- Bryce Harper and Miguel Cabrera, at 22
levels of production. But it's worth noting that even when he does, Harper will have essentially replicated the first couple of years of Miguel Cabrera's career. Here are their career numbers through
- Carlos Gonzalez: A Premature Decline, Perhaps
Yesterday, I noted that Carlos Gonzalez's isolated power, as determined by my expected isolated power (xISO) equation, mirrored his current production. This would be great news if we were talking
- Did the Rockies Miss Their Window to Trade Carlos Gonzalez?
Carlos Gonzalez is slumping. That isn't news to you, unless you don't really pay that much attention to the Colorado Rockies. Even then, it still might not be news to you. Gonzalez, who from
- The Daily Grind: Marisnick, Martinez, Gonzalez
owners. Proceed with caution.
Also consider: Jarred Cosart
Pitchers to Exploit: Perhaps you could even consider using Miguel Gonzalez at Yankee Stadium. It all comes back to that thing I
- Quick Looks: Lorenzen, Gonzalez, Wojciechowski
/slider pitcher in the start I saw. He needs to consistently throw his other two pitches to take a step forward.
Severino Gonzalez (CV: 35/FV: 40)
4/28/15 vs Cardinals
- The Daily Grind: Duduno, Gonzalez, Danks
, and Alejandro De Aza vs. Alex Colome
Freddie Freeman vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Robinson Cano vs. Samuel Deduno
Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez vs. Chris Young
4. Tomorrow's Targets - Gonzalez, Danks, Norris
- When Ryan Zimmerman is Miguel Cabrera
right down the middle:
It's a two-man
- Miguel Castro, Roberto Osuna and the A-Ball Jump
the creme of the crop. That's about as unexciting as it gets. However, there are some wildcards in the bullpen mix. There are rumblings that a couple of 20-year-olds -- Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna
- Carlos Gonzalez and Risk in the Outfield
and the gang, and excited to get cracking.
Everyone forgot about Carlos Gonzalez. Maybe that's not right. How's this: We got tired of dealing with Carlos Gonzalez. Looking at his rankings this year
- Explaining Miguel Cabrera’s Home Run Decline
Yesterday, I dove into the three xHR/FB rate components to explain what fueled Todd Frazier's home run surge. Today, I'll dissect Miguel Cabrera, who set a new career low HR/FB rate, as it dipped
- Gio Gonzalez Throws Curve with Change?
Like, not that he’s throwing his curveball with his changeup, at the same time, although that’d be a cool trick (and probably the toughest pitch to hit in baseball). Like, maybe Gio Gonzalez wants
- Miguel Montero: The Next Piece of the Cubs Puzzle
the Cubs acquire Addison Russell. But this Hammel, this one is here to stay. This one is to help the Cubs win now, rather than in the future.
As is the hiring of Joe Maddon. As is the trade for Miguel
- New Miguel Cabrera: Old Miguel Cabrera?
Miguel Cabrera was the third-best first baseman this year by our end-of-year evaluations, but his owners paid first-best fantasy player prices. Take a look at his isolated power -- the main missing
- Repeat Bargain: Adrian Gonzalez?
Adrian Gonzalez was pretty fantasy baseball valuable this year. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ first baseman wasn’t, in the preseason, expected to be quite so fantasy baseball valuable. That made him
- Another Underwhelming Year From Miguel Montero
For the four seasons spanning 2009-12, Miguel Montero was a very useful fantasy catcher. The lowest triple slash he posted over that time frame was a useful .266/.332/.438 line, still good for a 100
- Miguel Cabrera vs. Jonathan Schoop
Miguel Cabrera tries to score from first
Tigers lose 7-6
Cabrera was gunned down on the relay by Jonathan Schoop. Had he remained at third -- with nobody out -- then the Tigers would've
- Catchers Changing Courses: Wilin Rosario, Miguel Montero?
from him while he has catcher eligibility, but he may eventually be like Mike Napoli, without the willingness to draw free passes.
Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks
If it weren’t for the Baltimore
- Does Troy Tulowitzki Suffer Without Carlos Gonzalez?
Does Troy Tulowitzki suffer without Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup?
Several weeks ago, in the same way my last article on rookie first and second half splits was inspired, my attention was alerted
- Marwin Gonzalez & Justin Ruggiano: Deep League Waiver Wire
Marwin Gonzalez / SS / Houston Astros
3 percent Yahoo / 1.6 percent ESPN / 5 percent CBS ownership
Jonathan Villar and his .597 OPS have been banished to Triple-A for the time
- NotGraphs Lip-Reading: Miguel Cabrera to Corey Kluber
After beginning the latter's first-inning at-bat with very much an inside fastball, Corey Kluber proceeded to strike out Miguel Cabrera on three breaking pitches to the outer half of the plate
- The New Miguel Montero
. In several of these leagues, my almost close-your-eyes-hold-your-nose-and-pick at catcher was Miguel Montero, who as you are probably well aware is producing like an elite backstop right now
- The Temporary Solution to Miguel Cabrera
During their time together, much was written about Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and the idea of lineup protection. In theory, by having Fielder right behind him, Cabrera would get more hittable
- What In The Sam Hill Is Going On With Miguel Cabrera
Hill" in a post title accomplished. The bucket list needs updating.
But set aside the sample for a moment, and just gaze in wonder at Miguel Cabrera's line to start the season in 2014: .236/.295/.403
- Adrian Gonzalez, Crushing and Missing
has been shockingly useful so far... and because Adrian Gonzalez has been surprisingly powerful.
Gonzalez is currently riding a nine-game hitting streak. He's had at least one extra base hit
- Miguel Cabrera, When It's All Said And Done
educated judgments regarding the Tigers' and Angels' investments. Today, let's look at Miguel Cabrera.
First, let's take a look at how Miguel Cabrera gets it done. We'll focus primarily on the bat
- Miguel Cabrera's Contract Not Close to Biggest Ever
to Twitter and you'll find out in a hurry that the baseball industry was shocked by news of the new Miguel Cabrera contract. Cabrera's now guaranteed $292 million through 2023, and beyond
- Miguel Cabrera's Terrible and Understandable Contract
to the franchise. Even rich franchises. Having Miguel Cabrera is great until having Miguel Cabrera is why you also have Alex Gonzalez.
Point: This contract is a ridiculous overpay.
- Adrian Gonzalez Has Gotten to Second Base with the Desert
that Adrian Gonzalez has completed such a task. For photographic evidence suggests that Adrian Gonzalez, first baseman of your Los Angeles Dodgers, has gotten to second base with the whole desert.
- Young Power / What Could Have Been if Miguel Sano Didn’t Need Tommy John Surgery
- The Meme-ing of Some Terrible News - Miguel Sano Edition
was coming. Miguel Sano was coming. Maybe not right away, but the Twins' big-bat prospect was almost a shoo-in to get some time in the bigs this season, and with him would come a promise -- of tomorrow
- Tommy John to Have Miguel Sano Surgery
Tommy John's worst fears came true this weekend.
The highly-retired former pitcher has a tear in his U.S. work visa and will need Miguel Sano surgery. John will fly to the Dominican Republic
- Miguel Cabrera: Developing Predator
This began with an observation: Since 2008 -- covering the bulk of the reliable PITCHf/x era -- Miguel Cabrera has swung at just under 47% of pitches with the bases empty, and just over 53
- Adrian Gonzalez 2.0
or you can roll with the punches, accept the need to adapt and thrive through change. Last season Adrian Gonzalez found himself at one of those evolutionary crossroads, made the conscious decision
- The Adrian Gonzalez that Isn't Anymore
The Dodgers are still alive in large part thanks to Adrian Gonzalez, and for Gonzalez, it's been a series somewhat defined by the inside pitch. The crucial double he hit off Adam Wainwright
- Miguel Cabrera's Unsuccessful Readjustment
Speaking literally, Miguel Cabrera is still the same guy. He still responds to the same name, he still has the same identification. He still drives the same car, or cars. He's still got the same
- Consistent Value No More: The Decline of Miguel Montero
Last year when we did our position-by-position post-season recaps, I wrote a piece touting Miguel Montero for his consistent performance and exceptional draft value. His numbers between 2009 and 2012
- Calling a Pitch to Adrian Gonzalez
disagreement. Moments later, the Dodgers had the only run they'd need.
Make no mistake: the Cardinals lost Game 3 for a variety of reasons. They didn't lose because Adrian Gonzalez fisted a ball over
- The A's Against the Shell of Miguel Cabrera
they've been dealing with. By the end, nobody's healthy.
Tony Paul's suspicion is that, whenever the Tigers are done playing baseball, everyone will come clean about what's going on with Miguel
- Miguel Almonte: Complete Pitching Prospect
Royals pitching prospect Miguel Almonte entered the year as the #10 prospect in the Kansas City system according to Baseball America, and it's hard to argue that he deserves to fall from that perch
- Miguel Cabrera's Most Incredible Strength
Do you want to see footage of Miguel Cabrera hitting a home run? Of course you do. You're not a monster. Now let me find the last time he — oh, right, he hit a homer yesterday. Went yard off John
- Learning Lessons, with Danny Salazar and Miguel Cabrera
Last year, Miguel Cabrera won the American League Triple Crown and the American League Most Valuable Player Award. You might've heard about that. This year, Miguel Cabrera has been even better. His
- Joe Maddon Trolls Miguel Cabrera
BACKSTORY: After the Detroit Tigers acquired the final out against the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday, third baseman Miguel Cabrera mimed appeared to mime, but may not have mimed the signature "arrow
- Miguel Cabrera's Best Season Yet
, home runs, and runs batted in. Unfortunately, being pro-Mike Trout meant that we were perceived to be inherently anti-Miguel Cabrera. It's not that we had anything against Cabrera, but he became
- Carlos Gonzalez Has Quietly Been A Stud
Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera have grabbed most of the headlines, but arguably the best fantasy option this year has been neither of those two players. Cast your gaze to the Rocky Mountains
- Miguel Sano Brings the Thunder to Double-A
reservations or doubts about saying Miguel Sano has 80 power. I’m confident that in my old age if someone asks me who had the most power I ever saw that the name “Sano” will quickly come to mind
- Miguel Cabrera's Ridiculous Plate Coverage
Coming off the first batting Triple Crown in 45 years, Miguel Cabrera is making a bid to be the first hitter to do so in consecutive seasons. He currently leads the American League in batting
- A New Low for Miguel Cabrera
is that Miguel Cabrera clubbed three dingers. That sort of game for Cabrera shouldn't come as a surprise, but it's a bigger surprise than the Rangers beating the Tigers. Cabrera's individual effort has
- The Power Will Not Return for Adrian Gonzalez
At the beginning of last year, we took some heat for leaving Adrian Gonzalez near the top of the first base rankings. Our reasoning, if I can speak for the consensus ranking crew, was that power
- Miguel Olivo Hulk Smash
Miguel Olivo thought his bat could have done a better job Tuesday, so he told him so.
Apologies to Carlos Perez, but Brian Wilson's feedback to the water cooler on July first, 2011
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Heisey & Gonzalez
as he's starting, he may even earn some shallow mixed league value.
Alex Gonzalez | 3% Owned
What is this, 2010 (when Gonzalez actually earned positive fantasy value)? The 37 year old former
- Slideshow: Miguel Sano Is Too Big
Nineteen-year-old Miguel Sano was drafted signed as a shortstop. He was then seen as oversized for that position, so he was moved to third base. As the above photo -- where he is compared
- Miguel Sano is Too Big
- Gio Gonzalez, Pitcher Abuse, and a Modern-Day Record
Last season, after joining the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez threw 3,198 pitches in the regular season, plus 209 more in the playoffs. That is an awful lot of pitches, but this article isn't about
- Will Adrian Gonzalez Rebound?
Adrian Gonzalez was a disappointment last season. While his overall slash line of .299/.344/.463 isn't terrible for most players, it represented a pretty big fall from the elite production he's
- Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Papelbon: Baseball Play Analysis
But even meaningless baseball can generate baseball highlights. It's been a long time since we were given fresh, new baseball highlights, and earlier Monday, Miguel Cabrera did a mean thing
- The Legend of the Legendary Miguel Cairo
The impossible finally happened. Miguel Cairo retired. Cairo hung on for 17 seasons -- he made his debut the season after Mariano Rivera. One would be hard-pressed to find one season in which he
- Daily Notes: Miguel Tejada Signs Mostly Major-League Deal
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines for the Baseball Enthusiast
2. Graphs: Miguel Tejada's Career in WAR
- Reports From Instructs: Miguel Sano
competition so the most entertaining Twins prospect to watch was Miguel Sano. Sano has had plenty of fanfare himself after he signed for $3.15 million as a 16-year-old in 2009 after highly contentious
- Examining Gio Gonzalez
Lost in the improbable and rather infatuating season from R.A. Dickey and yet another commanding performance by Clayton Kershaw sits Gio Gonzalez and his measly 5.4 WAR season.
Gonzalez went 21-8
- Haunting Miguel Cabrera
to be fit and so I eat good things. Lean meats, raw vegetables or steamed ones, mango smoothies, many fruit smoothies -- sometimes one cookie at night if I hit a homerun. A cookie per homerun, Miguel, I tell
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Miguel Cabrera on the MVP
- The Unassuming Miguel Montero
in the business, I'll stick with Zach Sanders' Catcher End of Season Rankings and scroll on down to a personal favorite of mine, at number seven, Miguel Montero. If you've owned him at any point over the last
- Adrian Gonzalez: Resetting Expectations
If you’d done nothing in 2012 but read the local papers, you might think that Adrian Gonzalez was among the biggest busts of modern times. Coming off a stellar 2011 Boston debut, his production
- Miguel Cabrera Gets Robbed: A Tale of Consequences
out, is embeddable, owing to MLB.com's Keep-'Em-Guessing embeddable video policy.
That's Alex Gordon going up and taking a home run away from Miguel Cabrera. While this home run would've broken
- Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and Measuring Value
it hard to put together any kind of realistic argument for a non-Trout candidate.
However, Miguel Cabrera is having a monstrous September, hitting .373/.426/.797 over the last couple of weeks
- Miguel Cairo Falls Prey to The Move
never tried it against Miguel Cairo. From last night's Reds-Phillies game, bottom of the ninth, man on first:
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There's just so much happening in those first
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Gonzalez Strands Prado
- The Rather Prepossessing Miguel Batista
When you lay rheumy eyes upon Miguel Batista's abovely pictured Gentleman's Ensemble, the first words upon your lips -- upon them like libidinous kisses from Joan Collins and Adrienne Barbeau
- Miguel Batista on Literary Theory, by Memory
[All quotes are approximate, the recorder was not running for this one.]
Me: Hey Miguel what are you reading.
[Hands me Lost Angel in Spanish]
Me: I have no Spanish -- something about
- FanGraphs Audio: Fredi Gonzalez, Andrelton Simmons
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and shortstop Andrelton Simmons.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence
- Miguel Cabrera's Armchair Zone Rating: Results
in the direction of Miguel Cabrera, who is generally speaking considered to be something of a defensive liability at third base.
With that in mind, I provided video footage of the two hits -- a bunt single
- Armchair Zone Rating: Miguel Cabrera on Sunday
innings one and six, neither left the infield -- and, notably, both were hit in the direction of third baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Detroit's decision to field a number of defensively challenged players
- Q&A: Jordan Zimmermann & Gio Gonzalez
Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez have a few notable things in common. The Washington Nationals mound duo have outstanding stuff and rely more on pitching to their strengths than on scouting reports
- Diamondbacks Extend Miguel Montero
The Diamondbacks signed Miguel Montero to a five-year, $60 million extension over the weekend. The richest deal in Diamondbacks franchise history effectively keeps Montero in Arizona for the rest
- Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Gio Gonzalez
-hander Gio Gonzalez -- the pitcher who currently has the highest strikeout rate (31.5%) and fifth-best SIERA (2.81) and third-highest WAR (2.0) among qualified pitchers.
What Might Be Surprising
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
When I published our updated first base tier rankings last week, I mentioned that Adrian Gonzalez had hit just 13 homers in his previous 478 plate appearances dating back to last year. That stretch
- Brewers Lose Gonzalez to Injured Knee
disabled list with a left hamstring injury. Finally, over the weekend against the San Francisco Giants, shortstop Alex Gonzalez landed on the disabled list with what appears to be a very serious leg
- Request-a-GIF: Gio Gonzalez Mostly Sliding
Reader and home-surgery enthusiast Brian writes in thusly:
In the bottom of the Nats 5th today, Gio Gonzalez slid into third base. I was listening on radio, and the play by play guys had a hard
- Josh Reddick and Alex Gonzalez: Waiver Wire Help
Alex Gonzalez, MIL |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 21.5% Yahoo - 16.0%
Gonzalez might be a tough sell for a lot of you, but given his power production and the current state of the shortstop
- More on Miguel Batista
I did not expect the deluge of e-mail I received following my Miguel Batista piece on Tuesday. (Okay, it was one e-mail.)
Jon Daly of the excellent Designated Sitter blog linked me to his
- Strikeout Rates: Bumgarner & Gio Gonzalez
Overall, the predicted drop in K
- Four Degrees of Miguel Batista = Miguel Batista
As I notice that 41-year-old Miguel Batista started the first game of yesterday's Mets-Giants doubleheader...
Batista's first game was as a member of the Pirates in 1992, where he pitched two
- Fredi Gonzalez's Decision-Making Is Not Helping the Braves
in BABIP against, and they are tied for 29th in run differential. Not all of this can be blamed on the manager and it is only four games, but Gonzalez is in line for criticism for his bullpen usage
- Miguel Montero and the Victor Martinez Contract
Contract extension talks between catcher Miguel Montero and the Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly ended without a resolution this spring. Montero is said to be looking for something like the four-year
- Adrian Gonzalez’s Evolution, Part II
Part two of a two-part series.
In Part I of this series, I dove into some Pitch F/X data to try and tease out how Adrian Gonzalez changed his approach after leaving San Diego in 2011. Overall
- Adrian Gonzalez's Evolution, Part I
This is the first of a two-part series on Adrian Gonzalez's evolution as a hitter.
Writing for ESPN.com last year, Dave Cameron suggested that then-newly-acquired slugger Adrian Gonzalez
- Gonzalez, Kemp, Bonifacio, Bourn, and Young
What do these fellow batsmen have in common?
• Adrian Gonzalez
• Matt Kemp
• Emilio Bonifacio
• Michael Bourn
• Michael Young
Well, probably a lot, seeing as how they all share a profession
- Estimating a Miguel Montero Extension
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero narrowly avoided his arbitration hearing today, agreeing with the club to a one-year, $5.9 million deal for 2012 -- i.e. Montero's last year of team
- Nationals Tie Knot With Gio Gonzalez
The Nationals have not been shy about their dealings with Gio Gonzalez. First, they dealt three of their top 10 prospects -- including two of their top three -- for the 26-year-old hurler. Then, over
- How Good Is Gio Gonzalez?
Yesterday, the Nationals gave up four prospects, including three of their top 10 guys, for the right to acquire Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland A's. This follows on the heels of the Mat Latos trade
- Is Gio Gonzalez Worth the Hype?
Step aside, C.J. Wilson. There's a new pitcher in town commanding the attention of major league teams. Following his best season as a pro, the Oakland Athletics are looking to deal Gio Gonzalez
- A Low Cost Gio Gonzalez Alternative
Last week, reports began to surface that the Marlins were interested in acquiring Gio Gonzalez from the A's. Depending on how much credibility you put in various rumors, the A's have asked
- Gonzalez Loves Mountains; Headley Hates Beaches
Well, actually I have no idea if Carlos Gonzalez loves the mountains or if Chase Headley hates the beach, but if my home/road splits looked like their's, I would certainly start to appreciate/blame
- Upton, Gonzalez and McCutchen: Tier Two NL Outfielders
season. On the other hand, he's only 24. If he does get better, he could have a scary good year.
It might be tempting to draw a corollary between Gonzalez heading into 2011
- Mike Gonzalez Traded to Rangers
Gonzalez from the Orioles for a PTBNL.
On the surface, this is a relatively minor move. Ooo, the Rangers add another veteran arm to help them shore up their bullpen down the stretch -- not such a big
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
Adrian Gonzalez has been pretty much everything the Red Sox expected him to be and then some after sending three top prospects (and Eric Patterson) to the Padres to acquire the now-29-year-old
- Is Fenway Helping Or Hurting Adrian Gonzalez?
If there were questions earlier this year whether Adrian Gonzalez was among the best hitters in baseball, consider your doubts answered. After hitting 71 home runs and posting a .288/.400/.530 line
- Adrian Gonzalez Saves Team from Death or Worse
- Q&A Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez is a student of hitting, which should come as no surprise given that he is one of the game’s premier sluggers. The left-handed-hitting first baseman has a career slash line of .288
- Gonzalez and DeJesus: Arm Injuries Still Not Healed
, but please let me know of any previously injured players you want examined.
Adrian Gonzalez (shoulder): Adrian was one a great acquisitions for the Boston Red Sox this off season. He came in and played
- HitTracking Miguel Olivo's Raburn-Aided Home Run
In case you missed it, Miguel Olivo hit what will surely be in the running for Funniest Homer of 2011 in yesterday's Mariners/Tigers game. You can check the video here.
Of course, when it comes
- Merry Dissmas, Miguel Batista
, concerning Miguel Batista's fastball velocity (or lack thereof).
Inspired choice by Mr. Desmond, I think, to go with Iowa there. Everyone knows that Miss California generally brings
- Carlos Gonzalez's Improved Plate Discipline
It's not often that a young player receives a seven-year deal for $80 million before he hits his arbitration years, but Carlos Gonzalez is receiving just that from the Colorado Rockies this week
- Comparing the Bruce and Gonzalez Extensions
at it again this week, signing Carlos Gonzalez to a seven-year deal for around $80 million. That's a pretty massive contract for a player who has played one full season and parts of two others. It also seems
- Projecting Carlos Gonzalez
There's nothing more exciting than a breakout star both in reality and in fantasy, and that's what Carlos Gonzalez was last season. He took home the National League batting title with a .336 AVG
- Crawford and Gonzalez
Sox this week. That's right, over the last five years, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford have been virtually identical in value.
They're nine months apart in age. Gonzalez has a shoulder problem
- Crowdsourcing Results: Gonzalez and Reynolds
Here are your results from this week’s round of topical crowdsourcing.
Adrian Gonzalez (Red Sox / Padres)
My vote: 16 / 25
Average: 13.3 / 23.2
Median: 12 / 23
Std Dev: 5.3 / 6.6
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Adrian Gonzalez
When I first wrote this, Gonzalez was still on the road to being a Red Sox. Then, I edited it when the deal fell through, and again when the deal ended up getting done. However, the question set I
- Were The Padres Right to Trade Gonzalez Now?
, Adrian Gonzalez played in the regular season finale that proved to be a bittersweet ending to a surprise run that lasted all season. The team fell just short of the playoffs, but still won 90 games
- Adrian Gonzalez to Boston
+). Only Albert Pujols, Joey Votto, Kevin Youkilis, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Holliday, and Joe Mauer have better marks over that time frame, and Hanley Ramirez is tied with Gonzalez.
Should the trade become
- Gonzalez vs Beltre
Faced with a decision between two Adrians, the Red Sox finally settled on the younger, left-handed one, and have agreed to a deal that will bring Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. In return, the Padres
- Red Sox, Padres Win the Miguel Cabrera Trade
, where the Marlins were dangling Miguel Cabrera, who would be 25 years old in 2008. After doubling payroll from 2006 to 2007, the Marlins clearly had no intentions of raising it again. And so
- When Should San Diego Trade Adrian Gonzalez?
While it has generally been assumed that Adrian Gonzalez won't be in San Diego much longer, the Padres front office confirmed these beliefs with some public comments last week, stating
- Braves Choose Fredi Gonzalez to Replace Cox
achieved under his guidance. They will turn to a former third base coach under Cox and previous Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez, 46, has been managing and coaching between the minors
- Miguel Cabrera and Intentional Walks
the field for the first five months of the season, leaving no real argument for anyone else. Now, though, as he stands on the sidelines, people have begun to make a case for Miguel Cabrera. Since most
- Carlos Gonzalez And The Value Of Runs
of the points worth making have already been spoken for, as those three are among the best on earth at discussing issues relating to baseball. And so, when they all tackled Carlos Gonzalez over the last few
- Miguel Olivo Is Happy August Is Over
Miguel Olivo is having a nice season at the plate (if you believe in defensive metrics for catchers, he's also having a good season behind the plate, but this post is about offense) for the Colorado
- Miguel Cairo Proves Useful for the Reds
Chris Heisey (6.6 wRAA), Ryan Hanigan (4.3 wRAA), and Miguel Cairo (4.0 wRAA). These players have played an important complementary role on offense, bringing above-average production to supplement
- The Miguel Tejada Trade
In the blockbuster to end all blockbusters, the San Diego Padres acquired Miguel Tejada for double-A pitcher Wynn Pelzer on Thursday night. Damn hot tub, it’s not 2004 any more, and now this is more
- The Padres and Miguel Tejada
Padres’ beat writer Corey Brock tweeted yesterday afternoon that the team has interest in Miguel Tejada. Truthfully it’s hard to understand why. Tejada could potentially take third base or maybe
- Four Factors: Carlos Gonzalez
series, this time a request: Colorado Rockies uber-outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez is in his third season in the majors, and this is the first in which he will likely approach 600 plate appearances
- Miguel Cabrera's Best
The 2009 season ended poorly for Miguel Cabrera. An arrest and the Tigers’ collapse coincided with the worst month of his season which wasn’t all that poor by anyone else’s standards. The dialect
- Firing Fredi Gonzalez
Yesterday, Fredi Gonzalez became the second third managerial casualty of the year, following Trey Hillman's ouster in Kansas City (update: and Dave Trembley in Baltimore. Thanks, Rob Stratmeyer
- Is Gio Gonzalez Learning?
As a lefty who can spin curves that put Beyonce to shame (okay, not really), Gio Gonzalez garners attention. Gio whiffed 10.3 batters per nine innings on the farm and rated among Baseball America's
- Alex Gonzalez's Hot Start
Signed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2011 by the Blue Jays this offseason, Alex Gonzalez did not attract much attention on the free agent market after being cut loose by the Red Sox
- Gonzalez vs Teixeira
Adrian Gonzalez is the new Roy Halladay. Given his agent's statements that he is not willing to give San Diego a hometown discount and sees Mark Teixeira's contract as the comparison for what his
- Joey Votto or Adrian Gonzalez?
seasons, with one posting the third-best wOBA in the majors at first base, and the other ranking sixth at the position.
Cincinnati's Joey Votto and San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez seem to be valued about
- Toying with the Adrian Gonzalez Market
(and represented in the Total category) rather than making everyone translate the wOBA to runs and figure things out from there.
Now obviously, we’re talking about acquiring Adrian Gonzalez – who
- Mike Gonzalez Potentially an Oriole
it appears likely that Mike Gonzalez will join the fray on a two-year deal worth at least $12M and up to as much as $16M. The deal is currently contingent on Gonzalez passing a physical – usually a given
- I Hate to Travel in Winter: On Gio Gonzalez and Felipe Paulino
No, in fact there are no real surprises on this list until we get down to numbers 44 and 45, where we find Messrs Gio Gonzalez and Felipe Paulino, respectively. Regard:
- Gio Gonzalez: Walks and K's Galore
Since he was taken in the supplemental first round of the 2004 draft, Gio Gonzalez has alternately enticed and unnerved major league talent evaluators.
If you squint a little bit, the left-hander
- Miguel Cabrera's Trade Value
Miguel Cabrera getting a first place MVP vote is pretty silly. That said, as a player, dude is awesome. He's not Keith Hernandez with the glove or Willie Wilson on the basepaths, but in case you
- Seriously, Someone Voted For Miguel Cabrera?
For Jon Heyman and the rest of the reactionary "Keith Law should lose his ballot" crowd, I present the following comparison between Joe Mauer and Miguel Cabrera.
Singles: Mauer +2
- Adrian Gonzalez's Walks
speculation is Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres star first baseman. With two years remaining on an unbelievably team friendly contract (he's owed just $10.25 million over both years), and coming off a +6.3 win
- Miguel Olivo's Hat Trick
There’s an old saying about patience being a virtue. Over the years we’ve established that possessing plate patience is a virtue too, one that some players, like Miguel Olivo undoubtedly lacks
- Miguel Cabrera Strikes Back
Sometimes trades fail to work out immediately. Dave Dombrowski traded the farm prior to the 2008 season for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis – the perceived final pieces of a championship puzzle
- Introducing Miguel Angel Sano
Now that Strasburg-mania is cooling down, the next top amateur player will find out his destination over the next month. 16-year-old shortstop Miguel Angel Sano has been profiled heavily over
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez has no doubt seen his fair share of U-Haul trucks. The former supplemental-first-round selection out of a Miami high school during the 2004 draft has played for the White Sox, Phillies
- Miguel Cabrera's MoTown Hacking
Since bursting onto the scene as a precocious 20 year-old and helping the Florida Marlins capture a World Series title in 2003, Miguel Cabrera has remained an offensive powerhouse. A career .309/.381
- Adrian Gonzalez and the Petco Challenge
When fantasy players think of the top first basemen in the game, Adrian Gonzalez is not the first name that comes to mind. But the first overall pick in the 2000 draft put up his third straight
- Trade Fallout: Carlos Gonzalez to Colorado
A gifted center fielder with well-regarded hitting skills, Carlos Gonzalez has now been involved in two blockbuster trades over the past two off seasons. Originally signed by the Arizona
- Anchoring Miguel
is doing. It is with this in mind that I bring up Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, the offensively-talented youngster that is usually thought of as a force to be reckoned with when he steps up to the plate
- Projecting Both Miguel Tejada's
One of the odder stories this season was the revelation that former MVP shortstop Miguel Tejada is actually two years older than the public had been to led to believe. Despite the questionable