- Julio Urias, the Dodgers, and the History of Teenage Pitchers
of talented youth is relevant today largely because of the Dodgers, their rotation, and their top pitching prospect left-hander Julio Urias. The Dodgers possess the largest major-league payroll by roughly
- What to Make of Julio Teheran
In the FanGraphs Experts ottoneu League, I nearly traded Julio Teheran this off-season. I shopped him hard, targeting OF help. But holding him on a cheap contract was just too attractive - he's 24
- Challenging Alex Rodriguez
Remember Alex Rodriguez? He’s playing baseball again. He’s also just six home runs from passing Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list. Now that we’ve left the frenzied Bonds record
- Two Eras of Francisco Rodriguez
another commitment to Francisco Rodriguez, this one for at least two years and $13 million. It happened above the general manager's head, but it's not a nightmare; Rodriguez remains a useful pitcher
- The Value of Melky Cabrera and Julio Urias in Ottoneu
cases. This all came to fore over a trade:
Encarnacion Instant Breakfast (me) receives -
$7 Collin McHugh
$4 Brandon McCarthy
$4 Melky Cabrera
Bang the Woodrum receives -
$3 Julio Urias
- Julio Teheran, Shah of Atlanta
Julio Teheran followed up his breakout 2013 season with a 2014 campaign that was in many ways superior, increasing his WAR from 2.5 to 3.2 and finishing 14th among starting pitchers, according
- Is Julio Urias Ready For The Big Leagues?
Julio Urias, LHP, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD, High-A – most recently viewed 8/18 at Lancaster)
The Mexican-born Urias signed at age 16 in August 2012 as part of a package deal from his local
- Julio Teheran and Hidden Inflation
Today, Julio Teheran joined the ever growing ranks of young players to sign long term deals early in their careers, agreeing to a six year contract with the Braves that guarantees him $32.4 million
- Alex Rodriguez and Friends
If you have not looked at Alex Rodriguez's Facebook page recently, a) why the devil not?, and b) you may not have seen this photograph, taken on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, that features
- Rodriguez Arbitration Decision A Clean Sweep For MLB
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday as part of an effort to overturn his suspension. That suspension became effective on Saturday
- What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
The suspension portion of the Alex Rodriguez Legal Battle Royale Season One has finally been resolved. The Yankees and the writers who analyze them can officially remove the A-Rod variable. Yesterday
- Arbitrator's Decision On Rodriguez Suspension Leaves Bad Taste
Baseball arbitrator Frederic Horowitz reduced Alex Rodriguez's suspension from 211 to 162 games in an opinion released to the parties today. Now that the arbitrator has ruled, Rodriguez's suspension
- Julio Teheran Breaks Out
Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran finally lived up to his promise last season. The 22-year-old had been knocking at the door for two years, but couldn't seem to fall into a full-time role. When he
- Lazily Testing a Theory with Regard to Alex Rodriguez
Jeff Passan of Yahoo has submitted a science hypothesis to the teeming masses by way of media sociale, as follows:
You could substitute Alex Rodriguez's name for Lance Armstrong and pretty
- Joely Rodriguez: Power Lefty of Note
a closer look. One such pitcher is Pirates southpaw prospect Joely Rodriguez.
Rodriguez entered 2013 as a virtual nonentity. After all, his 2012 campaign saw him strike out a meager 32 batters in 64
- The Booing and Cheering of Alex Rodriguez: A New York Times Comment Section Analysis
The New York Times has an article this week, titled, "Boo Rodriguez or Cheer Him? It’s Oh So Complicated." The article is a fine read, but what I found surprisingly compelling were the comments
- Prospect Stock Watch: Julio Urias, and Some Blue Jays
Dodgers lefty prospect Julio Urias has made 17 starts this season. Julio Urias, as you may have heard, is 17 years old.
Fifteen of his starts came before his birthday less than two weeks ago
- Alex Rodriguez and Avisail Garcia: Waiver Wire
One of best players of all time is available in nearly 40% of fantasy leagues. Alright, that's not entirely fair. Alex Rodriguez has performed well in his brief stint this season, but his skills
- The Alex Rodriguez Legal-Morass Flowchart
Another day, another wrinkle in the Alex Rodriguez-Biogenesis-MLB-Yankees-Hip-Injury Saga. Some days, there are multiple wrinkles. It's not easy to keep it all straight.
The main event, of course
- Alex Rodriguez, Born Again
Alex Rodriguez was The Prodigy, a killer shortstop in his teens that did everything. Then he was The Contract, the super star handcuffing a Texas team from being any better just by virtue of his
- MLB Suspends Alex Rodriguez Through 2014 Season; 12 Others Get 50 Games
took the most drastic action against Alex Rodriguez. The league suspended Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season (49 games) and all of the 2014 season, for a total of 211 games. The suspension
- Alex Rodriguez: Mass Murderer
I assume the one-armed man is Johnny Damon.
According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez “is the Whitey Bulger of baseball, the most wanted criminal in the game’s history
- Julio Teheran: From Prospect Fatigue to Potential Ace?
as a reader points out, Wednesday's game was at Dodger Stadium.) The other was 22-year old Julio Teheran, and his gem seemed to herald his arrival as the real deal. Marquis was a supplemental first
- Just How Good is Julio Teheran?
Julio Teheran is owned in just 52% of Yahoo! leagues but I expect that number to jump up pretty swiftly after last night’s performance. If he’s available, it’s time to put a claim in on him and offer
- So You're Buying Into Wandy Rodriguez
rate in ESPN leagues and 24% raise in start rate in CBS leagues, is none other than Pittsburgh's Wandy Rodriguez.
I get why, of course. You look at the surface-level stats and they seem impressive
- Julio Teheran's Missing Changeup
After a dominant spring, many hoped Julio Teheran had turned a corner. His disappointing 2012 campaign was attributed to a variety of mechanical changes, but offseason reports suggested Teheran had
- Daily Notes: Julio Teheran's Spring Opposition, Examined
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Entirely Relevant Preamble
2. Julio Teheran's Spring Opposition, Examined
3. Mostly Unhelpful Video
- Slightly Altered Photo: Captain Rodriguez
- What is going on with Julio Teheran?
This season was rough for Julio Teheran after he scorched the minors in his first four seasons. Relying on a mid-90s fastball Teheran punished the lower leagues before making the jump to Triple
- Alex Rodriguez News Summary
Alex Rodriguez is probably the most despised player in baseball history. Rodriguez' contract is considered among the worst in baseball. Alex Rodriguez has vehemently denied reports he
- Alex Rodriguez and the Easily Justifiable Decision
It began when Alex Rodriguez was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez, with Ibanez instantly turning into a hero. Then Rodriguez was left out of the lineup. Then Rodriguez allegedly flirted with female fans
- Shortstop Injuries: Tulowitzki, Rodriguez, Furcal
no reason to keep Tulowitzki on your roster in non-keeper leagues.
Recently activated from the disabled list, where he found himself after punching a wall in Triple-A Durham
- Trending Third Basemen: Freese, S. Rodriguez, Alvarez
a career year in terms of overall counting stats, but then again he's never played in more than 97 games in a season.
On the other end of the sizzle spectrum is Sean Rodriguez who started off
- Three Big Moments With Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez is reportedly slated to announce his retirement from baseball today. There will be much written about his impressive career, and much of it will focus on whether or not he will get
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
exacerbated in the last couple of seasons -- but another week of falling on his face and you might have a real opportunity on your hands.
ARod rolled a couple singles out
- $1 Infielder: Sean Rodriguez
and Yunel Escobar.
One of those $1 players is Sean Rodriguez of the Rays. The 26-year-old will be Tampa Bay's primary shortstop this season, or at least early in the season if Reid Brignac winds up
- How Will Wandy Rodriguez Fare in the AL?
For the first three seasons of his career, Wandy Rodriguez was nothing more than your average, run-of-the-mill starting pitcher. He had an ERA that ranged from 4.58 to 5.64, a HR/FB rate perpetually
- What to do with Alex Rodriguez?
Thirteenth place. That's where Alex Rodriguez finished among third basemen in my most competitive fantasy league this season. That was behind the likes of Emilio Bonifacio, Jhonny Peralta and Ryan
- Playoff Waiver Wire: Sean Rodriguez
There aren’t many players who have bigger gaps in talent from one side of the plate to the other than Sean Rodriguez. The Rays shortstop has shown impressive talent against the Ned Flanderses
- Cake!: Messrs. Jeter and Rodriguez
presents your Daguerreotype of the Evening ...
As you can plainly see, the above cake recreates some randy grabbing on the part of Mr. Rodriguez -- a sequence of decisions and violations
- Zobrist, Mauer, Rodriguez: 2012 Multi-Positional Players
Mauer will have value no matter where you slot him. In standard leagues the extra position is luxury that you’re probably better of not using.
Sean Rodriguez (2B, gaining SS and 3B, losing
- Wandy Rodriguez: Underrated Quality Pitcher
Last week, the Houston Astros put Wandy Rodriguez on waivers, giving teams until Tuesday afternoon to make a claim on him. At the time, Jon Heyman noted that only "some fool" would put in a claim
- The Chances of a Wandy Rodriguez Trade
This past off-season it seemed as though Wandy Rodriguez would sit near the top of available pitchers at the deadline. The Astros were going nowhere, and Rodriguez was set to hit free agency after
- Mets Trade Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers
Late last night, news broke that the Mets had traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers (along with $5 million to help off-set his contract) for two players to be named later. My immediate
- Edwin Rodriguez: The Writing Was on the Wall
The Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez, announced his sudden, surprising-yet-not-all-that-surprising resignation on Sunday. the Marlins are presently 1 for the month of June, and now 0-1 without
- The Slow Decline of Alex Rodriguez
this year, there's one player whose decline is hiding in the background: Alex Rodriguez.
I remember a time when Alex Rodriguez was the yearly consensus first pick in fantasy baseball. People would
- Eric Hosmer, Julio Teheran, Jose Iglesias: Mining the Minors
Jennings to worry about. He's rosterable in AL-only leagues with deep benches, but he may not return to St. Pete in short order.
Julio Teheran, Braves SP
Minor-League statistics: 3-0 W-L; 1.80 ERA; 1.10
- Alex Rodriguez Addresses His Tenants’ Concerns
investigates a recent news report revealing that an apartment complex owned by Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez isn't up to code. Coincidentally (or not!), the Preakness Stakes has announced an unusual
- $1 Second Basemen: Rodriguez, Espinosa, Hill
likelihood Sean Rodriguez is going to be starting for the Tampa Bay Rays on opening day. We're not just sure exactly where. Luckily for us Rodriguez has second base eligibility wrapped up. Last year
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Alex Rodriguez
Today’s ADP Crowdsourcing comes from a suggestion by RotoGraphs’ own Mike Axisa. Snaps for Mike.
Alex Rodriguez’s 2010 had some ups, but it also had more than it’s fair share of downs. He started
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Wandy Rodriguez
Today in ADP Crowdsourcing, I go all Harry Potter and talk about Wandy Rodriguez.
Most owners probably don’t realize just how good Wandy Rodriguez was last season after he started slow
- Alex Rodriguez's First Big Deal
This post is not timely whatsoever, so apologies for that; also, props to Tommy Rancel for suggesting it and helping with the research.
On July 27, 1996, Alex Rodriguez turned 21 years old. He
- Alex Rodriguez and Power
Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th, but his owners have noticed that there was something wonky going on before the race to the benchmark ever started. A look at Jack Moore's piece on the moment
- Rodriguez Hits 600
In the first inning of today's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Alex Rodriguez blasted his 600th career home run to dead center field off of Toronto starter Shaun Marcum. You can watch the video
- Finding the Real Julio Borbon
adequate solutions at first base, catcher, in the rotation, and in the bullpen. One area I neglected, possibly because the Rangers hadn't moved to solve the problem, was center field. Julio Borbon
- Dallas Braden Attacks Alex Rodriguez Again. Is Baseball's "Code" Really Still Relevant?
Every time Alex Rodriguez does anything -- poses in Details Magazine, slaps a ball out of a glove, shouts to distract a fielder from a pop-up, admits to taking banned drugs, runs across the pitcher's
- Alex Rodriguez and the Predictability of October
Alex Rodriguez entered the Yankees ALDS against the Twins with a playoff wOBA of .377 in 170 plate appearances. Certainly an impressive mark, given a league wOBA ranging from .330 to .340
- Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
On Monday I addressed the Scott Kazmir deal and portrayed the player to be named later someone who probably wouldn’t impact things too much.
I was wrong.
He is Sean Rodriguez, confirmed
- Julio Lugo and Chris Duncan Swapped
Numerous sources are reporting that the Cardinals and Red Sox have agreed to swap Chris Duncan and Julio Lugo. The move comes not too long after the Red Sox designated Lugo for assignment, giving
- Giving Away Julio Lugo
When the Red Sox signed Julio Lugo to a four-year, 36 million dollar contract in winter 2006, Theo Epstein assumed he was getting the player who hit .284/.348/.405 over the previous season. Two
- Sean Rodriguez Needs to Seize the Day
environments that the club's minor league affiliates play in.
Sean Rodriguez has put up some interesting power/speed numbers in the minor leagues, including 24 home runs and 16 stolen bases in High
- Declining Peripherals and Francisco Rodriguez
Francisco Rodriguez had a fantastic season in 2008, where he set the single-season save record and was the most valuable relief pitcher in fantasy baseball. But conventional wisdom says to avoid
- Jorge Julio to Milwaukee
will put them at $90 mil for 2009, meaning that, prior to today, they had $27.3 mil to spend in order to add five or more wins.
The Brewers just signed Jorge Julio to a 1-yr deal, so how does he
- Daily Graphing - Matt Murton & John Rodriguez
Typically when you think of the best sluggers in baseball, names like David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero come to mind. How about the Cubs' Matt Murton or the Cardinals' John Rodriguez? Probably