- Carlos Beltran, David Ortiz, and the Hall of Fame
years, coming in just ahead of Roberto Alomar, who got elected to Cooperstown a couple of years ago. David Ortiz, for reference, is 79th, essentially tied with Paul O'Neill and Mark Teixeira
- Roberto Alomar: A Video Essay
claim to. Enjoy.
It doesn't happen often: A player for the ages turning up on your favorite team. In a perfect world, Roberto Alomar would have stayed a Blue Jay longer. In a perfect world
- Rays Sign Roberto Hernandez
The Rays began life after James Shields in earnest with their first transaction since the big move Wednesday. The club is reportedly close to inking pitcher Roberto Hernandez -- formerly and better
- Roberto Hernandez is Not Fausto Carmona
Yes, well obviously Roberto Hernandez is not Fausto Carmona. The name Fausto Carmona belongs to someone else, and though the history of Cleveland Indians starting pitcher "Fausto Carmona" belongs
- David Ortiz's Contract Complaints
I came across this blurb a couple days ago over at HardBall Talk (originally from ESPN Boston):
“David [Ortiz] is (too) proud and respectful to say how he feels in public, but the guy feels hurt
- Wainwright, Ortiz, and Facing the Monster
, Wainwright threw six pitches to David Ortiz.
If you were watching, you understand, because the extended at-bat felt a little like theater. There was nobody on and there was one out, but it felt like
- Phillies Grab Whatever Roberto Hernandez Is
is and isn't sustainable. All of us want to be fortune tellers.
The Phillies signed Roberto Hernandez today, as a starting pitcher. He's going to get a base salary around $4.5 million, and with incentives he
- Roberto Hernandez Heads to the Land of Cheesesteak
No, not the Roberto Hernandez who saved 326 games and spent his career in the bullpen, silly. It's the Roberto Hernandez who became the artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona of course! After
- Assigning Responsibility for David Ortiz
, and it was sharply struck, but that was a fairly obvious run-scoring situation, and more importantly, what people are really going to remember is David Ortiz. What was on people's minds at the time was David Ortiz
- David Ortiz and the Meaningful Meaningless
, a weird game, and the Cardinals never got themselves righted, but if you're in search of the amazing, you look to the bottom of the seventh. When David Ortiz came to the plate, Boston's chances
- David Ortiz's Power Decline
Yesterday I looked at David Ortiz's decline in plate discipline values. Today I am going to turn to his power numbers. Because of Ortiz's inclusion on the leaked 2003 list of players who tested
- When to Walk David Ortiz
It is a bit of an exaggeration to say that David Ortiz has been the Red Sox' whole offense during the World Series, but only a bit, as he is hitting .733/.750/1.267 in the Series so far. Of course
- David Ortiz Accepts Arbitration
Ever since he's joined the Red Sox, David Ortiz has been an elite designated hitter. Even in the bad years. It might seem like a slight to the slugger that he has reportedly decided to accept
- Is Ortiz Powering Back Up?
David Ortiz had a horrible start to the season, going the first month and a half (154 PAs) without a home run. But recently he has turned it around, hitting five home runs since June 6th. Does
- The Byrd/Ortiz Play
Broxton pitching) John Buck reached on fielder’s choice to right (Fly). David Ortiz out at second.
In case you didn’t see it, you can watch it here. Ortiz was waiting to see if Buck’s short fly
- Making Up For Ortiz (Sorta)
, Hideki Okajima.
For the past two seasons, David Ortiz has racked up more WPA than any other player in baseball by adding an incredible 17 wins to his team. About one-third of the way
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Roberto Hernandez
- Fielder and Ortiz: Contact Hitters
rebounding to prior levels. However, there is one other example of a big slugger miraculously improving his contact rate almost overnight, and it's happening right now in Boston.
David Ortiz has
- David Ortiz and the Very Large Hall
The Hall of Fame buzz around David Ortiz is understandable given the amazing World Series he just had. With few exceptions, Ortiz has been an outstanding hitter since coming to Boston in 2003
- David Ortiz's Plate Discipline Decline
That is not to say that the Red Sox would not like to score a ton of runs. And one place they will hope to get more production from this year is the DH and David Ortiz. Ortiz had a down year in 2009
- The Untold Story of Roberto Clemente's Plane Crash Litigation
The Fatal Crash
Roberto Clemente was both a remarkable ballplayer and genuine folk hero. As an outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente was a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove recipient. He
- Roberto Hernandez & Marcell Ozuna: Deep Waiver Wire
that was just called up.
Roberto Hernandez | TAM SP | 8% Owned
The artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona is back with a new name and pitch mix. On the main FanGraphs blog, we have already
- Is David Ortiz Back To Being Rosterable?
June 5th last year were considered his last hurrah.
But then something strange happened. The calender turned to May, and all of a sudden Ortiz started hitting again. Quite literally too, he hit two
- Q&A: David Ortiz and Justin Verlander
It goes without saying that David Ortiz and Justin Verlander are among the most dominant players of their era. The Red Sox slugger has a career .284/.379/.545 slash line and 391 home runs; the Tigers
- Audio: David Ortiz Has an Announcement to Make
David Ortiz has an announcement to make regarding Boston -- which announcement utilizes language typically reserved only for the bedroom and the boardroom.
Audio stolen from
- David Ortiz, Red Sox Renew Vows
with a poor all of the 2012 season, and it became somewhat conceivable that David Ortiz would look for a change. Ortiz was set to be a free agent after the year, and as hard as it is to imagine the Red Sox
- When David Ortiz has Been Locked In
to a more or less clean and conventional Game 5, and now the clear story is David Ortiz, and how he's presently un-get-outtable. I mean, I guess the real story is how the Red Sox are on the verge of another
- The Anatomy of David Ortiz, Human Wrecking Ball
The prevailing story from the World Series, right now, has to be the dominance and intimidation of David Ortiz. In the first four games of the series, he's hit 16 times and made just four outs, one
- 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
- The Complexity and Simplicity of David Ortiz vs. Mike Napoli
hitter, they'll have a decision to make before the games in the National League ballpark. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli can both hit the crap out of the ball, but when Boston's in St. Louis, one of them
- Actual Audio of David Ortiz's World Series Speech
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So far as rousing public addresses are concerned, David Ortiz's Game Four one of those lacks the gravitas, probably, of Henry V's St Crispin's Day Speech
- Hats Off to Dandruff, and David Ortiz
- GIF Quiz: Whom is David Ortiz About to Bludgeon?
Please regard, with a sense of discernment, the following color-television GIF:
What is beyond dispute is that Vermilion Stockings philosopher-king David Ortiz has dislodged the second-base
- David Ortiz and the F Word: A Comprehensive Look
this is bad news for Boston, this is good news for everybody else. Not just because of schadenfreude (although largely because of schadenfreude), but also because this means we get to hear David Ortiz say
- Roberto Hernandez: New Name, New Team, New Pitcher?
Not long ago, Roberto Hernandez was considered to be an up-and-coming starter for the Cleveland Indians. He was also known as Fausto Carmona. But regardless of what it said across his back, his 3.06
- The Ten Biggest Playoff Plate Appearances for David Ortiz and Carlos Beltran
Sunday night, David Ortiz faced Joaquin Benoit with the bases loaded. There were two outs, and the Tigers were winning the game by four, but it was nevertheless a tense situation, with Tigers fans
- Slightly Edited News Article: The Execution of David Ortiz
- Only Slightly Belated Bat-Flip Alert: David Ortiz
In the sense that the footage here of David Ortiz dispensing of his bat in a manner the author will describe as "aggressively insouciant" both (a) originates from last night and (b) has already
- Scherzer, Ortiz, and a Bullpen Implosion: The Red Sox Rally to Take Game Two
Jim Leyland used four relievers in the eighth, and each was charged with a run. A two-out grand slam by David Ortiz, off Joaquin Benoit, tied the game. A fifth reliever, Rick Porcello, came
- The Best of the Worst, Or, What Do Roberto Clemente, Pete Rose, and Ted Simmons Have In Common?
a chance to outshine it. This next guy, though? Well...
1. Roberto Clemente
Career WAR: 80.5
LVP year/WAR: 1955/-0.9
Classification: Start-of-career bump
Yeah, I'd say he made up