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July 13, 2012 10:25 am

Pebble Hunting: Making the Most of Mike Fiers

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Sam Miller

Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers doesn't throw any harder than we thought he did, but he's succeeding despite his limitations.

You know what to expect when Mike Fiers is pitching. You expect a lot of puns about his name, which is pronounced “Fires.” First inning: “Mike Fiers on the mound and he is setting the mound on Fire recently.” Second inning: “He is heating up.” Third inning: “A perfect name for a day like this. Mike Fiers.” Actual puns from his actual last start. It was 101 degrees in Milwaukee.

You don’t really know what else to expect, because wait who? Mike Fiers, a guy taken in the 22nd round during his age-24 season. The day he made his pro debut, in short-season ball, he was the same age Clayton Kershaw is now. Three years later, Mike Fiers is in the majors, and in seven starts he has struck out 48 batters and walked nine, in 46 innings. He has a 2.31 ERA and some guy in your fantasy league keeps offering him to you for Adrian Gonzalez. And he is the latest fun story of a guy who did more than he was supposed to do.

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May 13, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

A reunion in Shea with passive vs. aggressive overtones in the dugout, Gabbard's revenge, and Justin Upton's early fielding follies.

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An ALCS rematch begins at Jacobs Field, Ervin Santana looks to prevail in his own house of horrors, and Randy Johnson makes his 2008 debut against another fireballing lefty.

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August 4, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3

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Christina Kahrl

The Transaction Analysis you have been waiting for. Saunders. Izturis. Guzman. Cormier. Hernandez. Reyes. The names are all here, and only Christina can sort out the right from wrong, and the stupid from the just obtuse.

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June 28, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: June 22-26

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Christina Kahrl

Two guys named Pujols and Clemens make their way back to the NL Central, and some new arms get a chance in the latest Transaction Analysis.

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Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP John Wasdin, avoiding arbitration; extended the player development contracts of Pawtucket (Triple-A) and Lowell (A) through 2002. [2/11]

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