Wladimir Balentien is threatening to break Japan’s single-season home-run record. Does that mean he can hit in the majors?
Jason & Mike perform a free-form jazz exploration in front of a Festival Crowd.
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News and notes from around the league for August 29, 2013.
Math and statistics about Chris Carter, Mark Kotsay’s age, Craig Kimbrel’s surcharges, and a fifth-century Viking named Mond.
Why “be quiet” might be the best advice for backstops.
Notes on 13 prospects, including Dodgers outfielder James Baldwin and Nationals right-hander A.J. Cole.
Ben and Sam discuss how Wladimir Balentien’s explosive season in Japan would translate to the majors, then examine the notion that Billy Beane’s teams play better in the second half.
Seattle summons one of baseball’s top pitching prospects for a Friday start.
Scouting and interviewing a top catching prospect whose buzz is building.
Two aces have off nights, a pair of young players excel for Kansas City, and more.
Scouts’ takes on Danny Duffy, Brett Lawrie, Bubba Starling, Zack Wheeler, and other interesting players.
Rex Brothers resumes the ninth-inning gig in Colorado, plus other closer-related notes, and the updated tiers and dollar values.
A look at some players who could bolster your fantasy team off the waiver wire, depending on the format of the league in which you play.