- Michael Taylor, Liam Hendriks and Simon Castro: Prospect Chatter
1) Michael Taylor, A's
With news of Coco Crisp reportedly re-signing with the A's on a two-year, $14 million deal, Taylor's 2012 just got a bit murkier. While the 26-year-old
- Jason Kipnis, Michael Taylor, Tom Milone: Mining the Minors
Michael Taylor, OF
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: .278 BA; .813 OPS; 10 HRs; 38 RBIs; 22:46 K:BB over 209 ABs
40-man roster: Yes
Opportunity Rating: 8
- Francoeur Denies Taylor Second Hit
Jeff Francoeur throws out Michael Taylor at first base from right field.
Your second major league hit was denied by getting thrown out by the right fielder. Yea... that sucks. I bet he
- Mets Dig Deep, Find Logan Taylor
Florida State League affiliate has the minor leagues' best rotation. It features Noah Syndergaard, Domingo Tapia, Luis Mateo (who is on the disabled list with an elbow injury), Michael Fulmer (DL
- Michael Young and Benjamin Franklin
In May, Michael Young was the #9 consensus ranked third baseman. In June, he hit .257/.306/.327 with zero home runs and zero stolen bases, which was really only slightly worse than the .280/.306/.372
- Implications of Houston's Move on Brett Wallace
for Michael Taylor, and then dealt six months later to the Astros for Anthony Gose. Perhaps he's run out of geographical locations as a fit and whatever karma he's carrying decided that his entire team
- Third Base Updated Rankings: September
Tier 2 becomes kind of a kitchen sink of solid producers in a variety
- Third Base Tiers: June
then perhaps we should temper expectations. Sandoval and Longoria are here due to injury, but will likely jump up in a month.
- Michael Pineda in Pinstripes
So Michael Pineda has parlayed his All-Star performance in Seattle into a gig in the Big Apple due to the overwhelming needs of Seattle's offense. Many are thinking Pineda slots in right behind C.C.
- Michael Saunders Makes Good
when it comes to Michael Saunders. After three failed experiments at the Major League level, Saunders, 26, finally showed some of the promise the club hoped for as early as 2007.
Over 553 plate
- Casey McGehee and Rumors of Demise
Prince Fielder and where Mat Gamel and Taylor Green fit in.
How McGehee finishes in September is going to not only impact his future with his real-life team, but how fantasy managers view his
- Third Base 2011 Playoffs Edition: Worst In A Decade?
, is predicated on playing time and you might see Taylor Green give him a run for his money in Spring.
Betemit will be arbitration eligible and depending on his landing spot, his playing time
- Michael Barr's 10 Bold Projections
- Tale Of Two Taylor Guerrieris
Recently, Tampa Bay Rays first-round pick Taylor Guerrieri received a tremendous write up for Bullpen Banter by JD Sussman. In it, the young right-hander showed enough to "profile as a top
- Risers at Third Base: Michael Cuddyer, Mark Reynolds, Scott Sizemore
a stab at what these gentlemen may produce from here on out, leaving that to the rest-of-the-season-machines, but I wanted to shed light on a few emerging developments over at the five.
- Looking Back: The Brien Taylor Story
Most of us spent the holidays with friends and family, celebrating the New Year and making resolutions we probably won't keep. Brien Taylor was busy celebrating his 40th birthday the day after
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Taylor Teagarden
well-rounded - is Taylor Teagarden, whom the club drafted out of the University of Texas in the third round of the 2005 draft. The 25-year-old's road to the Majors was slowed by injuries (including Tommy
- Quiz: Carson Cistulli, or Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
to identify whether a given photo depicts belovéd NotGraphs editor Carson Cistulli or former pre-teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Thank you.
NOTE: The quiz formatting is screwy, because I am
- Q&A: Taylor Guerrieri, Rays Pitching Prospect
The Tampa Bay Rays have a deep and talented pitching staff, which extends into their farm system. Of the bunch, Taylor Guerrieri has a chance to be as good as any.
A 20-year-old [as of tomorrow
- The Extent of Michael Bourn's Capability
, three of them, from the other end. Josh Hamilton hit one of them, and Curtis Granderson hit zero of them. Robinson Cano hit zero of them. Jay Bruce and Mike Trout each hit zero of them.
- Michael Morse: Will the Production Continue?
Michael Morse is having his best season ever with 21 home runs and a 0.319 average. The 29 year old has filled in the void left at 1B when Adam Dunn signed with the White Sox this off season. I
- Michael Young = Derek Jeter?
On the Monday evening ESPN SportsCenter, Dave Winfield was highlighting the big plays of the afternoon tilt between the Rangers and the Tigers. Since Michael Young went two-for-four with a big RBI
- Michael Young's Value
Today, Michael Young was named the Gold Glove winner for the American League at shortstop, a selection that rivals some of the worst picks the managers have ever made. Young is, by pretty much every
- Michael Bourn, Chopped Liver?
Why isn't there more interest in Michael Bourn? A six-win center fielder is on the market, and our most recent article on the subject is whether or not his agent has waited too long to get him a deal
- Has Michael Brantley Arrived?
, but Zach Jackson washed out early, Rob Bryson still toils in the minor leagues, and the second-biggest piece, Michael Brantley, had struggled mightily in his short time with the big club, compiling
- Change of Scenery: Michael Aubrey
This week, the Orioles organization picked up former first-round pick Michael Aubrey, who never reached his potential in Cleveland thanks to a rash of injuries. The left-handed hitting first
- Michael Bourn's Market Value
If you go to the Free Agent Leaderboards, you'll see Michael Bourn's name at the top, as the sort for the list is set to descending 2012 WAR, and Bourn has the highest WAR this season (+6.1) of any
- The Versatile Michael Cuddyer
, it was not meant to be.
With their third basemen putting up just a .271 wOBA this season, the Twins have started Michael Cuddyer at the hot corner fives times in the last week or so (six counting today
- Michael Pineda's Debut
was Michael Pineda, a highly touted prospect who was making his Major League debut for the Mariners. At 6'7 and 250 pounds, Pineda looks the part of a dominating frontline starter, and after he showed
- Michael Fiers is the Fire
Michael Fiers is the fire that the Brewers rotation needed when Shaun Marcum went down. What remains to be seen is if he's the slow-burning campfire that will keep giving all year or the short-lived
- Shifting Michael Young
The Rays-Rangers portion of the American League playoffs is set to kickoff Wednesday. Michael Young might be the Rangers’ fifth or sixth best hitter depending on the day (and Lupe Fiasco’s favorite
- An Untimely Meditation on Michael Young
Michael Young won't go away.
He's 34 years old. He's a bad defender pretty much anywhere on the diamond. He doesn't walk much or hit for exceptional power. His biannual off-season whining when
- Michael Pineda's Reduced Velocity
Michael Pineda made his Yankee debut yesterday - at least, Yankee-debut-in-games-that-don't-count anyway. He threw two innings, gave up just one hit, didn't walk anyone, and struck out two batters
- The Rockies' Alternatives to Michael Young
The Rangers and the Rockies started talking about Michael Young at the Winter Meetings. It appears that, two months later, they're on the verge of a deal. As reported by FoxSports.com, "a deal could
- Michael Cuddyer, Second Baseman
for granting Michael Cuddyer the opportunity to be his everyday second baseman for the next month or so whileTsuyoshi Nishioka recovers from injury is so that Gardenhire can get both Jason Kubel
- Michael Pineda Day
The green and gray certainly hope that Michael Pineda day doesn't end up pinata-like, but by all accounts it should be more of a commencement than a trial by fire. The 21-year-old came
- Michael Pineda's Instant Impact
Much has changed for Michael Pineda since he was a lanky, projectable 16-year-old who signed with the Mariners out of the Dominican Republic in 2005. The right-hander now stands 6-foot-7, 260 pounds
- The Michael Morse Approach
Michael Morse has emerged as a strong offensive force for the Washington Nationals over the past two seasons. After being a part-time player for most of his career, Morse has posted a .369 wOBA since
- Is Michael Bourn About to Decline?
Michael Bourn is the best free-agent left on the market. The main reason Bourn is still out there has to do with the market. After the other big-name outfielders signed, there were no teams left
- Michael Bourn, Actually Chopped Liver
Sometimes it's hard to come up with a post.
And then I look at some of the actual articles on the main site.
Michael Bourn, Chopped Liver?
Yes, that seems like just the right
- Michael Young's Biggest Fan Asks "Are you Michael Young?"
A few days ago, Michael Young met his biggest fan: Three-year-old Gavin Justice-Farmer. You may remember the youthful Justice-Farmer from such homemade videos as "Breaking the Michael Young news
- Mariners Outfield Depth Chart Discussions
This past Winter, the Seattle Mariners were linked to Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Melky Cabrera (sort of), Andre Ethier, and Justin Upton, among a handful of others. Their anemic 2012
- Updated Third Base Rankings
Sandoval right now, although his HR/FB rate will come down soon, only meaning that he's not going to hit 48 home runs. Sorry.
- Colby Lewis: How Long Should You Wait?
Michael Young had some comments after the recent Colby Lewis implosion project demonstration:
"Colby's fine," Young said. "He was cruising the whole game...Colby's fine. Don't worry about Colby
- 2011 Player Rankings: Third Basemen
can't have a dozen tiers, can you?
Tier 4 presents some opportunities. The Panda
- Third Base Updated Rankings: August
if he produces like his owners expect.
Michael Young went
- Michael Young: "He My Team!"
For the sake of that little guy, I hope Michael Young is a member of the Texas Rangers forever.
One day, that young fella's going
- 2011 Third Base Rankings: June
the young gun of the bunch, but owners are no doubt waiting for their investment to start paying off, so he's dropped out of the first tier (give him a mental red arrow if necessary).
- Third Base ADP: Know Your System
at ESPN (those that made his top 100 anyway).
- Early Ruminations on Third Base
There were some vultures overhead as Valencia was looking pretty lost at the plate early on. With Ron Gardenhire trying to find space for Denard Span, Michael Cuddyer, Delmon Young, and Jason Kubel
- Type-B Free Agent Compensation Pick Highlight Reel
Michael Belfiore (Diamondbacks) - Is Brandon Lyon
Matthew Bashore (Twins) - Is Dennys Reyes
Kyle Heckathorn (Brewers) - Is Brian Shouse
Tyler Kehrer (Angels) - Is Jon Garland
- Preseason Third Base Tiers
project the same production over 600 plate appearances.
Call this your risk/reward tier
- 1001 Words on "Baseball" by Michael Franks
Michael Franks's "Baseball," from his album "One Bad Habit" (1980, Warner Brothers).
Today, we answer some important questions: Is baseball really that much like love? Did the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Is Kyle Seager Fantasy Relevant?
right handed pitchers, where most of his limited power lies.
If you're interested at all in Seager, the situation to watch is that the Mariners have one position for two players - Michael Saunders
- Eric Thames (Might Be) Useful In Seattle
to do for 2013 and beyond, and a lot of that is impacted by the play of Casper Wells, Michael Saunders, and now Eric Thames. Forget the fact that Wells and Thames are likely destined for a left field
- Deep Sleeper SP: Charlie Furbush
in massive luck nor a big platoon advantage.
Furbush is just 26 and ZiPS seems to believe he's capable of a 27% K rate and a low-3's ERA over 55 relief innings, comparing him to Michael Gonzalez
- Punting Third Base?
about a .167 batting average and .193 OBP. Same goes for Mike Moustakas, who just can't be this bad, can he? Or maybe even "buy high" on guys like Josh Donaldson, Michael Young, or Juan Francisco
- Third Base Outcomes in Reader Mock Draft
- Michael Pineda Making the Mariners Rotation?
The momentum working through the media is that the Mariners are handing the fifth starter job to prospect Michael Pineda unless he bombs over the remainder of Spring Training. The reasons for doing
- 2012: Year of Reliever Whiffs
- Honoring Ichiro
for 2014 and beyond.
The club ought to be thinking of trotting Franklin Gutierrez, Casper Wells, and Michael Saunders out there every day in 2013 to evaluate what their outfield will look like going
- Early Movers: Position Eligibility Updates
in need of a 2b is Michael Young as he recently got a start there and if there's enough tinkering with the lineup to keep Ian Kinsler fresh enough to avoid the DL, Young might qualify at his old digs
- Updated Third Base Rankings for July
for Ramirez to slot in behind ARod, all of these guys have been hitting well enough to keep their spot for now.
- Kotchman, Carp, and Blanks: Waiver Wire
Kyle Blanks (2% Yahoo; 0% ESPN)
I'll admit that I have a dream where Kyle Blanks and Michael Pineda form a Wrestle Mania tag team of destruction should their baseball careers go south
- Clayton Kershaw: Very Good To Great, Graphically
and he was one of only two starting pitchers to have a first-pitch strike rate above 64% that also had a swinging strike rate above 11% (Michael Pineda being the other). So while he was peppering
- Martin Prado: Sleeper Candidate?
Headed into 2011, Martin Prado was ranked around 9th or 10th on most third base fantasy rankings, and in many, he was ahead of such gentlemen as Pablo Sandoval and Michael Young. Whoops
- Thoughts on Third Base Consensus Rankings
baseman on this list (without Miguel Cabrera on it, that is). If Zimmerman slips in drafts, I think he's a great pick.
Michael Young strikes me as one of the safer bets to give you solid
- Using The Disabled List To Your Advantage
Lastly, I've been known to try and poach some early steals since I always seem to be in scramble mode for steals by mid-season. For Thursday, I'm thinking about guys like Will Venable, Michael
- What To Do With Andrew Bailey
But no more.
Hi, my name is Michael, and I cut Andrew Bailey.
I owned Bailey in a non-keeper league with just one disabled list slot, already occupied by another player more likely
- Updated Third Base Tiers: May
of this, and Bautista will find himself in Tier 2, but I'm trying to not be too rash.
- Rotographs Mock Draft - Third Base Results
Bautista due to eligibility, Kevin Youkilis due to Kevin Youkilis, Alex Rodriguez to the girl in the fourth row, and Michael Young to relevance.
And this gives me pause.
My editorializing aside
- The Nationals Crowded Stable
headed into 2013. Sean Burnett, Craig Stammen, Michael Gonzalez, Tom Gorzelanny, and Ryan Mattheus all turned in pretty stellar seasons in 2012 (well, Mattheus was maybe just okay...). But, of course
- John Jaso is Free
." They jettisoned John Jaso and brought in Ryan Langerhans Mike Michael Morse. The fantasy impact has already been documented in these Rotographing pages. But I'd like to expand a little on Jaso.
First of all
- Not Quite Yet Third Base Targets
doppelganger. There's no guarantee he'll pick up the necessary games played at third base, but Pittsburgh likes Michael McKenry's bat enough to want to get him into the lineup occasionally
- Complete Game, Interrupted
and it suddenly got interesting. With Michael Saunders coming to the plate and Harrison holding lefties to a .209/.244/.327 line, I figured they'd just let him clean up his own mess. Just let him finish
- Third Base Keepers: Tier Three
. There aren't many hitters that you can take 30+ home runs to the bank with, but Reynolds is one of them.
Also ranked at second base will be Michael Young, and with a FVARz value of $22 bucks, he would
- Third Base Keepers: Tier Four
- Newsy Third Base Tidbits
.314 overall. However, Michael Saunders is hitting even better for Seattle -- and while you might wonder why the heck that matters -- if Saunders is the every day center fielder to start the season
- Yankees SP Depth Chart Discussions
and his FIP and xFIP stood at 4.49 and 4.16, respectively. So keep expectations in check.
Lastly, don't sleep on Michael Pineda who might show up sometime in July, and will ostensibly supplant
- 2013 Positional Power Rankings: Left Field
- Preseason Third Base Tiers
- Third Base Tiers: May
- More Keeper League 'Would You Rather?' -- Michael Trout or Michael Bourn
talking speed....and a lot of it!
Would you rather keep Michael Trout or Michael Bourn?
Trout has received an amazing amount of fanfare this season being just one month shy of his 20th birthday
- Interview: Dave Magadan
- In Defense Of Signing Pedro Feliz
- Mat Latos: Velocity, Repertoire, and Command
- Change of Scenery Struggles to Hit Its Weight
- Beltran's Best Season?
- Jimmy Rollins's Vanishing Bat
- Chris Sale's Dominant Memorial Day
- The Atlanta Braves Suddenly Need A Starter
- Jeff Samardzija's Seesaw Season
- Chad Billingsley Gets Friendly With Strike Zone
- The Jon Lester Reclamation Project
- Wade Miley: Wonderfully Average
- Ervin Santana Making Meatball History
- Stop Throwing That: Rick Porcello's Slider
- Cliff Lee Stands Alone
- Matt Cain's Slider and Release Point
- The Market for Dan Haren
- Examining Gio Gonzalez
- Change You Can Believe In
- Kevin Millwood Tips His Cap
- Finding Jon Garland
- Chris Young Is Not A Minor League Pitcher
- Roberto Hernandez: New Name, New Team, New Pitcher?
- Fallers at First Base
- Third Basemen on the Rise
- Fallers at Second Base
- Shortstops on the Rise
- Ninth Inning Arms on the Rise
- Top Five Targets in the AL Outfield
- NL Outfielder for $1: Logan Morrison
- NL Starters for a Buck: Bud Norris
- AL Starter for $1: Marc Rzepczynski
- Chasing the Draft: Third Basemen
- Rookie at the Hot Corner: Brent Morel
- Bring Out Your Dead: Edwin Encarnacion and Chipper Jones
- Early Season Underperformers at Third
- Deep League Position Eligibility Watch
- Pedro Alvarez and Chone Figgins: Coming to a Waiver Wire Near You
- Jack Hannahan and Wilson Betemit as Stopgap Measures at Third Base
- Aramis Ramirez: Washed Up or Gearing Up?
- Mark Reynolds Cuts Down On K's, and Everything Else
- Dan Haren Likes American League Hitters
- What To Do With Shin-Soo Choo?
- Juggling at Third: Chase Headley, Ty Wigginton, Greg Dobbs
- Recent Developments at Third Base: Moustakas, Prado, Freese, Figgins
- Bullish on Carlos Santana
- Bullish on Aramis Ramirez
- Waiver Wire: Ben Revere and Chris Johnson
- What We Know About Mark Reynolds
- Is the End Near for Scott Rolen?
- Trade Deadline Retrospective: Jhonny Peralta
- A Chilly Reception for Mike Moustakas
- Youk and a Yo-Yo: A Look at Kevin Youkilis' Odd Season
- The Edwin Encarnacion Revival Project
- Joel Hanrahan: Hit It If You Can
- Luke Hochevar and Reason For Optimism
- Kevin Youkilis and Ryan Roberts: Third Base Stock Watch
- Snake Draft Retrospective, Ridiculous Bargains Edition
- Posada, Hart, and Victorino: Pick Six Values
- Roy Oswalt Ages, Adapts, Achieves
- Ryan Roberts and Burden of Proof
- Third Base Keeper Rankings: Tier One
- Third Base Keepers: Tier Two (Part One)
- Third Base Keepers: Tier Two (Part Two)
- What to Expect When You're Expecting Strikeouts
- Daniel Bard's Undefined Role
- Wiggy in Philly
- Taking a Chance on Chase Headley
- Can Mike Carp be a Big Fish?
- Matt Capps Returns to Close in Minnesota
- Who Closes for the Chicago White Sox?
- Huston Street Goes West (Again)
- Can Ian Stewart Return from Purgatory?
- RotoGraphs Mock Draft - Third Basemen
- How Will Travis Wood Fare in Chicago?
- Is Danny Valencia a Good Sleeper Target?
- Finding Value at Third: Pablo Sandoval and Edwin Encarnacion
- Can Jack Cust Awaken With The Astros?
- Mike Aviles Meets Value Catapult
- Jackson Goes To Washington
- Second Base Outcomes: Reader Mock Draft
- Corner Crunch - Staffing the "CI" Slot
- Third Base Auction Values: Morel, Roberts, Encarnacion
- The Stats of Spring
- Preemptive Playing the Market Post
- Final Preseason Newsy Third Base Tidbits
- Mark Trumbo, Chone Figgins: Stock Watch At Third Base
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Carpenter, Pollock, and Nieuwenhuis
- Strikeout Rates: Bumgarner & Gio Gonzalez
- Is Josh Johnson Back?
- Market Value: Draft Position in May
- Deep League Third Base Waiver Wire: Alex Liddi, Brett Pill?
- The Starter Bubble: Ricky Nolasco
- On Platooning Chase Headley
- The New Jon Lester
- Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire: Masterson and Arrieta
- Trending Third Basemen: Freese, S. Rodriguez, Alvarez
- Third Base Watch: Nolan Arenado
- The Two Chris Youngs
- Stock Watch: Plouffe, Ramirez
- Adrian Beltre and Left Handed Blues
- Ryan Zimmerman's Struggles Continue
- Ben Zobrist Playing 'Possum
- Trade Me Adam Wainwright
- Third Base Trends: Moustakas, Ramirez, Seager
- Pedro Alvarez More Than Platoon Option?
- Last Minute Third Base Trade Targets
- Starting Pitcher: Target the Soft Schedule
- Dumb Luck and You
- Has the Real Brett Wallace Stood Up?
- We're All Going Streaking
- Playing Hide and Seek with Aramis Ramirez
- Is Jhoulys Chacin Back?
- Kill Your Babies: McCann, Beltran
- Waiver Wire Spot Starts: Ellis, Denorfia, Davis
- Scrambling At Third Base: Donaldson, Dominguez
- Added Value of Late Season Position Flexibility
- Chasing Wins This Weekend
- Surprising Results From The Punt
- Streaming Weekend Starters: Johnson and Straily
- Ten Bold Predictions, A Mostly Terrible Retrospective
- Was Headley's Season Predictable?
- It's a Jake Sale! AL Fantasy Cy Young
- AL Mutant Ninja Turtles: Max Scherzer and Ben Zobrist
- The Good News: Kevin Youkilis is Ranked at First Base
- Two First Names, One Big Bat: Allen Craig
- Dustin Pedroia: Gritty and Stuff
- David Wright's Many Faces
- Don't Blink: Everth Cabrera
- Ryan Doumit Sightings Uncommonly Frequent
- Have We Seen the Best of David Price?
- Could Grass Be Greener for Ricky Nolasco?
- Shane Victorino to Rebound in Boston?
- The King Seeks Re-Election
- Change of Scenery Suits Zack Greinke
- Don't Forget Hisashi Iwakuma
- Mock Draft Rounds 1-10: The Shortstops
- Edwin Encarnacion: Who Knew?
- Braving the Hot Corner
- Eyeing Cheap Relief: Steve Delabar
- Who Steps In For St. Louis?
- Dodgers Outfield Depth Chart Discussions
- Seattle Mariners Rotation Depth Chart Discussions
- Pirates Outfield Depth Chart Discussions
- Pirates Starting Pitching Depth Chart Discussions
- Detroit Tigers Outfield Depth Chart Discussions
- Detroit Starting Pitching Depth Discussions
- Red Sox Rotation Depth Chart Discussions
- Marlins Rotation Depth Chart Discussions
- SP Position Battles That Might Matter
- Love Is A Battlefield
- The Kevin Youkilis Revival Tour
- Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager and Degrees of Bad
- Bizarro Jeff Keppinger
- Cole Hamels and Panic
- Travis Wood's Improbable Run
- Victor Martinez Needs Surgery On Bat
- Interview: Jed Hoyer
- A Better MLB Playoff System
- Michael Saunders' Struggles with Outside Pitches
At USSMariner, Dave Cameron posted a rundown of his projected Mariners opening day roster. He thinks that the Mariners should (and it appears the team will) start the season with Michael Saunders
- Michael Pineda Diagnosed With Torn Labrum
According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Michael Pineda has been diagnosed with an "anterior labral tear", and surgery is set for May 1st. Compared to elbow surgery, which has become almost routine
- Baffling Michael Brantley Extension Talk
If you thought the Chase Headley/Padres extension rumors were exciting, just wait until you get a load of the Michael Brantley situation! Cleveland has been rumored to be talking to Brantley and his
- Kicking Rocks: Hating Michael Young
For two of the last three off seasons, Michael Young dominated the headlines with his contempt for the Texas Rangers and his demands for a trade. He was angry with the team for asking him to move
- Adding Michael Saunders For Fantasy Playoffs
He isn't the best player and he most certainly does not play in a favorable stadium, but Michael Saunders is worth adding in mixed leagues if you need outfield help. With a wRC+ above 100 and 14
- The Rockies Should Trade Michael Cuddyer
Michael Cuddyer will remain a member of the Colorado Rockies. Even though the team has allegedly received numerous calls about the veteran outfielder, Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd has insisted that Cuddyer
- A Quick Note On Michael Pineda's Splits
Since the swap of Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero became public last night, a few talking points have become pretty commonplace. Some of them - Pineda's reliance on his fastball and slider due
- Michael Young a Good Bet for Philadelphia
The Phillies have a hole at third base, and Michael Young is a man without a position in Texas. These two problems look to be coalescing into a trade between the Rangers and Phillies, where Texas
- Michael Cuddyer Moves A Mile Higher
The strange square dance of Josh Willingham, Michael Cuddyer, the Twins, and the Rockies seems finally to have ended, and everyone -- for the time being anyway -- is happy with their new partner
- Michael Morse Goes Cross Country
In a bid to get out of the cellar in runs scored in the American League and team wOBA in all of baseball, the Mariners made another move to bolster their offense. This time they acquired Michael
- Michael Brantley: A Studious 4-for-5 Night
Michael Brantley has been no better than a league-average hitter in his three-plus seasons with the Cleveland Indians. It isn’t for lack of a studious approach, though. The 24-year-old puts a lot