfielder Chris Young. The organization purchased the contract of prospect A.J. Pollock from triple-A.
Prior to the 2012
- Chris Young Trades Petco For Citi Field
/reward signings and hope for the best. One of those signing came in the form of Chris Young, formerly of the Alderson-led San Diego Padres.
The 6’10” right-hander made 97 starts for San Diego from
- Where Might Chris Davis End Up?
With Opening Day nearing, Chris Davis is staring at the prospect of a fourth stint in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Mitch Moreland is the favorite to win the Rangers' first base job. Mike Napoli
- Game Preview: Chris Carpenter vs. C.J. Wilson
Chris Carpenter and C.J. Wilson face off tonight in Game 5 of the World Series, in a rematch of Game 1. How did each pitcher attack the other during their first start? Should they try anything
- Athletics Stockpile Another Asset in Chris Young
Crisp on hand. Saturday, Beane added another outfielder to the mix, acquiring Chris Young from Arizona in exchange for Cliff Pennington and infield prospect Yordy Cabrera.
The situations aren't
- Chris Davis Had a Hard Time Making Contact
On Sunday the Rangers sent Chris Davis down to AAA. After a good rookie season last year Davis' performance took a step back this year. His power is still there (23% HR/FB), but his already poor
- Chris Capuano’s Strange Platoon Split
Chris Capuano, the Mets' new left-handed pitcher, has a strange platoon split. Against right-handed batters he gets grounders like Jered Weaver (37%), but against left-handed batters he gets them
- GIF: The Mysterious Mystery of Chris Young's Fastball
outliers is the very tall and Princeton-educated Chris Young's four-seamer, which has featured a rising movement in the 12-14 inch range throughout his career -- this, compared to a league-wide average
- Signed: Alex Cora and Chris Coste with the Mets
The Mets made a couple of minor moves yesterday, signing Alex Cora and Chris Coste to deals.
As of now, Cora will be the backup middle infielder for the Mets. When Jose Reyes went out with a leg
- Linking Chris Archer and the Amazing Kenny Rogers
it a go for the Devil Rays, sort of. In 2012, Chris Archer gave it a go for the regular Rays. Both Standridge and Archer were thrown out. Theirs were the only attempts of the last decade.
On June 21
- Chris B. Young Limiting the Pop Ups
Last season, Chris Young's big league career reached its nadir. A former White Sox prospect swapped to Arizona as part of the December 2005 Javier Vazquez deal, Young was an acclaimed prospect who
- Traded: Mark Teahen for Chris Getz, Josh Fields
The Chicago White Sox organization has traded rookie second baseman Chris Getz and disappointing third baseman Josh Fields, a former first round draft pick, to the Kansas City Royals for infielder
- Chris Iannetta Appreciation Day: Help Me Understand
obviously says it all, but still, I feel it necessary to ask the question: What's up with all the Chris Iannetta love?
Listen, I get where most of you are coming from -- those of you citing his
- Chris Davis: Fantasy Value After Trade to Orioles
If you haven't seen new Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' stats at Triple-A this season, you might want to put down your morning coffee to avoid spillage before you read on.
But before we get
- Chris Davis: Legitimate Late Round Sleeper?
and given the fact that we're so far into the draft, the risk is minimal with a potentially enormous upside. Laugh if you will, but Baltimore's Chris Davis can make for an outstanding late round sleeper pick
- Chris Perez's Blown Save With Roto Implications
Jack Moore covered this for the main site, but I wanted to touch on it from a fantasy perspective. Chris Perez blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning last night, to no surprise of anyone who has
- Juan Oviedo & Chris Tillman: Deep League WW
, now would be the time since he hasn't yet returned from his suspension.
Chris Tillman | SP BAL | 15% Owned
I could talk all about Tillman's historical performance and a look at his first game
- Q&A: Chris Reed, Dodgers Top Prospect
Chris Reed isn’t your typical top-rated prospect. Born in London, England, he has a record of just 1-9 since the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him 16th overall in 2011. A closer in his junior year
- White Sox Looking to Lock Up Chris Sale
From the esteemed Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago:
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale confirmed Tuesday his representatives have had discussions with the club about a contract extension.
- Waiver Wire: Todd Helton and Chris Johnson
to appreciate him in the end.
Chris Johnson, HOU |3B| Ownership: ESPN - 22.5% Yahoo - 29.0%
A little more than a month ago, our own Dan Wade recommended using Johnson as a potential fill-in/injury
- Handcuffing Relievers: Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez
-sharing situation, handcuffs are going to be most useful for relievers who aren’t secure in their role at the end of games.
Jeff Zimmerman covered Chris Perez’s oblique issues on Monday, and while