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- Sunday Notes: Maddon, Cherington, Fixing the Reds, Trusting Buck, more
important is Showalter's ability to communicate expectations. Players might not always like what they hear, but they know where they stand. According to bench coach John Russell, “The biggest thing Buck
- Sunday Notes: Tazawa's Role, Perkins' Bullets, Butler, Buck, Baseball Americana
and [Tommy John surgery in 2010] – so I'll do whatever they feel I can do best.”
Relievers often leave their best efforts in the bullpen. In some cases, it's because they pitch poorly after
- Introducing the First (And Last) Notty Awards
history when upon the final out of Joe Buck’s Global Series of Base-ball our blog shall notch its appointment with the executioner.
Here at NotGraphs, we will no longer be here at NotGraphs.
- Matt Wieters: Effects of Tommy John Surgery
Matt Wieters was having a great season in 2014 until early May when his elbow began barking. Eventually his season was lost and he needed Tommy John surgery. Owners may not want to own a hitter
- Buck Showalter and Managing the Postseason
the division series. However, on the other end of things, we could put together an argument that the Orioles bullpen, and more specifically Buck Showalter's management of his relievers, won
- Q&A: Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles Manager
The Baltimore Orioles are about to win the American League East and Buck Showalter, in all likelihood, will be named Manager of the Year. The latter is quite an accomplishment for someone who refers
- John Paschal Live Chat! -- 4/30/14
John Paschal: Hey, everybody! I will be here at 2:30 Eastern, or, unfortunately, "Private Time Central," to answer all your baseball questions. So fill up the queue and I will see you
- Lobaton, Suzuki and Buck? Oh My!
lot more than the power stats. Should Zunino's plate discipline issues appear front-and-center again this season, it might not be long before we start seeing John Buck, a notorious fast-starter
- NotGraphs Haiku: McCarver and Buck
- John Buck's New Approach
John Buck cannot be stopped. Buck was an afterthought in the mega Blue Jays/Mets deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto, but he's been the best player early on. In 66 plate appearances, Buck already
- Appreciating John Buck
If you polled 100 fantasy baseball owners a month ago and asked who would be the number one catcher through the first 10 games of the season, how many of them do you think would have said John Buck
- Call John Buck
Since John Buck has the name of a Dodge City sheriff with nothing left to lose, it's somewhat fitting that he's a hero in real, actual life:
Buck ran to the overturned car and went to work
- Buck Showalter's Musical Tastes
, is why someone can't just sing the damn National Anthem the way the composers -- John Wayne, Patrick Henry and Superman -- intended ...
If it makes you feel any better, Buck, know that it gets
- Happy Birthday, Buck!
So this is purty cool: the fledgling Chicago Baseball Museum is hosting a party on February 3 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the great Buck O'Neil, who passed away in 2006. The details can
- How John Buck's Deal Has Held Up
for a short span. The exception is John Buck, who signed a three-year, $18 million contract early in the free agency season. While the initial reaction pegged it as a poor deal, there was a chance
- Marlins Ink John Buck
Dime stage of their careers. The conversation briefly, ever so briefly, centered on Loria’s sudden generosity yesterday when the team inked John Buck for three years and $18 million … then the team
- John Buck Has a Big Night
Toronto Blue Jays catcher John Buck had a big night on Thursday, blasting three home runs against the Oakland As.
The graph doesn't really convey Buck's contribution (only showing two of his
- Toronto's Catcher Bonanza: Buck, Castro, Chavez
by signing John Buck for one year and two million dollars moments after he was non-tendered by the Kansas City Royals (all set with Jason Kendall), veteran Ramon Castro for one year and one million dollars