- Ismael Valdez Depresses You
Pity the poor Ismael Valdez, whose pitching so uninspired the photographers at Upper Deck that they denied him his very livelihood on this circa-2000 baseball card. It’s like they knew his career
- Oakland A's Give Cesar Valdez a Shot
On November 19, the Oakland A's signed Cesar Valdez to a minor-league contract. His last appearance in the major leagues was way back in 2010 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Almost seven years ago
- Reflecting on Raul
Throughout the offseason I wrote three separate posts here discussing the idea of the Phillies signing Raul Ibanez to man leftfield everyday. My feelings were not ambiguous in the least: as both
- NotGraphs Haiku: Raul Ibanez
He gives and gives, yet asks for
Nothing in return.
This has been a NotGraphs Haiku.
And this was entirely an excuse to post the above GIF, for which all praise goes
- One Night Only: Hail Cesar Valdez!
-Backs: Cesar Valdez (R)
23.2 IP, 9.51 K/9, 1.90 BB/9, .328 BABIP, 56.2% GB, 12.0% HR/BIA, 3.75 FIP (Triple-A)
Projected FIP: N/A (FAN) 5.22 (CHONE) 5.36 (ZiPS)
Astros: Felipe Paulino (R)
- Raul Ibanez Is Gritty
A fluke might not be repeatable, but it is nevertheless something that happened. And something that happened in 2013 was Raul Ibanez was pretty good -- which not many people outside of the Ibanez
- Raul Ibanez: Illustration of Principles
. But there are principles for hitters, too, and there's something convenient about the 2013 version of Raul Ibanez. On Wednesday, Ibanez slugged his 18th home run of the season. In one year -- in one half
- Plug and Play: Raul Ibanez
When news broke that 39 year old, lefty slugger Raul Ibanez was signing with the Yankees, his ADP took a significant jump. In fact, he jumped nearly 35 picks (3 rounds in a 12-team league), going
- Projecting Raul Mondesi
In something of a surprise move, the Kansas City Royals added 20-year-old Raul Mondesi -- the son of the former Dodgers outfielder -- to their World Series roster to replace pinch-runner Terrance
- Raul Mondesi's Considerable Upside
, however, I'm going to examine a player born in 1995 who already has broken through into the mainstream consciousness: Royals shortstop prospect Raul Mondesi.
On paper, the biggest distinction
- Raul Ibanez: A Mathematical Lament
- Raul Ibañez Is for Paul Thomas Anderson...
If you like the composition of this recent image of Raul Ibañez, you might like Paul Thomas Anderson to direct.
Raul said that's that, mattress man.
Consider these images from
- The Odd Timeline of Raul Ibanez in Philly
Early in the 2008-2009 off-season it sounded like Raul Ibanez desired a deal that didn't exist. After five very good years in Seattle Ibanez wanted a multi-year deal, something that teams didn't seem
- Raul Ibanez's Historic Clutch Evening
Raul Ibanez batted twice tonight. He hit a game tying home run in the ninth, then a game winning home run in the 12th. His WPA for the game: .827.
We only have postseason data going back
- Should the Phillies Platoon Raul Ibanez?
The three-year deal given to Raul Ibanez prior to the 2009 season was puzzling at the time given the length of contract weighted against the veteran's age (He's about to turn 38 at the mid-point
- Raul Ibañez Thinks Your Hand Stinks, Bro
Raul Ibañez is gonna give you a high-five, but he's not gonna like it. Because, honestly, your hand looks kinda gross, and it kinda smells bad, too. Pine tar? More like poo-tar, bro. You might wanna
- Projecting Royals Call-Up Raul Mondesi
Raul Mondesi’s calling card has always been his shortstop defense, while his hitting — or lack thereof — left something to be desired. He hit .243/.279/.372 in his age-19 season at Double-A last year
- Raul Ibanez & A.J. Burnett: Waiver Wire
Raul Ibanez | OF | Yankees | Owned: 26% Yahoo! and 47.2% ESPN
Both Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira got off to slow starts this season, but the Yankees survived thanks in part to Derek
- I'm Old and I'm Swinging for the Fences: Raul Ibanez, Power Producer
back, we attended a game and marveled at the massive swings being taken by one Raul Ibanez, which led to one of us commenting, "It's like he's decided, 'Screw it - I'm old and I am going to try to crush