- Billy Wagner Is Still Good
heater. Depowering batters since the middle of the 1990s, Wagner is 39 appearances into the campaign and holds the best ERA through that mark of his career. ERA is hardly the best earmark of a good
- Defining Balanced Lineups
- The Musical Decisions of Mark Trumbo
Angels slugger Mark Trumbo is famous for his power potential and his power potential. Insofar as musical tastes are concerned, however, Mr. Trumbo embraces a pregame oeuvre at which
- Billy Wagner Returns
Assuming Billy Wagner’s appearances are nothing but an audition for another team, his first act went about as well as the Mets could script.
Wagner entered last night’s game in the eighth
- Billy Wagner to Atlanta
We saw the first big move of free agency late last night, as the Atlanta Braves signed closer Billy Wagner. With the potential losses of Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez looming large, Frank Wren
- What Wagner Worry?
Following a two-year stint with the Phillies, southpaw closer Billy Wagner up and signed a 4 yr/$43 mil deal with the division rival Mets. The deal would last from 2006-09 with an option for 2010
- Is Billy Wagner a Hall of Famer?
Yesterday, R.J. Anderson discussed just how impressive Billy Wagner's career has been and how magnificently he is pitching this season:
FIP supports that Wagner has pitched extremely well. His 2.12
- Wagner And The 2010 Option
The Red Sox acquired Billy Wagner from the Mets today after a few days of drama surrounding the waiver claim, ranging from Wagner and Papelbon sparring over Twitter (is anyone surprised
- Signed: Billy Wagner with the Braves
Marking the first major move of the offseason, the Atlanta Braves are all set to acquire Billy Wagner if he passes their physical examination. The deal is for a reported $7 million this year
- At Least You're Not Butts Wagner
, life lessoning, and made up words that are probably actually anagrams for swears. Here is one such draft, originally titled Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are You're Not Butts Wagner
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Troy Tulowitzki Saves All
some power upside, but he's currently hitting a crisp .162/.237/.353. Here are some other options on the waiver wire: your namesake Mark Reynolds, Cody Asche, Lonnie Chisenhall, David Freese (currently
- The 20-80 Scale, SABR Style
You can certainly argue with the statistics I choose for each of these tools, but I preferred to use statistics with which
- The 20-80 Scale, Saber Style (Again Yet Different)
Bautista continues to sit just below the threshold, which basically means he could be included. Down at the bottom, we again find Pena, Bell, Mathis, and Burriss all just a hair above the .204 mark
- Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves
- Building the Farm: American League West
- Building a Farm: American League East
Jose A Ramirez
- Building a Farm: National League Central
- Scouting Comparison: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon
- Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky
- Scouting Comparison: Anthony Rendon vs. Nolan Arenado
- Christian Bethancourt Suffers from Goldilocks Syndrome
- Is the Corner Outfield Profile Changing?
- Taijuan Walker's Journey
- The Future of Catchers
- Building a Farm: American League Central
- Building a Farm: National League West
- Building a Farm: National League East
- Building A Farm: A Summary
- Building a Farm: Top Prospects
- Tales of the Lexington Legends
- The Visiting Asheville Tourists
- Driving to See the Greenville Drive
- Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
- Adam Morgan v. Daniel Corcino (2013)
- A Few Good PawSox
- Can Zach Britton Turn the Tide?
- The Near Future of Wil Myers
- Catching Up with the Rome Braves
- Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: An Introduction with Springer
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Struggling
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Scott Kazmir Resurrection
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Has The Fear
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Wither Danny Salazar?
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Josh Donaldson Walks it Off
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Jon's Addiction
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Chase Utley Still the Man
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Nightmare Declines
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: To Rise Again
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Ben Revere and Speed
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Dumpster Dive
- MLB's New Replay System: A Breakdown of Plays So Far
- Cat Days of Summer: The Tigers and Schedule Effects
- The Feast of Wagner, Patron Saint of Interior Flight
Our plagiarism of the Eastern Church's feast-day tradition continues today with one of the game's most important historical figures.
Wagner, Patron Saint of Interior Flight
- Free Agent Fantasy Impact: Billy Wagner
In a scenario that seemed ridiculous at the start of the year, Billy Wagner may be one of the most highly sought after relievers this offseason. Wagner missed the majority of the season after
- Q&A: Neil Wagner, Thinking Man in the Blue Jays Bullpen
Coming into the 2013 season, Neil Wagner was a 29-year-old right-handed reliever with all of five big-league innings under his belt. Prior to signing with Toronto last November, he had bounced from
- Seven Degrees of Mark Ellis
Hard for me to believe Mark Ellis is only 36.
Mark Ellis played with Randy Velarde on the 2002 A's.
Randy Velarde played with Joe Niekro on the 1987 Yankees.
Joe Niekro played with Ernie
- A Poem for Mark Prior
Mark Prior is making a comeback. Here is a poem in commemoration.
a rising and daring,
a burning without exhaustion,
a heat with dangerous form
- xBABIP Experiment: Mark Kotsay
I am tired of Mark Kotsay. I am tired of his automatic 4-3 ground outs. I am tired of his lazy fly balls to left center. I am tired of his .190 batting average with runners in scoring position. I am
- The Overrated and Underrated Mark Trumbo
, and that is certainly a club to which Cruz belongs.
That description also works pretty well for the eminently available Mark Trumbo. His name is perhaps the most popular of the morning
- Even Mark DeRosa Believed
The Toronto Blue Jays have let me down before. Many times. Regularly, in fact. But they haven't let me down like this. Worst of all: they let down Mark DeRosa.
The season's over. The eulogy
- Mark Reynolds' Path to Success
Mark Reynolds is a special breed. The stereotype of the slugger swinging from his heels is well known, but Mark Reynolds has been setting a new benchmark for that this season, far eclipsing his peers
- Mark Teahen's Curious Deal
Since a promising 2006 season, Mark Teahen's career has been on a downhill slide. Perhaps this off season will mark a turning point for him professionally. Traded away from Kansas City to the White
- Mark DeRosa Retires
Mark DeRosa announced his retirement Wednesday, after a 16-year career in which he played for eight teams, played six positions, hit exactly 100 home runs, and made approximately $29 million
- The Market for Mark DeRosa
Figgins signed with Seattle at 4/$36M. Mark DeRosa’s agents must be feeling pretty relaxed going forward, with the market ostensibly being set. They’ve let their demands be known that their client
- Mark Trumbo's Uncertain Future
, and Mark Trumbo and his .291 OBP came in second. Both Hellickson and Trumbo finished heads and tails ahead of the rest of the competition, despite posting Wins Above Replacement totals that ranked them
- What's Up with Mark Teixeira?
Mark Teixeira hasn't had a good first half. He's batting .282 with an OBP of .366, figures that are very much in line with his performance the last three years. But he's only hit eight home runs