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.
Teddy Mitrosilis over at Dugout Central has an interesting article posted about the Red Sox and their struggles to reach an accord with closer Jonathan Papelbon. He suggests that the Sox should allow Papelbon to leave when he becomes a free agent after the 2011 season, citing his outsized demands and the imprudence of...
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...
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.”
A few recent events have me thinking about last year’s trade in which the Yankees sent phenom Jose Tabata along with Ross Ohlendorf, Jeff Karstens, and Dan McCutcheon to the Pirates for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte. Firstly, Bill Madden mentioned the deal in an article on Marte and Phil Coke:
In that respect, it...
RLYW continued their series on projections by looking at Mark Teixeira. While they found that he should have an excellent season at the plate, the defensive numbers on Tex were a bit surprising to me. They show that Mark is at best a slightly above average defensive first baseman:
One of the things that Teixeira...
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