- Recalling Jim Johnson
On April 12, the Orioles made arguably their most productive move of the season, regardless of whether or not they had any idea it would work out that way. They optioned infielder Scott Moore
- Jim Thome: Tater Masher
HI THIS IS JI-
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 Thome Returns to Philadelphia
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
- The Brewers Bullpen: Can Broxton Return to Glory
month of the season, well that’s when guys like Jake McGee and Sean Doolittle are expected to return. In shallow formats, you can always find saves in-season.
The Setup Men: Will Smith, Jim Henderson
- The Bill James Hall of Fame--Pitchers
, egregious errors made in the past are becoming far fewer. Even the "worst" HOF inductee on this chart, Jim Bunning was inducted by a Veterans Committee in 1996 and is far from the worst selection
- The Unique Path to Success in Oakland
- Bringing Bill James' Famous Arbitration Case to 2014
- The Chicago Cubs and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Junior Lake Season
- Another Look at Momentum in October
- Jim Kern's Four Incredible Seasons
, 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
- The Scott Olsen Deal
The Nationals acquired LHP Scott Olsen and OF/1B Josh Willingham from Florida in exchange for 2B Emilio Bonifacio, RHP P.J. Dean, and SS Jake Smolinski.
At first glance, the Nationals would seem
- Scott Strandberg's Bold Predictions For 2014
- Scott Strandberg's Bold Predictions for 2015
- How Much is Jim Johnson Really Worth in Fantasy
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
- Scott’s Miscellany – Quality of Pitchers Faced
Kershaw is way out by his lonesome but is eventually followed by Corey Kluber, Jake Arrieta
- Scott Spratt’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2014
a perennial MVP candidate.
2. Scott Kazmir will finish in the top five in ERA among qualified AL starters.
I’m not sure if this qualifies as a trend with a two-year sabbatical
- Reviewing Scott Strandberg's 2014 Bold Predictions
- Scott Spratt’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2015
- Scott’s Miscellany – Fast Fastball and RISP Leaderboards
- Scott’s Miscellany – Stolen Base Opportunities
- Scott’s Miscellany – Shift Candidates by Oppo%
- Scott’s Miscellany – Enrique Burgos Speculation
- Year of the Pitcher?...Think Again
- Reviewing Scott Spratt’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2014
free agency hits in 2016. 0/1
2. Scott Kazmir will finish in the top five in ERA among qualified AL starters.
Kazmir ended up with the 21st best ERA in the AL, but this looked
- Scott’s Miscellany – Early Defensive Numbers and their Fantasy Implications
- Scott Diamond & Alexi Ogando: Waiver Wire
Going with two starting pitchers to kick off the week in waiver wire, one from the AL Central and one from the AL West...
Scott Diamond | SP | Twins | Owned: 41% Yahoo! and 34.8% ESPN
- 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
- Jim Thome
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
- Attention Dale Scott: Hands Up Means Foul Ball
, and the Dodgers went around the horn for an inning-ending triple play.
But, it's a triple play that never should have happened, as Dale Scott clearly gave the universal signal for foul ball
- Sunday Notes: The Meaning of Luke Scott, Tigers, Dodgers-Giants
The South Korean media should love Luke Scott. The outspoken outfielder will be playing for SK Wyverns this season and there’s a good chance not all of his bombs will come via his bat. Controversy
- Discovered: The Jim Leyland Breakfast
Vine.co user Carl Skanberg provides a most excellent artist's rendering of what Jim Leyland ate this morning, and every morning previous.
- Jim Edmonds as a Duck
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
- Scott Rolen
Roy Halladay is the hottest name on the trade market; making Toronto the center of the trade universe is the addition of Scott Rolen. The Jays have made Rolen available with a season and a half left
- Daily Graphing - Jim Thome
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
- Jim Rice Makes It In
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
- Jim Edmonds for Chris Dickerson
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
- Philosophy and Jim Joyce
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
- A Jim Deshaies Soundboard
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 Leyland on Chemistry
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
- The Elusive Clutch Hitter
my sample, sample size and methods.
This next chart summarizes the data shown above:
From Scott Lindholm Stats
As stated above, I was looking for those players who managed
- Jim Thome Returns to Cleveland
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
- 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
- Someone Will Get Saves for the White Sox
The team has declared that the closer job will have to be won in Spring Training. Some of the competition will come from a trio of free agent acquisitions. Scott Downs has reached nine saves twice
- Divorcing Wins From Starter Production
- Roenis Elias: Seattle's Latest Youth Movement Gamble
and Taijuan Walker on the shelf to open the season, and veteran reclamation project Scott Baker pitching so poorly in March that the Mariners released him, the left-handed Elias finds himself making
- September Call-Ups and the Pitchers Who Love Them
and .435 on-base percentage. Potentially more beneficial for Haren, Pederson is none of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig, or Scott Van Slyke. Those four players have combined to cost the Dodgers
- The Rockies Infield - The DJ LeMahieu Show!
shortstop in fantasy. Personally, I just don’t feel that comfortable mortgaging my season on Tulo’s health.
(For those of you who prefer your fantasy baseball predictions in Scott Steiner math, Tulo’s
- An Open Letter to Jim Tracy
- FanGraphs Staff Two Ottoneu Draft – Market Analysis
Michael Brantley and Jake Arrieta who were bid up are not considered values by this analysis.
Owner: Scott Spratt
Total Surplus: $101.6
Best Keeper: Hyun
- Jim Palmer, Near-Framer of the Constitution
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
- Aaron Hicks: A Lost Cause?
- Coors Field Won't Scare Jonathan Gray
- Andrew Heaney Ready For Prime Time
- Justin Masterson with a Little Help from His Friends
- Pump the Brakes on Nick Castellanos
- George Springer: Worthy of Your Mixed-League Love
- The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of Jonathan Singleton
- David Robertson’s Success(ion)
- Kolten Wong: Quietly Fantasy-Relevant
- Eddie Butler And Colorado's Volatile Rotation
- Matt Wisler's Stock Rises As Padres Pitchers Fall
- Travis d'Arnaud And Overreacting To Small Samples
- An Attempt To Solve The Mystery Of Marcell Ozuna
- The Rays Bullpen May Be the Best in Baseball
- The Sneaky Fantasy Value Of Abraham Almonte
- Don't Ground The Flyin' Hawaiian Just Yet
- The Spring Resurgence Of Michael Pineda
- This Is Why We Can't Have Elite Things - Thoughts From An Expert Auction
- Getting the Most Out of Your Spreadsheets
- Josh Rutledge Acolytes
- Buy Low on Corey Kluber
- Has Taylor Jungmann Righted The Ship?
- Jesus Aguilar: Crushing In Columbus
- Brewers Outfielders are Chasing Pavements
- Jimmy Nelson And The Art Of Being Almost Ready
- Surprises from the Last Calendar Year
- Marcus Stroman Is Not Long For The Bullpen
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- Micah Johnson, Gordon Beckham And Chicago's Crowded Keystone
- We Should Probably Talk About Rickie Weeks
- The Resurgent Jon Singleton
- Might It Get Worse For Wil Myers?
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. II - Domingo Santana Ed.
- 2014 Second Base Tier Rankings: June
- Trevor May: Fastball Command Key To Early-Season Success, Long-Term Potential
- The Boys of Summer
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. III - Stephen Piscotty Edition
- Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
- Steven Okert: Lightly Heralded Lefty Dissecting Cal League
- Stick A Fork In Ben Zobrist
- David Price’s ERA Hangs in the Balance
- Mikie Mahtook: Forgotten First-Rounder Looking Major-League Ready
- 2014 Second Base Tier Rankings: July
- The New Relievers on the Block
- How Far Can Nick Tropeano's Changeup Take Him?
- Jacob deGrom is a Strikeout Artist on Select Canvases
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. IV - Kris Bryant Edition
- Kolten Wong's Roller-Coaster First Half
- Hisashi Iwakuma’s Loud Play
- The Immediately Fantasy-Relevant Arismendy Alcantara
- Javier Baez: Late-Season Fantasy Savior?
- What Happened To Brian Dozier?
- Kevin Kiermaier is Jake Odorizzi’s Best Friend
- Kennys Vargas Gets His Opportunity
- 2014 Second Base Tier Rankings: August
- Three Hot Outfielders You Might Have Given Up On
- Get To Know Preston Tucker
- Do We All Still Underrate Daniel Murphy?
- The Problem with Kevin Gausman
- Jorge Soler And The Cubs' Embarrassment Of Riches
- The Waning Production of Ian Kinsler
- Carl Crawford Still Has Some Wheels
- Rest-of-Season Showdown - Dustin Pedroia vs Martin Prado
- Joc Pederson's MVP Season
- Don’t Sweat the Strikeouts
- Late-Season Middle Infield Help: Panik, Mercer, Flores
- Will Michael Wacha Pitch Enough to Matter?
- The Lost Season of Jason Kipnis
- Martin Prado Makes a Brand New Start of it in Old New York
- The Nationals Just Became the Syracuse Chiefs
- Starting Pitcher Streamers for Saturday 9/27 and Sunday 9/28
- Breaking Out is Hard to Do
- Wilin Rosario's Deeply Troubling Splits
- 2015 Sleeper Alert: John Jaso
- Anthony Rizzo, Who Now Hits Lefties
- Country Breakfast Reverts to Crusty Croissant (No Butter, Either)
- Joey Votto, Brandon Belt, and the Importance of the Opposite Field
- Anatomy of an Adjustment: Brian Dozier
- Kolten Wong Has Streaky Season, As Rookies Often Do
- Third Basemen of Past and Future
- Nolan Arenado Defies the Easy Narrative
- Making the Case for Ian Desmond as Fantasy's Top Shortstop
- The Surprisingly Mixed-League Relevant Jordy Mercer
- Why I Will Own George Springer In Every League Next Year
- Marcell Ozuna: Top-30 Fantasy Outfielder
- Jorge Soler is the Safest Cubs Prospect
- Jay Bruce Bottoms Out
- A.J. Burnett Turns the Clock Back to When He Sucked
- Mike Fiers to the Max
- Dallas Keuchel Somehow Became Relevant
- Alex Wood Is for Real
- Alfredo Simon Will Be Better than You Think
- Three Things the Red Sox Will Do For Rick Porcello
- Mock Battle: George Springer vs. Matt Kemp
- The Tampa Outfield: Another Youth Movement
- The Minnesota Infield: Brian Dozier and a Bunch of Question Marks
- The Toronto Infield: Some Elite Some Upside
- The Yankees Rotation: Whose Arm Will Explode First?
- The Yankees Infield: Big Names, Not Much Game
- The Pirates Rotation – Absent Russell Martin
- The Houston Infield - More than Just Altuve
- The Soler-Powered Cubs Outfield
- The Padres Infield: The Unit the Padres Trade Machine Forgot
- Curb Your Enthusiasm Regarding the Kansas City Infield
- 2015 Second Base Tier Rankings: April
- An Ode to the Lightly Owned Super-Utility Player
- Early-Season Risers: Second Base
- Rougned Odor's Slow Start Should Not Surprise You
- 2015 Second Base Tier Rankings: May
- Baltimore's Second-Base Shenanigans Creating Unexpected Fantasy Options
- Stop Ignoring Cory Spangenberg
- The Elusive Clutch Hitter--Part II
- What If Baseball Playoffs Were Determined By Division Record?
- #KillTheWin, Postseason Style
- FanGraphs Audio: Jim Deshaies, Impressively
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 Thome Homering Across Eras
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
- Luke Scott and His Secret
Apparently, struggling Baltimore Orioles OF/DH Luke Scott is running out of ideas on how to break out of his slump. Here's one: just wait. I know, that's really helpful. Seriously, Scott and his
- Luke Scott as a Utility Option
As a player owed in just 2% of Yahoo! leagues, Luke Scott can be an attractive option for teams in need of power from the utility or first base spot. His availability depends on the league, I own him
- Jim Riggleman, As He Should Be Remembered
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
- Jim Tracy's Creative Bullpen Management
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
- Daily Graphing - Scott Eyre
Scott Eyre did something incredible today. He received one 10th place MVP vote to become the first relief pitcher to receive a vote without recording a single save. Please feel free to use this gem
- Welcome to The Trop, Luke Scott
One of the most intriguing potential buy-low signings available in this year's Bargain Bin is Luke Scott. After hitting 27 homeruns in 2010 and posting a .387 wOBA, Scott suffered through a number
- Jim Henderson Gives Axford the Ax
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
- Is Jim Leyland a Future Hall of Famer?
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
- Luke Scott: Living on the Outside
In January, the Tampa Bay Rays signed 33-year-old Luke Scott to a one-year, $5M contract (plus a club option for 2013) to serve as the team's primary designated hitter.
He struggled last season
- Jim Henderson Suddenly an Option in Milwaukee?
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
- Jim Leyland Did the Darndest Things
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
- The Evolution of Scott Feldman
What if I told you that Scott Feldman has had the most effective cut fastball in all of baseball this year -- more so than Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay's, would you believe me? At least according
- Jim Leyland's Curious Choice of Relievers
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
- Who Should Replace Jim Leyland?
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
- Scott Feldman's Fairy Tale
be their ace, and so an ace he became. Or did he?
Scott Feldman is off to a remarkable start. He's pitched 20.2 innings in three starts, and allowed a grand total of 1 run, and only 7 hits. Of the 7 hits, 6
- Q&A: Jim Hickey on James Shields
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
- The Unthinkably Exceptional Scott Kazmir
Wouldn't you know it, but Scott Kazmir is relevant again. Jeremy Bonderman is relevant again, too, and that's also amazing, but Kazmir's actually got himself a big-league rotation job and that gives
- Welcome Back, Scott Kazmir
Scott Kazmir's return to Major League Baseball has been pretty well documented at this point. After bottoming out by pitching in independent ball, Kazmir's velocity started to pick back up
- Is Scott Rolen a Hall of Famer?
my Hall of Fame case for a great in our generation whose contributions have been highly underrated: Scott Rolen.
A lot of words come to mind when discussing Rolen: grinder, a "veteran presence
- The Demise of Scott Kazmir
When Scott Kazmir said that the Tampa Bay Rays had a realistic shot at the playoffs in 2008, the media still found it hard not to laugh. Even so, Kazmir seemed among the best players to deliver
- Scott Boras's Tall Tale
is his weight, but this past week super-agent Scott Boras brought up a new component of Fielder’s body-type;
“Everyone talks to me about Prince’s body, but when you have that 5’11” strike zone
- A 2nd Breakout for Scott Baker?
On the surface, Scott Baker is having his typical season. With a 4.12 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP, compared to his career marks of 4.31 and 1.28, respectively, he has performed pretty much in line
- Is the End Near for Scott Rolen?
Scott Rolen found himself riding pine for the second consecutive day yesterday and the narrative out there is that Dusty Baker thinks he is playing through a sore shoulder, so he's simply making
- Scott Kazmir Is Busted
Scott Kazmir is broken, and it's starting to get to the point where we have to wonder if he's fixable. First, some graphs.
At the top, we see Kazmir's walk and strikeout rate
- Angels Add Scott Kazmir
File this one under “unlikely August trades”.
The Angels add the 25-year-old Scott Kazmir to a rotation swamped with doctor visits all season with the knowledge that Kazmir himself is injury
- Scott Feldman, Come on Down
Not the latest of the late term Spring Training extensions (see Matt Klaassen's piece on Adam Lind), but one that threatens to slip through the weekend cracks. Scott Feldman inked an extension
- Cubs Sign Scott Baker
Stop the presses! Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have signed a good player with durability questions to a one year contract. This time, their reclamation project is Scott Baker, who underwent Tommy John
- Hanging on to Scott Kazmir, For Now
If you took a risk on Scott Kazmir on draft day, he has without a doubt surpassed every expectation you could have had for him this season. His rebound season last year was nice, but was not exactly
- The Scott Hairston Deal
When I heard that the Padres had traded Scott Hairston for Craig Italiano, Ryan Webb, and a PTBNL, my first reaction was to wonder if they were trying to tank as quickly as possible to give
- If Diaz, Why Not Scott Hairston?
the sweepstakes, signing him to a two-year deal. There was another, less heralded player on the market whose skills are somewhat similar to Diaz's. Yet Scott Hairston has barely received a mention
- What Happened to Scott Olsen?
direction: left-hander Scott Olsen.
A few years back, Olsen looked like an organizational pillar. In his first full year in the big leagues (2006), he struck out 8.27 batters per nine innings. Sure
- Scott Rolen's Power Surge
Considering that he restructured his contract with the Cincinnati Reds during the off-season and is now signed through 2012, Scott Rolen won't be hanging up his cleats anytime soon. But when he does
- Stand By Me, Scott Feldman
Writer's Note: Feldman ranked 56th on Zach Sanders' starting pitching rankings.
Hello friends, just thought I'd chime in with a few notes before the weekend on Scott Feldman as he moves back
- Scott Baker's Season
After last night's six-inning, five run beat down at the hand of the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins righty Scott Baker holds an unimpressive 4.87 ERA. He's also got a sub-.500 record, winning
- Selling Scott Kazmir
if the company is a good one. The same goes for pitchers. I'm a fan of Scott Kazmir, think he will remain a good pitcher and solid fantasy option and I continue to be in awe at his career revival
- Free Scott Van Slyke!
Some team really should take a chance to give Scott Van Slyke a starting OF job next season. Frankly, I'd find it almost sinful if some team does not go for it.
(Granted, the Dodgers may still
- GIF: Do the Scott Walk
- Jim Leyland Is Only 67: America Reacts
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
- Jim Baumbach Is Covering Hell Out of Clemens Case
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
- Why Is Luke Scott Still in Baltimore?
reasons for optimism. Prior to the season, I wrote about the enviable collection of outfielders the Orioles had assembled: Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Nolan Reimold, Felix Pie, and Luke Scott. It seemed
- FanGraphs Audio: Jim Walsh of Maple Street Press
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.)
- FanGraphs Audio: Former Major Leaguer Jim Abbott!
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
- On Drew Smyly, Jim Leyland, & Stretching in Bed
(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
- The Paperwork is In: Luke Scott Joins the Rays
that it wouldn’t happen by signing former Oriole Luke Scott to a one-year deal on Wednesday with a club option for 2013. Scott isn’t a bad first baseman and could see time there with the Rays, but it’s
- Candidate to Replace Jim-Tim McCarver: Jon Bois
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
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
- Jim Palmer Is Fit, Orange, Barely Clothed
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
- FanGraphs Audio: Will Rhymes and Luke Scott
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, discusses home runs with Tampa Bay's Will Rhymes (who has hit one of them in the majors) and Luke Scott (who has hit more than one
- Scott Kazmir Finds Consistent Control
Scott Kazmir shut out the Marlins for 8 innings while striking out 11 batters and walking just one. Today's win was his 7th; tying him for the league lead.
Is there any pitcher hotter than Kazmir
- Waiver Wire: Appreciating Scott Baker
About a month ago my Rotographs colleague, the excellent Mike Podhorzer, wrote a piece that wondered if Scott Baker was having the second breakout season of his career. Mike sang Baker’s praises
- Scott Feldman: Playoff Relief Ace
strikeouts. Mike Napoli had the game-winning hit on Wednesday.
Those are all names people expected to propel the Rangers to victory. But with the exception of Cruz, one could make the argument that Scott
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Scott Feldman
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: Scott Feldman.
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Scott Kazmir
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: Scott Kazmir.
- Jim Joyce's Strike Zone: Not That Bad, Turns Out
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
- Jim Henderson and Lorenzo Cain: Waiver Wire
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
- The Chicago Cubs Need Less Jim Hendry
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
- Jim Hendry Leaves Mixed Legacy in Chicago
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
- Jim Thome's Fantasy Value Goes Kaput
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
- Soriano Contract Retrospective: A Jim Hendry Tribute
....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
- The Scott Podsednik Trade: LA's perspective
by capitalizing on people in that situation. So, while the Dodgers acquisition of Scott Podsednik may not be the sexiest move ever, it's what they can afford. And, for what it cost them, it's a deal
- Is Scott Rolen Famous Enough For Cooperstown?
Among many fun conversations I had while in Arizona last week, perhaps the most interesting involved a topic I'd been thinking about for a while - Scott Rolen's chances of getting elected to the Hall
- Introducing The Scott Boras-O-Meter
Super agent Scott Boras is known to boast about his clients' market value, particularly as each player nears or enters free agency. Oh, Boras doesn't come right out and give a number. Sometimes he
- Q&A: Jim Wright, Colorado Rockies Pitching Coach
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
- Concerning Jim Johnson and Groundball Relievers in General
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
- Scott Kazmir Heads to Bay Area
Remember when the Mets traded Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano? Predictably, the trade looked as horrible as we all thought it would through 2008, when Kazmir enjoyed four straight seasons
- Q&A: Jim Summers, Astros Video Coordinator
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
- Can You Trust Scott Kazmir?
Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir did it again. After an amazing comeback in 2013, Kazmir proved his gains were legitimate. Kazmir not only improved his ERA and FIP during the second year of his
- Scott Podsednik, Dayton Moore, and The Contest
One might be tempted to see the Royals' signing of outfielder Scott Podsednik as a move to steal the headlines in the wake of cross-state rival St. Louis' big Matt Holliday contract earlier this week
- Prospect Stock Watch: Scott Snodgress
that probably don't get enough press -- such as the southpaw below.
Scott Snodgress, LHP, White Sox: The Stanford alum signed his first pro contract after being selected by Chicago in the fifth round
- Internal Monologue: Jim Bowden's Night Out
- Lest We Forget: Jim Fregosi Was Handsome
- Video: Jim Leyland Runs Gamut of Human Emotions in 1:26
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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
- It is May 3, 1994 and Scott Erickson is Afraid
Scott Erickson is afraid of many things. It is 1994, the age of having a surplus of hair and of wearing one’s cap backwards, and Scott Erickson can do this. He has spent hours in front
- The Scott Podsednik Story, as Embellished by 13-Year-Old Girls
Savannah: Oh. My. God. You guys. Have you heard about Scott?
Madison: No. What?
Kelli: Duuuuuh. He and Boston broke up. He’s with Arizona now. That happened like a week ago.
Aurora: Nuh uh
- Video: Jim Bowden Gives Inside Look at GM Meetings
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
- Three Mere Paragraphs Concerning Jim Thorpe's Whole Life
It was neither the best, nor entirely worst, of times for Jim Thorpe.
A brief inspection of the internet -- in particular the Baseball Reference part of it -- reveals that today (May 28th
- FanGraphs Audio: Scott Radinsky and Chris Perez
David Laurila (@DavidLaurilaQA), curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks both to Indians rock-and-roll pitching coach Scott Radinsky and also closer Chris Perez.
- Waiver Wire: Luke Scott and Jose Altuve
Today’s Waiver Wire features one player trying to reestablish his fantasy worth and one hoping to take hold of some of his own.
Luke Scott: 7% Yahoo!, 3.2% ESPN
Before injuring his shoulder
- Daily Notes: Scott Kazmir's Increasing Velocity, Animated
Featured Game: Seattle at Cleveland, 12:05pm ET
Regarding This Game, Who's Starting It for Cleveland
Starting this game for Cleveland is left-hander Scott Kazmir (25.1 IP, 96 xFIP-, -0.1 WAR
- Vlad, Scott, Danks, Strasburg, Anderson: DLWW
Today I will look at a few players on the DL owned in less than 60% of all leagues.
Luke Scott (22% ESPN, 18% Yahoo) and Vladimir Guerrero (44% ESPN, 57% Yahoo) - The DH situation in Baltimore
- The Nationals Add Scott Hairston, Nifty Role Player
of attention to the most recent trade between the Nationals and Cubs, which sent outfielder Scott Hairston to Washington and Ivan Pineyro to the Cubs, plus a pair of PTBNLs, with one going in each
- Daily Notes, In Which Scott Kazmir's Name Is Invoked
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Status Update: Scott Kazmir's Status, Updated
2. Video: Scott Kazmir Striking Out All the Yankees in 2008
- Scott Kazmir Strikes Out Josh Hamilton
. Perez will be back in that bullpen in 2013, armed with a rich new contract, and just like that, Oliver Perez has been resurrected.
Now we have the case of Scott Kazmir. Earlier in his career
- Cubs Sign Scott Feldman, Land Another Bargain
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up a comparison between Scott Feldman and Brandon McCarthy, noting that the two pitchers were probably more similar than their reputations would lead you to believe
- Other Grandpa Sayings Scott Boras Can Use
The above tweet is from Jerry Crasnick, and is a quote from superagent Scott Boras.
While one can't help but appreciate Mr. Boras' savoir faire, this line is totally something my grandpa
- For Sake of Reference: Scott Kazmir's Last Three Pitches
Managing editor Dave Cameron wrote this morning about the formerly quite impressive and more recently less impressive Scott Kazmir's very impressive start on Thursday against Oakland -- during which
- The End Is Near: Dallas Keuchel and Scott Kazmir
as an endorsement, but, well... yeah.
Scott Kazmir has been written about quite a bit here at the mighty green and black. But as soon as folks started to get excited about him in June, he threw up kind
- Does Ron Santo's Election Help Scott Rolen?
for years. So, today, I'd like to use Santo's induction as a launching off point to ask whether his election might help voters put Scott Rolen into Cooperstown when his name hits the ballot.
- Scott Feldman: The Poor Man's Brandon McCarthy
for the popular guy doesn't always lead to great results, though, and there are teams who will be looking for a rotation upgrade who won't be able to afford McCarthy. So, to those teams, I present Scott
- Braves Acquire Scott Downs For Basically Nothing
It's bullpen upgrade day. A few hours after the Tigers added Jose Veras, the Braves got the lefty reliever they've been hunting for, landing Scott Downs from the Angels, and they got him for what
- Scott Hairston's FanGraphs' Legend Just Keeps Growing
You know, if teams would stop making transactions involving Scott Hairston, maybe we wouldn't do so many posts about him...
Hairston, who knows the way from San Diego-to-Oakland-and-back quite
- The Scott Podsednik Trade: Kansas City's Perspective
In a move that will shake up the NL West, nay, the entire National League as we know it, the Kansas City Royals have reportedly traded outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor
- Scott Downs & Gerardo Parra: Waiver Wire
Let's start the week off with two players who have recently been promoted to more high-profile roles, one due to ineffectiveness and the other due to injury...
Scott Downs | RP | Angels | Owned
- Q&A: Scott Diamond, Twins Control Artist
Scott Diamond throws strikes. The Minnesota Twins left-hander walked just 1.61 batters per nine innings last year, lowest in the American League among qualified pitchers. After beginning the current
- Q&A: Scott Kazmir, Return from Oblivion
Among famous baseball quotes, perhaps none applies better to Scott Kazmir than “The game is 95 percent mental; the other half is physical.” The Cleveland Indians left-hander has had an enigmatic
- Barry Zito, Scott Kazmir, and Magical Velocity Gains
, but Ron Wolforth has the track record to make bold statements: he’s worked with Trevor Bauer since the first round pick was 14 years old, and most recently he took Scott Kazmir from out of baseball
- Twins Lose Scott Baker To Another Flexor Strain
The Twins announced Wednesday that their top starter, Scott Baker, would miss the rest of the season after upcoming surgery to clear scar tissue from his right flexor pronator tendon. While
- Will Scott Lewis' Stats Continue to Outpace his Stuff?
Indians lefty Scott Lewis is a tough guy to figure out. A look at his minor league track record would lead one to believe that he's on the fast track to big-league success. If you watch him pitch
- Scott Sizemore Traded to A's; Raburn to Start at 2B For Tigers?
The Detroit Tigers traded INF Scott Sizemore to the Oakland Athletics for LHP David Purcey.
Sizemore, 26, holds a career .315/.392/.487 line in 764 plate appearances at the Triple-A level
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Scott Kazmir Resurrection
" -David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest.
David Foster Wallace was writing about tennis, not baseball, but one wonders what the "Game" did to Scott Kazmir. A young, left-handed phenom leading the league
- Scott Baker and J.T. Realmuto: Deep League Wire
in NL-only leagues. As a reminder, I use CBS for the ownership percentages.
Scott Baker / SP / Los Angeles Dodgers / 2%
Brandon McCarthy is done for the year thanks to a torn UCL
- A's Add Scott Kazmir, Keep Doing A's Things
Scott Kazmir to a two year contract for a little more than $22 million. And based on both the A's history and Kazmir's 2013 season, this looks like a strong bet to be one of the best contracts given
- Scott Baker: Most Underrated Hurler in the Bigs?
Walker one -- so keep that in mind as you read.
Nonetheless, each and every time I look at Scott Baker’s marks -- last year especially but even his career digits -- I get the increasing notion
- Q&A: Jim Hickey, Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Coach
Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey is looking forward to next year. He should be. Erstwhile “ace” – a term Hickey hates, BTW – David Price is no longer part of the equation, but an enviable
- A Totally Unalterted Tweet Illustrated: Scott Kazmir
- Sponsor Catch-Phrase Showdown: Mike Shannon vs. That Scott's Guy
you're talking up some hubba-hubba dame in the buffet car.
Take Scott's Turf-Builder, for instance. Here's the actor they hired to deliver the words upon which the the lives of their children
- Luke Scott on Hula Hoop Swing Paths & Vlad Guerrero
Last month, I asked 10 big-league players if hitting is more of an art or more of a science. I posed the same question to Luke Scott. Not surprisingly, his answer was both thoughtful and interesting
- Did Michael Bourn & Scott Boras Wait Too Long?
Scott Boras, gasp!, make a mistake?
I doubt it. Scott Boras is famous for getting his clients to wait until the last minute. At the beginning of the offseason, Bourn was one of many intriguing free
- Cubs Sign Scott Hairston, Edge Closer to Hopeful Season
The Yankees, Mets, Braves and Phillies were all in pursuit of Scott Hairston, and it wasn't until last week that it appeared the Cubs even had a chance. Now the oft-wanted role player is joining
- Orioles Upgrade With Scott Feldman; Cubs Continue Stocking Up
Orioles acquire Scott Feldman and Tony Clevenger from the Cubs for Jake Arrietta, Pedro Strop, and int'l bonus slots.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) July 2, 2013
For the record, he meant Steve
- Homo (Less Than) Erectus: A Scott Proctor Flip Book
deserving of our attention is what happened on the other end of the play -- batter (pitcher?) Scott Proctor's end, I mean. For it was Proctor, owner of three career plate appearances and three career
- Scott Sizemore and Chris Nelson: Deep League Waiver Wire
Today's Deep League Waiver Wire focuses on two players that are eligible at second base.
Scott Sizemore | 2% Owned (Y!) | 1% Owned (ESPN)
After being shunned by the Tigers for most of 2010
- Derrek Lee and Scott Rolen: Veteran Corner Infield Waiver Wire Help
), but he'll certainly outproduce plenty of other corner guys with higher ownership percentages. Act now while you still can.
Scott Rolen |3B| Ownership: ESPN - 33.5% Yahoo - 34%
- Risers at Third Base: Michael Cuddyer, Mark Reynolds, Scott Sizemore
out a ton and be himself. And in fact, that's what it looks like he's done as his K rate is back up in the 40's and yet his results are reminiscent of 2009.
While going from first
- Kelly Johnson and Scott Sizemore: Deep League MI Options
Brad Johnson looked at what the A-Rod suspension means for the Yankees yesterday. Not long thereafter, New York added Scott Sizemore and Ken Rosenthal reported that the Yanks are unlikely to add another
- Scott Feldman on Scuffed Balls, Lopsided Balls, and Pitching Up
Scott Feldman knows a lot about pitching -- the 31-year-old Houston Astros righthander just completed his tenth big-league season – which means he knows a lot about baseballs. When he gets a new one