- Green Means Go
penchant for riding the wave this year.
A little less heralded, but no less surprising, has been the play of Nick Green in Boston. All six feet, 180 pounds of Green spent 2008 in the minor leagues
- Green Lights Going Wrong, Take 1
back with a fastball in the zone, and Torrealba was given the green light. Torrealba swung right through it. Two pitches later, Torrealba struck out, and the inning was over.
- Green's Bad Luck
fascination with bizarre in-season splits, I want to point out Sean Green of the Seattle Mariners. A somewhat sidearmer, Sean Green started building a reputation as a ROOGY with Seattle in 2006
- The Chicago Green Sox
- Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
- Green Athletic: Trevor Cahill
- ... And Nick Punto
My favorite part of this weekend's Red Sox-Dodgers blockbuster isn't the absolutely insane nature of the trade, it's the "... and Nick Punto" that will forever be attached to it until the end of time
- Understanding Nick Punto
Nick Punto inexplicably dives headfirst into first base on a routine groundout to the shortstop— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) August 31, 2012
"You can't reason with grit," Nick Punto told
- Godzilla in Green and Gold: A's Sign Matsui
- Ruben Amaro, Jr. Likes Green, Trading Outfielders
Oh hi. I didn't see you there. I'm Ruben Amaro, Jr. and I was just leaning on this railing, thinking about a couple of things that I really enjoy: the color green, and trading major league
- R.I.P. Nick Adenhart
Last night, Nick Adenhart had the best start of his career, shutting out the A's for 6 innings. It will be the last time anyone saw him pitch. He was killed in a car accident shortly after midnight
- Nick Markakis’ Lack Of Power
Nick Markakis has just two home runs thus far this season, and is on pace to hit just 9 on the year. I think it’s relatively clear now that Nick isn’t really a power hitter – he’ll get his share
- The Nick Johnson Stories
The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between
- Nick The Unlucky Stick
Nick Johnson is having one of the more remarkable Aprils in recent memory, and not just because he's managed to stay healthy for an entire month. No, instead, Nick Johnson is becoming the new poster
- Nick Swisher The Pitcher
Not having a long reliever sometimes comes back to bite you on the behind. Last night, the Yankees found this out, but were not the only ones red in the face.
The starting first baseman, Nick
- Quiz: Nick Swisher and Magic
representative case of her doing so than in the tweet you see embedded above, in which Ehrlich asks us to imagine what Nick Swisher would do with magic powers, had he access to them.
After a brief period
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players
- Nick Johnson to New York
The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson
- Nick Franklin: The Seattle Streak?
On the surface, the question of whether or not Mariners prospect Nick Franklin fits in Seattle's future given the .555 OPS of incumbent shortstop Brendan Ryan seems a bit silly. Yes, Ryan is one
- Nick Punto to Sign with Boston
According to John Heyman (now at CBS Sports, apparently), Nick Punto has agreed to a 2 year, $3.0 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. The deal will also include $500k in incentives.
- The Nick Johnson Quandry
offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list.
I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column
- Red & Green Books Go Electronic Only
Tangotiger on insidethebook.com noted what I thought was a rather comical blog post column by Murray Chass on his outrage that the Red & Green league books will no longer be printed, but instead
- Should the Green Monster Impact Jason Bay's Projection?
runs. Bay had nine homers after the deal and six of those came on the road, which suggests that perhaps he had some issues with the Green Monster. It’s more likely a sample size issue and I think
- Nick Punto and The Little Things
is Nick Punto . Yes, the same Nick Punto that Derek Jeter threw out on a baserunning gaffe in Game Three of this year’s ALDS. Outside of that one instance, Punto has the perfect Minnesota Twin
- Bearish on Nick Markakis
This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we’ll look at the positive/negative side of Nick Markakis. Expect the opposite side shortly.
- What Is Nick Swisher Worth?
An unintended consequence of Melky Cabrera's 50 game suspension has been an uptick in the amount of conversation about what Nick Swisher is going to get as a free agent this winter. Swisher has been
- True Utility: Nick Punto
During his tenure with the Minnesota Twins, Nick Punto has often been the object of scorn around the internet, generally being lumped in with players like Willie Bloomquist as another "speedy" white
- Bullish on Nick Markakis
This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we’ll look at the positive side of Nick Markakis. You could read the negative side here.
- Injury Update: Nick Markakis
Like my ’92 Toyota Camry that ran for three years despite, or in spite of, me not changing the oil, Nick Markakis just goes and goes. Yet, for the first time in his career he runs the risk of missing
- Nick Franklin's Historic Season
such as Aaron Hill or [Felipe] Lopez offensively, though he has less power."
Either the Mariners didn't agree with that, or they didn't know what they were really getting in Florida prep shortstop Nick
- Nick Markakis's Down Season
Over the winter, the Baltimore Orioles signed right fielder Nick Markakis to a six year, 66.1 million dollar contract, covering Markakis’s arbitration years and first three years of free agency
- Nick Swisher: Buy Low?
A brief (and terrible) joke: What is up with Nick Swisher?
Currently, not his batting average or power. Zing!
Thing is, if you own Swisher in 2011, you're not laughing at that. (Okay
- Green Lights Going Wrong, Take 2
that 3-and-0 green lights are selective for hitters who're better than average. Just because this isn't predictive doesn't mean it's not worth looking at, though, if only for entertainment. Mike Trout
- Pity Nick Blackburn
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
- Can You Do What Shaq Green-Thompson Has Done?
Via thief of hearts Yirmiyahu comes urgent breaking news regarding the stat line of Red Sox 18th-round draft choice Shaq Green-Thompson. Mr. Green-Thompson is currently plying his trade
- Nick Blackburn Loses Margin for Error
This past March, the Minnesota Twins locked up Nick Blackburn with a four-year, $14 million contract. The deal covers the right-hander's final pre-arbitration season in 2010, his three arbitration
- Nick Swisher, Indians Now an Item
Nick Swisher is a talented, big-money veteran with an actress wife, and he likes to generate attention and play under the bright lights of a major media market. The Cleveland Indians play
- Nick Swisher Thinks Cleveland Rocks!
Of course Nick Swisher thinks Cleveland rocks. He just signed a four-year, $56M contract that has a fifth year vesting option that could push the total to $70M. Who wouldn't think Cleveland rocked
- Prospect Impact: Danny Hultzen, Matt Davidson, Grant Green
because his role is less assured now, but ultimately if he performs, he'll get a shot.
ACTION: A's trade for INF Jed Lowrie
IMPACT: INF Grant Green, A's
Earlier in the week, Mr. Howard Bender
- Nick Leyva: Positioning the Pirates Infield
Nick Leyva is heading into his 36th season of professional baseball, but when it comes to positioning an infield, he isn’t as old-school as you might think. The Pirates’ third base coach still uses
- Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA
- Can Nick Hundley Be a Fantasy Asset?
If you're one of those people who has a hard time justifying the use of a high draft choice on a catcher and you like to bargain shop, then perhaps San Diego Padres backstop Nick Hundley is a name
- FanGraphs Audio: Nick Piecoro, Gentleman Beat Reporter
Nick Piecoro is both (a) a fine Italian-American beat reporter for the Arizona Diamondbacks (for the Arizona Republic, specifically) and (b) the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio
- Daily Notes: Mostly Ambulant Nick Johnson Retires
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. Table: Nick Johnson's Walk Rate in Context
3. Three Images: Venezuelan Winter
- Nick Blackburn and Jon Jay: Waiver Wire
% of leagues.
Nick Blackburn: 5% ownership
When the name Nick Blackburn is uttered there are not many positive connotations that come to mind. Sure, he’s generally been a very durable pitcher over
- Nick Johnson on his .400 Career OBP
Nick Johnson needs a typical Nick Johnson season to secure his legacy. Not as an injury-prone first baseman -- that’s his other legacy -- but as an on-base machine. The 33-year-old left-handed hitter
- Nick Hundley and Carlos Ruiz: Catcher Injury Updates
set of scraps looks the meatiest. Today we're going to look at the latest catcher injuries and who the guys are that will get the playing time moving forward.
Nick Hundley, SD -- My apologies
- Villanelle: Nick Punto, One Time, Tried to Break His Bat
In abiding with NotGraphs' Villanelle Week:
Nick Punto, one time, tried to break his bat
A feat so large, and yet a man so small
Why would he even try to attempt that?