- Are $20 Million Per Season Contracts Ever Worth It?
Los Angeles Dodgers
- The Greatness of Frank Thomas
of exaggeration but largely founded on inconceivable truth. Here's an old anecdote about Frank Thomas:
"We had this competition, even when he was a freshman, in which we'd wager a Coke on whether he
- Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas Elected to Hall of Fame
Because of the release of ballots over the last few weeks, we've had a pretty good idea that Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas would get elected into the Hall of Fame on their first attempt
- Roy Halladay Not Back, But Back
, by the name of Roy Halladay. Halladay was making his first start since going under the knife, and given who he is and who he's been, the game captured the interest not just of Phillies fans
- Roy Howell Is Oral Tradition
Roy Howell is oral tradition.
If you are of a certain age, then you may believe you have seen Roy Howell play our baseball. You did not because he did not.
If your grandfather tells you
- Is Roy Halladay Done Done?
It looks like Roy Halladay is done -- at least for a while, as he is expected to hit the disabled list with a shoulder problem -- but the real question is if he is Done. He's about to turn 36
- Measuring a pitcher's ability, performance, and contribution
- Quiz: Carson Cistulli, or Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
to identify whether a given photo depicts belovéd NotGraphs editor Carson Cistulli or former pre-teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Thank you.
NOTE: The quiz formatting is screwy, because I am
- 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
- Part II: Curveball Velocity, Location, or Movement: What is more important?
- Part I: Curveball Velocity, Location, or Movement: What is more important?
- What is More Important for a Fastball: Velocity, Location, or Movement?
- Roy Halladay, In Relief of Roy Halladay
Given his excellence over the last decade, it's become difficult to discuss Roy Halladay without merely descending into a list of superlative adjectives.
Indeed, Roy Halladay posted the league's
- Roy Oswalt and the Rangers
, these pieces won't take the place of the more in-depth articles you've come to expect from the site.
A few weeks ago, I talked about how Roy Oswalt could end up as the steal of the off-season
- Roy Oswalt, Potential Steal
A few minutes ago, Buster Olney tweeted out a note that the asking prices on free agent pitchers is on the way down, specifically naming Edwin Jackson, Hiroki Kuroda, and Roy Oswalt. In the message
- Young Roy Halladay
Young Roy Halladay was born in that letterman's jacket. Over the years, it grew with him.
The look in Young Roy Halladay's eyes says, "I might make love to you in the back of a sensible sedan
- Gorman Thomas Has Aged Exactly as Expected
Gorman Thomas threw the ceremonial first pitch at Sunday's first game of the 2011 NLCS. Thomas is one of the seminal Brewers from the 1982 club which also challenged the St. Louis Cardinals
- Thomas Jefferson Hates Jayson Werth's Contract
many awards, caught up with the always personable Thomas Jefferson. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the great United States, Jefferson is now well retired
- Roy Halladay for NL MVP
the entire National League in WAR, Roy Halladay is getting virtually no support for MVP. When it comes to the MVP award, one thing is clear: pitchers are extremely undervalued.
The American League
- Baseball Card Tourney: Haas vs Thomas
#2 1980 Topps Gorman Thomas
Look, I don't want to say too much. You seem like a nice enough young guy and all. But, shit, check the back of my card and you'll see I hit 45 home runs last
- Roy Oswalt's Back Scare
After only throwing 37 pitches through two innings, Roy Oswalt left his start last night due to back soreness. This is definitely disappointing news for the Phillies' starter, considering he's
- The Roy Oswalt Decision
In a tight playoff game that could be the tipping point in Charlie Manuel's season, the veteran skipper decided to go to starter Roy Oswalt in the bottom of the ninth to face the heart of the Giants
- The Complexity Of Roy Oswalt As A Philly
According to a report out of Houston, the Astros and Phillies have agreed on a deal that will send Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia, pending his approval. Details of the deal haven't been released yet
- Roy Oswalt's Demand
Roy Oswalt is having a nice season. He’s started nine games while averaging about seven innings per outing. For his efforts, he has a 3.28 xFIP and an even flashier ERA to show. All of which
- Roy & 250
); Livan Hernandez (2004); and yes, Roy Halladay (2003). Halladay actually tossed 266 innings in 2003, the most of the group. That puts him third on a list since the last strike, with those two guys, Johnson
- The Greatness of Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas, a.k.a. "The Big Hurt," officially retired today. However his career ended, his up-and-down (but hardly bad) 2000s makes it hard to recall his utter dominance in 1990s. I'm not going
- Of Roy
to break across. It sounds ridiculous because there are probably hundreds of occurrences of a scoreless game after three innings throughout a season, but it felt like it occurred every time Roy
- Roy Halladay
extension, Roy Halladay. Halladay is also a slight upgrade over Lee.
Over the past three years Halladay has been the second most valuable pitcher in the game and one of only seven twenty-win players. He
- Roy Halladay's Trade Value
Yesterday, Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi created quite the stir when he told several reporters that he was going to start listening to offers for Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay. He talked with Halladay
- Roy Halladay and Risk
In 2004 and 2005, Roy Halladay missed significant time with first a shoulder injury and then a leg injury. Since then he’s started 31 or more games three consecutive years but some fantasy players
- Restructuring Roy
presented by one Roy Oswalt. The 31-year old ace of the Drayton Gang has expressed interest in restructuring his contract. Roy wants to win and feels that his salary may hinder GM Ed Wade from signing
- Roy "The Complete Game" Halladay
Blue Jays righty Roy Halladay has earned his reputation as being a top-tier pitcher, one of the best this decade. Predominantly utilizing a combo of fastballs, cutters, and curveballs, Halladay
- Daily Graphing - Frank Thomas
After playing 15 years in Chicago, the White Sox bought out Frank Thomas's contract for 3.5 million dollars making him a free agent. The White Sox would have had to pay him 10 million dollars