- Diaz to Pittsburgh
In a deal that resembles the Ryan Church move from last season, the Pirates added outfielder Matt Diaz on a two year contract Tuesday night. With Lastings Milledge non-tendered, the Pirates had room
- If Diaz, Why Not Scott Hairston?
players generate a ton of interest. This year Matt Diaz ranked among them. Despite his injury-shortened 2010 season, plenty of teams saw value in his bat, especially in a platoon role. The Pirates won
- Robinzon Diaz... Not Your Typical Catcher
Robinzon Diaz is not your typical catcher. The Dominican, who was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000, came into the 2008 season with a .305 career minor league
- Pirate Diaz Could Steal Treasured Role from Jaramillo
With a wrist injury sidelining No. 1 catcher Ryan Doumit for eight to 10 weeks, the backstop duties will fall to a pair of rookies: Jason Jaramillo and Robinzon Diaz. The former Phillies prospect
- Edwin Rodriguez: The Writing Was on the Wall
The Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez, announced his sudden, surprising-yet-not-all-that-surprising resignation on Sunday. the Marlins are presently 1 for the month of June, and now 0-1 without
- Is Edwin Jackson Clutch?
14 wins, a 4.42 ERA and 108 strikeouts. Not bad for a late-round flier, right?
Indeed, Edwin Jackson may have been the best fifth starter in baseball this year, and was a big reason why the Tampa
- Edwin Jackson's Two Seasons
During the first half of the year Edwin Jackson looked like a different pitcher. For years his hype had preceded his performance, so much so that you began wondering whether he was ever going
- Edwin Jackson's New Slider
Edwin Jackson’s prospect status has always attracted a claque yet his performance through 2008 hardly warranted the hype. A lively arm capable of touching the upper-90s with a blazing fastball
- Edwin Jackson in Control
It wasn't too long ago that Edwin Jackson was considered a bit of a bust after failing to produce with the Los Angeles Dodgers and his early career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Through his first
- Cubs Sign Edwin Jackson
Last winter, I was flummoxed at the league's apparent lack of interest in Edwin Jackson. He'd just put up his third straight solid season at age 27, and had established himself as a durable
- Gauging Edwin Jackson
By the time right-hander Edwin Jackson got shipped from Tampa Bay to Detroit for OF Matt Joyce, he had acquired the pejorative "thrower, not a pitcher" tag.
You're likely familiar with Jackson's
- Intent, Execution, and Edwin Encarnacion
Thursday afternoon, I wrote something up regarding Edwin Encarnacion's power-hitting hot streak. Within a few hours of publishing, Encarnacion hit another home run, and within an hour or so
- Is Edwin Jackson Throwing a Cutter?
of the pitch, including John Danks, who has quickly morphed into one of the finest pitchers in the American League. It should be no surprise that the White Sox’s biggest trade deadline acquisition – Edwin
- Edwin Jackson's Great Start
In a matchup against his former team - although not against many of his former teammates - Edwin Jackson carved through the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday afternoon. Over eight innings he struck out 13
- The Amazing Instability of Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson is not happy with the way his market is playing out. News came out Tuesday, via Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, that Jackson has multiple three-year offers but would instead prefer
- Edwin Encarnacion is Hunting
Tulowitzki. Springer's been one of the best power hitters in the world, and over that month, he's also hit 40% fewer home runs than Edwin Encarnacion.
Encarnacion stands at 15 dingers in 30 days
- Edwin Encarnacion: Fantasy Fluke?
It's hard to find a player who increased his fantasy value last season more than Edwin Encarnacion. For years, he was considered a late-round flyer. The type of player who would breakout and hit 30
- The Edwin Encarnacion Revival Project
Edwin Encarnacion was signed in the off-season to a pretty club-friendly deal with the expectation that he would DH and occasionally play some first base. After the Toronto Blue Jays made a rather
- Edwin Encarnacion: Who Knew?
Edwin Encarnacion had a breakout that few predicted and he carried many a fantasy team with Pujolsian-like production for bargain basement prices. Since this is kind of what we do -- that is, try
- Visualizing Edwin Jackson's Trade History
Edwin Jackson is a pitcher everyone wants to acquire, but then seemingly can't wait to unload as soon as possible.
Or at least, that's the impression you get from looking at his trade history
- Edwin Jackson Heads to the Windy City
Yesterday, the Cubs officially inked Edwin Jackson to a four-year contract. Good for Edwin, now he has a chance to actually be with one team for four seasons. In just 10 seasons in the Majors, he has
- Edwin Jackson: NL Starting Pitcher
It’s way too early for “I told you so” except, of course, in situations that have already come to their conclusion. Three starts aren’t enough to make concrete judgments from
- Edwin Jackson's Increased Slider Use
I was listening to yesterday's excellent FanGraphs Audio with Carson, Jack and Matt, and they brought up Edwin Jackson. In the episode, they noted Jackson's soaring O-swing rate last year; wondered
- Edwin Encarnacion Is Not Your Typical Slugger
Hank Aaron. Barry Bonds. Albert Pujols. Edwin Encarnacion.
If one of those names doesn’t seem to fit, perhaps you haven’t been paying close enough attention in 2013. (And you probably didn’t read
- The Edwin Jackson/Matt Joyce trade
of payroll. Well, yesterday, he took all that good will and gave it right back, making a ridiculously bad trade with Tampa Bay, sending outfielder Matt Joyce to the Rays for RHP Edwin Jackson.
- Edwin Jackson and His New Contract
Earlier this week, the Arizona Diamondbacks settled with former Dodgers/Rays/Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson, buying out his last two years of arbitration for $13.35 million. According to Cot's
- The Edwin Jackson Trade: Arizona's Perspective
to bite the organization, the D-Backs managed to get good value today in sending Edwin Jackson to the Chicago White Sox for Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg.
Jackson, 26, was picked up by Arizona
- The Edwin Jackson Trade: Chicago's Perspective
One of the league’s most active teams when it comes to the trading deadline, the Chicago White Sox have acquired Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks for pitchers Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg
- Edwin Jackson Is In Love With His Slider
There is an old adage when it comes to pitching that you have got to establish your fastball first and foremost. The other pitches are deemed 'secondary pitches' for a reason." Apparently, Edwin
- Edwin Jackson's Struggles a Desert Mirage
A mid-90's fastball. A biting, mid-80's slider. A sturdy 6-3, 210 pound frame. Since his days as a prized Dodgers prospect, Edwin Jackson has been touted as a potential ace. However, Baseball
- Edwin Encarnacion Continues To Walk The Parrot
There’s not a lot of guesswork about Edwin Encarnacion anymore; we can be relatively certain there’s nothing fluky about his ascension to the second tier of fantasy first basemen, as odd as it may
- Edwin Encarnacion Status Update: Still a T-Rex
It was recently brought to the attention of the author that Blue Jays hitmaker Edwin Encarnacion might bear more than passing resemblance to a certain, presumably extinct, predatory theropod.
- Edwin Encarnacion: Weird Baseballing T-Rex
On another note, hunt down recent highlights of Edwin Encarnacion stroking a dongpiece (he did so in today's matinee game at Milwaukee, so you can see fresh evidence on mlb.com). Notice
- Edwin Encarnacion Could Be Special Next Year
Over the past couple years, Edwin Encarnacion has transformed himself into a legitimate offensive superstar in Major League Baseball. He was the Reds' top prospect when he made his major-league debut
- Current Edwin Encarnacion vs. Vintage Albert Pujols
Toronto Blue Jays 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion had another great year with the bat in 2013. He posted a .272/.370/.534 line with a 148 wRC+ that was 6th in the AL. This was on the heels of a 2012 season
- Blue Jays Bet on Edwin Encarnacion's Power
Edwin Encarnacion has been one of the league's biggest breakout players in 2012. He carried a .295/.382/.565 line into the break (all career highs) and with 23 home runs, he sits just three away from
- Strong Finishers: Edwin Jackson and Brian Matusz
is often viewed as a player on the rise. Edwin Jackson and Brian Matusz are two players that fall into that category this season. Despite their strong finishes, both players still enter 2011
- Finding Value at Third: Pablo Sandoval and Edwin Encarnacion
going in round 6.
Looking for value relative to drat position at third base, there are a couple guys that pop out at me -- Pablo Sandoval and Edwin Encarnacion.
Let's take the Panda first
- Edwin Jackson's HR Prevention Against LHBs
At the risk of Edwin Jackson overexposure I wanted to look at one more thing that piqued my curiosity when I was putting together my post last Thursday. Guys who predominately throw sliders
- Traded: Edwin Jackson, Curtis Granderson, Max Scherzer
The Yankees, Tigers, and Diamondbacks have just finished up a deal that involves Max Scherzer, Edwin Jackson, Curtis Granderson, Ian Kennedy and Austin Jackson.
Yankees Receive: Granderson
- Edwin Jackson's Changeup Doing Him No Favors
Last night Edwin Jackson experienced the worst start of his career. It isn't particularly close, either. The 10 runs he surrendered in just 2.1 innings trumps his next worst start, his final one
- Edwin Jackson and Brandon McCarthy: Pitchers to Watch
struggles on the market last season, Edwin Jackson is going to be an interesting player to watch this offseason. Jackson has proven himself to be a useful player, finishing with an ERA under four
- John Danks: The Left-Handed Edwin Jackson
save themselves the hassle of giving up talent and just sign Edwin Jackson instead.
I know that on the surface, they don't seem all that similar. Danks is a lefty, Jackson is a righty. Jackson
- Pedro Alvarez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Usable Power
in the persons of Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez and Toronto first-base/DH-type Edwin Encarnacion. Of Messrs. Alvarez and Encarnacion, one can make three true statements, as follows -- namely
- FanGraphs Audio: Three Aces (and Edwin Jackson)
- Would Taking a One-Year Deal Help Edwin Jackson?
, and Edwin Jackson. Fielder is still available due to a strategy decision by his agent, who has dragged out the process to try and lure more teams into the bidding. Oswalt is reportedly being picky about
- Bring Out Your Dead: Edwin Encarnacion and Chipper Jones
Opening day always seems like it's full of surprises.
We had just hours to absorb the news that Edwin Encarnacion went from waiver candidate/fantasy obscurity to starting third baseman