- Year of the Pitcher?...Think Again
- 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
- David Wright's Many Faces
It's hard to believe, but 2013 will be the 10th major league season for David Wright. In those ten years, it seems like he's been about three different players.
Wright has hit as many as 33 home
- 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
- David Wright's Wacky 2009
. They lost up-the-middle stars Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, 1B Carlos Delgado and ace Johan Santana, among others, for big chunks of the season.
Third baseman David Wright wasn't immune
- David Wright's Power Outage
in what was supposed to be a ceremonious christening like the other New York team witnessed. Amongst the questions the Mets will attempt to answer during the off-season includes David Wright’s 2009
- The Wright-Cruz Rumor
Yesterday, Keith Law confirmed an interesting old trade rumor, noting that he was in the room in 2002 when Steve Phillips offered J.P. Ricciardi a straight up swap of David Wright for Jose Cruz Jr
- What Is Wrong With Wright?
Twice in the last week I was asked if the concussion that David Wright received on August 15, 2009 from a Matt Cain fastball was the cause of his recent drop in production. I decided see what
- Is David Wright Worth $100 Million?
There has been a lot of speculation whether David Wright will remain a New York Met. While the club still has a $16 million option on the 29-year-old third baseman for next season, Wright has been
- 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.
- David Wright: Extend, Trade, or Wait?
A few weeks ago, David Wright told Jon Heyman that he was "extremely optimistic" about the chances of reaching a long term contract extension with the Mets, and said all the right things about
- David Wright: Greatest Met Ever?
David Wright set the Mets’ all-time career RBI record last night, passing Darryl Strawberry, but he was already high on the list of the greatest Mets position players of all time. In fact, by Wins
- 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
- Did The Mets Lowball David Wright?
This morning, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Mets offered David Wright a six year, $100 million extension, noting that it was an offer that Wright was sure to refuse. After all, the terms
- Mets Listening: Who Is the Wright Fit?
out of New York suggest that Sandy Alderson believes 2014 or 2015 is a more realistic window for contention for his club, which leaves third baseman David Wright’s future with the organization
- 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 Thome: Tater Masher
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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 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
- Recalling Jim Johnson
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
- 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
- Other Things David Wright Offers Besides Statistics
David Wright offers both products and services.
To the saberist's eye, Alden Gonzalez's claim (at the Mets official site) that "David Wright offers the Mets more than mere statistics" might sound
- 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 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
- How High Should One Draft David Wright?
According to the RotoTimes Player Rater, David Wright is one of five hitters to be among the top 12 batters in both 2007 and 2008. Wright finished fourth in dollar value both seasons. The only
- David Wright: Swinging Off — But Near — the Black
David Wright experienced a resurgence of sorts in 2012. After four straight outstanding offense seasons, Wright's offensive production dipped significantly in 2009 — from a 141 wRC+ to 125. In 2011
- 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
- David Wright's Power Outage Part 2
Earlier in the day, RJ took a look at David Wright's drop in power. Although a number of Mets lost power in 2009 (most likely as a result of the move to Citi Field), Wright saw the biggest decline
- An Open Letter to Jim Tracy
- Mets David Wright Not a Golden Goose (Pt. 1)
As the hot stove league kicks into full gear, Mets third baseman David Wright has taken center stage as reports have the Anaheim Angels a potential trade partner. With centerfielder Peter Bourjos
- Ike Davis Is the Punchline to a Steven Wright Joke
Wright joke (originally from his album I Have a Pony, I think).
Step Three: Laugh the laugh of a carefree -- and maybe slightly xenophobic -- but mostly a carefree child.
Image of Ike Davis
- 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
- David Wright Deal a Solid Bet for Mets
Multiple sources are reporting that David Wright and the New York Mets have reached agreement on a contract extension that essentially makes the third baseman a Met for life.
Initial reports have
- 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
- BABIP Leaders: Wright, Freese, and Kemp Start Strong
five BABIPs in the league with FI wOBA regressed to career BABIP rates (or CaB-FIw for Career BABIP FI wOBA).
David Wright: .536 BABIP, .503 wOBA, .424 CaB-FIw
Even if/when Wright's BABIP comes
- Mets David Wright Not a Golden Goose (Pt. 2)
Monday's part one piece discussing the trade value of Mets third baseman David Wright using a rumored deal that he could head to Anaheim for Peter Bourjos-plus was met with mixed reactions as New
- 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
- The Pressures of New York Will Lower David Wright’s BABIP
David Wright has a batting average on balls in play of .467 through 300 plate appearances. That’s right, nearly half of the balls Wright puts into play are turning into hits. As such, Wright has
- 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
- David Wright Is Not Getting Much Help From Jobu
We are a quarter of the way through the 2010 season and David Wright has appeared to put the ghosts of 2009 behind him. After hitting only 10 HR all of last year, he has already hit 8 this year
- 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
- 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
- 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
- David Wright Contract Extension: Big Apple, 3 AM
According to Ed Coleman of WFAN 660, the Mets have signed third baseman David Wright to a seven-year, $122 million contract extension, the biggest in franchise history. The contract makes Wright
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- Internal Monologue: Jim Bowden's Night Out
- 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