- Taking a Step Back: Matt Adams and Brandon Crawford
, and I didn't wait for their early season slow starts to cherry-pick Matt Adams and Brandon Crawford as my two senior-circuit selections.
Having a "good draft" doesn't mean simply hitting on your
- Matt Williams on a Dreadful Defensive Day
Matt Williams wasn't a happy camper after yesterday's loss at Fenway Park. It wasn't so much the final score – Boston won 9-4 – it was the manner in which it transpired. The Nationals played defense
- JABO: Matt Harvey's Excellent Return
You almost couldn't dream of a better matchup. Thursday in the capital, Stephen Strasburg went up against Matt Harvey. It would technically be possible to improve on that. Some would suggest Corey
- Matt Holliday: The Game's Most Underrated Star
. The closest correlation between club and player, though, is an easy one for me. The Cardinals' team-wide hit-it-hard-to-all-fields philosophy is most completely embodied by Matt Holliday.
- Searching for the True Matt Adams
Many people were disappointed with Matt Adams in 2014. Most were probably fantasy owners. In real life, Adams had a solid year, and hit a really important home run off of the best pitcher in baseball
- Matt Holliday: Designer Brand, Warehouse Price
An unambiguously true fact: Matt Holliday is an old man in baseball years and in dog years. Another unambiguously true fact: Holliday has been remarkably consistent throughout his career. Hear ye
- The Frightening Prospect of a Good Matt Harvey Curveball
Matt Harvey hasn’t been featured in these digital pages since the illustrious David Temple pointed out in early August that the Mets right-hander was throwing again after 2013 Tommy John surgery
- A PCA for Batter Similarity Scores (Part 1: Basic Methodology)
- Matt Carpenter, Even Selective When He Chases
Matt Carpenter never swings. People with dictionaries might take objection to the use of the word "never" in that context, but relative to his peers, Carpenter essentially doesn’t remove the bat from
- What to Make of Clay Buchholz for 2015
- Mock Battle: George Springer vs. Matt Kemp
interest was of George Springer, who I took in the fifth round with the 55th overall pick. Chris Cwik selected Matt Kemp with the next pick, which provides a compelling player for comparison.
- Matt Garza Understands His Catchers
gets a higher number of called strikes, controlling for any intervening variables. That’s basically tautological. Matt Garza made this transfer in 2014 and the universe followed the rules, however
- Matt Kemp Might Have Arthritis
Hey, remember the Matt Kemp trade that happened last Thursday? Well, it didn't really happen so much as news of a pending agreement was reported a week ago. For the last seven days, details have been
- Matt Kemp and the Petco Park Problem
, there and everywhere, and moving slugger Matt Kemp within the division, to the Padres. It's all pending physicals, of course. How will moving from Dodger Stadium affect Kemp? Are the Padres getting
- The Matt Kemp Trade Feels Like the Vernon Wells Trade
This isn't one of those deals that came out of nowhere. The Padres have been rumored to be the most aggressive Matt Kemp suitor for a couple of weeks now, and all other interested parties seemingly
- Padres Acquire Matt Kemp
After a couple of weeks of rumors, the Padres have reportedly come to terms with the Dodgers on a deal that will bring Matt Kemp to San Diego.
San Diego Union-Tribune reporting agreement on Kemp
- On Matt Kemp's Defense
Matt Kemp was an atrocious center fielder. There's really no way around that. Of the 60 center fielders with at least 6,000 innings played since 2002, only the decline years of Ken Griffey, Jr
- Matt Holliday: Still Aging Gracefully?
I wanted to go with a title that likened Matt Holliday to the smokin’ Diane Lane. But I don't really look at Holliday the way I do the smokin’ Diane Lane.
Anyway, that Holliday ended up
- Three Things About Matt Kemp Which Are Not True