- Whit Merrifield Sends Omar Infante Packing
- Trevor Bauer and Critical Strikes
- A Clayton Kershaw Thought Experiment
- 2016 Second Base Tier Rankings - June Edition
- The Positional Scarcity Sea Change
- Four Deep-League Middle Infield Options
- Stolen Base Opportunities
- The Constantly Evolving Jimmy Nelson
- Declining Differentials, Or Why There May Still Be Hope For King Felix
- Matt Harvey and Men on Base
- A Way-Too-Early 2016 MLB Mock Draft
offseason trades, acquiring players such as Scott Schebler, Jose Peraza, Rookie Davis, Caleb Cotham, and Eric Jagielo. They also have a history of taking college players in the first round such as Drew
- 2016 Second Base Tier Rankings - May Edition
- Knuckleball Hangovers
- Buying and Selling Cold Starts at Second Base
- The Pirates' Inability to Move Runners
- Pitch Type Killers
- Pitchers Who Leave Colorado
- Buying and Selling Hot Starts at Second Base
- Early Fast Fastball Leaders
does not seem likely to earn saves even if the team falls out of contention and trades a few relievers.
Jim Henderson has had an unusual career. He has just 103 major
- 2016 Second Base Tier Rankings: Preseason Edition
- Scott Strandberg's Ten Bold Predictions for 2016
Maeda is an unknown quantity, and even though I rarely put much stock into spring performance, so far Scott Kazmir looks about as imposing as a proud uncle serving up Wiffleballs right down the middle
- Which Starters Would Be Good Relievers?
if you stretch this back to earlier seasons—Matt Belisle was fifth in 2009, Matt Albers was 16th in 2007, and Dustin Hermanson, Scott Downs, and Derek Lowe were second, third, and 11th in 2005
- Scott Spratt’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
- Platoon Hitter Projections
- Dodgers Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
to have even one true ace, not to mention two of them. Still, instead of standing pat, the club reloaded, adding Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda to bolster the rotation. After four disastrous seasons
- Realized Platoon Rates
Murphy4365.1%Clint Barmes5164.7%Mike Aviles7964.6%Josh Phegley6264.5%A.J. Ellis5563.6%Chris Young7761.0%Tim Beckham5160.8%Scott Van Slyke5360.4%Jonny Gomes5558.2%Nolan Reimold4557.8%Wilin Rosario5455.6%Darin
- Orioles Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
- Astros’ Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
over the last two seasons are comparable to pitchers like Tyson Ross and Cole Hamels.
Scott Feldman is more or less Doug Fister with less risk and less upside. His career 47.2 percent groundball
- The Case For Doug Fister
- Pittsburgh's Next Reclamation Project
- Diamondbacks Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Astros Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Reds’ Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
- With Chris Davis Deal, Scott Boras Strikes Again
, the remaining crop of quality outfielders, and the risks surrounding Davis' skillset, this might be Scott Boras' most impressive victory over reason yet. As an agent, he has perfected the ability to go
- Appreciating Jim Edmonds
, you probably didn't click on this post to begin with. If you did, just think of this more as the appreciation of a career, tied to some voting results.
It should come as no real surprise that Jim
- Give Joe Ross a Chance
The Nationals have been attached to rumors for a variety of the top free agent starters this offseason, most recently with both Mike Leake and Scott Kazmir. Perhaps those rumors come from a genuine
- Indians Are Legit Contenders in 2016
- Scott Kazmir, the Dodgers, and Health
physical and the Dodgers decided to move on.
The guy they moved on to ended up being Scott Kazmir, who signed a similar contract to the one the Dodgers were prepared to give Iwakuma. When you think
- The New Stage of Scott Kazmir
to mostly shut down for a short while. But we're supposed to write anyway, so I got to thinking and I decided to try to write something about Scott Kazmir. The only question was, what about him? What
- The Pitcher vs. The Thrower: A Garrett Richards Tale
- Can Defense Save Samardzija?
- The Sustainable J.D. Martinez
- Deep League Outfield Platoon Bats
of their relatively fewer at-bats, but deep league owners should consider Ruf when he gets the nod against a lefty starter.
Scott Van Slyke and Comp, 2013-2015HitterABAVGOBPSLGOPSScott Van Slyke vs
- Justin Turner, The Forgotten Dodgers Star
- The Underappreciated Adam Lind
- Caleb Joseph Could Be 2016’s Francisco Cervelli
- Is Nick Hundley Sustainable?
- Reviewing Scott Spratt’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2015
- Reviewing Scott Strandberg's 2015 Bold Predictions
- Scott’s Miscellany – More on High-Stress Pitches
- Explaining Eduardo Escobar
- Scott’s Miscellany – Matt Harvey and High-Stress Pitches
- But Wait, There's More!...Guys Who Can Help You Win
- Scott’s Miscellany – Nolan Arenado Is In Good Company
- How Do We Assess Anthony Rendon's Future Value?
- Scott’s Miscellany – How Much Better Would Wade Miley Be with Hanley at First?
- Scott’s Miscellany – Julio Teheran May Have Found It Again
- Here's Some More Guys Who Can Help You Win
- Scott’s Miscellany – Chris Bassitt’s Differential
with at least 500 pitches thrown in both 2014 and 2015.
Differential Increase (mph)
- The Universally Available Derek Dietrich
- This Year's Most Ridiculous Reno Aces Statistical Inflations
- Breaking Down the Prospects in the Scott Kazmir Trade
breakdowns. The numerical breakdown of both players appears below Kiley's write-ups.
Today, the Houston Astros officially decided to go for it, acquiring Scott Kazmir from the A's in exchange
- Scott’s Miscellany – DL and Call-Up Player Pace Comparisons
- Rest-of-Season Showdown - Ian Kinsler vs. Neil Walker
- Scott’s Miscellany – The Other Best Rotation in Baseball
- Scott’s Miscellany – Home Run Calls and Puts
has 57 home runs at home versus 42 on the road, but any potential power loss for him will be mitigated by his contributions in the other categories.
Scott Kazmir – Kazmir has been a perfect fit
- Mid-Season Review of Scott Strandberg's Bold Predictions
- What to Make of Rougned Odor Rest-of-Season?
- Scott’s Miscellany – Reliever Rest
- 2015 Second Base Tier Rankings: July
on the song “Higher” by playing the same six-note guitar riff 51,204 times in the song’s five-minute runtime. You know the one.
Remember the time Scott Stapp picked a fight with the entire band
- Scott’s Miscellany – Players Approaching Career Highs
. As Scott Strandberg noted, Forsythe looks entrenched as the team’s everyday second baseman despite Nick Franklin’s health, which makes him a solid middle infield option in standard formats.
- Fantasy Stash Candidate: Rob Refsnyder
- The Daily Grind: Jim Abbott, Chen, Velasquez, Steve Holt!
Jim Abbott GIF
Daily DFS - Chen
Tomorrow's Targets - Velasquez, Teheran, Blanks, Holt
1. Jim Abbott GIF
Here we have Jim Abbott completing his no-hitter
- Scott’s Miscellany – The Start After a No-Hitter
- Buying Logan Forsythe
- FanGraphs Audio: Jim Callis on the Draft
Jim Callis is both (a) a writer for MLB.com and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio, during which he discusses Monday's MLB Draft with guest host Kiley McDaniel
- 2015 Second Base Tier Rankings: June
- Scott’s Miscellany – League-Neutral FIP
Penalized Pitchers, 2015
- Is Robinson Cano Still a Viable Fantasy Option?
- Scott’s Miscellany – Enrique Burgos Speculation
- Stop Ignoring Cory Spangenberg
- Baltimore's Second-Base Shenanigans Creating Unexpected Fantasy Options
- 2015 Second Base Tier Rankings: May
- Scott’s Miscellany – Shift Candidates by Oppo%
- Scott’s Miscellany – Stolen Base Opportunities
- Rougned Odor's Slow Start Should Not Surprise You
- Scott’s Miscellany – Early Defensive Numbers and their Fantasy Implications
- Early-Season Risers: Second Base
- Scott’s Miscellany – Fast Fastball and RISP Leaderboards
- An Ode to the Lightly Owned Super-Utility Player
- Scott’s Miscellany – Quality of Pitchers Faced
Kershaw is way out by his lonesome but is eventually followed by Corey Kluber, Jake Arrieta
- 2015 Second Base Tier Rankings: April
- Scott Spratt’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2015
- Scott Strandberg's Bold Predictions for 2015
- Curb Your Enthusiasm Regarding the Kansas City Infield
- The Padres Infield: The Unit the Padres Trade Machine Forgot
- 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
- The Soler-Powered Cubs Outfield
- 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
- The Houston Infield - More than Just Altuve
- The Pirates Rotation – Absent Russell Martin
- The Yankees Infield: Big Names, Not Much Game
- 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 Yankees Rotation: Whose Arm Will Explode First?
- The Toronto Infield: Some Elite Some Upside
- The Minnesota Infield: Brian Dozier and a Bunch of Question Marks
- The Tampa Outfield: Another Youth Movement
- Mock Battle: George Springer vs. Matt Kemp
- Alfredo Simon Will Be Better than You Think
- Three Things the Red Sox Will Do For Rick Porcello
- Alex Wood Is for Real
- Dallas Keuchel Somehow Became Relevant
- Mike Fiers to the Max
- A.J. Burnett Turns the Clock Back to When He Sucked
- Jay Bruce Bottoms Out
- Jorge Soler is the Safest Cubs Prospect
- Marcell Ozuna: Top-30 Fantasy Outfielder
- Why I Will Own George Springer In Every League Next Year
- The Surprisingly Mixed-League Relevant Jordy Mercer
- Making the Case for Ian Desmond as Fantasy's Top Shortstop
- Nolan Arenado Defies the Easy Narrative
- Third Basemen of Past and Future
- Kolten Wong Has Streaky Season, As Rookies Often Do
- Anatomy of an Adjustment: Brian Dozier
- Country Breakfast Reverts to Crusty Croissant (No Butter, Either)
- Joey Votto, Brandon Belt, and the Importance of the Opposite Field
- Anthony Rizzo, Who Now Hits Lefties
- 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
- 2015 Sleeper Alert: John Jaso
- Wilin Rosario's Deeply Troubling Splits
- Breaking Out is Hard to Do
- 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
- Reviewing Scott Strandberg's 2014 Bold Predictions
- Another Look at Momentum in October
- Starting Pitcher Streamers for Saturday 9/27 and Sunday 9/28
- The Nationals Just Became the Syracuse Chiefs
- Martin Prado Makes a Brand New Start of it in Old New York
- The Lost Season of Jason Kipnis
- 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
- Will Michael Wacha Pitch Enough to Matter?
- Late-Season Middle Infield Help: Panik, Mercer, Flores
- Don’t Sweat the Strikeouts
- 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
- Joc Pederson's MVP Season
- Rest-of-Season Showdown - Dustin Pedroia vs Martin Prado
- Carl Crawford Still Has Some Wheels
- The Waning Production of Ian Kinsler
- Jorge Soler And The Cubs' Embarrassment Of Riches
- The Chicago Cubs and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Junior Lake Season
- The Problem with Kevin Gausman
- Do We All Still Underrate Daniel Murphy?
- Get To Know Preston Tucker
- Three Hot Outfielders You Might Have Given Up On
- 2014 Second Base Tier Rankings: August
- Kennys Vargas Gets His Opportunity
- Kevin Kiermaier is Jake Odorizzi’s Best Friend
- What Happened To Brian Dozier?
- Javier Baez: Late-Season Fantasy Savior?
- The Immediately Fantasy-Relevant Arismendy Alcantara
- Bringing Bill James' Famous Arbitration Case to 2014
- Hisashi Iwakuma’s Loud Play
- Kolten Wong's Roller-Coaster First Half
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. IV - Kris Bryant Edition
- Jacob deGrom is a Strikeout Artist on Select Canvases
- How Far Can Nick Tropeano's Changeup Take Him?
- The New Relievers on the Block
- 2014 Second Base Tier Rankings: July
- Mikie Mahtook: Forgotten First-Rounder Looking Major-League Ready
- David Price’s ERA Hangs in the Balance
- The Unique Path to Success in Oakland
- Stick A Fork In Ben Zobrist
- Steven Okert: Lightly Heralded Lefty Dissecting Cal League
- Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. III - Stephen Piscotty Edition
- The Boys of Summer
- Trevor May: Fastball Command Key To Early-Season Success, Long-Term Potential
- 2014 Second Base Tier Rankings: June
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. II - Domingo Santana Ed.
- Might It Get Worse For Wil Myers?
- 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
- The Resurgent Jon Singleton
- Divorcing Wins From Starter Production
- We Should Probably Talk About Rickie Weeks
- Micah Johnson, Gordon Beckham And Chicago's Crowded Keystone
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- Marcus Stroman Is Not Long For The Bullpen
- Surprises from the Last Calendar Year
- Jimmy Nelson And The Art Of Being Almost Ready
- Brewers Outfielders are Chasing Pavements
- Jesus Aguilar: Crushing In Columbus
- Has Taylor Jungmann Righted The Ship?
- Buy Low on Corey Kluber
- 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
- Josh Rutledge Acolytes
- Getting the Most Out of Your Spreadsheets
- 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
- This Is Why We Can't Have Elite Things - Thoughts From An Expert Auction
- The Spring Resurgence Of Michael Pineda
- Scott Strandberg's Bold Predictions For 2014
- 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
- Don't Ground The Flyin' Hawaiian Just Yet
- The Sneaky Fantasy Value Of Abraham Almonte
- The Rays Bullpen May Be the Best in Baseball
- 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
- An Attempt To Solve The Mystery Of Marcell Ozuna
- Travis d'Arnaud And Overreacting To Small Samples
- 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
- Matt Wisler's Stock Rises As Padres Pitchers Fall
- Eddie Butler And Colorado's Volatile Rotation
- Kolten Wong: Quietly Fantasy-Relevant
- David Robertson’s Success(ion)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of Jonathan Singleton
- George Springer: Worthy of Your Mixed-League Love
- Pump the Brakes on Nick Castellanos
- Justin Masterson with a Little Help from His Friends
- Andrew Heaney Ready For Prime Time
- Coors Field Won't Scare Jonathan Gray
- Aaron Hicks: A Lost Cause?
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- #KillTheWin, Postseason Style
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- What If Baseball Playoffs Were Determined By Division Record?
- 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.)
- The Elusive Clutch Hitter--Part II
- 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
- 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
- An Open Letter to Jim Tracy
- Year of the Pitcher?...Think Again
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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