- Trade Fallout: Carlos Gonzalez to Colorado
A gifted center fielder with well-regarded hitting skills, Carlos Gonzalez has now been involved in two blockbuster trades over the past two off seasons. Originally signed by the Arizona
- Fredi Gonzalez's Decision-Making Is Not Helping the Braves
a series against the Houston Astros and facing lefty starter J.A. Happ. Gonzalez chose to sit Jason Heyward for this game with Matt Diaz starting in RF, Martin Prado in LF, and Juan Francisco at 3B
- This Is Juan Berenguer
I had no idea who Juan Berenguer was, had never heard of him, not once, until I saw that, above, at Old Time Family Baseball.
Baseball players come and go. Thousands of them, over a lifetime
- Crawford and Gonzalez
Sox this week. That's right, over the last five years, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford have been virtually identical in value.
They're nine months apart in age. Gonzalez has a shoulder problem
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Juan Uribe
I legitimately have no idea what to expect for Juan Uribe's next contract. The results should be pretty interesting.
- Daily Graphing - Juan Pierre
Rumor has it that the Cubs are close to trading for the Marlins' center fielder Juan Pierre. We all know about Juan Pierre's speed. He was second in the National League in stolen bases and over
- Daily Graphing - Juan Uribe
After a solid season last year, it looked like Juan Uribe might be ready to breakout. Looking at his final year end numbers, it really looks like he took more of a step backwards. The graphs
- Juan Uribe, Walk Machine
/leaders.aspx?p…— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) May 2, 2013
Assuming you read the headline to this post, I've already spoiled the answer, but I'm not sure that knowing that Juan Uribe
- Is Gio Gonzalez Worth the Hype?
Step aside, C.J. Wilson. There's a new pitcher in town commanding the attention of major league teams. Following his best season as a pro, the Oakland Athletics are looking to deal Gio Gonzalez
- Alex Gonzalez's Hot Start
Signed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2011 by the Blue Jays this offseason, Alex Gonzalez did not attract much attention on the free agent market after being cut loose by the Red Sox
- Adrian Gonzalez and the Petco Challenge
When fantasy players think of the top first basemen in the game, Adrian Gonzalez is not the first name that comes to mind. But the first overall pick in the 2000 draft put up his third straight
- Daily Graphing - Juan Padilla
with this formula that I quickly threw together, it will definitely point you in the direction of some of the biggest luck offenders. I couldn't help but laugh when, at the very top of the list, I saw Juan
- The Complete Juan Francisco (Abridged)
of now-Braves third baseman Juan Francisco remarkable.
Over the course of just two plate appearances during yesterday's victory over the Mets (box), Francisco behaved exactly like Juan Francisco would
- Adrian Gonzalez to Boston
While the deal is not quite official, the San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox have agreed in principle to a swap that would send 1B Adrian Gonzalez to Beantown in exchange for RHP Casey Kelly, 1B
- Adrian Gonzalez's Walks
speculation is Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres star first baseman. With two years remaining on an unbelievably team friendly contract (he's owed just $10.25 million over both years), and coming off a +6.3 win
- Gonzalez vs Teixeira
Adrian Gonzalez is the new Roy Halladay. Given his agent's statements that he is not willing to give San Diego a hometown discount and sees Mark Teixeira's contract as the comparison for what his
- Is Gio Gonzalez Learning?
As a lefty who can spin curves that put Beyonce to shame (okay, not really), Gio Gonzalez garners attention. Gio whiffed 10.3 batters per nine innings on the farm and rated among Baseball America's
- Juan Pierre Is Not Hot
offense a boost, but it has also caused some consternation among some who believe that Juan Pierre has played well enough in Manny's absence that he should keep playing regularly.
And it's true
- Joey Votto or Adrian Gonzalez?
seasons, with one posting the third-best wOBA in the majors at first base, and the other ranking sixth at the position.
Cincinnati's Joey Votto and San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez seem to be valued about
- Gonzalez vs Beltre
Faced with a decision between two Adrians, the Red Sox finally settled on the younger, left-handed one, and have agreed to a deal that will bring Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. In return, the Padres
- Juan Uribe Bounces Back
For most baseball players, having Juan Uribe's recent track record after the 2008 season meant you had a nice little career and could either retire or play independent league ball somewhere. Uribe
- Peter Bourjos or Juan Pierre?
A couple of weeks back, I was talking to the great Carson Cistulli, and he posed an interesting question: Peter Bourjos, or Juan Pierre? Now, because of the nature of the conversation, I had
- Mike Gonzalez Potentially an Oriole
it appears likely that Mike Gonzalez will join the fray on a two-year deal worth at least $12M and up to as much as $16M. The deal is currently contingent on Gonzalez passing a physical – usually a given
- Juan Pierre...is...Clutch??
As I write this, Bill Plaschke's "Pierre-dar 2008" is informing him something wonderful has just happened. You see, it appears that Juan Pierre has been one of the clutchiest players this season
- Royals Sign Juan Cruz
For the last few weeks the big news around Juan Cruz has been speculation surrounding a sign-and-trade deal involving the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins. Understandably, the Diamondbacks
- Kindling Juan Morillo's Heat
Juan Morillo is 25-years-old with an average fastball velocity near 97 miles per hour. As far as baseball chances go, the only thing that Morillo could do to make himself more endearing to a long
- Royals Flush Juan Cruz
the release of Juan Cruz. I just don’t get it.
When the Royals signed Cruz to a two-year deal worth six million in February 2009, it looked a heck of a lot smarter than their signing of Kyle Farnsworth
- Four Factors: Carlos Gonzalez
series, this time a request: Colorado Rockies uber-outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez is in his third season in the majors, and this is the first in which he will likely approach 600 plate appearances
- Adrian Gonzalez: Resetting Expectations
If you’d done nothing in 2012 but read the local papers, you might think that Adrian Gonzalez was among the biggest busts of modern times. Coming off a stellar 2011 Boston debut, his production
- Will Adrian Gonzalez Rebound?
Adrian Gonzalez was a disappointment last season. While his overall slash line of .299/.344/.463 isn't terrible for most players, it represented a pretty big fall from the elite production he's
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
Adrian Gonzalez has been pretty much everything the Red Sox expected him to be and then some after sending three top prospects (and Eric Patterson) to the Padres to acquire the now-29-year-old
- The Power Will Not Return for Adrian Gonzalez
At the beginning of last year, we took some heat for leaving Adrian Gonzalez near the top of the first base rankings. Our reasoning, if I can speak for the consensus ranking crew, was that power
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
When I published our updated first base tier rankings last week, I mentioned that Adrian Gonzalez had hit just 13 homers in his previous 478 plate appearances dating back to last year. That stretch
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Adrian Gonzalez
When I first wrote this, Gonzalez was still on the road to being a Red Sox. Then, I edited it when the deal fell through, and again when the deal ended up getting done. However, the question set I
- Juan Pierre Returns to Miami
On Saturday night, the Marlins followed up their latest salary dump by welcoming back Juan Pierre. With Logan Morrison expected to become the team's starting first baseman, assuming he's not traded
- Firing Fredi Gonzalez
Yesterday, Fredi Gonzalez became the second third managerial casualty of the year, following Trey Hillman's ouster in Kansas City (update: and Dave Trembley in Baltimore. Thanks, Rob Stratmeyer
- Juan Pierre on the South Side
The Chicago White Sox have pulled off another of their trademark surprising trades by acquiring Juan Pierre from the Dodgers for two players to be named later [as of this writing, I'm reading
- Arizona Acquires Juan Miranda
, Towers sent a teenage arm to the New York Yankees to pick up a long-time minor leaguer with a LaRoche-like skill set.
Arizona acquired first baseman Juan Miranda from the Yankees in exchange
- Why Juan Pierre?
who has produced in his limited appearances.
The White Sox list of problems starts at the top of the order. In 72 of the Sox 76 games Juan Pierre has hit leadoff, and he has produced a .274 wOBA
- Carlos Gonzalez And The Value Of Runs
of the points worth making have already been spoken for, as those three are among the best on earth at discussing issues relating to baseball. And so, when they all tackled Carlos Gonzalez over the last few
- Comparing the Bruce and Gonzalez Extensions
at it again this week, signing Carlos Gonzalez to a seven-year deal for around $80 million. That's a pretty massive contract for a player who has played one full season and parts of two others. It also seems
- Toying with the Adrian Gonzalez Market
(and represented in the Total category) rather than making everyone translate the wOBA to runs and figure things out from there.
Now obviously, we’re talking about acquiring Adrian Gonzalez – who
- Examining Gio Gonzalez
Lost in the improbable and rather infatuating season from R.A. Dickey and yet another commanding performance by Clayton Kershaw sits Gio Gonzalez and his measly 5.4 WAR season.
Gonzalez went 21-8
- Crowdsourcing Results: Gonzalez and Reynolds
Here are your results from this week’s round of topical crowdsourcing.
Adrian Gonzalez (Red Sox / Padres)
My vote: 16 / 25
Average: 13.3 / 23.2
Median: 12 / 23
Std Dev: 5.3 / 6.6
- Projecting Carlos Gonzalez
There's nothing more exciting than a breakout star both in reality and in fantasy, and that's what Carlos Gonzalez was last season. He took home the National League batting title with a .336 AVG
- How Good Is Gio Gonzalez?
Yesterday, the Nationals gave up four prospects, including three of their top 10 guys, for the right to acquire Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland A's. This follows on the heels of the Mat Latos trade
- Mike Gonzalez Traded to Rangers
Gonzalez from the Orioles for a PTBNL.
On the surface, this is a relatively minor move. Ooo, the Rangers add another veteran arm to help them shore up their bullpen down the stretch -- not such a big
- Juan Nicasio Is Just as Surprised as You Are
Nicasio reacts to news of his promotion.
Colorado Rockies' prospect Juan Nicasio will make his major-league debut Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. As the above photo indicates, he is very
- Admiring Juan Francisco's Home Run
In case you missed it -- and I sincerely doubt that's possible -- Juan Francisco hit a really long home run last night against the Cubs. Compagno Cistulli already detailed the home run for us
- Q&A Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez is a student of hitting, which should come as no surprise given that he is one of the game’s premier sluggers. The left-handed-hitting first baseman has a career slash line of .288
- Adrian Gonzalez's Evolution, Part I
This is the first of a two-part series on Adrian Gonzalez's evolution as a hitter.
Writing for ESPN.com last year, Dave Cameron suggested that then-newly-acquired slugger Adrian Gonzalez
- Juan Uribe Isn't Always Melancholic
quietly to the grass.
In those moments, take heart. Emo Juan Uribe knows your pain.
H/T R.J. Anderson
- Carlos Gonzalez's Improved Plate Discipline
It's not often that a young player receives a seven-year deal for $80 million before he hits his arbitration years, but Carlos Gonzalez is receiving just that from the Colorado Rockies this week
- Nationals Tie Knot With Gio Gonzalez
The Nationals have not been shy about their dealings with Gio Gonzalez. First, they dealt three of their top 10 prospects -- including two of their top three -- for the 26-year-old hurler. Then, over
- Is Fenway Helping Or Hurting Adrian Gonzalez?
If there were questions earlier this year whether Adrian Gonzalez was among the best hitters in baseball, consider your doubts answered. After hitting 71 home runs and posting a .288/.400/.530 line
- Juan Rivera and Juan Francisco: Waiver Wire Injury Replacements
might be enough to carry you to the end. For you NL-only leaguers and deep mixed league owners, here are two you might consider.
Juan Rivera |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 4.6% Yahoo - 4.0%
- Gio Gonzalez: Walks and K's Galore
Since he was taken in the supplemental first round of the 2004 draft, Gio Gonzalez has alternately enticed and unnerved major league talent evaluators.
If you squint a little bit, the left-hander
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez has no doubt seen his fair share of U-Haul trucks. The former supplemental-first-round selection out of a Miami high school during the 2004 draft has played for the White Sox, Phillies
- Free Agent Bargain: Juan Rivera
who won't cost an arm and a leg. That guy is Juan Rivera.
Two years ago, Rivera hit .310/.362/.525 for the Angels, racking up a 2.45 WPA/LI mark that made him a very solid contributor to Anaheim's
- Traded: Juan Pierre to the White Sox
Lost in the awesomeness of the Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee blockbuster, the Dodgers have traded outfielder Juan Pierre to the Chicago White Sox for minor leaguers Jon Link and John Ely. The White Sox have
- Juan Rivera Hits Paydirt, But Why?
The news out of Los Angeles is that the Dodgers have inked outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera to a one-year guaranteed deal worth $4.5 million, with a club option for 2013. This deal is puzzling
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Juan Uribe
Juan Uribe, playoff hero*, is not worth much more than Jhonny Peralta, says the crowd. Or, at least, the expectation is that the contracts they sign this winter will be similar, which either bodes
- Brewers Lose Gonzalez to Injured Knee
disabled list with a left hamstring injury. Finally, over the weekend against the San Francisco Giants, shortstop Alex Gonzalez landed on the disabled list with what appears to be a very serious leg
- A Low Cost Gio Gonzalez Alternative
Last week, reports began to surface that the Marlins were interested in acquiring Gio Gonzalez from the A's. Depending on how much credibility you put in various rumors, the A's have asked
- Snapshots from the 1980s: Juan Samuel
Editor’s note: This previously unpublished interview was conducted in 2008.
Juan Samuel wasn’t the best second baseman of the 1980s, but he was definitely among the most exciting. The former
- Is Nyjer Morgan the next Juan Pierre?
leadoff man and everyday left fielder.
If Morgan holds down the starting job all season his upside is 2003-vintage Juan Pierre. That year, Pierre hit .305, stole 65 bases and had roughly a $30 season
- Can Juan Uribe Keep it Up?
In 2004, Juan Uribe posted a 108 wRC+ as a 24-year old. He had position eligibility at 2B, 3B and SS and was one of the most exciting middle infielders in fantasy baseball. Flash forward to 2010
- Strikeout Rates: Bumgarner & Gio Gonzalez
Overall, the predicted drop in K
- Q&A: Jordan Zimmermann & Gio Gonzalez
Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez have a few notable things in common. The Washington Nationals mound duo have outstanding stuff and rely more on pitching to their strengths than on scouting reports
- Gonzalez, Kemp, Bonifacio, Bourn, and Young
What do these fellow batsmen have in common?
• Adrian Gonzalez
• Matt Kemp
• Emilio Bonifacio
• Michael Bourn
• Michael Young
Well, probably a lot, seeing as how they all share a profession
- When Should San Diego Trade Adrian Gonzalez?
While it has generally been assumed that Adrian Gonzalez won't be in San Diego much longer, the Padres front office confirmed these beliefs with some public comments last week, stating
- Adrian Gonzalez’s Evolution, Part II
Part two of a two-part series.
In Part I of this series, I dove into some Pitch F/X data to try and tease out how Adrian Gonzalez changed his approach after leaving San Diego in 2011. Overall
- Were The Padres Right to Trade Gonzalez Now?
, Adrian Gonzalez played in the regular season finale that proved to be a bittersweet ending to a surprise run that lasted all season. The team fell just short of the playoffs, but still won 90 games
- Braves Choose Fredi Gonzalez to Replace Cox
achieved under his guidance. They will turn to a former third base coach under Cox and previous Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez, 46, has been managing and coaching between the minors
- Gio Gonzalez, Pitcher Abuse, and a Modern-Day Record
Last season, after joining the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez threw 3,198 pitches in the regular season, plus 209 more in the playoffs. That is an awful lot of pitches, but this article isn't about
- Juan Oviedo & Chris Tillman: Deep League WW
on a vacation. Joining the 21st century is a nice thing. As a result, I found two free agent gems for you deep leaguers!
Juan Oviedo | RP FLA | CBS 7% Owned
For those thinking who
- Request-a-GIF: Gio Gonzalez Mostly Sliding
Reader and home-surgery enthusiast Brian writes in thusly:
In the bottom of the Nats 5th today, Gio Gonzalez slid into third base. I was listening on radio, and the play by play guys had a hard
- FanGraphs Audio: Fredi Gonzalez, Andrelton Simmons
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and shortstop Andrelton Simmons.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence
- Dodgers Give Juan Uribe Three Years
At this point last winter Juan Uribe was still more than a month away from signing. The year before he was two months away from signing a minor league deal. This year he has found a deal before
- Braves Trade J.J. Hoover to Reds for Juan Francisco
With Chipper Jones on the DL for the first two weeks of the season, the Braves traded one of their top pitching prospects, J.J. Hoover, to acquire Reds third base prospect Juan Francisco. Hoover
- Juan Francisco & Norichika Aoki: Deep League Wire
that they could maintain their skills over every day at-bats.
Juan Francisco | ATL 3B | 5% Owned
Surprise, surprise, Chipper Jones is injured again. While his current ailment isn't serious
- Juan Miranda: Rising First Base Option
The Diamondbacks stated the season with an odd three-man platoon at first base, using Xavier Nady against lefties and both Juan Miranda and Russell Branyan against righties. Branyan's .285 wOBA in 69
- New! Juan Pierre App for iPhone Lets You Filter Juan Pierre Through the Cultural Filter of Your Choice!
A new app, exclusively for iPhone and available for $4.99, allows you to filter any image of Juan Pierre through a variety of cultural filters. A few examples for your enjoyment:
- Franklin Morales & Juan Pierre: Waiver Wire
of the ingredients are there though, meaning the velocity, the four-pitch mix, ability to miss bats, and left-handedness, so now's the time to pounce if you're looking to add an arm.
Juan Pierre | OF | Phillies
- Rajai Davis and Juan Pierre: Waiver Wire Speed
for it if it did. Check your place in the standings and see. If you can gain a few points in the steals category, then get Davis onto your team.
Juan Pierre, PHI |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 16.6% Yahoo
- Jedd Gyorko and Juan Pierre: Waiver Wire Help
make for a fantastic play in your infield and depending on your league's position eligibility requirements, he could even more valuable with both second and third base eligibility.
Juan Pierre, MIA
- Gonzalez Loves Mountains; Headley Hates Beaches
Well, actually I have no idea if Carlos Gonzalez loves the mountains or if Chase Headley hates the beach, but if my home/road splits looked like their's, I would certainly start to appreciate/blame
- Juan Pierre and Avon Barksdale: A Shaggy Dog Story
the show. It's just really, really good.
With that said, I will close with a The Wire reference. The real reason for this post:
"I'm just a gangsta, I suppose." -- Juan Pierre
(h/t to NotGraph
- Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Gio Gonzalez
-hander Gio Gonzalez -- the pitcher who currently has the highest strikeout rate (31.5%) and fifth-best SIERA (2.81) and third-highest WAR (2.0) among qualified pitchers.
What Might Be Surprising
- Juan Nicasio and Andrew Oliver: Mining the Minors
that a player will make his way to the majors during this season.
Juan Nicasio, SP
Current Level: Double-A
Statistics: 5-1 W-L; 2.22 ERA; 1.02 WHIP; 63:10 over 56 2/3 IPs
- Josh Reddick and Alex Gonzalez: Waiver Wire Help
Alex Gonzalez, MIL |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 21.5% Yahoo - 16.0%
Gonzalez might be a tough sell for a lot of you, but given his power production and the current state of the shortstop
- Video: Juan Francisco Invents New Kind of Home Run
When baseball analysts look at Juan Francisco, they see a player who "doesn't play defense that well" and "has little understanding of the strike zone -- a.k.a. a really important thing
- Upton, Gonzalez and McCutchen: Tier Two NL Outfielders
season. On the other hand, he's only 24. If he does get better, he could have a scary good year.
It might be tempting to draw a corollary between Gonzalez heading into 2011
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Heisey & Gonzalez
as he's starting, he may even earn some shallow mixed league value.
Alex Gonzalez | 3% Owned
What is this, 2010 (when Gonzalez actually earned positive fantasy value)? The 37 year old former
- Gonzalez and DeJesus: Arm Injuries Still Not Healed
, but please let me know of any previously injured players you want examined.
Adrian Gonzalez (shoulder): Adrian was one a great acquisitions for the Boston Red Sox this off season. He came in and played
- Adrian Gonzalez Saves Team from Death or Worse
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Gonzalez Strands Prado
- Juan Uribe, Todd Helton and Omar Infante: Waiver Wire
In today's edition of the Waiver Wire, we look at three players who have all been around awhile.
Juan Uribe | 53% Owned (Y!) | 53% Owned (ESPN)
While Uribe isn’t exactly a stud, he does have
- Juan Rivera and Kyle Weiland: Deep League Waiver Wire
League Debut and avoid losing your entire readership. I could do no wrong!
Juan Rivera, LAD OF | 6%
Usual lefty-mashing Marcus Thames was released yesterday and the Dodgers subsequently replaced him
- I Hate to Travel in Winter: On Gio Gonzalez and Felipe Paulino
No, in fact there are no real surprises on this list until we get down to numbers 44 and 45, where we find Messrs Gio Gonzalez and Felipe Paulino, respectively. Regard:
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Juan Miranda and Jayson Nix
for some free agent bait.
Juan Miranda, ARI, 1B | 5% Owned
Despite only accumulating eight at-bats over the team's first four games, manager Kirk Gibson reported today that Miranda
- Nick Markakis, Juan Pierre, Denard Span: Three AL OFs You Can Cut
farm system, were going to transform into contenders by 2012 or 2013, and Markakis was going to be in the discussion for AL MVP. Sometimes we can try too hard to look smart.
Juan Pierre, White Sox