- Playing the God of Baseball
the gaffe that Phil Cuzzi made in Game 2 of last year’s ALDS doesn’t happen anymore. When you look at how bad that call was, it’s an easy decision to make. I’m sure Joe Mauer agrees with me
- Josh Willingham: Honoring the Hammer
,” even if his personality isn’t much like that of Joe Don Baker’s “Natural” character.)
Back in July, Willingham said the biggest factor in keeping his baseball career going beyond 2014 wasn’t
- David Brown FanGraphs Chat - 1/9/15
11:57Comment From mtswWho are you? Kiley too big to do these now that he's the type of guy who gets named dropped in MLBtraderumors headlines? 11:58Dave Brown: My name is Dave Brown. You might know
- Domonic Brown and Exploring the Reality of Breakouts
It was my initial intent to write something about Tuesday's trade rumor that involved Domonic Brown and Jose Bautista. The rumor, presented straight-up, was absolutely fascinating for the implied
- The Daily Grind: Niese, Gibson, Nicolino, Brown
Daily DFS - Chen, Niese
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Gibson, Nicolino, Brown, Odubel
1. Daily DFS - Chen, Niese
There are only seven games tonight
- Field of Streams: Episode 137 - The Immortal Trevor Brown
Episode 137 - The Immortal Trevor Brown
The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live!
In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin discuss a weird recording schedule, the Patriot's
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Phillies: Right Field
Phillies wRAA from RF: -3.6 (22nd in MLB)
Incumbent Domonic Brown: 7.0 wRAA
Replacement Hunter Pence: 7.4 wRAA
Total Swing: 0.4 runs
Comments: Clearly the Phillies
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accumulated in Houston, that leaves Pettitte with 55.7 WAR as a Yankee. The only Yankees who produced more WAR than that were Dwight Gooden, David Cone, David Wells, Kevin Brown, Mike Mussina, and Roger
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 26th
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.
- Joe Crede Still Available
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
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, trading for Kevin Brown and Javier Vazquez while leaving the free agent pitchers untouched. The Red Sox, too, opted for the trade route, acquiring Curt Schilling.
While that dampened the market a bit
- MLB Free Agency Dollars to Date
- Not finalized
Bobby Jenks - Not finalized
Tsuyoshi Nishioka - Not confirmed
Miguel Olivo - Working
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- Show Me the $! End-of-Year Payrolls
compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values.
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- Inside Salary Arbitration
flipped). That has now been corrected. -- Maury Brown
Before Curt Flood’s landmark case, and before Messersmith and McNally held out in a contract year, thus allowing for the reserve clause
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 5th
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
- How MLB Became the Example of Peacemakers
on NFL Parade? (Variety)
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- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 25th
. Domonic Brown led off with a walk, which was the highest positive WPA swing of the game. But the next three plays took the Phillies' WE from 32.8% all the way to zero. Carlos Ruiz sacrificed, Ross Gload
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We're happy to announce that Maury Brown, owner of the Business of Sports Network, will be writing for us here every Tuesday. Please welcome Maury to the crew.
Well, this is a fine mess you
- The Odd Timeline of Raul Ibanez in Philly
could have called up Domonic Brown then and moved Ibanez to the bench or to the waiver wire. But they saw something, I guess, that gave them a bit of pause. That little pause was the difference between
- Jays Have a Plan and They're Sticking to It
Jays showed it can also result in plenty of runs. That's Murphy's philosophy, as Yahoo's Tim Brown related earlier in the season:
“I think on-base percentage is an overrated stat,” Murphy said
- Justin Upton’s Future Trade Value vs Gary Sheffield’s Career Trade Value
Braves get: The man himself
Dodgers get: Andrew Brown, Brian Jordan, and Odalis Perez
Perez and Jordan turned out to be a good return, the former producing 10.2 WAR and the latter 4.3 while
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 2nd
Maholm, and on the first pitch he kinda missed the target -- though it was just to the other side of the plate. In any case, Dusty Brown missed it, and it hit off his glove, bouncing far enough away
- Q&A: Scooter Gennett on Ceramics, Lefties and Riding Scooters
meetings. In addition to the charity work, he also discussed how he's preparing for the upcoming season, and further explained how Ryan Joseph Gennett became — sometimes — "Scooter."
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 28th
of the game.
Javier Vazquez: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K. That's only three runs allowed in his last three starts.
Phillies 5, Red Sox 0
Moving the Needle: Domonic Brown opens
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 4th
in the third, but for the most part the two teams were quiet. In the seventh Domonic Brown got things started with a single, and then moved to second when the next batter drew a walk. Martinez then lined one
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- Rob Manfred on Minor League Drug Testing Program
- Why Relocation and Expansion are a Pain for MLB
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- The Death of Baseball in Portland
- Could MLB's Postseason TV Ratings Be Down?
- Breaking Down 2010 MLB Regular Season Attendance
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- At Game 1 of the World Series: Prelude - Different Is Good
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- Will Steinbrenner Beat Out Miller for HOF
- Making Postseason $ When Missing The Playoffs
- Salary Arbitration Mumbo Jumbo
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- Replacing Joe Nathan
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
- Domonic Brown and Getting There
Sunday afternoon, Domonic Brown did something he's been doing a lot of lately. Brown faced Mike Fiers in the bottom of the first, with two on and two out. After a first-pitch curveball found the zone
- Maddux, Clemens, Pedro... Brown?
and Schilling on this list. No, instead, I am focusing on the starting pitcher that concludes this list: Kevin Brown.
Whenever most people see this list of nine starting pitchers, Brown tends
- Domonic Brown Goes Mashing
The rumor on the street is that Domonic Brown had a breakout season in 2013. But can we trust that to be a sign of things to come?
Brown was once (briefly) the top prospect in all of baseball
- Phillies summon Domonic Brown
prospect in baseball: outfielder Domonic Brown. Most of us expected Brown to get the call once the team traded Jayson Werth, but Victorino's injury makes such a deal unlikely. Werth will instead shift
- Joe Douglas' Ottoneu Bold Predictions
- The Dramatic Decline of Domonic Brown
Coming into the 2011 season, Domonic Brown ranked as the fourth-best prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America. The Philadelphia Phillies had just watched right fielder Jayson Werth
- Dom Brown Up or Down?
On a team accused of aging quickly -- though the space-time continuum has something to say about that -- Domonic Brown is the youngest, most exciting offensive piece. But now he's spent two seasons
- Reviewing Joe Douglas' Ottoneu Bold Predictions
- Should Kevin Brown Be in the Hall of Fame?
Is there a more overlooked candidate on the current Hall-of-Fame ballot than Kevin Brown?
Poke around, and you'll find the usual shopworn debates and entrenched positions, but Brown, it would seem
- Chris Brown: Blue Jays Fan
"Teach me how to Dougie Chris Brown." Watch the video. Tell me what you see.
I, of course, obliged.
In the video that's been
- That Time Joe Maddon Met Dabo Swinney
. Swinney recalled his conversation with Brown for the benefit of the Chicago Sun-Times' Steve Greenberg:
“He goes, ‘Well, I know Joe Maddon.’ And I go, ‘Who’s Joe Maddon?’” Swinney said. “He went, 'He’s
- Spotted: A Colombian Person Named Steve Brown
First, Colombia was inhabited by indigenous peoples like the Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona. Then, in the 16th century, it was conquered by the Spanish. Then, in 1986, Steve Brown was born
- Domonic Brown Has Made Some Changes
It's been five years since Domonic Brown cracked the public consciousness as a five-tooler in the Phillies system. Five up and down years. Three of those years, he failed to impress in short samples
- Domonic Brown Good News/Bad News
. It was promising, and, sure enough, Saunders had a breakthrough season. Spring training isn't entirely devoid of substance.
Which brings us to the matter of Domonic Brown, on Tuesday, February 26
- What Can Domonic Brown Do For You?
It appears, once again, that Domonic Brown's name is out there cooking up in the hot stove. Dave and Jeff each touched on Brown when his name last came up in rumors last month when a Brown for Jose
- Brown's Bad Break Limits Phillies' Flexibility
The Philadelphia Phillies offensive depth was already going to be thin this season. That was before Domonic Brown broke the hamate bone on his right wrist Saturday afternoon. And while there’s
- It’s a Good Time to Grab Dom Brown
If there is one guy I have been following relatively closely throughout this year in case I wanted to pick up a bat, it has been Domonic Brown. In his first year as a starter and his hype at an all
- Senseless 19th Century Baseball Deaths: Lew Brown
Lew Brown played for Providence, at least two Boston clubs, and assorted other teams during a seven-year career. He retired, it would seem, following his age-26 season. In January of 1889, just
- Dom Brown: Less Shiny, Still Exciting
Domonic Brown is back in the bigs. He was once projected by Bill James to go 30/30, so obviously he has the tools to stick in the major leagues. But just as obvious is the fact that he's not the same
- For Reference: Mordecai Brown vs. Django Reinhardt
as the Horrible. Indeed, perhaps in many cases, this is the result. In the dual cases of great right-hander Mordecai Brown and great jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, however, such an injury actually
- Waiver Wire and the DL: Brown, Blake, Garland and Pineiro
Domonic Brown (2.7% owned) – Wrist – Dominic's return to the Phillies looks to be in late April right now. He entered the season with high expectations, but his wrist injury set him back
- Joe Morgan And The A's
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.
- Selective Joe
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
- No Average Joe
Joe Blanton was all kinds of "meh" as a starting pitcher.
In 1,553 career innings a starter - his role during the first nine years of his career - Blanton produced a 4.47 ERA and 4.20 FIP. He
- Prospect Impact: Kolten Wong, Gary Brown, Hak-Ju Lee
ACTION: Giants sign OF Angel Pagan
PROSPECT IMPACT: OF Gary Brown, Giants
The speedy Brown burst onto the scene with a ridiculous 2011 in which he hit .336 with 53 steals, while also racking up 61
- Domonic Brown, Mike Minor, Rubby De La Rosa: Mining the Minors
(or return, if already sent down) during this season.
Players listed in order of 2011 fantasy impact.
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- Joe West at the Olympics
Joe West. Umpire. Singer-songwriter. Golfer. President. Equipment -- "West Vest" -- designer. Actor. Cowboy. Adventurer. The Great Ejector.
Last, and probably most impressive of all
- Joe West Tossing Knowledge
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 Tosses SOPA
Joe West wants the Internet to be free. We stand united.
SOPA: You're outta here.
Original image credit: Salon.com.
- Joe West ... In Peril?
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 on the Moon
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
- Joe West in the Garden of Eden
"And therefore Joe West sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken." - Genesis 3:23
- Joe West Was There in Spirit
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
- Joe West in a Dark Alley
Joe West will meet you -- and toss you -- any time, any place, boy.
Original image credit: Daily Dose of Imagery.
- Today in the Adventures of Joe West
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 Kelly's Numbers and Joe Kelly's Numbers
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 West Ejects Pilot
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
- The Joe West Montage
Proceed to the nearest mountaintop and bellow: "Joe West will stop ejecting the world when the world stops doing things that merit ejection."
- Prehistoric Joe West
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
- Mustache Watch: Joe Maddon
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
- Joe Blanton Is Sticking Around
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
- ALDS Game 3 Preview: New York Yankees
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
- Today in Baseball Joe
"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
- The Thoughts Joe Blanton Is Thinking
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 Tosses 2011
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
- Joe Mauer's Un-Joe Mauer-Like Afternoon
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
- 2016 Ottoneu FGpts Rankings - First Base
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- Sorry, Cowboy Joe
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
- The Feast of Joe the Superlative
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