More Yu Darvish

We did an article on Darvish recently. If that caught your interest, here’s a cool analysis of his latest performance from FanGraphs.  Hmmm, 95mph with an unhittable slider?  That sounds a lot like another young pitcher I know of.  Hint: his name begins with a J and sounds like Schmobba.

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Jeter's Defense An Issue At WBC

Yesterday I discussed the subjectivity of defensive metrics, and suggested that scouting reports and statistics need to be used in conjunction to make judgments about defense. One player that both sources of information agree upon is Derek Jeter, as both see him as one of the worst shortstops in baseball. If anyone at all...

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Matsui Won’t Play OF Until June

This news from the AP via ESPN.   Joe Girardi states that, “The earliest we would need him in the outfield would be interleague, and that’s a ways off,” Girardi said Wednesday. “That’s why we envision him as our everyday DH. We need him. He’s a great RBI guy. He’s very important to our lineup.”

There’s...

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Minor League Preview: Charleston Riverdogs

Really, this is all guesswork:

Catcher: Kyle Higashioka
1st Base: Someone
2nd Base: David Adams
Shortstop: Carmen Angelini
3rd Base: Braedyn Pruiit
Left Field: Raymond Kruml
Center Field: Abraham Almonte
Right Field: Daniel Brewer
Designated Hitter: Corban Joseph
Others: Addison Maruszak, Chase Weems, Braedyn Pruitt

Starting Pitcher: Arodys Vizcaino
Starting Pitcher: Andrew Brackman
Starting Pitcher: Casey Erickson Read more