- Watch Your Back, Smoky Joe Wood
part is when threatener assures the threatened that the address on the envelope is indeed fake -- just in case Mr. Smoky Joe Wood was pondering putting the fuzz on the scent or seizing the initiative
- ALDS Game Three Review: Yankees
, 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
- Mighty Joe Beimel
(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
- The Indians Odd but Productive Deadline
of their players -- Austin Kearns, Kerry Wood, Jhonny Peralta, and Jake Westbrook -- five if you count Russell Branyan. Yet it doesn't appear they got much in return. Would this count as a negative
- 2010 NL Playoff Rotations: Cincinnati Reds
as it carries over into the playoffs the Reds will be in a good position.
3) Travis Wood CHONE: 4.29 nERA, 4.31 FIP
2010: 2.2 WAR, 3.39 FIP, 4.21 xFIP, 3.89 tERA, 3.46 ERA
I had originally planned
- Good Wood
Remember when Brandon Wood was a top prospect? Back in 2005, he had a ridiculous 98 extra base hits in the California League, posting a .672 slugging percentage (along with a .323 average and .383
- 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
- The AL Playoff Bullpens
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
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for April 25th
after scoring the first one.
Pirates 4, Nationals 2
Moving the Needle: Brandon Wood -- Brandon Wood -- doubles home a pair, +.242 WPA. In his Pirates debut Wood looked at least a little
- Girardi Deals with a Short Deck
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
- One-for-One Swaps at the Same Position
on the team, who also just signed his extension last winter.
Scott Rolen for Brandon Wood
Again we turn back to the Angels, who have a big question mark at third base. Over the past few years
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 9th
a great start for Suzuki, but he at least has eight extra base hits to go along with his 19 singles.
Reds 6, Astros 1
Moving the Needle: Travis Wood his a three-run shot, +.169 WPA. One week
- John Lannan Demoted to AA
of his own before inducing a run-scoring double play.
After the game, Nats manager Jim Riggleman said, "I believe in John." After hearing the pronouncement, MASN's Phil Wood summed up Lannan
- What the Boston Red Sox Should Do
that relievers often become expensive. The Sox have an advantage in that they can absorb salary, so someone like Kerry Wood might be available to them and not many others. They'll find more
- The Morning After: Games of 4/4/2011
single, not even of the run-scoring variety. In fact, it led to the negative swing.
The top of the eighth was a Kerry Wood inning. It started when Justin Upton reached on an error
- Pirates Week: Problem Areas and Replacements, Position Players
suitable shortstop, the better.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that a replacement is forthcoming. The Pirates did claim Brandon Wood, and he came up through the Angels' system as a shortstop
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 17th
on base and failed to make up the deficit.
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
- The Morning After: Recaps for the Weekend of April 8th
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.
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A's 1, Twins 0
A's 5, Twins 3
- The Morning After: Recaps for the Weekend of May 20th
in the sixth. Also notable about the sixth: Travis Wood did not allow a hit until that inning, but he made it only one out into the inning.
Indians 2, Reds 1. One inning contained all
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 20th
to handle him well. Travis Wood kept his pitches out of the zone, which induced swings from the hacking Cano. But then Wood left the 1-2 pitch in a hittable spot, and Cano smacked it to left for an easy
- ALDS Game Two Review: Yankees
. Kerry Wood then came on to strike out two in a flat-out dominant performance. Mariano Rivera did what he's done for the past 15 years.
The Yankees leave Minnesota in the best of positions. They head
- The Morning After: Weekend No. 1, NL Edition
Reds over Brewers, 3 games to 0
After their ninth-inning comeback rally on Thursday, the Reds took hold of the series. They got some superb pitching from Travis Wood on Saturday, and then some
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 5th
, and three homers in his short career.
Pirates 5, Astros 1
Moving the Needle: Brandon Wood homers home a pair, +.177 WPA. I am incredibly happy that Wood, one of the most egregious
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 30th
, 1 BB. He opened the game with a triple, and then drove in a run later with a sac fly.
Brandon Wood: 1 for 4, 1 HR. His homer put the Pirates ahead by three. He's having a terrible season still
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 17th
sacrifice them. Kerry Wood fielded it and tried to get the runner going to third, but threw it away. Not only that, but he threw it all the way into the left field corner, which allowed both runners
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for May 10th
1st and 2nd to 2nd and 3rd) and an intentional walk loaded the bases. Descalso faced Kerry Wood with two outs, and hit as basic a single as they get: a solid rap that dunked in front of the right
- The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 1st
situation in the fourth was the only real trouble he got into, and even there he only got beat by a bloop.
Brandon Wood: 1 for 2, 1 2B. This was the only extra base hit for the Pirates.
- 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
- Kerry Wood = Very Good
The Indians recently signed Kerry Wood to a 2-year deal with a vesting option for a third year. What does this mean for your fantasy team in 2009?
The headline says it all: Wood was excellent last
- Brandon Wood's a Free Man
For three years now, Brandon Wood has whacked AAA pitching and waited for an opening at the major league level. With Chone Figgins set to join the Mariners , it appears that Wood finally has a clean
- Travis Wood Flirts With Perfection
On Saturday night, Cincinnati Reds lefty Travis Wood nearly became the third starting pitcher to twirl a perfect game during the 2010 season (well, technically fourth, but let's not beat a dead horse
- Wood, Coghlan Flailing
What do Angels third baseman Brandon Wood and Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan have in common? They share the sordid distinction of posting the worst weighted on base averages in their respective
- Alex Wood Is for Real
When Alex Wood broke into the majors in 2013 as a member of the Braves bullpen, there were more questions than answers regarding his long-term outlook. A fastball/changeup lefty, Wood lacked
- Kerry Wood Calls It A Career
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Based on Game Score, Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game against the Astros on May 6th, 1998 is the best-pitched nine-inning game in Major League history. The 105
- Alex Wood Looks Good
everywhere, I probably never heard of him. So it should be no surprise to learn that when Alex Wood made his debut in Atlanta, I had no idea who he was. But now I do. And I'm excited.
Maybe I could
- Travis Wood's Improbable Run
Travis Wood has a 2.03 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. He's now thrown 53.1 innings and given up only 31 hits, striking out 36 opposing batters. Travis Wood will destroy all comers.
That's probably what
- Promotions: Wood & Maloney
bring some fantasy potential.
The first, and more permanent of the two is 23-year-old Travis Wood, who grabbed some headlines over the weekend by taking a perfect game into the 9th against
- Izturis Signs, Wood Update
CC Sabathia's record-breaking contract is not the only news coming out of the Winter Meetings today. According to recent reports, there are some new details regarding Kerry Wood's deal
- Can Travis Wood Be Trusted?
One of the more interesting keeper choices I have in one league this offseason is Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. It was late in my auction draft and I was looking for some unheralded young arms who
- Promote Brandon? Wood If I Could...
Brandon Wood is a power-hitting infielder with the Los Angeles Angels and he has been considered one of the organization's top prospects since he was drafted in the first round of the 2003 draft after
- Aramis' Troubles with the Wood
- How Will Travis Wood Fare in Chicago?
they view as having the potential to close games. In that deal, they jettisoned Travis Wood along with two youths to the Chicago Cubs, where he will likely slot in as the team's #3 starter behind Ryan
- Will Brandon Wood Figure Things Out?
The Angels designated Brandon Wood for assignment earlier this week. He will latch on elsewhere given his former status as a top-tier prospect, but whether the 26-year old infielder can translate
- Travis Wood: Real Fantasy Pitcher?
In at least one way, Travis Wood was fantastic last season. He pitched to a 3.11 ERA over 32 starts and 200 innings. However, Wood was a source of great skepticism entering the 2014 season. His .248
- Travis Wood: NL Starting Pitcher
depth, but while Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster may soon leave NL-only owners grumbling about their loss of eligibility, Travis Wood is quietly asserting himself as a functional major leaguer
- Kerry Wood 20K: 10 Year Anniversary
The New York Daily News recaps Kerry Wood's incredible 20 strikeout performance all the way back on May 6th, 1998. The SportsCenter highlights are a must watch: (hat tip: Baseball Think Factory)
- New York Yankees Acquire Kerry Wood
no longer on the table, the Bombers have bolstered the DH spot with Lance Berkman and upgraded with bench with Austin Kearns. Now, the Yankees have added Kerry Wood from the Cleveland Indians in an attempt
- Hopeless Joe Laments His Fantasy Team's First Week
to overreaction as I am, I've already traded my entire team for J.A. Happ, Travis Wood, Gerardo Parra, and Franklin Gutierrez. And a couple of football players. This year will be my year.
- Wood (Blister) Back on DL; Perez to Close
Any efforts on the part of the Cleveland Indians to trade closer Kerry Wood got a little more difficult on Saturday, as the 33-year-old was placed on the DL with a finger blister. It's the second
- Alex Wood & Wily Peralta: Waiver Wire
contributors. Alex Wood has seen his stock soar after a strong season in the minors, and has impressed in limited major-league action. Wily Peralta broke in with a solid rookie performance
- Holding Onto Alex Wood in Long Term Leagues
Owners of Alex Wood in long term leagues will have some type of dilemma on their hands entering next year. There are so many types of keeper leagues that it is difficult to write specifically toward
- Kerry Wood, Joel Peralta and the 3-Year Reliever Club
and Rays each added a talented reliever for peanuts on Thursday. Kerry Wood will reportedly return to Wrigley Field on a one-year, $1.5 million deal. Joel Peralta, curiously non-tendered
- 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
- Daily Notes: Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- 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.
- Wood Out 2 Months; Chris Perez Gets the 9th
According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, Cleveland Indians closer Kerry Wood could miss up to two months with a strained latissimus muscle. The 32 year-old Wood, who inked a two-year, $20.5 million deal
- How it all Starts: Alex Wood and Kevin Pillar, the Draft and the First Year
Kevin Pillar and Alex Wood had different draft experiences. Pillar, an outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, was a 32nd-round pick in 2011. His signing bonus was $1,000. Wood, a pitcher
- 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 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
- 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