- 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.
- Historical Four Factors: Joe Morgan's Peak
It is incredibly unfortunate that my generation of baseball fans knows Joe Morgan primarily from his antics in the broadcast booth. Some know more about Fire Joe Morgan than they do about Hall
- Morgan = Dunn
. The walks and power skillset produces a lot of runs, and Dunn has a master's degree in the walks and power skillset.
When the Nationals acquired Nyjer Morgan yesterday, the reaction from
- 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
- Adam Dunn Has Gone Fishing
, but instead at the top of the Nats' order. Nyjer Morgan, Christian Guzman, and Adam Kennedy have seen most of the time in the top two spots, and none of those three sports an OBP that screams leadoff
- Why Would the Nationals Extend Dunn?
National with a positive wRAA was Nyjer Morgan with 8.8. In other words, the team certainly appreciates his bat. Unfortunately, he cannot add his value to the lineup without playing the field.
- Finding Consummate Joy in an Inning of Baseball
. They needed just one hit from Craig Counsell, Rickie Weeks, or Nyjer Morgan to give them a shot, for it would bring their heavy bats to the plate. Every once in a while in baseball, it just works out
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 19th
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 June 8th
Normally I put the biggest WPA swing on top, but I'm making an exception here, because I enjoyed this one that much.
Brewers 7, Mets 6
Moving the Needle: Nyjer Morgan caps the late
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 29th
. Robinson Cano led off with a triple that was just out of Nyjer Morgan's reach. Give Morgan credit, too; it looked like he ran into the wall at full speed, but he simply got up and kept playing. Nick
- The Morning After: Game Recaps For July 28th
can get it one with stuff like this.
Nyjer Morgan: 2 for 4. He scored two runs, which is a benefit of hitting ahead of Braun.
Rangers 4, Twins 1
Moving the Needle: Jason Kubel
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for August 1st
on the board in support of Zack Greinke.
Nyjer Morgan: 2 for 5, 1 2B. He drove in three with a bases-clearing double in the fifth.
Zack Greinke: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for August 9th
Betancourt followed up with a sac fly to give the Brewers some insurance on their way to a win in what is now a less tight NL Central race.
Nyjer Morgan: 2 for 4, 1 3B. The single
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 31st
error in the third to start a four-run rally. It started with a Nyjer Morgan RBI single, and ended with Hart's uppercut shot over the center field wall. Hart would add an RBI single later in the game
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 19th
Tim Wakefield: 8 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR. A couple of Brewers (Fielder, Nyjer Morgan) hit it hard, but for the most part they went down quickly against the knuckleballer.
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 28th
, +.129 WPA. In the box score it goes down as an RBI triple that opened the scoring and set up another run as well. On video, well, it's not quite that simple. Nyjer Morgan fell down while tracking
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 4th
in the eighth to tie it at six. In the ninth Young came up with a runner on second and lined one just in front of Nyjer Morgan in left, bringing home the run and giving the DBacks the lead. A stolen
- Nyjer Morgan Getting Caught
Around baseball, and sabermetric circles in particular, Nyjer Morgan is best known for his stellar defense. However, because of his incredible speed, he's also known for his ability to steal bases
- Nyjer Morgan Fail
Yesterday, with two out in the top of the ninth inning, in a tie game between the Brewers and White Sox at US Cellular Field, Nyjer Morgan was caught attempting to steal third -- what he was thinking
- Betancourt and Morgan Revisited
Over the last few weeks, a couple of players with disputed defensive reputations have been traded. Nyjer Morgan was posting crazy good UZR numbers as a left fielder in Pittsburgh, and his outfield
- Nyjer Morgan Scuffling
CF Nyjer Morgan entered 2010 as a coveted fantasy pick. The former Pirates prospect, shipped along with LHP Sean Burnett to Washington last summer for OF Lastings Milledge and RHP Joel Hanrahan