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  • Career Retrospective: Joe Nathan
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 4/24/2015 -  25
    Joe Nathan has had Tommy John surgery before. Joe Nathan will need to have Tommy John surgery again. He has proclaimed that he intends to come try to return, but the odds are against that -- 41-year

  • The Same and Improved Joe Kelly
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/13/2015 -  29
    As of March 16th of this year, everything was decidedly not sweetness and light for Boston right-hander Joe Kelly. On that day, he recorded his third (and ultimately final) start of spring training

  • Joe Mauer as Joey Votto
    in FanGraphs by Owen Watson - 3/5/2015 -  22
    2014 was not a normal year for the two Joes. Both Joey Votto and Joe Mauer dealt with fallout from injuries, with Votto not having effective use of his lower half, and Mauer possibly dealing

  • The Value of Joe Maddon
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/31/2014 -  76
    responded strongly to Joe Maddon's sudden and unanticipated free agency. The Cubs are going to hire Maddon, officially, maybe before I'm done writing this post. It's pretty clear, then, how highly

  • The Baseball Fan’s Guide to Baby Naming
    in Community by Joe Foarile - 10/12/2014 -  16
    6 Robert/Rob/Bob 1,244,602 873 0.70175 7 Jason 1,217,737 77 0.062904 8 Joseph/Joe 1,074,683 616 0.573006 9

  • Hopeless Joe's Players of the Week
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 3/31/2014 -  1
    unlucky this week. 5. Mike Jirschele. 36 years in the minors and now he gets to be a coach... for the Royals. Maybe Hopeless Joe should be Hopeless Mike. (Serious note: if you haven't read ESPN's

  • Happ Yuself a Berry Liddi Crispmas
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 12/24/2013 -  12

  • Joe Mauer To Move...
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 11/12/2013 -  0
    * ...but probably not that soon, since he just moved into a new house last summer. There is a surprising amount of information on the Internet about where Joe Mauer lives. There is this weebly

  • Joe Kelly's Numbers and Joe Kelly's Numbers
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/11/2013 -  10
    Siegrist and Carlos Martinez can blow hitters away in front of Rosenthal. Shelby Miller and John Axford have big heat, if also big question marks. And there's Joe Kelly, whose fastball this season

  • Joe Kelly and the Trap of ERA
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/11/2013 -  55
    Tonight, the Cardinals and Dodgers square off in Game 1 of the NLCS. The Dodgers are throwing Zack Greinke, who you probably know as one of the best pitchers alive. The Cardinals are throwing Joe

  • Joe Blanton Defies the Odds
    in Community by Neil Weinberg - 8/2/2013 -  0
    , that doesn't apply to Joe Blanton. Now, Blanton has had a respectable career. He's accumulated 19.3 WAR which is good for about 2 WAR per season and in all but one of his seasons, he has provided

  • The Feast of Joe the Superlative
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 2/13/2013 -  2
    of the Van Buren descendents. We also, coincidentally, celebrate the latest in our universally beloved, if intermittently scheduled, feast days. Joe the Superlative Life: Little is known of Joe

  • Joe Mauer Swings Away
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/6/2013 -  25
    a sense of a hitter's eye, and you can get a sense of a hitter's passiveness. Or, you might prefer, pickiness. Joe Mauer is far from a league-average hitter, in both results and approach. For his career

  • Joe Blanton Joins The Angels
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/6/2012 -  0
    How many times have you had to rely on Joe Blanton? You don't have to be ashamed, just admit it, we've all been there. It's the last day of your fantasy matchup, and you're looking for the one spot

  • Selling You on Joe Blanton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/6/2012 -  29
    on Zack Greinke, and added Tommy Hanson and Joe Blanton. Hanson cost the Angels Jordan Walden. Blanton cost the Angels two years and $15 million. The Angels aren't necessarily done, but instead of having

  • Today in Baseball Joe
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/20/2012 -  1
    "Baseball Joe" was the star of a series of novels written by "Lester Chadwick." "Lester Chadwick" wasn't his real name, but when he wasn't writing "Baseball Joe" books he was writing "Bobbsey Twins

  • Joe Mauer: Catcher or Fetcher?
    in RotoGraphs by Brandon Warne - 11/16/2012 -  8
    On a different website, I’ve made my opinions pretty clear: Joe Mauer should not catch much longer. But luckily for most fantasy owners -- myself included -- there seem to be no indications

  • Joe Girardi and the Tragedy of the Recent
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/17/2012 -  98
    This post isn't really about Joe Girardi, even though his name is in the headline and his decisions from yesterday are the inspiration for this post. It's about Girardi in that he's a human being

  • Joe Mauer's Un-Joe Mauer-Like Afternoon
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 9/27/2012 -  12
    Lost in all the hoopla created by Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera's run at the Triple Crown, and the various pennant races is the fact that Joe Mauer is having another amazing season. He currently leads

  • Found: Quintin BERRY
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 8/17/2012 -  7
    I have recently discovered Roar of the Tigers, and my life has improved immeasurably. Mostly due to the incredible illustrations of Quintin Berry, by Samara Pearlstein, below. NotGraphs, meet

  • Hopeless Joe's RotoGraphs Chat
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/30/2012 -  4
    time you see anything about a player being lost for the season, that's my handiwork you're reading. Or at least the handiwork of my unpaid intern. Which gives me an excuse to announce: Hopeless Joe

  • Cheap Steals: Berry, Revere and Cabrera
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 6/26/2012 -  12
    , where several players can provide stolen bases for the bargain hunting consumer. Quintin Berry (8% owned) Berry, the 27-year-old rookie outfielder, is seeing a majority of the at bats in left

  • ottoneu Hot Right Now: Furbush, Villarreal, Berry, Miley
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 6/26/2012 -  4
    whether or not to bid on this fab four, I'll let you know what I am planning for each of them. Quintin Berry (OF, DET) - David Wiers gave a pretty good run-down of why you should be bullish on Berry

  • Q&A: Quintin Berry on Stealing Bases
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 6/12/2012 -  7
    Quintin Berry is off to a fast start. The Detroit Tigers outfielder is hitting .290/.372/.406 in his first 18 games as a big leaguer. He is also stealing bases, which should come as no surprise

  • Rajai Davis & Quintin Berry: Cheap Speed on Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 5/30/2012 -  1
    , but what you will get is a slew of stolen bases and that's going to have significant value.   Quintin Berry, DET  |OF|  Ownership:  ESPN - 2.2%  Yahoo - 2.0% When Tigers beat reporter

  • Joe West Tosses SOPA
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 1/18/2012 -  8
    Joe West wants the Internet to be free. We stand united. SOPA: You're outta here. Original image credit: Salon.com.

  • Joe West Tosses 2011
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 12/30/2011 -  4
    get funner." Oh yeah: 2011, you're gone! On Friday March 4, 2011, shortly after 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, reader Matt. D. sent us a whited-out picture of Joe West, along with the words

  • The Decidedly Photogenic Ryan Berry
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/28/2011 -  11
    , however, I feel very comfortable in stating that Baltimore Oriole right-handed pitching prospect Ryan Berry -- that's Berry with an e, America -- is more photogenic than both (a) his quasi-namesake

  • Joe Satriani Is the Soundtrack to Japanese Baseball
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/10/2011 -  10
    Or at least to the first 40 seconds of this video. And maybe it's Joe Esposito. I think you know what I'm trying to say.

  • Sorry, Cowboy Joe
    in NotGraphs by Brandon Warne - 10/12/2011 -  12
    In a bit of breaking news, we here at NotGraphs have been able to procure the video footage of Bud Selig breaking the news to Cowboy Joe West that his services would not be needed

  • Mustache Watch: Joe Maddon
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/30/2011 -  9
    Rays pit boss Joe Maddon has always been a gentleman of fashion and leisure, and being a gentleman of fashion and leisure means bowing to the times. Your Daguerreotype of the Evening proves that Mr

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for August 10th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/11/2011 -  12
    Joe Mauer: 1 for 2, 2 BB. He scored twice, including the go-ahead run in the eighth. Nick Blackburn: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K. That's about as well as you can ask Blackburn to pitch against

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for August 8th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/9/2011 -  1
    Moving the Needle: David Ortiz knocks in the go-ahead run in the ninth, _.361 WPA. This is not what the Twins had in mind when they replaced Matt Capps with Joe Nathan. With the game tied at six

  • Yankees End Posada's Time as DH
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/8/2011 -  68
    It wasn't long ago that Jorge Posada was one of baseball's best backstops. From 2000, the first season he stepped out of Joe Girardi's shadow, through 2007, his last fully healthy season, he ranked

  • Mauer Still Tops Among MLB Catchers
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/2/2011 -  68
    . That honor belongs to another household name, Joe Mauer. In all of the weighted categories, Mauer is McCann's better. It starts with wRAA, where Mauer is 11.4 runs better, despite coming

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 27th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/28/2011 -  2
    Cameron: 2 for 5, 2 HR. He has only eight hits as a Marlin, and three of them have been homers. Twins 7, Rangers 2 Moving the Needle: Joe Mauer extends the Twins lead with an RBI single

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 26th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/27/2011 -  19
    in the middle of the infield, and then the go-ahead run scored on a Joe Mauer double. Joe Nathan didn't make the save easy, but he did strike out the final two batters of the game. Notables Nelson

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 19th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/20/2011 -  11
    1-0 as they took their last chance. Chris Perez got a quick out to start the inning, but then he walked Joe Mauer. Michael Cuddyer doubled, leading the Indians to intentionally walk Jim Thome

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 18th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/19/2011 -  6
    would score until the ninth. Notables Joe Mauer: 3 for 4. He has 19 hits this month, but just one has gone for extra bases. David Huff: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K. His last start in the majors

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 17th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/18/2011 -  4
    on base and failed to make up the deficit. Notables Joe Mauer: 2 for 3, 1 BB. He drove in the Twins's first run, tying the game at one in the first. Jeff Francoeur: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 HR

  • Joe Nathan Returns
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/18/2011 -  2
    Nine pitches; six strikes. That's all it took for Joe Nathan to rack up his five saves of the season, and second since reclaiming the closer role over Matt Capps. Capps had been terrible in July

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 7th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/8/2011 -  11
    in his first four starts. Logan Morrison: 2 for 4, 1 2B. He drove in two insurance runs later in the game. Twins 6, White Sox 2 Moving the Needle: Joe Mauer opens it up big time

  • The Value of Joe Mauer
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/8/2011 -  82
    No catcher has quite been like Joe Mauer. Since his first full season in the big leagues, he has easily been the best catcher in baseball. Between 2005 and 2010, he compiled a 32.7 WAR -- Victor

  • This: A Thing Joe West Will Not Abide
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/27/2011 -  4
    There are things in this world that Joe West will not abide: bad clams, people talking over his Artie Shaw records, barmen given to ungenerous pours of the Maker's Mark, use of the Single-Windsor

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 26th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/27/2011 -  8
    that led to a big inning for the Tigers. Notables Jhonny Peralta: 3 for 4, 1 HR. The homer was mentioned before, but Peralta deserves mention for his two-hit, two-RBI day as well. Joe Saunders

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 21st
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/22/2011 -  10
    , Casilla hit a sharp grounder down the third base line that was just good enough for two bases. Then Joe Mauer -- yeah, Joe Mauer! -- singled up the middle, which brought home the first run and started

  • Joe West Tossing Knowledge
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 6/21/2011 -  2
    NBC Universal's "The More You Know" star doesn't toss itself, you know. Big ups: Shockingly enough, to NBC Universal. And Joe West. Always Joe West.

  • Joe West in a Dark Alley
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 6/14/2011 -  7
    Joe West will meet you -- and toss you -- any time, any place, boy. Original image credit: Daily Dose of Imagery.

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 5th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/6/2011 -  6
    of their own in the bottom of the ninth, nipping a trio of Nats relievers for the three tying runs. In the 11th it was again bases loaded, this ime for the Nats with two outs. Joe Paterson, who had just

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 24th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/25/2011 -  10
    , when he added a run to the Diamondbacks' 2-1 lead. The DBacks would add another pair in the inning to put a bow on the second game of the twin billing. Notables Joe Saunders: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1

  • The Morning After: Recaps for the Weekend of May 20th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/23/2011 -  2
    Hudson couldn't keep the ball on the ground. Braves 5, Angels 4. Joe Mather put on a show in this one. In the seventh he swatted a three-run homer, which put the Braves on the board

  • Waiting for the Wheels to Fall Off Wade Davis
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/20/2011 -  6
    . After the game, Rays manager Joe Maddon tweeted, "Davis bettter." The previous sentence mentioned Ricky Romero's efficiency, so his statement came off as a comparison. One look at this morning's

  • Struggling Hitter Atop the Lineup? Drop Him Down
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/5/2011 -  8
    from being universally accepted that Joe Girardi and Fredi Gonzalez are good managers, they both made smart moves, at least in terms of results, when they dropped top of the order guys down to the bottom

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for April 21st
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/22/2011 -  9
    , 1 HR, 1 HBP. That's two homers in two games for Cuddyer, who started off the season with a long slump. The Twins need him, too, with Justin Morneau floundering (and out with the flu), Joe Mauer

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for April 18th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/19/2011 -  3
    past home plate. It was as comical as Orr's hit was clutch. The Brewers re-took the lead in the 12th, but it was on a pair of sac flies, hence the low WPA marks. Notables Joe Blanton: 7 IP, 7 H

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for April 14th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/15/2011 -  14
    to your second closer, right? The Twins tried that last night, but neither Joe Nathan nor Matt Capps did their jobs. Nathan allowed a walk and a pair of doubles in the ninth that turned a 2-0 lead

  • Joe West Was There in Spirit
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 4/11/2011 -  12
    This one comes courtesy of NotGraphs reader -- and quite possibly New York Mets relief pitcher extraordinaire -- Francisco Rodriguez. When there's an ejection in baseball, I like to think Joe

  • The Morning After: Recaps for the Weekend of April 8th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/11/2011 -  16
    a grounder into right to bring home the tying run. One batter later, Joe Mauer put one on the ground the other way, plating the winning run. Twins 2, A's 1</a A's 1, Twins 0 A's 5, Twins 3

  • The "West Coast Joe Blanton"
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Cain - 4/8/2011 -  4
    to the bored, I'd say, sure you're usually right. But McCarthy - or as he dubbed himself, "the West Coast Joe Blanton" aka WCJB - has made having an account well worth my vastly dispensable time

  • The Morning After: Games of 4/5/11
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/6/2011 -  23
    game, +.340 WPA. With a 4-0 lead after seven, Joe Girardi turned to his eighth inning man (and seriously, he used the term "eighth inning guy" no fewer than a half dozen times during the postgame

  • Neil Walker Swinging Out of His Shoes
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/5/2011 -  3
    . Even then, he's only managed to foul off two. One was right in the middle of the zone. From Joe Lefkowitz's PitchFX tool. There has been plenty of fun baseball to watch in the early going

  • The Morning After: Weekend No. 1, AL Edition
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/4/2011 -  7
    WPA. This is one of those teases that WPA comes up with every once in a while. The Jays were down two headed into the ninth, and managed to close the gap to one off Joe Nathan. They then loaded

  • 2011 Organizational Rankings: #3 - Philadelphia
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/31/2011 -  118
    arbitration signings, such as Carlos Ruiz and Joe Blanton, that will save the team in the long run. It would take a laundry list of poor moves to offset the good Amaro has done. Yes, there's the head-scratching

  • Joe West in the Garden of Eden
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/29/2011 -  4
    "And therefore Joe West sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken." - Genesis 3:23

  • The Thoughts Joe Blanton Is Thinking
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/29/2011 -  24
    Joe Blanton is both (a) a pretty good, probably underrated, major-league pitcher (averaging 2.9 WAR per season over his six-year career) and (b) not as talented as his Phillie rotation mates

  • Joe West at the Olympics
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/25/2011 -  2
    Joe West. Umpire. Singer-songwriter. Golfer. President. Equipment -- "West Vest" -- designer. Actor. Cowboy. Adventurer. The Great Ejector. Last, and probably most impressive of all

  • Today in the Adventures of Joe West
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/22/2011 -  3
    It warms my most Canadian of Canadian hearts to know that I'm not the only one enjoying the incredible Adventures of Joe West. You, dear readers, have too embraced The Great Ejector. Joe West's

  • 2011 Organizational Rankings: #29 - Arizona
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/21/2011 -  36
    the Diamondbacks, and while the team will likely finish last again in 2011, he'll likely have them out of that position in 2012. If professional scout Joe Bohringer, whom we met twice during the FanGraphs

  • Prehistoric Joe West
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/18/2011 -  6
    Just so we're clear, there was no meteor. There was -- and always will be -- fearless Joe West. High five, down low, to my esteemed -- and much, much smarter -- colleague Albert Lyu

  • Joe West ... In Peril?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/15/2011 -  3
    The latest dispatch from Joe West is perhaps the most haunting and worrisome of all ... It may be that Joe West is merely ejecting a fiery celestial body from the firmament

  • Joe West Ejects Pilot
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/15/2011 -  4
    In the most recent adventure of Joe West's remarkable career, brilliant and undoubtedly handsome commenter Matt Defalco dubbed our Lord of the Umpires, "The Great Ejector." I don't know about

  • Phillies in a Bind With Utley
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/9/2011 -  50
    , Valdez will likely take over at the start of the season. Then, as the trade deadline approaches they can reassess the situation. Perhaps by then they can trade Joe Blanton to free up some money

  • Joe West on the Moon
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/8/2011 -  3
    If you thought the amazing Joe West Montage meant the end of the Adventures of Joe West, you were sorely mistaken. The Soviet Union wasn't there, on the moon, on June 20th, 1969

  • The Joe West Montage
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/7/2011 -  4
    Proceed to the nearest mountaintop and bellow: "Joe West will stop ejecting the world when the world stops doing things that merit ejection." [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-tOsMq_QFY

  • Team Preview: New York Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/7/2011 -  80
    a madman. As Joe Posnanski wrote last month, it's not often we see these players recover. Age is an uncompromising factor for ballplayers, and they can only do so much to stave it off. Yet Jeter

  • Joe West in Front of Imploding Kingdome
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/4/2011 -  5
    Click image for great pleasure. In the spirit of Newt Gingrich in Front of Stock Photos, here's umpire Joe West -- in front of an imploding Kingdome. Thanks to reader Matt D. for whited-out Joe

  • Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/2/2011 -  17
    RHP James McDonald RHP Kevin Correia RHP Ross Ohlendorf LHP Scott Olsen CL RHP Joel Hanrahan RHP Evan Meek LHP Joe Beimel RHP Chris Resop RHP Jeff Karstens RHP Kevin Hart RHP Charlie Morton

  • Cubs Keep Marmol Around for Three More Years
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 2/14/2011 -  24
    the total for Johnny Cueto, even though the latter pitched more than twice as many innings. He also struck out more hitters than starters Jon Garland, Derek Lowe, and Joe Blanton, just to name a few

  • The Mike Young Bad Contract Swap
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 2/8/2011 -  43
    that would open a spot for Ben Revere, but that would give the Twins a mostly powerless outfield. Joe Benson could be another option, but it's debatable whether the Twins would consider taking him north

  • Players Who Out-WARred Their Entire Teams
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 1/24/2011 -  23
    -- Kansas City: 2.9 WAR Joe Randa, 2004: 3.4 WAR -- Kansas City: 2.9 WAR

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Joe Mauer
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/24/2011 -  13
    In today’s ADP Crowdsourcing, we go back to looking at a star, and and are using pick number as our unit of measurement because of it. Joe Mauer was a certifiable star heading into 2010 fantasy

  • Joe Crede Lives
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/20/2011 -  9
    After sitting out the entire 2010 season without a contract offer, Joe Crede's baseball career looked to be finished. Despite Scott Boras's best efforts and solid performance in both 2008 and 2009

  • Yankees Agree to Terms with Russell Martin
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 12/14/2010 -  16
    is Joe Mauer. Martin can help the Yankees immediately this off-season. After losing out on Cliff Lee, the Yankees could turn to the trade market in search of a starter who can fortify the 2011

  • What the Cliff Lee Signing Means for New York
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 12/14/2010 -  117
    They call it Plan B for a reason. Last week, while meeting with the press at the Winter Meetings, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the team had a list of five or so players the team had

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Joe Nathan
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 11/29/2010 -  4
    at noon (eastern) today, so don’t forget to check that out. Joe Nathan has long been a fantasy stud, because he can give you close to 100 strikeouts a year from the relief pitcher position. Plus

  • Getting Out of the Cellar: Arizona Diamondbacks
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 11/11/2010 -  16
    acquisition. He and Ian Kennedy constitute a solid middle of the rotation. Then there are pitchers such as Joe Saunders and Barry Enright to fill out the bottom portion. We could also see the Diamondbacks

  • How the Teixeira Injury Affects the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 10/21/2010 -  15
    the double play, it appeared as though he attempted a slide into first. Replay showed that he grabbed his hamstring and collapsed. When Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donahue helped Teixeira off

  • ALDS Game Three Review: Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 10/10/2010 -  27
    , and then Hudson singled him home. But with five more runs to make up and just five outs with which to score them, that barely put a dent in the WE. It got as low as 93.3 percent when Wood walked Joe

  • ALDS Game 3 Preview: New York Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 10/9/2010 -  7
    gauntlet in Joe Mauer,Jim Thome , and Jason Kubel. In his first full season as a starter, Phil Hughes had problems at times keeping the ball in the park. His 1.28 HR/9 ranked sixth among qualified AL

  • ALDS Game One Review: Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 10/7/2010 -  14
    straight heading into his half of the sixth, and he quickly made that 11 by getting Joe Mauer to strike out and Delmon Young to hit a heart attack of a fly ball to the warning track. After that point he

  • ALDS Game 1 Preview: New York Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 10/6/2010 -  8
    present problems for the Yankees, since the Twins rank near the top of the league in ground ball rate. Denard Span, Michael Cuddyer, Orlando Hudson, and Joe Mauer are among the top 50 in ground ball

  • The AL Playoff Bullpens
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 9/29/2010 -  13
    After a shaky start to the season Robertson has turned into the Yankees true relief ace. Joe Girardi is willing to use him in any critical spot regardless of inning. He frequently comes in with men

  • 2010 NL Playoff Rotations: Philadelphia Phillies
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 9/27/2010 -  19
    in Game 1, and another top of the rotation starter in Game 2. 4) Joe Blanton CHONE nERA 4.52, 4.26 FIP 2010: 1.9 WAR, 4.34 FIP, 4.04 xFIP, 4.58 tERA 4.94 ERA As long as the Phillies hang onto

  • Girardi Deals with a Short Deck
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 9/14/2010 -  18
    When your team wins the game it's easy to justify the decisions made therein. This morning, R.J. examined Joe Maddon's moves in last night's game against the Yankees and expressed a positive

  • Joe Maddon Spins a Gem
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/14/2010 -  24
    Last night, Joe Maddon displayed his willingness to run through every available option on the fly without erring into the danger zone of allowing momentary passion to override logic. Take his

  • Tribe’s Ongoing Draft Difficulties
    in Community by Joe Werner - 9/1/2010 -  0
    did well when he acquired Sandy Alomar Jr. and Carlos Baerga in a trade with San Diego for Joe Carter.  The foundation was set for Hart to succeed. Hart, as he should, receives a lot

  • Twins Again Surge Without Morneau
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/11/2010 -  44
    Morneau looked like an even bigger blow this year than it was last year. Joe Mauer led the Twins then, but his production has dropped a bit this year. A .379 wOBA from a catcher is excellent

  • James Shields Dominating Hitters With His Changeup
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/2/2010 -  20
    to a curve, and sometimes maybe he outthinks himself.  Joe Magrane used to say he gave the hitter too much credit by not throwing his change more often and maybe he had a point. It does seem that leaning

  • How Much Longer Does Kazmir Have in the Angels Rotation?
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/1/2010 -  24
    ). Joe Saunders has been every bit as bad as Kazmir this year, though he's managed to keep a few more runs off the board. If any team could benefit from the addition of a pitcher, even a second-tier arm

  • Span's Big Numbers Boost
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/30/2010 -  7
    , and no-out night look for a number of other disappointing hitters? This would also with any combination of 10 total bases and no outs recorded, including the cycle. Joe Mauer. Starting with Span's

  • Twins Skidding, But No Need to Panic
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/28/2010 -  12
    numbers but still not to the standard he set earlier in the season. That brings his season marks to .346/.445/.612, which, if he could finish there, would still be quite remarkable. Joe Mauer, too

  • Derek Jeter's Double Play Condition
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/24/2010 -  20
    Heading into the 2009 season, Joe Girardi knew he had a small problem on his hands. By most measures, his Nos. 1 and 2 hitters, Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter, ranked among the best in the league

  • Why Do Managers Bat Replacements in the Starter's Spot?
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/17/2010 -  47
    , then, play Kelly there for even one game? Gardenhire routinely hits Justin Morneau third when Joe Mauer takes a day off. Why, then, can't he put a hitter better than Matt Tolbert in the second spot

  • Orioles Unsupportive of Kevin Millwood
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/9/2010 -  7
    . ---- I'd say Millwood is the least-supported pitcher in the league, but that would ignore Zack Greinke. As Joe Poz tweets, the Royals have failed with Greinke in the game during his last four

  • Catchers Good Enough to DH
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/1/2010 -  13
    career OPS ranks just ahead of Tettleton on the all-time catcher list. Joe Mauer The Twins do well by playing Joe Mauer at DH instead of giving him full days off. That keeps his potent bat

  • Rays Lock Up Zobrist
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/23/2010 -  20
    and 2.9 percent during his 2006 and 2007 stints, to 11 percent in 2008. Everything came together in 2009. Zobrist's .408 wOBA ranked third among AL hitters, trailing just Joe Mauer and Kevin Youkilis

  • David Huff Knows His Opponents
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/16/2010 -  3
    -hour mark. Joe West would be proud. Clearly we can't expect this of Huff every time out. He's going to get rocked one of these days, and it will probably happen more than once. Cleveland fans have

  • Joe Crede Still Available
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 3/22/2010 -  10
    In December, I wrote a post about how Joe Crede was falling under the radar in the free agent market in 2010, much like he did in 2009, when he took a $2.5 million incentive-laden contract

  • Replacing Joe Nathan
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/9/2010 -  35
    For the past six seasons the Twins haven't had to think about the ninth inning. If they had a lead in a close game, Joe Nathan was there to ensure victory. In only 25 of 272 instances did he fail

  • Jorge Posada's Place Among Aging Catchers
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/5/2010 -  41
    attained last year. But does this bode well for his age-38 season? At the Bloomberg Sports blog, Tommy Rancel runs down third-tier fantasy catchers. After the top tier, Joe Mauer, and the second, Brian

  • Four Reasons Teams Are Staying Away from Jermaine Dye
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 2/11/2010 -  16
    We would like to welcome Joe Pawlikowski to the FanGraphs team. We don't hold his Yankee fandom against him, and neither should you. When Jermaine Dye finally decides to call it a career, his

  • Joe Blanton Is Sticking Around
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/22/2010 -  64
    The Phillies agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Joe Blanton today. The salary breakdown is reportedly $7 million this season and $8.5 million in each of 2011 and '12 for a total of $24 million

  • Joe Mauer and Fastballs
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 12/3/2009 -  11
    Yesterday when I was looking at Joe Mauer's numbers I noticed he sees a lot of fastballs. Generally the better the hitter the fewer the fastballs he sees, but Mauer, the second best hitter

  • Joe Morgan And The A's
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/15/2009 -  64
    At the risk of digging up the carcass of a dead horse just to kick it again, I want to take a second and point out something Joe Morgan said about the A's in his his most recent chat on ESPN.com.

  • Joe Mauer and Free Agency
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/31/2009 -  42
    Google the phrases “rosterbation” + “Joe Mauer” and you’ll get 106 results ranging from White Sox to Giants to Orioles links. Everyone wants a piece of the Mauer pie and nobody believes the Twins can

  • Joe Serafin's Underdog Story
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/30/2009 -  5
    Chances are you have never heard of Joe Serafin, a pitcher in the minors with the Kannapolis Intimidators, the low-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. But if Serafin ever makes it to the majors

  • The Greatness Of Joe Mauer
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/19/2009 -  27
    for batters in WAR, you'll notice Joe Mauer has ascended to the pinnacle, as his 3.8 wins above replacement to date leads all major league position players. Now, to rack up a +3.8 win value

  • Mighty Joe Nelson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/18/2008 -  4
    On Friday, the Florida Marlins non-tendered right-handed reliever Joe Nelson, officially allowing him to hit the open market. While the market for relief pitchers has not been as lucrative

  • Mighty Joe Beimel
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/18/2008 -  4
    (Giants). Will Ohman, another lefty reliever, is currently being courted by the Braves, and another lefty reliever, Joe Beimel, is rumored to be on the Giants wish-list. Beimel had a decent year

  • Selective Joe
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/23/2008 -  6
    for a rebuilding phase; one that would not necessarily bring with it much success this year. Despite this, the Twins are no cakewalk and catcher Joe Mauer is a major reason why. Though Joe is yet to hit his