- Defining Balanced Lineups
- Cat Days of Summer: The Tigers and Schedule Effects
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Dumpster Dive
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Ben Revere and Speed
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: To Rise Again
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Nightmare Declines
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Chase Utley Still the Man
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Jon's Addiction
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Josh Donaldson Walks it Off
- Quarterly Report - Mark Buehrle
of this season's more noteworthy players and performances to date. "Noteworthy" doesn't always mean "best", though it does in most cases. Today, we'll take a look at the first quarter performance of Mark
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Wither Danny Salazar?
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Has The Fear
- 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
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Scott Kazmir Resurrection
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Struggling
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: An Introduction with Springer
- MLB's New Replay System: A Breakdown of Plays So Far
- 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
- Mark Trumbo's Upside and Reality
slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona, young starting pitchers Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs to Anaheim, and catalyst CF Adam Eaton to Chicago. Dave and Jeff have already checked in with analysis
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
- 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
- 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
- Catching Up with the Rome Braves
- The Near Future of Wil Myers
- Can Zach Britton Turn the Tide?
- A Few Good PawSox
- Adam Morgan v. Daniel Corcino (2013)
- Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
- Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves
- Driving to See the Greenville Drive
- The Visiting Asheville Tourists
- Tales of the Lexington Legends
- Building a Farm: Top Prospects
- Building A Farm: A Summary
- Building a Farm: National League East
- Building a Farm: National League Central
- Building a Farm: National League West
- Building a Farm: American League East
Jose A Ramirez
- Building a Farm: American League Central
- Building the Farm: American League West
- The Future of Catchers
- Taijuan Walker's Journey
- 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
- 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
- Is the Corner Outfield Profile Changing?
- Christian Bethancourt Suffers from Goldilocks Syndrome
- Mark Reynolds is On Fire
Somehow, despite having the top OPS over the past calendar month, Mark Reynolds is still owned in just 51% of Yahoo! Leagues. Now, in most very competitive leagues, Reynolds is off the waiver wire
- 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
- 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
- Mark Appel's Development
It's the seventh inning of the first game in the opening series of the year. At about 55 degrees, the clear Palo Alto night is brisk but comfortable. Top prospect Mark Appel has held No. 10
- Sleeper Watch: Mark Buehrle
Calling Mark Buehrle a sleeper feels somehow wrong. He absolutely fits the criteria; he’s being drafted late in drafts with potential for a strong year, but he isn’t exactly under-the-radar the way
- Scouting Comparison: Anthony Rendon vs. Nolan Arenado
- Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky
- Scouting Comparison: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon
- 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
- Mark Cuban for Dodgers Owner
TMZ recently asked Mark Cuban if he'd be interested in buying the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"If the deal’s right and they’re fixable, then, yeah, I’m very interested," he said
- 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
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Mark Reynolds
In today’s edition of ADP Crowdsourcing, we stay in the news and revisit our old voting format.
While Werth and Gonzalez were stealing headlines, Mark Reynolds was dealt to the Orioles in a deal
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 Buehrle and the Hall of Fame
as Mount Elephant.
Mark Buehrle is well-accomplished. He has a World Series ring. He’s thrown a no hitter. He even threw a perfect game that was preserved by one of the more miraculous catches
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The Mark DeRosa Trade
Mark DeRosa was moved to the Cleveland Indians for a trio of C grade pitchers, it was a salary clearing move to enable the Cubs to sign Milton Bradley, who has predictably been unable to stay
- 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
- The Consistently Excellent Mark Teixeira
Over the last four seasons, Mark Teixeira has averaged a .298-35-120-100 fantasy line. Last year he nearly perfectly matched those numbers. Teixeira is one of a dozen or so players to consider
- The Consistently Inconsistent Mark Buehrle
The past eight seasons, Mark Buehrle has been guaranteed to pitch 200 innings and win in double digits. That marks him as one of the most durable pitchers around. But from a fantasy standpoint
- 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