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  • Lest We Forget: Jim Fregosi Was Handsome
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 2/14/2014 -  2

  • Bill Murray on the Value of Baseball Fandom, Accidentally
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/21/2014 -  5
    and more renewable energy resources or, alternatively, cleaning the bathroom just once ever. American actor and freelance ubermensch Bill Murray, during the course of some sort of reddit social hour

  • Jim Henderson Gives Axford the Ax
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 1/16/2014 -  7
    3.1 innings, and gave up a whopping four home runs. It wasn't long before Axford was removed from the closer role and Jim Henderson replaced him. The funny thing is, the two aren't that different

  • No Love For Jim Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/14/2014 -  16
    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

  • Candidate to Replace Jim-Tim McCarver: Jon Bois
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 11/4/2013 -  4
    Although I (still) have no say whatsoever in who takes up ol' Jim-Tim McCarver's seat at FoxSports' Roundtable of Sports Insights & Sports Analysis (since the last time we checked in, word

  • Candidate to Replace Jim-Tim McCarver: Dayn Perry
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/31/2013 -  5
    Although I have no say whatsoever in who takes up ol' Jim-Tim McCarver's seat at the Roundtable of Sports Insights & Sports Analysis (it will probably be Matt Vasgersian), I will nonetheless

  • On Drew Smyly, Jim Leyland, & Stretching in Bed
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/21/2013 -  1
    (though Porcello's 4.80 first-half ERA belied his 3.03 xFIP during the same period). In early July, however, Tigers' manager Jim Leyland put to rest any speculation on the matter of Smyly

  • Who Should Replace Jim Leyland?
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 10/21/2013 -  6
    We knew this day would come, fair NotGraphs readers. We knew that some day, Jim Leyland would no longer be the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The Gods of Baseball have spoken, and they have taken

  • Is Jim Leyland a Future Hall of Famer?
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 10/17/2013 -  76
    Jim Leyland is an elder statesman of the game, usually recognized as one of the best managers in baseball, and his Tigers just won their third straight division title. The three best managers

  • Video: Jim Leyland Runs Gamut of Human Emotions in 1:26
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/26/2013 -  4
    Your browser does not support iframes. Not merely some -- but, in fact, most -- feature-length motion pictures fail to produce as much in the way of pathos as this short video of Jim Leyland does

  • Concerning Jim Johnson and Groundball Relievers in General
    in Community by JoseCansecoForMayor - 8/29/2013 -  4
    Despite leading the AL in saves,  Orioles closer Jim Johnson is having a rough year compared to 2012 when he posted a 2.51 ERA and saved 51 games in 54 opportunities. Early in 2013, an enthusiastic

  • Q&A: Jim Wright, Colorado Rockies Pitching Coach
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 7/26/2013 -  13
    . Jim Wright is currently entrusted with helping Rockies hurlers succeed in that hitter-friendly environment. He can’t do anything about the effect of altitude on batted and thrown baseballs

  • Jim Leyland's Curious Choice of Relievers
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 5/31/2013 -  54
    of the game the Tigers walked off extra-inning losers, and it was basically all manager Jim Leyland’s fault. With the game in the balance, on the road, against a streaking Pirates team, Leyland

  • Q&A: Jim Summers, Astros Video Coordinator
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/3/2013 -  6
    Like most in his profession, Jim Summers goes largely unnoticed. That doesn’t mean he and his brethren aren’t invaluable to the teams that employ them. When it comes to day-to-day preparation

  • FanGraphs Audio: Jim Deshaies, Impressively
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/22/2013 -  4
    Episode 327 Jim Deshaies was a major-league pitcher for 12 years and Astros broadcaster for 16 more of them (i.e. more years). He's currently both (a) in his first season as a Cubs broadcaster

  • Jim Henderson and Lorenzo Cain: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 4/9/2013 -  12
    Jim Henderson (ESPN: 3 percent owned; Yahoo!: 41 percent owned) The closer carousel is a fickle ride at the best of times, but it’s seldom worse than it is during the first few weeks of the season

  • Discovered: The Jim Leyland Breakfast
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 3/13/2013 -  8
    Vine.co user Carl Skanberg provides a most excellent artist's rendering of what Jim Leyland ate this morning, and every morning previous.

  • Jim Palmer, Near-Framer of the Constitution
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 2/26/2013 -  6
    It is an unassailable fact of the historical record that Jim Palmer was tasked with writing very specific passages of the Constitution. "But James," Gouverneur Morris cautioned him, "pen only

  • Jim Kern's Four Incredible Seasons
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 1/25/2013 -  10
    , Jim Kern, might be a little less well known, but he had a significant impact nonetheless, albeit for a shorter period of time. Before we get to them though, let’s take a brief look at how reliever

  • 2013 Hall of Fame Ballot as seen by Murray Chass
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 12/6/2012 -  1

  • Jim Joyce's Strike Zone: Not That Bad, Turns Out
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/12/2012 -  72
    Holliday or the TBS broadcast team or (later on) the entire internet -- is home-plate umpire Jim Joyce's strike zone. These were not complaints that I actually heard with my own ears. Perhaps the one

  • FanGraphs Audio: Former Major Leaguer Jim Abbott!
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/11/2012 -  0
    Episode 258 David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with former major-league left-hander and co-author (with Yahoo's Tim Brown) of a recently released autobiography, Jim Abbott

  • How Much is Jim Johnson Really Worth in Fantasy
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/10/2012 -  33
    Jim Johnson has 42 saves. You own closers for saves. Ipso facto bingo blatto, Jim Johnson is an elite fantasy closer. -- or -- Jim Johnson has 36 strikeouts in 58.1 innings. The average

  • Internal Monologue: Jim Bowden's Night Out
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/27/2012 -  11

  • Jim Henderson Suddenly an Option in Milwaukee?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 8/9/2012 -  5
    Francisco Rodriguez, still the record-holder for most saves in a season. It was 29-year-old Jim Henderson, a veteran of ten minor-league seasons (and former Expos draftee!) who’d been called up

  • Eddie Murray's 25 Ways of Doing Business
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/6/2012 -  5
    When one surveys the funereal countenance of base-balling great/fugitive from happiness Mr. Eddie Murray, one is likely to think, "Here is a man who conducts business even when he is not conducting

  • Jim Thome: Tater Masher
    in RotoGraphs by Colin Zarzycki - 7/3/2012 -  14
    HI THIS IS JI- JIM THOME. Over the weekend, the Phillies did Jim Thome a solid, sending the future Cooperstown resident out to the equivalent of pasture for over-35 power hitters; the American

  • Jim Leyland Is Only 67: America Reacts
    in NotGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 5/8/2012 -  12
    So today I realized/learned that Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is 67 years old. Seriously? Just 67? Look at this guy: Stunned by my discovery, I did what any sane person would do: I

  • A Jim Deshaies Soundboard
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/7/2012 -  16
    I was surprised, at the completion our offseason crowdsourcing project, to find that FanGraphs readers had ranked Houston Astros broadcasters Bill Brown and Jim Deshaies fourth overall among

  • Jim Baumbach Is Covering Hell Out of Clemens Case
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/16/2012 -  2
    baseman of his baseball team. In maybe -- although not definitely -- related news, Newsday reporter Jim Baumbach's Twitter coverage of this morning's jury selection for Roger Clemens' impending

  • Shorter Baseball Columnists!
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 2/28/2012 -  19
    It's time for another installment of "Shorter Baseball Columnists," in which we read mainstream baseball columnists and marginalized bloggers like Murray Chass so you don't have to! Let us begin

  • Murray Chass's MLB Fan Cave Essay
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 1/31/2012 -  9
    To Whom It May Concern: Hello. This is J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner and New York Times baseball scribe emeritus Murray Chass. I am writing to inquire about the open position in the "MLB Fan

  • A Thing Murray Chass Actually Said
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 1/16/2012 -  4
    Blogger Murray Chass, America's Least Favorite GrandpaTM, is famously promiscuous with his base-and-ball opinions, and his latest gumbo of a dispatch is no disappointment. His masterstroke comes when

  • Helping Murray Chass's Headline
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 11/28/2011 -  9
    You may or may not be familiar with former New York Times sportswriter Murray Chass, and his blog. (That link to Wikipedia gives a decent summary: in short, Chass not a huge fan of statistics

  • Jim Thome's Fantasy Value Goes Kaput
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 11/5/2011 -  2
    As Eric Seidman writes over in FanGraphs, Jim Thome heading to the Philadelphia Phillies on a one year, $1.25M contract is a good move in the real baseball world.  However, from a fantasy baseball

  • Jim Thome Returns to Philadelphia
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/5/2011 -  42
    The Phillies wasted little time in making its first move of the offseason, signing Jim Thome to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. With just those details, and no specifics about his potential

  • Jim Leyland Did the Darndest Things
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 10/11/2011 -  24
    an option on where they batted him, and it didn’t need to be third. By the end of the night, it was one of many confusing decisions on the part of Tigers' manager Jim Leyland, who did not have his finest

  • GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/27/2011 -  9
    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

  • Q&A: Jim Hickey on James Shields
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 9/26/2011 -  10
    James Shields has had a career year, and at least some of the credit goes to Jim Hickey. The Rays pitching coach has played a hands-on role in the right-hander’s success, which has been fueled

  • Jim Thome Homering Across Eras
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/29/2011 -  9
    Jim Thome mashed his first tater since rejoining the Cleveland Indians last night. There's just something kind of special about seeing Thome back with the Indians, as he was one of the guys who has

  • Jim Thome Returns to Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 8/26/2011 -  22
    In an Indians uniform, Jim Thome had a better on-base percentage than Manny Ramirez, a better OPS than Tris Speaker and more home runs than everyone by a country mile. And with Travis Hafner ailing

  • Jim Edmonds as a Duck
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/25/2011 -  4
    originalist interpretations of the Constitution. So in some ways, a bewinged and bebilled Jim Edmonds fulfills Madison's fondest hopes. Stated another way, if Jim Edmonds had never been rendered as a duck

  • Jim Hendry Leaves Mixed Legacy in Chicago
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 8/19/2011 -  59
    Coming into today, I can’t say I had more than a surface-deep opinion on Jim Hendry. I don’t follow the Cubs as closely as I do other teams, and while  I knew that Cubs fans didn’t like him, I’d

  • Soriano Contract Retrospective: A Jim Hendry Tribute
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 8/19/2011 -  58
    ....or, the Return of the Contract Retrospective. Jim Hendry is reportedly out as the general manager of the Cubs. I'll leave a general summary of Hendry's tenure to someone else. In the meantime

  • Shorter Baseball Columnists!
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/10/2011 -  15
    It's time for another installment of "Shorter Baseball Columnists," in which we read mainstream baseball columnists and marginalized bloggers like Murray Chass so you don't have to! Let us begin

  • Jim Palmer Is Fit, Orange, Barely Clothed
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/9/2011 -  6
    I was but a young lad when Hall of Famer Jim Palmer began doing print ads for Jockey underwear -- ads that presented Palmer to the world as the thinking man's beefcake. Survey them, and you'll find

  • Shorter Baseball Columnists!
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/2/2011 -  13
    on me. Shorter Jim Souhan: The Twins should trade for someone like Donovan McNabb. Or they should trade away someone like Donovan McNabb. Something like that. Shorter Murray Chass: The New York

  • The Chicago Cubs Need Less Jim Hendry
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 7/21/2011 -  126
    The Chicago Cubs general manager, Jim Hendry, has been described by many as a lame duck, but team owner Tom Ricketts may want to get out the hunting rifle now before the situation deteriorates any

  • Shorter Baseball Columnists!
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/28/2011 -  5
    It's time for another installment of "Shorter Baseball Columnists," in which we read mainstream baseball columnists and marginalized bloggers like Murray Chass so you don't have to! Let us begin

  • Jim Riggleman, As He Should Be Remembered
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/24/2011 -  1
    I break no news, only hearts, when I remind readers that it's been an eventful 24 hours for defrocked Nats skipper Jim Riggleman. First he witnessed a walk-off victory that was as taut as the tautest

  • FanGraphs Audio: Jim Walsh of Maple Street Press
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/6/2011 -  2
    To! Featuring Jim Walsh, President and Founder, Maple Street Press Finally, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things. Audio on the flip-flop. (Approximately 30 min play time.)

  • Media eInterviews: Murray Chass
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/10/2011 -  2
    , we are delighted to turn to Murray Chass, a distinguished baseball journalist that has been covering baseball for over forty years, most of them with the New York Times. A hearty "Thank You" goes out

  • Video: Jim Bowden Gives Inside Look at GM Meetings
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/16/2010 -  1
    Video: Bowden: Inside GM meetings Former MLB GM and current crack TV personality Jim Bowden details for the unwashed the exact goings-on of the GM Meetings, taking place this very second in hell

  • An Open Letter to Jim Tracy
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 10/26/2010 -  17

  • Year of the Pitcher?...Think Again
    in Community by Fire_Jim_Hendry - 8/10/2010 -  11

  • Jim Edmonds for Chris Dickerson
    in FanGraphs by Pat Andriola - 8/9/2010 -  23
    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

  • Jim Leyland on Chemistry
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/18/2010 -  48
    Enter the name Jim Leyland into your mind’s version of Google, then hit search – or “I’m feeling lucky” if you’re feeling lucky. What comes to mind is probably a variety of descriptive terms. “Old

  • Philosophy and Jim Joyce
    in FanGraphs by Pat Andriola - 6/4/2010 -  109
    In looking at whether or not Commissioner Bud Selig should overturn Jim Joyce's call and award Armando Galarraga a perfect game, I want to take a philosophical approach. Unfortunately, most

  • Jim Tracy's Creative Bullpen Management
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 5/3/2010 -  8
    Franklin Morales, the Rockies closer, was brought in to protect a four run lead on Sunday. Normally, this type of move would lead to criticism of Rockies' manager Jim Tracy for wasting Morales's

  • Jim Thome
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/20/2009 -  7
    Jim Thome hits free agency this offseason, after playing out the last season of his 2003-2008 (with 2009 vesting in 2008) contract. Injuries in Philadelphia and his eventual inability to play

  • Jim Rice Makes It In
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/12/2009 -  13
    worthy player no matter what rational criteria you use and disappointment that Jim Rice finally made his way in. Mostly though I was left with a resounding apathy. Like every award that is voted

  • Recalling Jim Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/28/2008 -  11
    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

  • Daily Graphing - Jim Thome
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 11/28/2005 -  0
    For the first time in 7 years, Jim Thome failed play in over 140 games after having season ending elbow surgery in mid August. Before his decision to shut things down, he was easily having the worst