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For much of the past two seasons, “enigma” has been an optimal word to describe Rangers pitching prospect Cody Buckel. Formerly a performance prospect extraordinaire who dominated the A-ball levels
- Be Your Own Dick Allen
Dick Allen -- smoker, All-Star, activist, eternal bon vivant. If you're reading (or writing) these electronic pages, you either secretly wish that you were Dick Allen, or you publicly wish that you
- On Allen Craig, the Magic Man
Allen Craig, so far, has been one of baseball's all-time best hitters with runners in scoring position. Yes, as in ever. This year, he's leading the league in batting average in that split. Last year
- Cody Asche & Wilmer Flores: Deep League Wire
with fingers crossed that Aramis Ramirez does indeed return from the DL this weekend. Now deep league owners have two more options to consider.
Cody Asche | PHI 3B | CBS 6% Owned
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. However, I present to you Cody Dent, the man who's mirroring the trend.
Speaking of home runs, his father did this.
Cody played for four years at the University of Florida, and reached
- Third Base Help On The Way: Cody Asche
News today is that Cody Asche is being promoted from AAA Lehigh Valley and conventional wisdom says it's not to be a bench bat, which means Michael Young is likely to be dealt before the trading
- Allen Craig: Ignominious League Leader
Allen Craig's a really good player, mostly because he's a really good hitter. He just ranked No. 40 in Dave's Trade Value series. Allen Craig has a lot of good things going on, and here's one of them
- Cody Allen & Brandon Barnes: Deep League Wire
read RotoGraphs every day and get the best advice on the planet.
Cody Allen | CLE RP | 4% Owned
Chris Perez hit the DL on Monday and was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right rotator cuff
- ottoneu Hot Right Now: Cody Allen and John Lackey
little in common.
John Lackey is a starter in his 12th season (although he has only pitched in 11 of them after missing 2012; Cody Allen has only 52.1 career innings as a potential-back-of-the-bullpen
- Why Allen Craig?
opinion, about to click. And then there's Allen Craig.
I'm sorry to those who find themselves riding shotgun on the Craig bandwagon, but I just don't get it. I know that we're not throwing a whole lot
- Cody Ross Heads West
On Saturday, Cody Ross signed with the Diamondbacks, creating a crowded outfield situation in Arizona. Given that they are paying him nearly $9 million per year, it suggests that a Jason Kubel
- Allen Craig: The Wrench Loses a Key
Pablo Sandoval at catcher. Josh Willingham at catcher. Trevor Plouffe at shorstop. Allen Craig at second base.
Every once in a while, a young player comes up to the bigs in a unique situation
- Cody Ross, But Cheaper
have a mutinous relationship with their manager.
Plenty has gone wrong for the 2012 Red Sox, but one of the bright spots has been Cody Ross. The 31-year-old outfielder, who signed for just one year
- The Curious Case of Cody Ransom
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed utility infielder Cody Ransom on waivers earlier this week. On Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers claimed Ransom and added him to their active roster. A commonplace
- Dick Allen Surrounded by ...
Dick Allen surrounded by ... Allen wrenches!
Allen wrenches! Although, I suppose, if one were so inclined, one could view the above adornments as peckers of a certain crudity -- "dicks
- Video: Dick Allen Hits a Home Run
Over the long weekend, I visited YouTube.com and typed "Dick Allen" into the search box. I think it's important for you to know that the Dick Allen Research Department lives up to its name. Here's
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- Baseball Prank Lesson #4: Bread As Bait
- Good-bye, Sweet Prince
- Baseball at the Oscars
- Cody Ross Heads to Beantown
Boston's right field just may have become a little more fantasy friendly as the club signed Cody Ross to a one year, $3M contract the other day. Initial plans are likely to platoon Ross and Ryan
- Cody Ross To Boston
After the magic that was the 2010 postseason, the Giants and their fans can be forgiven for disappointment in Cody Ross's 2011 performance. Ross only managed 14 home runs and a .405 slugging
- The 5 Worst Pitchers' Duels of 2011
- First-Year Candidates' Effect on the Rest of the HoF Ballot
- Rappers and Baseball Hats: NL Central
- "The Adventures of Batboy!"
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- Dick Allen and the Hall: A Visual Summary
or context. Thus, Dick Allen's -- Mister Dick Allen's -- criminal absence from Cooperstown.
The good news, however, is that Mr. Dick Allen, despite the chronic neglect, is as healthy and confident
- Baseball Prank Lesson #3: Deception
- And We Shall Call Him Swag
- Rappers and Baseball Hats: AL West
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- Baseball Prank Lesson #2: Timing
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- Why The Rangers Will Win Tonight
- Why Was Allen Craig Running?
cases, Allen Craig was gunned down during an Albert Pujols plate appearance. Before the face palm napalm dropped, there was a question hidden in the initial stunned silence, heard all the way up
- What Things Are Worth
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, manner, general milieu, and overarching blessedness of the great Mr. Dick Allen. Suffice it to say, this I could not resist.
First, the inspiration ...
And now, the imitation ...
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- Day Drinkin'
- Rangers Cody Buckel Shows Off Advanced Arsenal
With an FIP a full half-run less than the South Atlantic League leader, to suggest that Rangers pitching prospect Cody Buckel excelled would be an understatement. Statistically, the young right
- Dick Allen's Large and Important Head
It has been said that Dick Allen, patron Mahatma of these pages, has a head that contains multitudes. Besides his brain, skull and mind, Dick Allen's head is rumored to contain a working ordnance
- Inserting Literature into Works of Dick Allen
In which the decreasingly Royal We insert various passages representative of the Western Canon into works of Dick Allen, thus adding to those various works the grandeur of perspective
- Inserting Dick Allen's Name Into Works of Literature
In which the Royal We insert Dick Allen's name into various works representative of the Western Canon, thus adding to those various works the patina of blessedness.
In today's episode, Mr
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Brandon Allen (Yahoo: 3 percent owned, ESPN: 4 percent owned)
Allen’s last two games in New York seem to paint a pretty accurate picture of him as a player. Tuesday night, he crushed two home runs
- Original Scouting Report on Dick Allen
Curiously, much of Dick Allen's original scouting report is written in Greek.
Over at NY Baseball Digest, the keeper of that site, Mike Silva, has shared with the reader three photos he took from
- Brandon Allen, Strikeouts, and Definitions
Sometimes baseball analysis is similar to semantics. Define Brandon Allen one way, and he's got a bright future despite some early struggles. Define the 25-year-old first baseman from a different
- Brian Wilson's Two-Seamer
- Brandon Allen Freed
Brandon Allen has been a bit of a cult figure here at FanGraphs. ">As Jonah Keri wrote back in February:
Brandon Allen is entering what should be the prime years of his career. He’s got power, can
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- The Inside of Dick Allen's Batting Helmet
The Inside of Dick Allen's Batting Helmet ...
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- Dick Allen Sings!
Turns out Dick Allen, your hero and mine, once cut a single with a doo-wop outfit called the Ebonistics titled, "Echoes of November." Please enjoy:
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- The Return of Cody Ross
With Cody Ross set to return to the San Francisco Giants lineup tonight, it's a toss up between Giants fans and Aubrey Huff as to who's more excited.
Upon learning that Ross was ready to make
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- Brandon Allen Belongs in the Bigs
thoughts here on a regular basis, and we're pleased to welcome our own prodigal back home.
Brandon Allen has done everything a prospect can do to prove he deserves a legitimate major league opportunity
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- The Fans and Marcel in 2011: Pitchers
- Free Brandon Allen!
the best possible talent on the major league stage burns strong, decades after Bill James first started the movement.
With all that established...Free Brandon Allen!
Grabbed in the 5th
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- The Dick Allen Experience
In keeping with Carson's explorations of Dick Allen, there's this:
What to say about this thing of wonder? The White Sox wore red! He's juggling! He has the facial hair of a 19th-century
- A Poem with Dick Allen's Name in It
could actually be enjoyable. These are the ones from whom I've shamelessly stolen everything.
A Poem with Dick Allen's Name in It
In this game I made up, what you do
is think of exactly ten
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- A Look at Kotchman's Balls in Play
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- Roy Halladay
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- The Red Sox Acquire Boof
- Curtis Granderson Hitting in the Bronx
- The Brewers Sign a Great Pitch Blocker
- Joe Mauer and Fastballs
- How Much Power Will Mauer Keep?
- Pitch Data and Projections
- Greinke's Slider
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- Padilla's Fastballs
- Rollins' Horrid BABIP
- Previewing Weaver at Yankee Stadium
- ALDS Coverage: Twins' Run Ends
- ALDS Coverage: Twins Offense in Game 1
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- Brewers Sign Hoffman to 2010 Deal
- Lind Finishing Up with a Bang
- Atlanta Streaks into Wild Card Contention
- Playoff (Effectively) Baseball Tonight in Detroit
- Another Blown Save From Lidge
- Cahill's Tough Year
- Blackburn's Fastball Doesn't Miss Many Bats
- Oakland's Excellent Young Closer
- Bumgarner's Major League Debut
- Lilly's Fly Balls
- Jon Lester's Soaring Strikeout Numbers
- Porcello's Inning Count
- Feliz Shows no Signs of Slowing Down
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- The High Heat from Aardsma
- Phil Hughes as Shutdown Reliever
- Allen Brings the Power Back
, and Tony Clark.
The organization will now give rookie Brandon Allen a shot at the job. The big, sturdy prospect was acquired from the Chicago White Sox back on July 7. The American League club
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- Making it Work with Lots of Whiffs
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- Brian Bannister Looks at His PITCHf/x Numbers
- Harden's Huge Whiff Rate
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- Lincecum's Great Changeup
- PITCHf/x Summit Recap
- A Two-Win, a One-Win and a Half-Win Fastball
- Lots of Groundballs from Affeldt
- Jack Cust's New Approach at the Plate
- A Little Help From His Friends
- The Tony Pena-Brandon Allen Trade
of the season. I can imagine that may change a tad due to the switch in leagues, but as far as ballparks he's moving from one rough neighborhood to another.
The price for Pena is Brandon Allen. The 23
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- Cody Ross's Odd Feat
The title of this post should be taken quite literally. Cody Ross, a 5'9 outfielder of the Florida Marlins, may not intimidate opposing pitchers with his stature but he sure will with his bat. Over