- Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
Johnson: Not just me, Dave Cameron, Jeff Sullivan, and anybody else with a fringe understanding of statistics.1:29Comment From Great LakeWhat is Bonafacio's trade value right now as an .850 hitter? 1
- A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
retrospective of his first-ballot Hall of Fame career.
Over the past three years, those covered by the pitchf/x data, Johnson threw, for the most part, just three pitches: a fastball, which Dave
- The Nick Johnson Quandry
offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list.
I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column
- Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
projected them to be worse than the Nationals. Last night Josh Johnson won the game for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while striking out 6, walking only one and getting seven
- Free Agent Bargain: Randy Johnson
Moving back to the mound in our series on free agent bargains, we find an interesting name - the tallest player in baseball and a sure fire Hall of Famer, you wouldn't think Randy Johnson would fly
- Josh Johnson Earning His Contract
Justin Morneau has the highest WAR in baseball right now, but you probably knew that. Know who is second?
Josh Johnson. With another dominating start last night, the Marlins ace has now thrown
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/1/15
is a negative defender at the position. I'd guess he's more Kelly Johnson or something.12:14Comment From CruzBettsonBlackmonis it possible that Aaron Sanchez is the new Chris Young, the pitcher who
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/20/15
to handicap in a long time. And then, on the other hand, there's the AL, where every team sucks.12:29Comment From Chicago MarkHey Dave, What do you think the Cubs do in left field? Will they keep
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat: 12/3/14
is appreciated.12:00Comment From CecilFieldersButtPlugHey Dave. Just read your article about righ handed power. Want to note the part about the guys who throw righty and bat lefty. I myself am one of them
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/26/14
due to Stanton's massive contract? 12:10Dave Cameron: They made an offer to LaRoche, so it seems like more the former.12:10Comment From RayHappy Thanksgiving, Dave. What can the Dodgers expect
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/20/14
is not park or league adjusted; WAR is. The AL and their home park move them up. If you want park/league adjusted FIP, use FIP-.12:04Comment From StephenHey Dave, read your article on Alex Gordon
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/7/15
(namely Jim Johnson & Grili) with the intent of trading them at the deadline? 12:03Dave Cameron: My guess is they're signing guys who are available pretty cheap and have some upside.12:03Comment From
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/30/14
, though I will note that it's not an original content deal like we have with Fox, so they'll be running articles that have appeared on FanGraphs.12:20Comment From American League HustleAccording to Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/25/15
for making a service year a very small number of days.12:13Dave Cameron: And then the union gets something in exchange.12:15Comment From CatoblepasHi Dave! I know Jeff usually is the Community Blog czar
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/28/15
on habitually injured players? I am thinking guys like Josh Johnson and Brett Anderson as examples. 12:26Dave Cameron: For a high revenue team that can afford alternatives if it doens't work, it's a good
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/28/15
: Alright, let's get started.12:06Comment From Phillies113You're chatting after chatting all night last night? You're a wild and crazy guy, Dave Cameron. 12:06Comment From ECStrasburg for Kimbrel, who
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/20/14
is Kelly Johnson. He'll have value but never become a star.12:13Comment From TylerSo who's the LF, CF, RF and 4th OF for the Cardinals next year? 12:13Dave Cameron: Holliday, Jay, LH Veteran Placeholder
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/11/15
Johnson/Morrow stay healthy and turn in a high quality season as their #5 starter. But it's also a very easy team to match up with, and they're going to have a very hard time in late-inning situations
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/25/15
a robot.12:09Comment From Pale HoseAre you annoyed or amused when you get confused for that other Dave Cameron on twitter? 12:09Dave Cameron: It's usually funny.12:09Comment From Phillies113The Phillies
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/24/15
to think about alternatives already. He'll still bring a good return, but definitely less than he would have a month ago.12:10Comment From SvenHi Dave! What are your thoughts on Dylan Bundy? do you see
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/2/15
Johnson got to 140 once, right?11:55Comment From MarkYou wrote yesterday that the Padres should go for it? Does this mean they should be buyers? If so, who should they look for? Should
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/12/15
there were a fair number of 9+ win seasons from pitchers (Pedro, Johnson, Maddux, Clemens). Kershaw has never topped 8, even though he's considered historically great. Is there something about the way WAR
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
at RotoGraphs, it is customary to list 10 such bold picks; also Eno ordered me to do so.
1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox
Johnson has good stuff
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- The Daily Grind: 4-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Johnson's also been quite bad. The most worrying sign - his fastball velocity is down three mph. Get it together Johnson!
Shelby Miller looks broken says Dave Cameron. Ok, let's stack against him
- The Daily Grind: 7-31-14 - Presented by FanDuel
John Danks has to survive a Tigers lineup that feasts on lefties. Detroit will put a lot of balls in play today.
Dave Cameron earns props for being the first writer to call Shelby Miller
- An Inauspicious Night for Will Middlebrooks
And if you really want to argue about whether or not the call was valid, Dave Cameron already has a poll on the topic.
As for the topic at hand, Middlebrooks had an unmercifully difficult game. He entered
- Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension
- Continuing Coverage of Joe Kelly, or Kelly's Wild Night
to yesterday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, Dave Cameron and Jeff Sullivan spent about 2,000 words, four GIFs, and two tables covering who Kelly is, his most noteworthy skills
- Don't Expect Big Changes in Philadelphia
was actually 2010 when the Phillies had 84 home games due to a G20 summit in Toronto.
When the Phillies had payrolls over $170 million, club president Dave Montgomery would occasionally comment
- Four Things I Learned In Arizona
zone. He did struggle with pitches out of the zone and dropped several. I shared the opinion that he looked better than Wilin Rosario. That earned some agreement, but Dave Cameron pointed out
- The Daily Grind: 5-29-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Dave Buchanan. He shutdown the Dodgers offense, but doesn't really have the stuff to do anything of the sort consistently. On the other side of the matchup is Zack Wheeler who's kind of lost his feel
- The Daily Grind: 7-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
"resting" Miller, but I think they're trying to figure out what they can do with the declining youngster. In quotable words of baseball prime minister Dave Cameron, Miller is "broken." Soon we'll
- The Daily Grind: 8-14-14 - Presented by FanDuel
. Cistulli is particularly adept at following those mostly un-hyped prospects. I've heard third hand that Dave Cameron once described Cistulli as "good" at identifying pitching prospects. More colorful
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields
1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
- James McDonald, Kyle McClellan, Josh Johnson: NL Starting Pitchers
Dave Duncan’s latest little project hasn’t been a flop, but he hasn’t been impressive, either. Some of his value comes from fitting into your RP slot, but otherwise he’s not much to look at. His
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Analyzes ~100% of Baseball
While most podcasts and their hosts will analyze maybe 30% or 50% of baseball or something like that, this one features FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron analyzing all baseball
- GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
Because Oriole Jim Johnson plays for the Orioles, there's a strong chance that no one -- perhaps besides his teammates and Buck Showalter and Buck Showalter's grizzled and nameless manservant
- Johnson's Domination
Johnson and his performance from 1999-2002.
For starters, here are some of his peripheral numbers in each of these seasons:
1999: 35 GS, 271.2 IP, 207 H, 75 ER, 70 BB, 364 K, 1.02 WHIP, 2.48 ERA
- Dave Dombrowski Out in Detroit
In a move that seemingly came out of nowhere, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has announced today that the team has released Dave Dombrowski from his contract so he can pursue other opportunities elsewhere
- Dave's Guys: The Hitters
- Dave's Guys: The Pitchers
- What Happened To Davey Johnson?
Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon:
"I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways."
When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy
- What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
Here's newly minted Nats skipper Davey Johnson!
The discerning discerner will observe that also in this photo is a white orb of cowhide, something known in industry parlance as a "baseball
- Kelly Johnson's Redemption
Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson
- Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
Is Josh Johnson still an ace?
The 2012 season had some encouraging signs after shoulder injuries cut short potential Cy Young campaigns in 2010 and 2011. Johnson posted a 3.81 ERA and 3.40 FIP
- Randy Johnson's Countdown
Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has
- Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
Last year, Elliot Johnson was one of the worst hitters in the majors. With a 57 wRC+ backed by just four home runs, six steals, and a strikeout rate near 30%, Johnson's lackluster performance had
- Chris Johnson and Great Players
that people hardly notice. The leader in the National League right now is Chris Johnson, batting .342. Johnson didn't even begin the year as an everyday player.
Johnson went from the Diamondbacks
- Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado
- JABO: Dave Dombrowski's Achilles Heel
Just days after completing a pair of trades, sending both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes out of town for five pitching prospects, Dave Dombrowski was "released from his contract" by Tigers owner
- Nick Johnson to New York
The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson
- Kelly Johnson: Slugger
As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run
- Josh Johnson's Extension
The Marlins locked up their most talented pitcher on Thursday, as they agreed to terms with 26-year-old SP Josh Johnson on a four-year, 39 million dollar contract. The deal will pay 3.75MM in '10
- Free Agent Bargain: Dave Ross
As we move behind the plate for today's free agent bargain, we take a look at a guy with one of the most inconsistent track records of any player in baseball - Dave Ross. Take a look at his seasonal
- The Return of Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson returned to the mound last night for the first time since April 21. The oft-injured 29-year-old (it still surprises me that he’s just 29) impressed against the Giants, throwing seven
- Josh Johnson's Curveball
We're happy to welcome Albert Lyu back to the FanGraphs team. His work will again appear regularly here on the site.
Before Josh Johnson was lost for the season with shoulder injuries in May, he
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players
- The Josh Johnson Dilemma
Earlier this year, Jack Moore reviewed Josh Johnson's inability to get hitters out while pitching from the stretch. Johnson and the Jays were very much aware of the situation, but even still, it did
- Buying Low on Josh Johnson
It may surprise some, considering this high ERA and low strikeout rate compared to his career average, but Josh Johnson actually has the seventh highest WAR of any pitcher in baseball. Despite having
- Robbing Johnson of a Shot
(and the .227 batting average in 2008 just adds insult to injury). The move also keeps the underrated Rob Johnson from receiving the opportunity that he deserves.
Johnson, 25, was selected out of college
- Is Josh Johnson Back?
destined for an epic crash (click on the link, it's must-watch stuff). Owning Josh Johnson on a couple squads, I've felt a little of both.
Coming off of a serious shoulder injury in 2011, Johnson,28, had
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/22/15
; mine to dozens. I don't think we were really trying to do the same thing, despite the fact that the pieces shared a name.12:13Comment From Dave DombrowskiFrom one Dave to another, in reference to yet
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/18/15
work from home, you can go a few days without talking to anyone besides your spouse. So you get a dog and talk to them instead.12:00Comment From NickHi Dave. How do you think the Indians will/should
- Randy Johnson Retires
Randy Johnson announced his retirement today. There are thousands upon thousands of words that could, and should, be written about Randy Johnson. His career numbers are remarkable. The mark he left
- Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
So as you all no doubt know by now, Josh Johnson was part of the trade of fantasy baseball proportions that is expected to be finalized at some point today. It's time for JJ to start trading in his
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/29/15
Chris HHello Dave - What's your take on Starling Marte's April thus far? He seems to be selling out for power (and it's working). I know the pop was always in his bat but does this feel like
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/26/15
is silly.12:13Comment From TomHey Dave. I know you won't like it, but Donaldson has to be the AL MVP for me this season. 12:14Dave Cameron: I have no idea how you "know I won't like it", nor do I think
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/18/14
it. Find a good local mechanic and help them while saving money.12:21Comment From GuestWhat kind of replacement options does Dave have if his car requires an extended DL stint? 12:21Dave Cameron
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/12/14
an elite prospect for a walk year guy.12:13Comment From GSonGood afternoon Dave. a bit of a cold snap heading your way this morning/afternoon to the west of the piedmong... BRRR... First question
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/14/15
: Here's liners. Use the splits drop down box to pick GB and FB. http://www.fangraphs.com/le...12:20Comment From ZacHey Dave. It's your high school baseball coach here. I realize now, I should have listened
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/15/15
less control years once you get that value.11:43Comment From JimWho on the phillies traded 11:43Dave Cameron: Hamels, Papelbon, Utley. Maybe Ruiz.11:43Comment From BretHey Dave - you and other writers
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/5/15
. Or anything else, I guess.11:39Dave Cameron: Queue is now open. We'll start in about 15 minutes.11:52Dave Cameron: Alright, let's start this up a few minutes early.11:52Comment From Tony G.Hi Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/7/15
2, etc. 12:42Dave Cameron: Yes, PAP has been mostly discredited and isn't used anymore.12:42Comment From GuestEVERYONE NO NEED TO WAIT IN THIS CHAT, WE CAN JUST GO TO DAVE'S HOUSE AND GET OUR
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/4/15
, in order to get the opt-out. So maybe he takes 9/$200M with an opt-out, when he could get 10/$220M without it, or something like that.12:16Comment From ACJHi Dave, Who is the first free agent to sign ? 12
- Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/2/14
:05Comment From AJHey Dave. How much could the ChiSox realistically get in returns for Alexei, Beckham, Viciedo, and Danks? Thanks. 12:05Dave Cameron: I think Ramirez will get them a decent prospect
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/9/15
to managers who've "played the game"? It seems like you're better off focusing on finding managers who make good decisions instead of just ones who played right? See (A) Matt Williams or (B) Dave Stewart
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/23/15
receive MVP votes, too? 12:25Dave Cameron: End of ballot ones, perhaps.12:26Comment From JamesHey Dave, what should do the Rangers do with Yovani Gallardo after the season is over? I imagine they'll
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/25/14
:04Dave Cameron: Given all the teams who need a second baseman, I think the Mets can get something pretty shiny for him.12:05Comment From CatoblepasHi Dave! I liked your piece on Price/Zobrist
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/9/14
base is their best path forward.12:02Comment From Pale HoseHey Dave. Can you explain how to scale FIP to runs allowed? I'm trying to replicate the walkthrough but it's hard to follow. 12:03Dave Cameron
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/10/14
/Reds guys all needed Lester to sign first.12:06Comment From BatHi Dave. I just learned from fellow FanGraphs commenters Bill, HoJo, and Rod, that you can't extend a QO to a player traded midseason – I
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/15/15
BretHey Dave! 1) Not trying to make tons out of one week, but Devon Travis' line looks like something that would be reasonable to see out of him for the year, based on his peripherals, at least to me. Can
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/11/14
like Chase Utley at all when I saw him as a prospect. I loved Andy Marte, and thought he would be a star.12:11Comment From DeweyThanks for the chat Dave. Read a comment from a reporter type
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/17/15
Cameron: Yeah, there's probably a threshold at which the information is no longer useful.12:27Comment From Nick in ClevelandHi Dave. I'm curious, what are the kind of things you look before concluding
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/21/15
haven't heard from us. The responses were overwhelming, so it will take us a bit longer to read everything.12:09Comment From JeremyThanks Dave. Would Rougned Odor get a Strasburg conversation started? 6
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/27/14
for a fixed percentage of revenues, but I doubt the owners will go for that.12:55Comment From GrantAll modesty aside, fill in the blank: Dave Cameron would be better than [ ] current GMs
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/24/14
JordanHey Dave - just to clarify, you're saying Mookie Betts has made a jump from not even being mentioned in the July 2014 trade value column to being a top 25 guy? Or is it structured differently
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/8/14
was an accountant before this became my job. Probably something in finance.12:47Comment From Dave Camerons PuppyCan you think of a recent historical comparison to how we'll look back on the Tigers
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/5/14
field. Should they go for Aoki, Markakis, Melky, or Rasmus? 12:22Dave Cameron: Trade for someone younger.12:22Comment From That One GuyHi Dave. Do you think the Red Sox would consider a Mookie Betts
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/17/14
to boot.12:20Comment From PhilHi Dave. Why is everyone so high on Hedges? I've read about him plenty but looking at those minor league numbers...he doesn't look so great! I know stats only mean so much
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/29/15
:19Comment From Dave BSo, Phils got rid of Paplebon. Did they get, you know, anything? What does it mean for the padres and Kimbrel? 12:19Dave Cameron: They got out of his $13 million option
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/16/15
, let's get this rolling.11:59Comment From Blue Catgeez, Dave, I bet you're thrilled to have this chat today after last night's Ranger's game. You must be really interested to see what the Ranger's
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/14/15
, but I don't think the gap is so huge that there's a strong preference either way.12:00Comment From Pale HoseHey Dave. Is the presently called strike zone closer or further away from the rule book strike
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/21/15
WAR to +8.7 WAR this year.1:01Comment From RyanHey Dave I am trying to write an auto-ethnography for my college writing class and I am choosing to do it on sabermetrics in baseball and i was curious
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/11/15
30% of the batters he faced, what would we expect the strikeout rate to be over a sufficiently large sample? 12:20Dave Cameron: 22.5%, or something in that range.12:21Comment From MattHey Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/10/14
:44Dave Cameron: I'm in the Atlanta chapter.12:45Comment From Dave MIs there an easy way to explain to someone why strikeouts can be so important for pitchers, but not necessarily a big deal for hitters
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat: 10/1/14
HenryHow much sleep did you end up getting Dave? 12:25Dave Cameron: About six hours. More than I expected!12:25Comment From GSonthe trade rumors blather will have Heyward and Stanton as the biggest
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/22/15
time commitment -- then start selling off in June. So two months.12:20Comment From L. ScottHello Dave! Houston has the overall worst team BA (.210) yet are the only winning team so far in the AL West
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/6/15
Dave! Velocity data has been pretty fashionable lately, with the limited Statcast data we have, but between Jeff's article last week re: 100 mph ground balls or measurement errors, I'm skeptical of both
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/13/15
a legitimate suitor.12:47Comment From BenHey Dave. Assuming Xander is in do you think the Red Sox would have the trade chips to land both Tulo and a Hamels or Cueto type pitcher? I'm not holding my breath
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/2/14
things at a more granular level.12:34Comment From CuriousGive us the Dave Cameron scouting report back in your playing days. Each tool on the 20-80 scale 12:35Dave Cameron: Relative to my high school
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/6/14
:06Dave Cameron: I guess I should note for those who didn't see it on Twitter: Drew Fairservice, formerly of The Score, is going to write for us. He debuts soon.12:07Comment From Nathan KHey Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/15/14
if Shields doesn't exhaust that many pitches? 12:22Dave Cameron: Ventura, Duffy/bullpen game, Shields/Vargas tandem.12:23Comment From Dave Camerons PuppyI know there is a lot of evidence that over
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/29/14
in DCHey Dave -- I say this as a big fan of your work, so I can't figure out a polite way to ask this. I mean no offense: what makes you an expert? I really like this site. I really like your
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/11/15
: But it was pretty obvious which guy spends a lot of time in the batting cage and which ones don't.12:06Comment From MattHey Dave. Big fan of all your stuff. Quick question about the Dodgers. In one
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/8/15
on velocity and strikeouts.12:09Comment From Status: Lunch BreakHi Dave! I'm a recent college grad about to enter the work force full-time (I've been an intern for about 2 years now) and I've been thinking
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/10/15
:06Comment From PhilipHi Dave! I just read your article on Matz & Super Two status and I was wondering if a player is called up and is placed on the DL at some point in the season, does the days on the DL
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/18/15
are contemplating firing Jack Z... what is the hold-up? Do you think he's gone? 12:29Dave Cameron: I'd imagine the "hold-up" is that Dave Dombrowski hasn't decided what he's going to do yet.12:29Comment From
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/30/15
you take Harper or Machado? Someone else? 1:07Dave Cameron: Harper.1:08Comment From The Ghost of Dayn PerryHave you started gathering two of every animal, Dave? 1:08Dave Cameron: 85 and sunny here
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/18/15
90s/early 2000s Honda Accord or Toyota Camry; cheap, reliable, plain, and generally a good investment? 12:32Dave Cameron: Kyle Hendricks.12:33Comment From ArchieHi Dave! If Chapman gets traded, who do you see
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/23/14
attention. We've hired a bunch of guys who showed that they could write there.12:07Comment From LarsHey Dave, what team is most likely to take Colon off the Mets hands without making them pay any of his
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/1/15
Papelbon.12:50Dave Cameron: If he lasts that long.12:50Comment From ffsRegarding some of the non-baseball stuff in this thread: I, for one, would read the shit out of a Dave Cameron personal finance blog
- Recalling Jim Johnson
to the minors and recalled 24-yr old pitcher Jim Johnson. Johnson, a starter in the minor leagues, had made two "audition" starts for the Orioles in 2006 and 2007, racking up the undesirable line of 5 IP
- Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth
- 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
- No Love For Jim Johnson?
and there, but if they're healthy, they've always seemed to slide back into the job. So why, after 101 saves in the past two season....yes, that's right, 101...does Jim Johnson get no love?
I did a mock draft
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- Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
be slotted in at SS, 3B, MI, CI, and UTL positions, which makes him a nice option to have coming off the bench as needed.
Chris Johnson (ESPN: 26 percent owned; Yahoo!: 25 percent owned)
- Nick The Unlucky Stick
Nick Johnson is having one of the more remarkable Aprils in recent memory, and not just because he's managed to stay healthy for an entire month. No, instead, Nick Johnson is becoming the new poster
- Just For Context
Dan Johnson just saved the Tampa Bay Rays season. This Dan Johnson.
Before tonight, he had a -7 wRC+. As noted in that leaderboard, the only Major Leaguer with a worse offensive season
- 2014 World Series Game Three Live Blog
? 8:41Comment From PhilIs Cain better in RF than Heyward? 8:41Brad Johnson: Dave Appelman's basement.8:42Jeff Zimmerman: With Mountain Dew, Pop Tarts and Hot Pockets.8:42Brad Johnson: crystallized
- The Nick Johnson Stories
The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between
- 2014 Playoff Live Blog Extravaganza
and 90-10 for the series. 12:48Brad Johnson: Anyone want to do the math? I have to manage this chat.12:48Comment From BradIs it true the phillies are firing Dave Montgomery and keeping RAJ? 12:48Brad
- Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
There might not be a more up and down player in fantasy than Kelly Johnson. After establishing himself as a useful fantasy second baseman in 2007-2008, Johnson completely fell off that radar
- The 2008 All Free Agent Bargain Team
, position by position:
Catcher: Dave Ross
First Base: Ben Broussard
Second Base: Orlando Hudson
Shortstop: Rafael Furcal
Third Base: Joe Crede
Left Field: Rocco Baldelli
Center Field: Ryan
- Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
Heading into the 2007 season, Florida's Josh Johnson looked like an ace-in-waiting.
As a 22 year-old rookie in 2006, the 6-7 righty posted a 3.99 FIP in 24 starts and seven relief appearances
- Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
It was shaping up as a disappointing season for Kelly Johnson in 2008 until a strong September. After three straight months of hitting .250 or less, Johnson posted a 22-game hitting streak
- The 2013 Hardball Times Baseball Annual
capsules and Brad Johnson's coverage of the postseason.
The Year in Frivolity by Craig Calcaterra
What happened in Oakland by Dan Lependorf
And what happened in Boston
- D'Backs Sign Garland. Why?
At the beginning of the off-season, the Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly offered Randy Johnson a contract for 2009 that would have paid him around $4 million or so. Realizing that it was a low-ball
- Johnson Leads WAR at Labor Day
, nearly 85% of the way through the season, is Florida Marlins ace Josh Johnson - not Roy Halladay, nor Ubaldo Jimenez, not Cliff Lee, not Felix Hernandez, and not CC Sabathia. Johnson is establishing
- Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch?
There have been plenty of good signs in Josh Johnson's return from a season-ending shoulder injury this year. His 2.98 FIP is excellent; he's striking out nearly eight batters per nine innings
- The Big Unit
struggled to score runs after a hot start. While the excellence of the top two has gotten plenty of notice, don't look now, but after a rough first half, Randy Johnson is reminding everyone that he's
- Dave Stewart's Misguided Comments on Market Value
, but they'll never know, because the D'Backs front office didn't even try to find out.
2. Dave Stewart apparently believes that the slot-value of a draft pick is equivalent to that player's market
- Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
The month of June has been very kind to Josh Johnson. In 14.2 innings, the big right-hander owns a 1.84 ERA with impressive peripheral numbers to match: 16 strikeouts, just four walks, and no home
- Rosenthal: Dodgers Trying to Load Up On Pitching
#Braves reliever Jim Johnson also would go to #Dodgers, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Morse and compensation pick would go to #Braves.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
- 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
- Kelly Johnson, an Elite Second Baseman?
The league leader in WAR for second basemen? Kelly Johnson. I made some pretty bold predictions in our staff-wide preseason series, one of them being that Matt Kemp will not even get to 30/30
- Things to Buy: Will Johnson Baseball Art
Doctor Cyclops, by Will Johnson
When I am sad, I like to spend money. Because I am often sad, I am in big time mondo debt, as many of you know. At the moment, my cash flow is such that I cannot
- Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
This afternoon, it was reported that the Rays will ink Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. It’s an interesting match, as Johnson provides the Rays with the one thing that they like -- a player who has
- Best Pitching Acquisition
a look a deeper look at the three contenders for the crown:
1984 Sutcliffe: 150 1/3 IP, 3.97 K/BB, 0.54 HR/9, 2.28 FIP, 1.52 WPA/LI
1988 Randy Johnson: 84 1/3 IP, 4.46 K/BB, 0.43 HR/9, 2.04 FIP, 2.62
- Bryce Harper, Opening Day Starter?
On Tuesday, Jon Heyman reported that Davey Johnson really wants Bryce Harper to begin the season as his everyday right fielder. While we don't have a direct quote from Johnson confirming the story
- Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
The news is breaking now. It seems that Josh Johnson has gotten $8 million dollars from the Padres to pitch in 2014, according to Jerry Crasnick. By itself, that is an interesting match -- Johnson
- Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the thought of comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson was ludicrous. Mets fans rolled their eyes when the club signed Hernandez while Giants fans were
- Micah Johnson: Wheels...and What Else?
(fourth if you count the Mexican League), a full dozen behind White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson, who has blazed his way to 54 thefts in 66 contests.
Anybody who produces that sort of stolen
- 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
- Don't Bring In the Lefty for Kelly Johnson
three years, and Joey Votto isn't far behind him. What might surprise you is the name that sits in the 34th spot out of the 150 qualified hitters: Kelly Johnson.
At a .382 wOBA against lefties since
- Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
- Hi, I'm Average
is the personification of average production in MLB?
For 2008, one man stands above the rest - the most consistently average player in baseball. That man is Kelly Johnson.
His batting average
- The Slider That Won't Age
When we tell our kids about Randy Johnson, we're going to start with the height, the hair, and the velocity. In his prime, he regularly threw 100 MPH fastballs with varying amounts of command
- DH Jobs Becoming Scarce
The signing of Nick Johnson by the Yankees is a good move for New York, for all the reasons Jack talked about this morning. But, for players like Russ Branyan, Jim Thome, and Vladimir Guerrero
- Randy Johnson: Just for Men Pitchman
(Get it, pitchman?)
Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson!
This advertisement just adds
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
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: Josh Johnson.
- What We Learned In Week One
Bergsen takes the hill.
Kelly Johnson should have gathered more interest this winter.
Not that we should overreact to his hot start, but Johnson settled for just a one year, $2.35 million
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- Streaming Weekend Starters: Johnson and Straily
you be in panic mode for wins and strikeouts, a mode in which the author of this post resides in at least two leagues. So let's get to it.
Yes, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who slogged
- The Idea and Reality of Justin Verlander
seasons from Hall-of-Famers like Pedro Martinez, Greg Maddux, and Randy Johnson, but there's also the 2005 Andy Pettitte in there, and I don't remember anyone writing about him in this fashion. In fact
- Epic Pitching Performances on the Same Night
) and Jason Bere (91) - 17 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 22 K
9/21/93: Randy Johnson (91) + Todd Stottlemyre (90) - 18 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 21 K
7/15/94: Bret Saberhagen (93) and Andy Benes (91) - 18 IP, 7 H, 0
- The Cheap DH Cycle
for jobs; Vladimir Guerrero, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, Johnny Damon, Russell Branyan, and for a team with a serious appetite for risk, Nick Johnson.
Those six guys are essentially going to play
- Fan Projection Targets: 12/3/2009
at the winter meetings next week. Do you see him as a 2B or a 3B next year? How will he hit?
Yesterday, you guys projected Kelly Shoppach at +2.5 wins, Josh Johnson at +5.3 wins, and Jake Peavy
- The BBWAA Has Already Passed The Litmus Test
the same principle here. The fact that Hernandez is considered the favorite to win the award is a big step forward.
Six years ago, we had a similar race between Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson
- Uneven Distribution
those two MVP candidates are four pretty good players in their own right.
Orlando Hudson: .303/.372/.503, 0.82 WPA/LI
Brandon Phillips: .287/.336/.529, 0.55 WPA/LI
Kelly Johnson: .299/.362/.495
- FG on Fox: Positive Regression in Toronto
Last year, the Toronto Blue Jays were supposed to be contenders.
They were crowned the winners of the off-season after acquiring Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, and Melky
- Kelly Johnson: Why the Low AVG?
Kelly Johnson came into the season a fairly decent option at second base. In one keeper league I was in, him and Ben Zobrist were both available. I considered them to be at the same talent level
- The Best Transactions of the 2014 Off-Season
, Indians sign David Murphy, Royals sign Omar Infante, Rays acquire Ryan Hanigan, Yankees sign Kelly Johnson, White Sox acquire Matt Davidson.
And now, on to what I view as the 10 best transactions
- Playoff Baseball In September
Saturday afternoon: Brandon Webb (3.18 FIP) vs Chad Billingsley (3.13 FIP)
Sunday afternoon: Randy Johnson (3.84 FIp) vs Clayton Kershaw (4.24 FIP)
In the opener, the guy with the second lowest FIP
- Learning From Week One
amount of power of any NL team. It's going to be a long year in Washington.
Josh Johnson and Erik Bedard are healthy.
Coming into the season, the Marlins and Mariners were both understandably
- Organizational Rankings: #19
(Barry Zito), has consistently overpaid for declining veterans (Matt Morris, Dave Roberts, and Aaron Rowand), and has overseen a roster that that hasn't finished at .500 in four years. However, he's
- Red Sox Hire Dave Dombrowski, Signal Change in Philosophy
On August 4, the Detroit Tigers "released Dave Dombrowski from his contract," as owner Mike Ilitch decided to promote assistant general manager Al Avila to take the team in a somewhat different
- The Royals Dominating Middle Relief Performance
to Carlos Lee.
Greg Holland walks J.D. Martinez.
Greg Holland strikes out Jed Lowrie.
Greg Holland strikes out Chris Johnson.
Nine batters faced, seven strikeouts. Jonathan Broxton pitched around
- Pitcher Win Value Leaderboards
he was a +9.7 win pitcher. I think people forget how good Schilling was that year - 9.58 K/BB rate in 259 innings. That's just remarkably awesome. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roy Halladay
- Dunn to Washington
that he's going to play first base. He replaces the Nick Johnson/Dmitri Young duo of unhealth, and they'll just call the $10 million that they owe those two a sunk cost. In a best case scenario, Johnson
- 2009 NL All-Star Ballot
, and Nick Johnson, so I went with none of the above.
Second Base: Chase Utley (PHI), Orlando Hudson (LA), Brandon Phillips (CIN)
The first two here are easy as well, while Phillips edges out
- 2009 MLB Trade Value: #30-#26
Continuing on with the trade value series.
#30: Josh Johnson, RHP, Florida: 3.4 WAR
This is what Ubaldo Jimenez would be with better command. The strikeouts and groundballs skillset is an ace
- The Second Base Glut
was flooded with available second baseman. It didn't help when Kelly Johnson was non-tendered by the Braves. Polanco is the only one of the seven who has found a new home, and he had to switch positions
- Organizational Rankings: #22 - Florida
? Dan Uggla is still a Marlin, and Josh Johnson has a new, long-term contract that not only bought out two arbitration years but two years of free agency, as well. For once, the Marlins did not hold
- Don't Crucify the Marlins for Making Smart Moves
, Robb Nen, Moises Alou, Devon White, and Jeff Conine before the season began, and then shipped off Gary Sheffield, Charles Johnson, and Bobby Bonilla six weeks into the season. That was a fire sale
- Which Pitchers are Getting a Qualifying Offer this Offseason?
in San Francisco isn't a bad gamble.
Conclusion: Make the offer.
Josh Johnson, RHP, Toronto
Nearly everything written above about Lincecum is also true of Josh Johnson. His results in Toronto
- The 2014 Proven Closer Disaster
years, $18.5 million
Joaquin Benoit: 2 years, $15.5 million
Fernando Rodney: 2 years, $14 million
Grant Balfour: 2 years, $12 million
Jim Johnson: 1 year, $10 million
Edward Mujica: 2 years, $9.5
- Freddie Freeman: Hidden Hacker
hacker in 2014 has been, you could simply sort the leaderboards by Swing%, and you'd see Chris Johnson at the very top, swinging at a higher rate of pitches (57.1%) than anyone else in baseball
- FanGraphs Chat - 1/8/14
:13Dave Cameron: Josh Johnson has to go back to being JOSH JOHNSON, and then they need a big rebound season from Chase Headley.12:14Comment From BretThe Jays 2B hole was listed by Jeff the other day
- Hall of Fame Free Agents: Pitchers
Johnson, LHP - 292 wins, 3.26 ERA, 52.63 WPA/LI
The Big Unit is the most dominant left-handed pitcher baseball has seen since a guy named Sandy Koufax. Even though he didn't pitch his first full big
- 2010 Trade Value: #10 - #6
- Josh Johnson, SP, Florida
The Marlins ace has gone from a good arm to a true #1 starter, dominating with classic power stuff. If you haven't seen him pitch, you're missing out. The fastball has
- Who Needs Pitching?
Johnson, 3.83 FIP, 0.23 WPA/LI
Kyle Lohse, 3.90 FIP, 1.54 WPA/LI
Greg Maddux, 4.03 FIP, 0.70 WPA/LI
Jamie Moyer, 4.29 FIP, 0.63 WPA/LI
Randy Wolf, 4.32 FIP, -0.43 WPA/LI
Oliver Perez, 4.74 FIP, 0.37
- Tampa's Role Players
the Rays have been running out this month, it's regularly included guys like Fernando Perez, Ben Zobrist, Dan Johnson, Eric Hinske, and Gabe Gross. With a patchwork line-up of role players, the Rays
- The New Nationals
with Nick Johnson. In the last year of a three year contract that has seen him barely take the field, he's owed $5.5 million for 2009 and then will hit free agency. He just doesn't fit into the team's
- My All-Stars
, Cincinnati; Dan Uggla, Florida; Kelly Johnson, Arizona
SS - Rafael Furcal, Los Angeles
3B - Ryan Zimmerman, Washington; Scott Rolen, Cincinnati
OF - Josh Willingham, Washington; Marlon Byrd
- FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: American League
- FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: National League
- 2015 Free Agent Predictions
Edinson Volquez (3/$27M), Gavin Floyd (1/$6M), and Josh Johnson (1/$3M), as I think they'll need to replenish their rotation after trading a few of their current starters away for more bats
- Dubious Company?
distinguished than you might guess, actually. Last year, the double digit performance was put up by Jeremy Bonderman, James Shields, and Jon Garland, and Ben Sheets, Roy Halladay, and Randy Johnson
- The Shot Heard Round The Fens
and cleaned house. For Rays fans, I'm sure the late game longballs from Dan Johnson on Tuesday and Pena last night will be prominently featured in their postseason hightlight reel.
It's things like
- Oliver Perez: The Next Koufax?
of the five best lefty starters in the game. Scott, just a question, but which of these pitchers do you think Perez is better than?
- Not As Good As Everyone Thinks
on to repeat their performances, it's also unlikely that the Marlins will be able to replace those 320+ innings with a similar performance. The increase in innings given to Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad
- Fukudome Lives
for enough power to play regularly became a regular topic of discussion, and the team went out and signed Milton Bradley over the winter, pushing Fukodome into a center field platoon with Reed Johnson
- Strasburg and the All-Star Game
by a brutal speech from the commissioner was the Randy Johnson-John Kruk match-up in 1993.
Since it doesn't really count, the game needs interesting stories, and there is no more interesting story
- Anibal Sanchez Is Finally Healthy
hitters away, and the version of Sanchez taking the mound for the Marlins right now is the best we've ever seen him.
Josh Johnson generates most of the headlines, but he's got some pretty good company
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: First Baseman
Add in the availability of Adam Dunn, along with guys we didn't project like Derrek Lee, Adam LaRoche, Nick Johnson, and Russell Branyan, and the market for first baseman is going to be very
- Did Chad Billingsley Sell Himself Short?
in line with what Zack Greinke and Josh Johnson received in their extensions at the same point of their careers - Greinke got 4/38 from the Royals before the 2009 season, while Johnson got 4/39 from
- Matt Cain's Place in History
- FG on Fox: Madison Bumgarner's Place in Postseason History
- Okay, Ted Barrett's Zone Was Crazy Pants
that Pedro Strop threw to Kelly Johnson is almost never called a strike either.
But Mets pitchers got their own share of nutty calls as well, especially at the bottom of the zone. Anthony Rizzo, Kyle
- AL Wild Card Game Live Blog
of the postseason? 7:59Jeff Sullivan: For some reason I always end up pulling for the A's. Dave's hardly a Mariners fan and he can't speak for himself yet8:00Comment From Sgt. PepperI'm on antibiotics
- ALDS Game One(s) Live Blog
..maybe take a pitch there. 5:53Wendy Thurm: Boom goes Cruz5:53August Fagerstrom: I bet Dave's glad he switched chat times today. He'd be getting hammered with "Nelson Cruz worst FA signing" comments
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/18/13
baseball? 12:02Dan Szymborski: That's a tough one.12:02Comment From bobJosh Johnson make sense for the Cubs? 12:03Dan Szymborski: Yes. A resurgent Johnson could have serious trade value. Cubs
- Baseball's New Strategy: Drop the Ball on Purpose
Then, there was Elliot Johnson.
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This one is even more fun, because Johnson takes multiple steps after the ball enters his glove, crashed
- Division Preview: AL Central
to be good if they keep enough of their dinged up players on the field for most of the year.
And despite the core of the team getting long in the tooth, Dave Dombrowski did a nice job of making some
- 2015 World Series Game One Live Blog
chose to put Cespedes in CF in order to get Kelly Johnson's bat in the lineup at DH.8:20Dave Cameron: The offense-defense trade-off is probably worth it in the NL, but with an extra line-up spot
- Free Agent Signings That Worked
, or less than what Ben Sheets got for 2010 alone.
Kelly Johnson: 1 year, $2.3 million, +4.4 WAR
The Diamondbacks were beneficiaries of the Braves decision to non-tender Johnson rather than go
- Anibal Sanchez: The Race-Changer
Johnson has garnered the headlines, his rotation mate Anibal Sanchez has quietly matured into a terrific pitcher in his own right. His career has been cut short by numerous injuries, but as we noted last
- Here Come The Rays
Zobrist another shot at shortstop, playing him on the left side of second base for the first time since 2009.
It's an idea that the Rays should probably stick with, as Elliot Johnson and Sean Rodriguez
- 2013 Trade Deadline Chat Extravaganza
AAqualifying offer for josh Johnson? 12:25Dave Cameron: Yep. Dan Haren got 1/13 last winter.12:25Comment From ralphWhy don't you tweet out your ESPN insider pieces? I can obviously look for them myself
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/12/13
Kapler is either a manager or GM? 12:55Dan Szymborski: Hard to fast-track a GM spot, but he's shown that he's thoughtful and that'll get him some interesting job choices12:55Comment From Dave Camerons
- FanGraphs Chat - 11/20/13
thoughts on the Pads Josh Johnson deal? Is there really that big of a concern that he doesn't pitch much next year? 12:05Dave Cameron: Love these kinds of deals. Probably ends up being one of the best
- Dukes Busting Out
another step backward, Nick Johnson got hurt, and the GM and one of his top advisers are being investigated for crimes of fraud. Despite moving into a new park, the team has been horrible
- Cubs Win at Strikeouts
Originally, this post was going to be about the San Francisco Giants starting rotation - with Tim Lincecum, Randy Johnson, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez, and Barry Zito, the Giants are going to rack up
- What We Learned In Week Thirteen
, walked two, and struck out 20. I think it's safe to say he's back. I feel sorry for teams that have to face him and Josh Johnson in the same series.
Joe Saunders, on the other hand...
- Lincecum's Great Changeup
it is. The pitch has been worth 5.28 runs per 100 pitches this year, which is just incredible. Of pitchers who have thrown more than a handful of changes the next closest is Josh Johnson's worth 3.8
- Washington: Not The Worst?
significantly better since the deal, winning 13 of 31 games for a .419 winning percentage. They've thinned out their glut of 1B/OF by dealing Nick Johnson and DL'ing Austin Kearns, which lets them go
- The Yankees' Win Curve
Johnson, and Javier Vazquez to a roster that was the best in baseball a year ago. Their true talent level, as currently constructed, is probably that of a 100 win team. The Yankees are going to be very
- Organizational Rankings: #16 - Arizona
. Is Brandon Webb going to be healthy? Isn't Chris Young too talented to be that terrible? Can Kelly Johnson bounce back? Is Conor Jackson okay? Was Edwin Jackson's first half of 2009 a fluke
- Statues in the Outfield
Johnson's +6.3 is propping up the starters. The regular trio for LA are posting fielding numbers that will make your eyes bleed - Manny Ramirez is at -4.1, Matt Kemp has a -13.8, and Andre Ethier
- More Predictions That Will Be Wrong
NL Position Player WAR Leader: Troy Tulowitzki
AL Cy Young: Jon Lester
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL Pitcher WAR Leader: Felix Hernandez
NL Pitcher WAR Leader: Josh Johnson
- White Sox Reportedly Close to Acquiring Jeff Samardzija
out of the picture; both both Chris Bassit and Erik Johnson project as essentially replacement level arms for 2015, and #4 starter Hector Noesi isn't too far above that. This is a team that needed
- Padres Trade Hanigan for Middlebrooks, Sign Ross
we have more evidence that he's not.
If he's a decent enough defender, he's a +1 to +2 WAR player with a little bit of upside. If he's the butcher that DRS thinks, he's Chris Johnson 2.0.
- James Shields: Becoming an Ace
the mean that they were in those two categories. For instance, Derek Lowe is the most extreme ground ball pitcher we've seen in the last decade, while Randy Johnson is the modern day strikeout king
- Winter Meetings Chat - 12/11/13
are comfortable with Ryan Goins at 2B"? 11:10Dave Cameron: A lot of salt.11:10Comment From CMRHi, Dave - How much did the Fister trade affect players'/agents'/writers' perceptions of the trade market