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  • Ottoneu 101: Patience is a Virtue
    in RotoGraphs by Joe Douglas - 11/23/2016 -  8
    Alex Wood Dodgers SP $17 Evan Gattis Astros C $17 A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks OF $17 Zack Greinke Diamondbacks SP $17 Jean Segura Diamondbacks SS $16 Adam

  • Reviewing Joe Douglas' Ottoneu Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Joe Douglas - 10/12/2016 -  0

  • Did Joe Maddon Get Too Cute in Game 3?
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 10/11/2016 -  42
    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the outcome of last night's thrilling 13-inning, 6-5 San Francisco victory. Because players are often forced to make decisions quickly, however, it's difficult to question

  • Cubs Complete Bullpen Makeover with Joe Smith
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 8/1/2016 -  1
    Rondon Next-next-highest leverage: Pedro Strop Flamethrower guy: Carl Edwards Jr. (newish!) ROOGY: Joe Smith (new!) LOOGY: Travis Wood Long man: Mike Montgomery (new!) Old dude: Joe

  • The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 351 – The Law Offices of Merrifield, Stewart, and Wood
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 6/3/2016 -  2
    on him Jose Ramirez Whit Merrifield Joe Mauer Logan Morrison Wilson Ramos Adam Duvall --- As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us or comment with fantasy questions. You can

  • Una Selva Oscura: Alex Wood
    in RotoGraphs by The Birchwood Brothers - 4/18/2016 -  5
    ? Do they have an edge over us, or would they have one, if they weren’t generously sharing with us what they see? To take an example not at random: Alex Wood, as you probably know, is a left

  • Welcome Back, Alex Wood
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/29/2016 -  10
    news for much of spring training, so it's worth spreading a little optimism. Players have been slowed by injuries left and right, but Alex Wood looks like he could be poised for a major rebound season

  • Joe Douglas' Ottoneu Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Joe Douglas - 3/16/2016 -  23

  • Alex Wood and Self-Recovery
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/3/2016 -  1
    Plenty of people over the years have questioned Alex Wood's ability to remain a starting pitcher, but what you at least couldn't question, for a time, was how Wood as a starter performed. He

  • 2016 Ottoneu FGpts Rankings - SP
    in RotoGraphs by Joe Douglas - 3/2/2016 -  18
    to let us know in the comments. Consider this your very early, subject to change, Ottoneu pricing cheat sheet. We can be reached on twitter as follows: Trey Baughn Joe Douglas Tom Oltarzewski

  • 2016 Ottoneu FGpts Rankings - First Base
    in RotoGraphs by Joe Douglas - 2/3/2016 -  27
    sheet. We can be reached on twitter as follows: Trey Baughn Joe Douglas Tom Oltarzewski Justin Vibber Key: Split - Difference from highest to lowest $ value Otto.- Average price across

  • The Daily Grind: Ottoneu Prospects, Severino, Wood, Moore
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/16/2015 -  4
    setting. Programming Note: It looks like the SaberSim projections misfired today both here and on their home site. I assume they'll fix that later in the day. 2. Daily DFS - Severino, Wood

  • Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/9/2015 -  46
    Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and organizations, you might hear a common refrain from the batting cages. "Chop wood, chop wood," is how Bryce Harper

  • Alex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/10/2015 -  50
    the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored destination

  • Projecting All the Prospects in the Latos/Wood Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/30/2015 -  8
    The Dodgers, Marlins and Braves have pulled off a massive trade that sends Mat Latos and Alex Wood to the Dodgers, and a whole slew of other players (plus a draft pick) in other directions

  • NERD Game Scores: Young Joe Ross Viewing Opportunity
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/21/2015 -  3
    their major-league debuts this evening. Of particular note with regard to this featured game, however, is both (a) the success (probably unexpected) that Washington right-hander Joe Ross has already

  • The Change: Alex Wood's Bond Between Stuff & Command
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/28/2015 -  21
    a few of my favorite Braves fan friends about Wood's early season. The short version: Ben Duronio and Joe Lucia thought I should take a look at his command. We showed that the pitches were mostly

  • Alex Wood Poised to Be NL Version of Chris Sale
    in Community by Brian Baker - 12/31/2014 -  6
    strong, especially if Miller can bounce back to 2013 form (3.06 ERA, 3.67 FIP). Miller will join a rotation that returns three starters in Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, and Alex Wood.  Minor enters

  • Alex Wood Is for Real
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 12/12/2014 -  11
    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

  • How it all Starts: Alex Wood and Kevin Pillar, the Draft and the First Year
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 6/3/2014 -  11
    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

  • Travis Wood: Real Fantasy Pitcher?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/25/2014 -  11
    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

  • Can Travis Wood Be Trusted?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/8/2014 -  6
    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

  • Alex Wood Looks Good
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/31/2013 -  11
    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

  • 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

  • Holding Onto Alex Wood in Long Term Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 8/26/2013 -  10
    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

  • Daily Notes: Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/10/2013 -  18
    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

  • Alex Wood & Wily Peralta: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/25/2013 -  9
    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

  • Travis Wood's Improbable Run
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/15/2013 -  14
    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

  • Hopeless Joe Laments His Fantasy Team's First Week
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 4/8/2013 -  6
    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. *Batting average

  • 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'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

  • Travis Wood: NL Starting Pitcher
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 6/27/2012 -  3
    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 Calls It A Career
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 5/18/2012 -  48
    Your browser does not support iframes. 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

  • 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:

  • How Will Travis Wood Fare in Chicago?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 1/4/2012 -  8
    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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for July 5th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/6/2011 -  14
    , 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
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/1/2011 -  1
    , 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

  • 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.

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for June 20th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/21/2011 -  5
    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

  • 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 1st
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/2/2011 -  10
    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. Giants 7

  • The Morning After: Recaps for the Weekend of May 20th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/23/2011 -  2
    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 May 17th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/18/2011 -  13
    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

  • Pirates Week: Problem Areas and Replacements, Position Players
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/11/2011 -  12
    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 May 10th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/11/2011 -  19
    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 May 9th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/10/2011 -  3
    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

  • The Morning After: Game Recaps for April 25th
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/26/2011 -  13
    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

  • Will Brandon Wood Figure Things Out?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/22/2011 -  22
    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

  • 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 Morning After: Games of 4/4/2011
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/5/2011 -  22
    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

  • The Morning After: Weekend No. 1, NL Edition
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/4/2011 -  6
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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]

  • Watch Your Back, Smoky Joe Wood
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 2/2/2011 -  2
    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

  • Kerry Wood, Joel Peralta and the 3-Year Reliever Club
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 12/17/2010 -  31
    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

  • 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 Two Review: Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 10/8/2010 -  61
    . 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 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: Cincinnati Reds
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 9/28/2010 -  21
    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

  • 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

  • The Indians Odd but Productive Deadline
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/2/2010 -  4
    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

  • New York Yankees Acquire Kerry Wood
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/31/2010 -  10
    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

  • Wood (Blister) Back on DL; Perez to Close
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/17/2010 -  0
    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

  • What the Boston Red Sox Should Do
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/15/2010 -  24
    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

  • Promotions: Wood & Maloney
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 7/13/2010 -  3
    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

  • Travis Wood Flirts With Perfection
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/11/2010 -  2
    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

  • John Lannan Demoted to AA
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/21/2010 -  12
    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

  • Wood, Coghlan Flailing
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/5/2010 -  0
    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

  • Aramis' Troubles with the Wood
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/3/2010 -  6

  • 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

  • Wood Out 2 Months; Chris Perez Gets the 9th
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/21/2010 -  0
    According to Tom Singer of, 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

  • One-for-One Swaps at the Same Position
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/16/2010 -  18
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brandon Wood's a Free Man
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 12/6/2009 -  5
    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

  • 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

  • Kerry Wood = Very Good
    in RotoGraphs by Peter Bendix - 12/15/2008 -  3
    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

  • Izturis Signs, Wood Update
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/10/2008 -  19
    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

  • 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

  • Good Wood
    in RotoGraphs by Peter Bendix - 11/9/2008 -  0
    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

  • Promote Brandon? Wood If I Could...
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 8/7/2008 -  0
    . 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

  • 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

  • Kerry Wood 20K: 10 Year Anniversary
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 5/6/2008 -  4
    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)