- The Cardinals Weak Spot?
Trever Miller – 2.06 ERA, 3.45 xFIP
Blake Hawksworth – 2.03 ERA, 4.59 xFIP
Their best reliever looks to be a 37-year-old LOOGY, Trever Miller. Yeesh. Ryan Franklin was greatly benefited
- Injury Update: Nick Markakis
. If he’s not healthy the Orioles would likely turn to veteran Endy Chavez who hit .301 in 83 games with the Rangers last season. Another candidate is Jai Miller, who is with his fourth organization
- Promoted: Mike Trout
. Trout was treating Double-A like his personal playground, hitting .330/.422/.544 with 9 HR and 28 SB in 336 PA.
Sam Miller of the Orange County Register points out that Trout is one of only
- Wolf Signs with Milwaukee
new digs are less than friendly than what they were at Chavez Ravine. Dodger Stadium has a four-year HR/FB park factor of 95. Miller Park's is 106. Wolf could get away with some of his fly-balling ways
- September Call-Ups: American League Bats
with Profar this season. Since no impact arms, like a Shelby Miller, are being called up in the AL we’ll stick to looking at some notable hitters for these final ~25 games.
- Erik Bedard's Torn Labrum
Bill Bavasi, the gift that keeps on giving. I will spare you the second line to that reference.
Today, it shines through truer than yesterday as the exploratory surgery on Erik Bedard's shoulder
- Erik Bedard's Labrum
Well, that's that. With the news now official that Erik Bedard has a tear in his labrum the book on his 2008 and perhaps even his Mariner career is closed.
The result of a protracted three month
- Erik Bedard Walks the Plank
Erik Bedard is exactly the sort of pitcher a team signs to a one-year contract, and last December, the Pirates signed Bedard to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million. At the time, I'm guessing
- Erik Kratz, the All-Star
Erik Kratz is not a household name. Even if you follow Minor League Baseball on a regular basis you've probably never heard of him. He's never been at the top of the prospect lists for either
- Gamble on Erik Bedard
that a pseudonym for "Expensive Ronny Cedeno?" The Erik Bedard signing seems fit for ridicule, too. Looks like Charlie Morton will have a rehab buddy.
But that last one's not really fair. Pittsburgh
- Erik Bedard's Future in Seattle... or?
with Erik Bedard's future might or might not be. It is a fascinating case study for what was perhaps the best pitcher in the American League in 2007.
For the purposes of brevity, I am going to assume
- Erik Bedard is Back
You can definitely call it a comeback. After three extremely injury-riddled seasons, Erik Bedard finally stayed relatively healthy in 2011. While he only threw 129.1 innings, Bedard managed to start
- Blinking Bourjos (with Erik Manning)
This past March, consummate Midwesterner (and contributor to like seven different websites) Erik Manning celebrated prospect Peter Bourjos via both the written and spoken word.
By his own
- Miller Time in Florida
Andrew Miller may have been the unluckiest pitcher in baseball in 2008.
Miller posted a 5.87 ERA in 107 innings, and eventually earned a ticket back to triple-A. However, Miller’s BABIP was .346
- Shelby Miller's Debut, Animated
Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller was ranked fourth overall among all prospects by our Marc Hulet on his preseason top-100 list and within the top 10 on most other lists of that sort. Despite
- Andrew Miller's Vesting Option
- I would also accept "sneakiest" - one yet. As first reported by Alex Speier, Boston struck a deal with Andrew Miller that essentially circumvents the waiver process.
Here's the basics - Miller
- Andrew Miller's MLB Return
For a 26-year-old with an even 300 innings pitched in the majors, Andrew Miller has worn many labels throughout his career. He was a college ace at North Carolina and a top-10 pick by the Tigers
- Andrew Miller's Iffy Future
Andrew Miller has two articles linked on his page. One directs to a RotoGraphs piece written by the Talented Mr. Bendix and clicking the other will lead to a detailed look at the tallest rotations
- Is Shelby Miller ready?
Yes. No. Maybe? I don't know. 2012 has been an enigmatic year for the 21-year-old Texan. After being rated highly coming into the year Shelby Miller is the not-so-proud owner of a 5.19 ERA
- Shelby Miller And Getting It Together
It’s almost as if at some point in 2012, someone attended one of Shelby Miller’s Triple-A outings and yelled, “Hey Shelby, get it together!”
Well, Miller has gotten it together, following up
- Brad Miller Is Worth Claiming
Unable to stomach Brendan Ryan and his .230 wOBA as the team's primary shortstop any longer, the Seattle Mariners have reportedly called up 23-year-old Brad Miller in an attempt to breathe some life
- Erik Hahmann Is Covering Hell Out Of Winter Meetings
There's no official contest for best coverage of basball's Winter Meetings, but if there were Erik Hahmann of DRaysBay would currently be winning it.
Regard, Exhibit One:
- Marvin Miller's Legacy, and the Decline of Labor
; — Interview with Marvin Miller, 2008, after asking the Hall of Fame to stop nominating him
Since Marvin Miller's death, there has been a small but respectful chorus of voices calling for Miller's
- Sam Miller Is the Boss of Word Clouds
It's without a trace of chagrin that I reproduce in these pages -- despite it having already been produced in everybody else's pages -- Sam Miller's word cloud experiment from his Angels Blog
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Adam Miller
What should we make of Adam Miller?
The right-handed pitching prospect has been frustrating the Cleveland Indians organization and its fans since he was selected out of a Texas high school
- Will Steinbrenner Beat Out Miller for HOF
of looking at the Veterans Committee vote, and specifically the absence of Marvin Miller from the Hall, the question comes down to either, “How can you not have Miller in the Hall of Fame?”, or “Miller’s
- Breaking down Brad Miller for 2014
Believe it or not, when I solicited future shortstop topics last week, the name that came up the most was Brad Miller of the Seattle Mariners.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Miller just fine, and I
- Andrew Miller and The Art of the Dumpster Dive
Facing one of the worst offenses in baseball last night, Andrew Miller yielded 10 baserunners, became the first pitcher to give up a home run to Orlando Hudson all season, and walked away
- Moral Quandary: Can Erik Buy a Blue Jays Hat?
Editor at DRaysBay, contributor to RotoGraphs, and bearded gentleman Erik Hahmann has a tough question in these even tougher times: is he -- as someone who (a) cares about the Tampa Bay Rays
- Shelby Miller Gets Married, Pedicures
Sharing space with the lawyers, doctors, and management consultants with quirky artisanal side businesses in this weekend's New York Times weddings section was Shelby Miller, who married his
- Daily Notes, Featuring the Miller's Tale
. Today's Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Milwaukee at Washington, 13:05 ET
Regarding the Original Miller's Tale
In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a miller tells a story about a carpenter
- Daily Notes, Feat. a Summary of Shelby Miller's Debut
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Note Regarding the Regular Season
2. Summary: Shelby Miller's First MLB Start
3. Forthcoming Games
- How Shelby Miller Resembles the Model Starting Pitcher
. Certainly, you wouldn't expect to see his name linked to that of a right-handed young starter with basically two pitches. In terms of scouting reports, Cliff Lee and Shelby Miller don't have a whole lot
- Duane Kuiper Enjoys Jon Miller... and a Bottle of Pinot
Strange thing. There's something in here about Duane Kuiper typing in 'FanGraphs' on a computer and a revealing Jon Miller popping up with a bottle of Pinot Noir. I can't make heads or tails
- Tony Cingrani, Shelby Miller and the Two-Pitch Approach
The rookies are taking over. After a handful of major-league starts, Tony Cingrani and Shelby Miller have exceeded early expectations. While they were never compared to each other in the minors, both
- Effective Andrew Miller Helping Boston's Bullpen
is the easiest way to change performance.
Among the replacements was former Miguel Cabrera trade bait Andrew Miller, who is finally starting to pitch like the sixth overall pick in the country is expected
- FanGraphs Audio: Sam Miller, OC Register
-- Bandied About!
Sam Miller, OC Register
Finally, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things.
Audio on the flip-flop. (Approximately 65 min play time.)
- FanGraphs Audio: Sam Miller of the OC Register
about Sam Miller of the OC Register. In this episode, Sam talks at some length about the effects of the Albert Pujols signing. Also discussed: why not to write a novel, lowered expectations.
- Jesus Guzman and Andrew Miller: Mining the Minors
be a smart power and eligibility add in deep NL-only play. And of course, to keep his roster spot, he'll need to hit. But that's the one thing Guzman does well.
Andrew Miller, Red Sox SP/RP
- White Sox Call Ups: Marcus Semien and Erik Johnson
confident that he can be a regular in the majors. His ISO numbers are not incredible in the minors, but for a middle infielder he packs an interesting combination of power and speed.
- Spotted: Chris Sabo Jersey at Miller Park
Went to the Brewers-Reds game last night at Miller Park. Decent amount of Reds fans there in a modest crowd (27,000-ish).
Often, I make a point of taking noticing the most popular jerseys worn
- Q&A: Jon Miller, Hall of Fame Broadcaster
The voice is instantly recognizable. So is the easygoing style and depth of knowledge that makes him one of the best play-by-play announcers in baseball. No one calls a game quite like Jon Miller
- Colby Jack
- What's Eating Max Ramirez?
- In Defense of Tony Sanchez
- What's Wrong with Rollins?
- The Mark DeRosa Trade
- No Really, Brandon Inge Should Be Your Tiger
- The Quad-A All-Star Lineup
- Andy Marte is Not Dead
- Montero the Man Child
- Marquis de Blah
- All About the Franklins
- The Tony Pena-Brandon Allen Trade
- The Blue Jays dump B.J. Ryan
- A Long Hitting Streak Does Not a Prospect One Make
- Weekend Transaction Roundup
- All-Star Game Thoughts
- Who Are You, Randy Wells?
- The Glaus Question
- The Felipe Lopez Trade
- Breaking Up the Band
- Turning Two
- Manny's Hollywood Moment
- Holliday Time in St. Louis?
- More Than Just Throw-ins
- No, Really? Arroyo?
- Delicate Genius
- Reds Add Wlad
- Getting Nothing Dunn
- Rolen to Cincy
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
- Neftali Oh My
- Brian Matusz Debuts
- Resurgent Rox
- Carl Pavano to the Twins
- It's Curtains for the Giambino
- White Sox Steal Rios
- The Evolution of Scott Feldman
- Valuing the Harangutan
- Dallas Defies Doubters
- A Holliday Surprise
- Wakefield's Heir?
- Rangers Get Pudge
- The Reinvention of Barry Zito
- Are First Round Draft Picks Overpaid?
- The Great Smoltz Debate Rages On
- Happ-y Go Lucky?
- Revisiting the Lidge Trade
- Wild Marmol
- Harden Claimed
- Damon's New Digs
- Other Fish
- Geovany Soto's Sophomore Jinx
- Atlanta's Embarrassment of Pitching Riches
- Desmond Jennings is Good at Baseball
- Define Pretty Good
- Give Chase His Due
- A Dose of Reality for Prospect Watchers
- Fun with zMLE
- The Life of Brian's Fastball
- The Life of Brian's Fastball Part 2
- They Call Him Boog
- The Tale of Three Overpaid Closers
- NLDS Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
- Running the Bases - Part 1
- Running the Bases - Part 2
- Running the Bases - Part 3: The Laggards
- The Reds' Bright Spot
- Braves Sign Saito, Insert Old Jokes Here
- Mariners Sign Figgins
- The Market for Mark DeRosa
- Cardinals are Penny Wise
- Low-Hanging Fruit: Ryan Church
- LaTroy Hawkins a Brewer
- Rule 5 Recap
- What are the Cubs Doing?
- Nationals Sign Jason Marquis
- Frank Wren Likes Lottery Tickets
- Taking the Next Step: Peter Bourjos
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - White Sox
- Adam LaRoche and His Desert Walking Shoes
- Fun with Shutdowns and Meltdowns
- National Soft-Tosser Association
- A Reality Check From the Draft Hype
- Is Bryce Harper Worth the Money?
- What Should the Pirates Do at #2?
- Zim Bear Is Real
- $1 Catchers: Shoppach and Torrealba
- Position Battles: First Base For the Rays
- Old Faces in New Places: Beltre and Reynolds
- $1 Second Basemen: Rodriguez, Espinosa, Hill
- 2011 Player Rankings: Shortstops
- Closer Openings: Seattle and Tampa Bay
- NL OF: Speedsters
- NL SP: Old Faces In New Places
- AL Sophomore Starters: Davis and Matusz
- The Ugly Truth: Shortstops After Ramirez and Tulowitzki
- Waiver Wire: Silva Cut, Morgan Traded
- Random Thoughts on Shortstops
- Waiver Wire: Longoria Replacements
- Shortstops: Early Season Additions
- AL Injury Updates: Peavy, Sizemore, Bailey
- Closers Update: Joe Nathan and Ryan Franklin
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Lowrie, Izturis, Rollins, Jeter
- Ryan Madson: Closing Once Again
- Chris Coghlan: Waiver Wire
- Derek Lowe: Sell High Candidate
- Updated Shortstop Rankings
- Adam Lind: What's The Deal With That Guy?
- Joel Pineiro and Rick Porcello: Waiver Wire
- Matt Joyce is a Choice Bargain?
- Josh Tomlin and Phil Humber: Ownership Quandries
- John Axford & Brandon League: Buy Low Candidates
- Nick Blackburn and Jon Jay: Waiver Wire
- Asdrubal Cabrera: I Believe In You
- Brent Lillibridge: Deep League Waiver Wire
- Johnny Damon: Waiver Wire
- Shortstops: An Update On Futility
- Bearish on Matt Joyce
- Jhonny Peralta: Welcome Back
- Waiver Wire: Appreciating Scott Baker
- Emergency Closers: Antonio Bastardo and Javy Guerra
- Updated Shortstop Rankings - July
- The Criminally Underappreciated: J.J. Hardy
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers
- Todd Helton: Waiver Wire
- Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn: Trade Deadline Movers
- Brett Lawrie: Now in the Majors, Eh?
- Johnny Giavotella: Called Up
- No, Really, Add Yuniesky Betancourt
- Ryan Raburn: Second Half Stud
- Ryan Lavarnway: Welcome to the Show
- Troy Tulowitzki and Derek Jeter: Superheros
- James Loney: First Basemen Gone Mad
- Nelson Cruz Replacements: Waiver Wire
- Reynolds, Gordon, Cuddyer: 2012 Multi-positional Players
- Zobrist, Mauer, Rodriguez: 2012 Multi-Positional Players
- Bourgeois, Revere, Campana: Streaming Steals
- Pomeranz and Dickey: Streaming Friday Starters
- Playoff Waiver Wire: Sean Rodriguez
- Shoppach and Peralta: Pick Six Values
- Surprises and Disappointments: Shortstops
- Jose Reyes: A Look to Next Year
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: First Tier
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: Second Tier
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: Tier Three
- 2012 Shortstop Keeper Rankings: Tier Four
- Hanley Ramirez: Keeper Conundrum
- Aaron Hill: Desert Mirage?
- Clint Barmes Walks The Plank
- Jaso, Lobaton and Molina: American League Catching Changes
- Iannetta, Hernandez: Catchers On The Move
- Jose Reyes Lands In Miami
- Rafael Furcal Rejoins Cardinals
- Mocking the Shortstops
- Jed Lowrie Heads West
- Atlanta's Shortstop Problem
- Seth Smith Heads West
- Marco Scutaro: Colorado Bound
- Shortstops: ADP's Up In Here
- Reader Mock Draft: Shortstop ADP Analysis
- Ottoneu Trade: Maybin for Prado, Who Won?
- Shortstop Position Battle: Atlanta Braves
- Cards at Second: Daniel Descalso to the Rescue?
- Shortstop News: Stephen Drew and Mike Aviles
- Shortstop Tiers: Breaking Them Down
- Adam LaRoche: Waiver Wire Addition
- Waiver Wire: Luke Scott and Jose Altuve
- Shortstops: Surprises and Disappointments
- Mike Aviles: Exceeding Expectations
- Lowrie and Ransom: Shortstop Waiver Wire
- Jeff Niemann Replacements: Waiver Wire
- The Dee Gordon Experience
- Jonathan Lucroy Injury Solutions
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Theriot, Rollins and Aviles
- June Shortstop Tier Rankings
- Cheap Steals: Berry, Revere and Cabrera
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Jeter, Castro, Cabrera, Desmond
- A Messy Atlanta Shortstop Situation
- Jed Lowrie: Injured Again
- Omar Infante Returns to Detroit
- Ben Zobrist: Shortstop Once Again
- Todd Frazier and Will Venable Deserve Your Love
- Shortstop Updates: Martin Prado and Tyler Greene
- Shortstop Injuries: Tulowitzki, Rodriguez, Furcal
- Streaming AL Outfielders, Again
- Fernando Rodney: AL Reliever of the Year
- Marco Scutaro: Season Review & 2013 Outlook
- Evan Longoria: 2012 Disappointment
- Jimmy Rollins' Maddening Season
- The Power of Carlos Ruiz
- What I'm Thankful For
- Moving On Up(ton)
- The Two Halfs of Carlos Beltran
- Ryan Dempster Moves East
- Can Ricky Romero Bounce Back?
- Tampa Bay Rays Bullpen: Depth Chart Discussions
- 2013 Shortstop Tiers
- Video: Andrew Miller's Entire Sunday Appearance in 30 Sec.
Andrew Miller pitched for Boston on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, against the New York Yankees. He threw 15 pitches and struck out all three batters he faced. His entire appearance lasted just three
- Daily Notes: Feat. No Fewer Than Two Graphs in re Shelby Miller
and prized right-hander Shelby Miller.
Regarding Shelby Miller, His Performance to Date
Regarding Shelby Miller's performance to date, it wouldn't be inaccurate at all to characterize it as excellent
- Brad Miller and Chris Getz: MI Waiver Wire Help
that perfect guy you're looking for, but you might find someone who will stick for the duration of the season such as...
Brad Miller, SEA |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 20.9% Yahoo - 13.0% CBS - 40.0
- From Busch to Miller, Kyle Lohse Finds a New Home
he put together last season.
The move to Miller Park will also do the right-hander no favors. While Busch Stadium doesn’t rival PETCO Park or Target Field as a pitcher-haven, it is more forgiving