- Smith and Damon: Waiver Wire
With the fantasy playoffs nigh, here is a pair of outfielders who can help patch injury-induced holes in your lineup.
Seth Smith (Yahoo: 32 percent owned, ESPN: 53 percent owned)
- An Etherview with Sean "CHONE" Smith
If you read FanGraphs, you're probably familiar with Sean Smith's work. Mr. Smith is the progenitor of the CHONE projection system, hosted annually here at FanGraphs and also at his own website
- Skyrocket Smith
The Rocket's glare. That's him at top left.
Today is the 145th birthday of Skyrocket Smith, first baseman for the 1888 Louisville Colonels, and namesake of my next-born child. These Colonels
- The Fall of the House of Smith
a light upon a matter of EVEN GREATER URGENCY, as well as acute personal interest. I write of the Fall of the House of Smith.
Remember the halcyon days of the late eighties? (Unsettlingly, some
- Q&A: Ryan Rowland-Smith, Comeback from Fear
From 2007-2009, Ryan Rowland-Smith was an effective pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. The Australian-born southpaw appeared in 88 games and logged an ERA below 4.00 for three years running. His move
- Q&A: Reggie Smith, Borderline Hall of Famer
was Reggie Smith. Some might argue that Dwight Evans or Bobby Bonds would be a better call, but Smith certainly has his bona fides. As a seven-time all-star, he accumulated 71.8 WAR between 1966
- 2010 MLB Draft: Not Selected Day 1
doesn't have much of either right now. If he makes the Major Leagues, it will be as a reliever, with his career outcomes varying as wide as Colt Griffin and Jonathan Broxton. (Bryan Smith)
- 2010 MLB Draft Selections
with the Blue Raiders in his career. (Bryan Smith)
37. Anaheim Angels - Taylor Lindsey | SS | Arizona HS
38. Toronto Blue Jays - Noah Syndergaard | RHP | Texas HS
39. Boston Red Sox - Anthony Ranaudo
- What We Learned from MiLB: Week Three
in the Majors, I don't see why Hollingsworth can't, too.
The Salem Red Sox have a good middle of the order.
Three players on the High-A Salem Red Sox roster are responsible for 13 of the team's 19 home
- Building a Farm: American League East
Bridwell is a wildcard, going from 6th on one list to 23rd on another.
Boston Red Sox
- A Few Good PawSox
When I realized that the Pawtucket Red Sox were coming into town, I was actually pretty excited. There was a chance to see pitchers Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa and position players Jackie
- Staring Down the Sinkerballers, Final Part
available, if you click on the red number on their Career Stats page. A great tool keeps getting better.
Kyle Allen, 20, New York Mets
Level BB/9 K/9 HR/9 GB% BABIP
Low-A 3.7 8.0
- 2010 Draft Review: AL East
BOSTON RED SOX
Number of Top 10 Picks Signed: 10.
Highest Bonus Awarded: Anthony Ranaudo, LSU, rhp, 39th overall.
College/HS Breakdown of Top 10 Signees: 6/4.
Pitcher/Hitter Breakdown: 4/6
- Lessons from Hollywood
in the Boston Red Sox organization for mis-conduct. Ramirez would often get in arguments with coaches and trainers, and was even demoted from High-A to Rookie League as punishment. I should preface this example
- NCAA Monday: Born on the USA
that for outfielder Bryce Brentz and right-hander Asher Wojciechowski, hailing from Middle Tennessee State and The Citadel respectively, those baseball games in red, white and blue were the most
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Detroit
Red Sox. Surely, part of the sales pitch was the budget itself, as it has afforded Chadd the ability to draft players like Rick Porcello and Jacob Turner, even when their bonus demands scared away other
- Opening Day, v. 2.0
the season in Double-A, where he will be part of a rotation that includes Red Sox top prospect Casey Kelly. Allen will also be second fiddle on his squad, the High-A St. Lucie Mets, where he'll be pitching
- 2011 Draft Summer College Notes
), Michael Palazzone (Georgia), and Grayson Garvin (Vanderbilt), to name a few.
One pitcher, Anthony Ranaudo, isn't worried about his draft status, but instead of convincing the Boston Red Sox that he's
- Myth and Legend, Meet Cincinnati
Last Saturday, Peter Gammons sent out an eye-opening tweet, about the newest Cincinnati Red, Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman:
One of the best scouts texted from Louisville that Chapman
- The Future of Catchers
do is take a look at MLB catchers’ overall performance using wOBA and wRC+.
Both graphs show that catchers (blue) have been closing ground on the rest of the league (red) over the past five years
- NCAA Regional Preview, Part 1
Miss Rebels will probably have to throw Pomeranz against the Big East champion St. John's Red Storm, who enter the tournament playing their best baseball of the season. Virginia, on the other hand, can
- Futures Game Preview: The World Pitchers
. Because, while it once was, comping Yusmeiro Petit (5.44 career FIP) is no longer a compliment.
Stolmy Pimentel | RHP | Age 20 | Boston Red Sox | High-A (Carolina)
17.8 K% | 7.4 BB% | 0.7 HR/9
- New Prospects for Nats, Jays, O's
is about where Brett Wallace's meager median outcomes lie.
The Orioles acquire Wynn Pelzer.
There is no downside to this move by the Orioles, who open up a spot for a red-hot Josh Bell by trading
- Dreamweaving the Draft
you'd be looking at a groundballer with length and a good changeup: Scott Erickson, maybe?
20. Kolbrin Vitek, 2B/3B/CF, Boston Red Sox
Skills they love: Pure bat, good speed/arm combination.
- Rated Rookies: Week One
Iglesias, SS, Red Sox
The idea of Iglesias being a no-hit shortstop is overstated, as he's just too good a contact hitter to deserve that title. So far, the shortstop is making contact on 96.3
- Christian Bethancourt Suffers from Goldilocks Syndrome
- Evaluating the Prospects: Boston Red Sox
Evaluating The Prospects: Rangers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Twins, Astros, Red Sox & Cubs
Scouting Explained: Introduction, Hitting Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6
The Red Sox have the deepest
- Big Chart
Here is a thing that I made. I picked the Red Sox at random. I thought some of you might enjoy it, and maybe I will do it for other teams too.
- Ask NotGraphs: The Yahoo! Answers Edition
of this at all? I want to see it
yes there were. There was video cameras in the late 1800s and sound recording and radio back then. They even have footage of Babe Ruth pitching for the Red Sox
- The Playoff Push, Backwards
, a part of baseball -- with neglect, at best, and more often than not with open contempt. I'm here right now to rectify that. Regard, for the first time, to the best of my knowledge, Smith's Universal
- Chinese Postgame Quotes, 2013 Inaugural Edition
neatly summarized. Enjoy!
Red Socks 3, Orioles 1
"We've got a terrible the group of guys. It is easier to see the ball, in high spirits, good mental state, your team wins." - Clay Buchholz
- Red Sox Replace Carl Crawford with Polar Opposite
After years of having Manny Ramirez and then Jason Bay patrol left field in front of the Green Monster, the Red Sox made a dramatic change in course in 2011 by bringing in Carl Crawford. Instead
- Fozzie Bear Hired to Write AL Game Wraps
Lay Down Lawrie, Edge Red Sox
Hair Rays-ing! Walk-off Win Snaps Skid
Texas Bullish Against Milwaukee 'Pen
Robbie Is Aptly Named as Astros Stun Athletics
The questions abound. When did
- Daily Notes: May 2, 1916
by the song "Silver Threads Among the Gold," when sung lustily from the opposing dugout.
Chicago White Sox @ St. Louis Browns
Matchup: Urban "Red" Faber vs. "Gettysburg" Eddie Plank
- Free Seth Smith
Yesterday, we talked about Troy Tulowitzki powering the Rockies resurgence in June. While he's the main reason, he's not the only cog in the Colorado offense having a good month. Seth Smith
- The First Four Red Sox Championships in Boston
Last night, as you may have heard, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. As many noted, it was the first time that a Boston team clinched the World Series in its home town since the Sox won
- New Fantasy Baseball Web Site
, "it would be like the Red Sox or the Cubs winning the World Series."
What John Kruk would like to try is a comedy.
Mike Piazza "has more than 1,000 comic books, loves massages and hates infomercials
- Nostradamus Calls the Series
innings. "Arethusa" rearranged spells "St. Uehara," referring to the near-divine presence of the Red Sox closer. Koji will strike out the side in the ninth, "reddening the river" with Cardinal-red blood
- Seth Smith Heads West
. Just ask Vinny Castilla or Dante Bichette. Unfortunately for Seth Smith he’ll no longer have that luxury as he’s now a member of the Oakland A’s.
Transitioning from Coors’ Field to the Oakland
- Around the Horn: Chapter 2. Latvia
recounted a game in Riga featuring members of the American Red Cross Commission of Western Russia and the Baltic States that garnered high-level political attention. "During the third inning," the paper
- Introducing the Handsomeboard
. But the stiffest competition -- and the most intriguing storylines -- are in the AL East as usual, where the Yankees are counting on Ellsbury to help close the Cano gap, while the Red Sox are staking much
- The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
, the Royals gave the Brewers Will Smith. It's a low-profile transaction, considerably lower-profile even than the earlier Dexter Fowler trade, but what makes the trade worth taking about are the signs
- Chinese Postgame Quotes, 5/3 Edition
on the court. After the victory of the national struggle of the tensile plate to draw enough attention.
Athletic Club 4, Red Socks 2
"For us to win the elasticity of the club two or three programs." - Bob
- Chinese Postgame Quotes: 5/30 Edition
Notes: After the match, Toronto optional Longtan Hydropower Station, Triple-A Las Vegas.
Red Socks 6, Tigers 4
"Let him, let him stay in Youkilis (Kevin) into the third (first), I do not know
- Examining 2012's Biggest Letdowns: Nate Spears
rankings, and after joining the Red Sox farm he quickly built some modest buzz, thanks in large part to a Double-A campaign featuring 20 home runs and reportedly stellar glovework. Though he hasn't gotten
- Chinese Postgame Quotes: 2014 Preview Edition
shield in the stack...Score this weak Wing Shane Victorino also likely to start losing it...Orioles scoff at the notion that Salmonella can beat the champion.
St. Louis Specials vs. Cincinnati Red
- The Tigers’ Approach to Rotation Depth
reached Triple-A, are the Tigers’ next line of defense, it’s apparent that Detroit doesn’t have much depth behind its potentially formidable front five.
Compare the Tigers’ depth to a team like the Red
- "Freak of Nature": Baseball's Garcia Found to Violate Major Scientific Principles
on the task at hand. Experimenters tested the effect on Mr. Garcia this spring by having him listen to the entirety of The Magic Flute prior to a start against the Red Sox. The results were conclusive
- Who Is Zach Reynolds?
for the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, an outfielder for the California (MO) Pintos, a right-handed pitcher for the Seaford (DE) Bluejays, a catcher for the Bixby (OK) Spartans, a fullback for the Jacksonville
- Lee Smith and the Hall of Fame
Yes, I admit it. That's a pretty neutral headline. Doesn't tell you whether I think Lee Smith is worthy of the Hall of Fame.
Because I don't really know.
Smith appears to be more qualified than
- The State of the NotAwards Races
choice other than Harrell would surprise me.
Cy Dung (NL)
This one's a toughie. Do you look at the loss column? As usual, that's a red herring; Edwin Jackson and most of the other guys up top
- My Story for ESPN.com
or Matt Adams.
But ask anyone who was there. Ask anyone in the champagne-soaked St. Louis clubhouse. Ask anyone, in fact, who bleeds Cardinal red. They'll tell you who the real hero
- Celebration Analysis: BOS 10-30-13
that must be correctly implemented in order to make any such work successful. Let's step through them systematically, and look at how the Red Sox performed on each count.
1. The Comic Relief
- Babe Ruth Was the Worst Base Stealer of All Time
much as half a win (5 runs) through larcenous ineptitude. On that ignominious leaderboard of 17 gentlemen there's only one repeat, Red Kress (who deserves his own post someday); even in the days
- 2014 ZiPS Projections - Boston Red Sox
this offseason. Below are the projections for the Boston Red Sox. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
In Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, and Jarrod
- Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
it was time to rebuild and sent Haren to the desert for six prospects: Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez, Brett Anderson, Gregory Smith, Aaron Cunningham, and Chris Carter. Many had only heard of Eveland
- Quick Thoughts on Iwakuma and Smith
If you're content to stash Iwakuma on the DL for a few weeks at the beginning of the season, he could be a nice injury-sleeper on draft day.
LHP Will Smith, Milwaukee Brewers
- Why Bryan Smith Writes
be sharing their responses in these electronic pages.
What follows is the product of a lightly edited email correspondence with Bryan Smith. In addition to being a bona fide prospect maven, Smith
- Adam Smith Discusses Baseball
“Let’s start with pins,” Adam Smith says.
"You want pins? The little metal things? Cost a couple of cents each? Sure. But let’s say you can’t go to the store. Let’s say there is no store, so
- Liriano and Smith: Waiver Wire
Seth Smith (ESPN: 10 percent owned; Yahoo!: 7 percent owned)
It makes complete sense for a hitter who leaves Colorado for the spacious grounds in Oakland to have a higher OPS after he lands, right
- Introducing to NotGraphs: Mississippi Matt Smith
Please note, for your records, that Mississippi Matt Smith is the newest contributor to NotGraphs and submitted his first, uh, submission to our electronic pages earlier today.
- Seth Smith's Platoon Split as a Crisitunity
Despite the prestige of being 2011's Most Average Player, Colorado Rockies outfielder Seth Smith has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the season. Trading Smith might be a good idea
- Oakland Finishes Outfield With Seth Smith
It seemed like only a matter of time until Seth Smith was shipped out of Colorado. The Rockies have depth in the outfield and the demand for a player of Smith's caliber was there. A suitor finally
- Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
The first domino has fallen following a cataclysmic 2011 season in Twins Territory, as General Manager Bill Smith was dismissed from the position on Monday. Philosophical differences were cited
- Ozzie Smith Did Something the Best
-- suggest that the character is based, at least in part, on Ozzie Smith.
Because his peak ended before I was really aware of him, I never got a chance to see Smith with any frequency. But his
- Sunday Notes: Brewers, Phillies, Red Sox, Coping with Fear
Will Smith’s repertoire includes two- and four-seam fastballs, a slider, a curveball, and a changeup. How frequently he used each of those pitches changed markedly from 2012 to 2013. Last season he
- The Red Schoendienst
so much depends
a red schoen
brushed with spring
against a green
- Q&A: Seth Smith, Evolution of an Approach
Seth Smith continues to mature as a hitter. Despite a recent cool stretch, the 30-year-old Oakland A’s outfielder is off to a .283/.366/.455 start. A career year may be in the offing, as well
- Is Something Wrong With Ryan Rowland-Smith?
-Smith were healthy and prepared to start.
What a difference forty days can make. Doug Fister and Jason Vargas have been among the few pleasant surprises in Seattle this season, while RRS has seemingly
- Greg Smith: Scouting the Pirates Draft
Thanks to an infusion of high-profile prospects into the pipeline, there is a light at the end of tunnel in Pittsburgh. Scouting director Greg Smith has brought some elite talent into the system
- Covert Colorado OF, Pt. 2: Seth Smith
time for the Rox: Ryan Spilborghs and Seth Smith.
While neither comes with the championship-caliber upside of a Holliday nor the scouting pedigree of a Fowler, Spilborghs and Smith could provide
- Trade Fallout: Greg Smith Reluctantly Heads to the Rockies
Just like today's other Trade Fallout subject, Carlos Gonzalez, Gregory Smith has also been involved in two high-profile trades over the past two off seasons. Popped in the 6th round out of LSU
- The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
Seth Smith is having the best year of his career at the plate. He has slowed down during the second half of the season after a monster first half, but his overall line is still quite good. These days
- Seeing Red
- Joe Smith: Boring Name, Decent Reliever
Joe Smith, who has long contended with Scott Baker and Jim Johnson for The Most Boring Name in Baseball, reportedly signed a three-year, $15.75 million deal with the Angels over the weekend
- ALCS Game 3 PreGame Chat
Bryan Smith will be around to talk about the playoffs tonight, starting at 5 pm. ALCS PreGame Chat
- Padres Continue To Be Weird, Extend Seth Smith
active sellers in July. But despite all this, the Padres are apparently not done being weird.
Today, the Padres signed Seth Smith to a two year, $13 million contract extension, and it's very
- FanGraphs Audio: Bryan Smith on Prospects, Prospect Writing
Just 26, Bryan Smith has written about prospects off and on (and off and on) for about a decade. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.
Don't hesitate to direct pod
- FanGraphs Audio: Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet
Ben Nicholson-Smith is a former senior writer at MLB Trade Rumors and a current editor Sportsnet. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.
Don't hesitate to direct pod
- Seth Smith is a Must Own in Daily Formats
Obviously there are a variety of fantasy leagues out there, and while it is not necessarily the most popular among hardcore fantasy fans, the daily leagues do exist and Seth Smith is a guy
- Scheming For Relief: Betances, Warren, Smith and Withrow
Will Smith | Brewers | 2%
In eight appearances (7 IP), the former Royals middle reliever owns a 0.00 ERA (2.62 xFIP) with a 1.14 WHIP, a 32.1% K% and a 17.9% BB%. Additionally, Smith picked up his first
- Daily Notes: The Effects of Burch Smith on the Human Brain
, What One Might Learn
A thing a spectator might learn during the course of this game is what sort of claim Burch Smith might have to a starting role in the future. Despite having posted a 30.3% strikeout
- Video: The Ozzie Smith of Cuba, More or Less
- The Power of Red Pants
," and "dignity." But what if Mr. Robinson were forced to wear red pants paired with a red top? Would he still be tough, classy and dignified? Or would he, by mere virtue of the sartorial affronts
- Injuries Mounting for the Red Sox
The injuries keep coming for the Boston Red Sox. The most recent victim is off-season acquisition Cody Ross, who is out indefinitely with a fractured bone in his foot. With Ross now on the disabled
- Red Sox-Angels
While there are still a few pennant races to be determined, we have a pretty good grasp on at least one series that will open next Tuesday - the Red Sox and Angels will be squaring off, as Boston's
- Daily Notes: A Brief Review of Burch Smith's Second Start
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Brief Review: Burch Smith's Second Start
2. Today's MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- The Big Red Machine - The Movie
Red Machine into a feature film.
The film will be a joint effort, as Warner plans to parlay a deal with the Hasbro board game company into this film by including influences of the game Mouse Trap
- Ellsbury's Struggles and the Red Sox
field that impressed both the Gold Glove voters and various fielding metrics. Although Ellsbury had been a first-round draft pick by the Red Sox in 2005 and had been a very good prospect in his minor
- Derek Lowe and Red Flags
from 2008, it's possible that he could post some four win seasons and be worth his contract.
There are three red flags that come up for Lowe when projecting his future. The first of these is his
- The Red Sox Acquire Boof
The Astros provided one example of stocking a bullpen, and now the Red Sox provide another. The Sox picked up Boof Bonser, who was to be designated for assignment, for some cash or a PTNL. Bonser
- The Red Sox Outfield
Headed into the season, the Red Sox outfield looked like a strength. Sure, Carl Crawford wasn't going to be ready at the start of the season, but once he was, him Jacoby Ellsbury, and then a combo
- Daily Notes: Doubling Down on San Diego's Burch Smith
colloquially, and from which expression he's derived little pleasure previously.
Moving On, With Regards to This Game
Starting this game for San Diego is Burch Smith, to which right-hander's
- The Next Step
Smith. Templeton provided insane value to the Cardinals.
In fact, in their first seven seasons, Garry Templeton produced 20.5 WAR. Ozzie Smith, who peaked in Years 7-12 of his career, produced just
- Arbitrary End Points
like Benson, those strikeout numbers will keep the batting average down.
Marquez Smith hit .198/.291/.327 the first two months. He hit .337/.405/.650 after.
Aaron Hicks hit .246
- Big Red Letter Bartlett
of free agency. It may not have been a big-red-letter signing - instead, it could possibly be as solid as this title was bad.
Year one should come at about a 20% discount given the structure
- Lackey to Red Sox
According to MLB.com's Ian Browne and Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, free agent RHP John Lackey has signed a five-year, $85 million deal with the Boston Red Sox.
The 31 year-old has been
- Daily Notes: Mostly Concerning Burch Smith's Debut Today
debut in this game for San Diego -- is 23-year-old right-hander Burch Smith.
Regarding Burch Smith, Who the Hell He Is
In terms of who the hell is Burch Smith, Burch Smith is one of the minor
- Weighing Dee Gordon
Lance Johnson - 7 seasons (2.0, 3.2, 3.9, 5.1, 1.5, 3.4, 6.5)
Luis Polonia - 4 seasons (2.1, 0.6, -2.3, 0.8)
Ozzie Smith - 4 seasons (3.3, 5.4, 2.7)
Tim Raines - 3 seasons (2.8, 3.3, 6.1)
- The 20-80 Scale, Saber Style (Again Yet Different)
- Rhodes a Red and Crowning Farnsworth
bit silly, especially one with some red flags like Rhodes.
Rhodes’ BABIP was .319 in 2008, despite allowing 27.9% line drives. When your pitches are being hit that hard consistently and most of them
- Staring Down the Sinkerballers, Part One
We're really excited to introduce you to the newest writer to join the FanGraphs team - Bryan Smith. He's covered minor league and college baseball for nearly every site on the planet, and we're
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Seattle
, but I truly believe it was complimentary -- Moore's floor is very high. The pitcher version of this would be Ryan Rowland-Smith, who will have his modest success in Seattle as long as Safeco Field
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Twins
today. Just know that the Twins have a scouting philosophy that is tried and true, and a budget on the rise. After all the recent extensions, the next person Bill Smith should be contacting for a new
- What the Cubs Must Do
, and to ensure some eventual success.
Dear Mr. Ricketts: Fire them all. Start over. Faithfully, Bryan Smith.
- Florida Marlins Farm System Discussion
pick in the 2007 draft was Jameson Smith, who hasn't been able to stay on the field, and when he has, few catchers in the minors have been worse throwing out opposing baserunners (11-for-114 in full
- The Red Sox Rotation
I didn't spend the time to click through each team in the Steamer projections, but I'm guessing the Red Sox are one of few teams, if not the only team, to have the five guys projected to pitch
- Building a Farm: American League Central
- Building a Farm: National League West
- Risky and Rosy
Presently, there are both quantitative and anecdotal offerings available, thanks to Sean Smith's TotalZone play by play metric (offered at MinorLeagueSplits), or any
- The Next First Round Third Basemen
2003 - Chris Lubanski (PA), Eric Duncan (NJ)
2001 - Joe Mauer (MN)
2000 - Rocco Baldelli (RI), Corey Smith (NJ), Scott Thorman (Canada), Aaron Herr (PA)
Even there, you can see that New Jersey
- Chicago White Sox Must-Watch Prospects
of the two brave enough to tackle them. Bryan Smith will flank the rankings with a pair of articles on each team: one a micro view at the top prospects (for the fan whose minor league interest is only
- Wait Til Next Year: 2011 Draft Preview - Hitters
; Casey McElroy, SS, San Diego; Taylor Motter, SS, Coastal Carolina; Austin Nola, SS, LSU; Joe Panik, SS/3B, St. John's; Tyler Rahmatulla, 2B, UCLA; K.C. Serna, SS, Oregon; Adam Smith, SS, Texas A&M
- Mike Morse and Seth Smith: Outfield Help on Your Waiver Wire
Smith |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 41.4% Yahoo - 27%
It's tough to land a full time gig when you can't hit lefties, but Smith still plays enough, and hits well enough, to make an impact on your fantasy
- Building the Farm: American League West
- The Little Red Machine
- Red Hot Corner
- Gomes is Back in the Red
- The Little Red Army
- Another Neglected Red
- Red Sox Extend Pedroia
- Greene Becomes a Red Bird
- Historical Position Adjustments
- Staring Down the Sinkerballers, Part Two
- Staring Down the Sinkerballers, Part Three
- Riley's Choice
- Changing the Natural Order
- NCAA Monday: Checking in with the Champs
- FanGraphs Splits 3: Back to the Minors
- NCAA Opening Day: Where the Scouts Will Be
- NCAA Weekend Rundown
- Comping Castro
- NCAA Weekend Preview: The Enigmatic
- WAR's Favorite Position
- Blanks Canvas
- Say Heyward in May
- Fan Projections: Strasburg
- Moore Analysis
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Houston
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Kansas City
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Pittsburgh
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - White Sox
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Cincinnati
- Projecting Chapman
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Cubs
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Oakland
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Cleveland
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Milwaukee
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Angels
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - St. Louis
- Projecting Chapman Results
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Texas
- From 5 to 25
- What We Learned from MiLB: Week One
- Peachy Comparison
- April Draft Report
- Jay Sborz's Career Revival
- What We Learned from MiLB: Week Two
- Will Boesch's Production Be Light?
- Good Developments on the KC farm
- Alternate Reality: Need-Based Mock Draft
- Stanton's Got That Super Swing
- What We Learned from MiLB: Week Four
- Castro Called to Cubs
- Gibson's Great Start
- First Round History: Catchers
- The Recent First Round Catchers
- The Next First Round Catchers
- Age Is Relative, Anyway
- First Round History: Shortstops
- The Recent First Round Shortstops
- The Next First Round Shortstops
- NCAA Regional Preview, Part 2
- First Round History: Third (And Second) Base
- Drafting the Third Plus Pitch
- MLB Draft: A Recent History of Criticism
- But Yeah, Catcher > Outfielder
- Wait Til Next Year: Draft '11 Preview - Pitchers
- College World Series Preview: Bracket 1
- Futures Game Preview: The U.S. Pitchers
- Futures Game Preview: The World Hitters
- Colvin and Boesch Going Forward
- Futures Game Preview: The U.S. Hitters
- The Best of the Futures Game
- The Guys Besides Smoak
- Why Seattle Chose Smoak Over Montero
- The Guys Besides Yunel
- Haren's "Haul" (UPDATED)
- Viva Valencia
- Wednesday's Traded Prospects
- The Jorge Cantu Trade: Florida's Perspective
- The Roy Oswalt Trade: Houston's New Prospects
- Adjusting Mental Minor Adjustments
- Slow the Lyles Express Down
- Mike Minor's Up and Down Debut
- The Evolution of Groundball Rates
- Showcase Circuit Hits Wrigley
- 2010 Draft Review: AL Central
- 2010 Draft Review: NL Central
- 2010 Draft Review: AL West
- 2010 Draft Review: NL West
- 2010 Draft Review: NL East
- Belt Closer to the Bay
- Prospects Chat – 8/30/10
- The First Cups of Coffee
- Five More Early Cups of Coffee
- Prospects Chat - 9/9/10
- Nick Franklin's Historic Season
- The Midwest Wasteland
- The Minors in Context: Introduction
- The Dirt on Drabek's Debut
- Prospects Chat - 9/20/10
- The Braves Go to Beachy
- Stauffer's Survival
- White Sox Need Morel at 3B
- Prospects Chat - 9/27/10
- Numbers for the Numbered Starters
- Prospects Chat - 10/5/10
- ALDS Game One Review: Texas
- ALDS Game 3 Preview: Carson Cistulli's Druthers
- ALDS Game Five Review: Texas
- ALCS Game 1 Review: Texas
- Game 4 ALCS Review: Derek Holland
- ALCS Game 5 Chat
- Prospects Chat – 10/25/10
- AFL Thoughts: Mesa at Phoenix
- AFL Thoughts: Phoenix, Surprise Pitchers
- AFL Thoughts: Tuesday BP
- My Bryce Harper Experience
- AFL Notebook: Pitchers
- Prospects Chat - 11/2/10
- Chicago White Sox Farm System Depth
- Houston Astros Must-Follow Prospects
- Houston Astros Farm System Depth
- Detroit Tigers Prospects: Top Tier
- Detroit Tigers Prospects: System Depth
- New York Mets Prospects: Top Tier
- San Diego Padres Farm System
- Is the Corner Outfield Profile Changing?
- The 20-80 Scale, SABR Style
- Taijuan Walker's Journey
- Building a Farm: National League Central
- Building a Farm: National League East
- Building A Farm: A Summary
- Building a Farm: Top Prospects
- Tales of the Lexington Legends
- The Visiting Asheville Tourists
- Driving to See the Greenville Drive
- Rated Rookies: Late April
- Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves
- Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
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- Can Zach Britton Turn the Tide?
- The Near Future of Wil Myers
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- Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
- John Axford: the Cardinals’ newest reclamation project
- UETAMEJ: Red Sox Cannibal Offseason
],” said a National League general manager, “but it’s just not ... that simple.”
The Red Sox ... want ... the lavish ways ... right now.
But when you are the Boston Red Sox and you have $80
- Hey Red Sox: Work Faster
You know who the slowest working pitching staff in baseball is to this point of 2012? The Boston Red Sox, who have taken an average of 24.6 seconds between pitches this year. You know who
- 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox
What will the Red Sox get from Xander Bogaerts this year?
Right now, there are a lot of good things that people are saying about Xander Bogaerts and there is a lot of reason for that. He is a big
- Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox Model
There is no disputing that the Red Sox have had a good business model since the current ownership group took over 10 years ago. The success on the field -- 93 wins per season and a pair of World
- Victorino, the Red Sox, and the Ellsbury Aftermath
Not sure if you have heard, but Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is a member of the Yankees now. Ellsbury may not have repeated his monstrous 2011 in 2013, but he did have an excellent year
- Red Sox Forced To Shuffle Outfield
With five outfielders already on the disabled list, the Red Sox were already spread thin in a position once thought to be a strength. Then Cody Ross factured a bone in his left foot in Monday's game
- Red Sox Need Outfield Help
The end of the 2011 season does not seem to have ended the Red Sox spell of misfortune as two-thirds of their projected everyday lineup outfield is now out with injury. It was reported earlier
- Season in Review: Boston Red Sox
One: Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox occupied the top spot according to BaseRuns and by a fair margin to boot, 35 runs better than the second place team. The Red Sox were 2nd best on offense
- ALDS Preview: Boston Red Sox
if the Red Sox and Yankees met up in the American League Championship Series. As you undoubtedly recall, Beckett embarked on his first great post-season during 2003, posting a 2.11 ERA and 2.66 FIP
- The Red Sox/Jason Bay Rumor
The Red Sox may employ the smartest front office in baseball, which is why this tweet from Jon Heyman makes little sense. Heyman suggests the Red Sox are willing (and able) to offer Jason Bay a four
- Evaluating the Red Sox Spending Spree
The Red Sox came into the winter with a clear need for starting pitching, and a lot of money to spend. Yesterday, they spent a big chunk of that money, adding $41 million in AAV to their payrolls
- Red Sox Old Front Office Trades for Red Sox Player
if the Red Sox figure out how to him.
In some ways, Doubront is not that different from what Jake Arrieta was when the Cubs got him from the Orioles last year. The Cubs struck gold with Arrieta
- Red Sox Janitor: "What a Mess!"
of it. The real story behind the Red Sox September collapse goes so much deeper. First, there's the prostitution ring Jason Varitek was running from the dugout. Then there's Dan Wheeler introducing
- Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
The acquisitions of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez highlighted an offseason that has most pundits now calling the Boston Red Sox the best team in baseball. But are we being too optimistic about
- Red Sox Bring In Jesse Carlson
In a move that sent approximately zero shock waves through the baseball world, the Red Sox signed former Jays left-handed reliever Jesse Carlson to a split contract this week. It was such a big story
- Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara
The Red Sox have found their seventh inning man. The club signed 38-year-old right-hander Koji Uehara to a one-year deal with a $4.25 million base salary Thursday.
Boston's bullpen struggled last
- Pawtucket Red Sox Prospect Review
This Saturday and Sunday I caught the Pawtucket Red Sox on the road against the Buffalo Bisons. The matchup of the Red Sox and Blue Jays AAA affiliates featured several of the top prospects
- Roster Additions: The Boston Red Sox
With the rumored signings of both right-handed starter Brad Penny and catcher Josh Bard, the Boston Red Sox organization has begun to make some changes to its 40-man roster at the Major League level
- A Minor Review of 2008: The Red Sox
: August 1984 | Right-Handed Pitcher
Expectations were high at the beginning of 2008 for Clay Buchholz after he threw the 17th no-hitter in Red Sox history on September 1, 2007 (in just his second big
- The Tigers, the Red Sox and Advance Scouting
aren’t privy to what is happening behind the scenes.
We do know there is a lot of information being shared. The Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers may not utilize advance scouting exactly
- Red Sox Sign Rusney Castillo
After getting outbid for Jose Abreu, the Red Sox apparently weren't going to let that happen when they had another shot at a young Cuban defector, and today, they've agreed to sign outfielder Rusney
- An Ode to the 2003 Red Sox Offense
up a good fight in 2002, neither won their respective conferences.
So the eyes of Boston turned back, as they tend to do, to the Red Sox. And they were hopeful. The team had won 93 games in 2002
- Marco Estrada: Sleeper With Red Flags
, it's not that simple and a couple red flags should be acknowledged.
I dismissed a significant velocity drop between the 2011 and 2012 seasons because Estrada made the transition from the bullpen to the starting
- Draft Reviews: Boston Red Sox
and athleticism, the Red Sox had a massively-successful draft. With that said, most of the players are young and extremely raw, like Derrick Gibson, Casey Kelly, Pete Hissey, and Ryan Westmoreland
- Rasmus: Red Bird Building Block
, but his slick glove work led to a 3.2 WAR campaign (does anyone else think that he looks like Super Mario with that red cap and bushy mustache?) On the bump, Adam Wainwright (5.7 WAR) and Chris
- Boston Red Sox: Draft Review
as a senior. Nick Hill would have been a nice grab in the 47th round, but he went to Seattle in the '07 draft and could appear in the Majors in 2010.
Up Next: The Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
- Q&A: Ryan Hanigan, Underrated Red
Ryan Hanigan might be the most underrated catcher in baseball. He is definitely one of the most studious and verbose. The 32-year-old Cincinnati Red knows the game, and he can break down the nuances
- Felipe Lopez Will Wear the Red Bird
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- A Minor Review of 2013: Red Sox
- Seeing Red at the Hot Corner for 2010
- 2004 Red Sox-Yankees Win Probability
I've received a few requests to do Win Probability charts for the 2004 Red Sox-Yankees ALCS. Enjoy!
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- Great Moments in Forgettable Careers II: Cocklewarming Edition
, 2 BB, 5 K, 0.793 WPA) who was this epic's undisputed hero.
April 6, 1984: Mike Smith Debuts in Style
How forgettable was "Mississippi" Mike Smith? So forgettable that two other right-handed
- FanGraphs Audio: Justin Merry of Red Reporter
In which the guest is getting reds-y to watch postseason baseball.
"Red October" = Actual, Usable Pun Again!
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- The Triple Dunce Cap
- Shocking New Clues in the Gochnaur Case
by the name of Germany Smith. Germany was a local boy from nearby Pittsburgh, and as he paced his short-lived team with a .315 average and eight doubles, little Johnny Gochnaur was quickly smitten.
- Red Sox Replace James Loney with Mike Napoli
Early on during the winter meetings, we've seen the Rays agree to terms with James Loney, and the Padres agree to terms with Jason Marquis. Now we've seen the Red Sox agree to terms with an actual
- Lyon, Benoit and The 2010-11 Relief Market
Ben Nicholson-Smith is a staff writer for MLBTradeRumors.com. This piece is a continuing series of guest posts he's written for the site. You can check out the rest of his work over at MLBTR
- Joe Nathan & Matt Capps Enter Potential Walk Years
to imagine the Twins letting him walk. GM Bill Smith has exercised team options for players such as Jason Kubel and Michael Cuddyer, so he could choose to do the same with Nathan instead of bidding for him
- Red Sox Should Recall Cook For Some Relief
The Red Sox have to decide toda whether or not to call up Aaron Cook from Pawtucket. The former Rockies starter signed a non-guaranteed, minor league deal with the Red Sox this offseason
- Red Sox Exercise David Ortiz's 2011 Option
In April it seemed like a long shot -- perhaps an impossibility. A month later it was a near certainty. For nearly the entire season we've known that the Red Sox would exercise David Ortiz's $12.5