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Yeah, I didn't quite get it either. He worked for EPSN 1000, so he's a worse announcer for it? That's worse than putting your favorite teams announcer in the list for no apparen....oh, wait...nevermind.
perrotto's statement had nothing to do with debuts, though.
unfortunately, this; "Never before had a major-league pitcher recorded so many strikeouts in so few pitches." just isn't true.
kerry wood recorded his 14th K on his 93rd pitch during his 20k game.
roger clemens recorded his 14th K on his 92nd pitch during his 2nd 20k game.
Drop Greinke for Galarraga?
not so sure ozzie wants thornton closing...see end of last year as a reason. wouldn't be surprised to see what the sox have with santos and thrust him into the position.
It seems like the Sox have so many greens...maybe that's just because you didn't comment on many, but I'm guessing Schneider's history of success has a lot to do with that. Would any of these players show up differentlt in, say, the Mets or Reds organization?
Wouldn't it be White Sox fans that need to look away and not Seattle fans? Masset went from CWS to CIN in the Griffey deal...
Far left second from the bottom looks like Jonathan Sanchez
Razzball just posted a huge thread about this...I believe Verducci's success rate is something like 12%. Bad.
besides the whole "we have no fantasy content whatsoever and might as well be ESPNMLBNEWS"
"you go around the ball diamond?" what a drunk.
And those guys *always* "could've hit more home runs." Just like Andre Dawson "could've gotten on base more." Right, guys.
Fowler posted absolutely atrocious UZR numbers last year in center. Doesn't that hit his overall value going forward given that he probably won't hit for enough power to play a corner?
This is one of the best parts about FanGraphs; if I remember that so-and-so wrote an article that had a link about Juan Pierre's tendency to bunt balls down the third base line and he gets a hit 35.9% of time, I can simply go to Juan Pierre's player page and every article with his name is listed at the top. This is something that every site referencing baseball players & stats frequently should use.
I will continue to use FanGraphs for all statistical needs, and really, if it weren't for Kevin & his coverage of the minors, I'd seriously consider cutting my subscription. The UI of BP.com is just really difficult to navigate.
Holy lord....can we stop the Sheehan love train?
He's gone. Get over it.
...then did this in his first major league start.
dude's been jerked around just as much as joba has.
Uhh....Kevin? Holland is a pitcher. Not a 1B...unless there's been some amazing development in his swing plane, or something :)
Is there any comparison to be made between Jared Mitchell and Desmond Jennings? If Mitchell shows any power improvement in the next two years, wouldn't it be a perfect comp? Great eye, great speed, solid defense...
Good for two years and then injured and bad for the rest? Sweet.
2005 - 200.0ip, 4.0 WAR
2006 - 200.2ip, 2.4 WAR
2008 - 223.1ip, 7.2 WAR
2009 - 152.0ip, 4.2 WAR
He's a better, more stable pitcher than Bedard. It's impossible to ignore injury history when evaluating future performance from a pitcher. Your a Cubs fan, shouldn't you know that?
Prior to his trade to the Phillies, Cliff Lee had been a +15 win player for the Indians, not including how well he pitched in 2009, and has now thrown four 200+ inning seasons. Erik Bedard was not only traded for three top prospects; he had never pitched more than 193 innings in a single season and came with a litany of injuries. This isn't even really that comparable of a trade; the Mariners superb ability to compete in 2010 over 2008 notwithstanding.
Did Bedard pitch two 200+ inning, Cy Young-quality seasons before being traded?
Shouldn't the fact that Delmon Young plays some of the worst outfield defense in the majors have any bearing on his being #1?
Shoulder surgery happened to Jose Ceda. He was recently placed on the 40-man roster in anticipation of the rule-5 draft.
This is something I *wouldn't* be shocked by in the least. The Red Sox have exactly what they need in Bard to replace Papelbon, not to mention they understand the perceived value of a closer over his actual value. If Papelbon's shoulder is hurt? All the more reason to ship him out considering what they'd likely get in return.
Why in God's name would the White Sox trade their best, cheap, and cost-controlled pitcher in Gavin Floyd for Papelbon? It's the same story every year with the Williams/Jenks-out-of-shape argument.
The Sox learned their lesson when they traded for Billy Koch, and haven't made a move for an "established closer" since; Takatsu, Hermanson, and Jenks were all got on the cheap.
Where would Poreda fall on this list were he still in the system? Any change in projection due to a total lack of development in secondary stuff?
FWIW, could Mitchell reach five-star status by next year if he has a solid showing at "fill-in-the-level?" I drool over the discipline, albeit at a low level.
I can only venture a guess that it has everything to do with their success. The Cards were arguably just as successful by making the playoffs, but the difference in days lost is pretty marginal. Every other team at the top before we get to the Yankees, obviously, has little to no actualy success in 2009.
But if the argument is who kept their team the healthiest, I have no idea how Herm Schneider and the White Sox don't win this "award."
nooks and crannies are small....
That SI article on Greg Walker is chilling, but when you say that you wonder if it's going to take a death to change things, Will, what things are you referring to?
I know you said his velocity had been down (and that they were actually going to shut him down?) in one of your minor league updates...but Bumgarner looked terrible uninspiring last night. Per the TV gun, he sat more around 89-90 and, I hate to say it, looked like a LOOGY with more pitches. At this point I'd lean more towards an argument that Aaron Poreda - who I firmly believe is a reliever in the majors - has a better chance at starting than Mad-Bum.
No kidding. I swear there's at least five new comments every week praising the section.
Kevin's the reason I remain subscribed to this website. There is superior writing on the majors littered all over the web.
Not complaining, just looking for some insight on his start since Jose Contreras can't get out of the third inning...ever.
At least you respond to comments!
No news on Peavy? I guess I can find it myself, but 5 innings in a rehab start with a very-possible target of a Saturday return date @NYY seems very UTK worthy to me.
Jeff Francouer has good power = lol.
The scouts quotes this week sound like they're coming from the Sunday Night Baseball booth.
this article is a bit more Milton Bradley than a bad day for Albert Pujols.
It is losing those reasons.
"However, you don’t need to tell that Diamondbacks right-hander Max Scherzer—he knows what WARP is."
"I’m excited. I’m totally wrong but I don’t think this rebuilding process will take as long as we thought."
Edit much? He's totally wrong but he doesn't think it will take that long? Wait...so it will take long?
they buy dinner for everyone.
is Matt Kemp still hitting 13th?
Gordon Beckham is absolutely murdering his 90% PECOTA projections. 3B or not, what he's doing plays anywhere.
"I can’t swear to the gun’s accuracy, but here is what I picked up from watching the telecast when I got home"
So then why not just use pitch f/x? No reason to rely on on a telecast's gun.
Not sure how or why anyone predicted the Indians to be pre-season AL Central favorites anyway. That pitching staff is terrible and should've been seen from a mile away. Fausto? Sowers? Pavano? Laffey? God, that's a miserable staff. Even *with* Hafner producing at "ok" levels...this team looked bad in December and looks bad now.
this website needs a weekly/bi-weekly article dedicated to scouts opinions on various players. it's about the only thing interesting in these weekly updates.
Yeah...I agree with this. Really is poor journalism to tie some generalized statements to a broadcaster that is "known" to have said similar things without any sort of evidence.
Derek Lee played for the '03 Marlins and the '04 Cubs.
"PECOTA thinks the change is real, and has Francisco averaging well over a strikeout per nine."
I think you mean well over a strike out per inning.
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