Juan Pierre is too old and bad at getting on base to steal this many bases. But he’s doing it anyway.
Hiroki Kuroda and Jeremy Guthrie re-sign with their teams, while Juan Pierre re-signs with an old one.
The Marlins follow up the salary-dump trade with a Juan Pierre signing. What each move tells us about the franchise.
Who are the weakest humans in Major League Baseball? If we can’t figure that out, we don’t deserve to be here.
Plenty of well-documented rumors came to nothing last week, and Derek looks at what the lack of activity means for your team.
If Emilio Bonifacio can’t hit for power, why are pitchers walking him so often?
It happens every spring: we talk way too much about reserve outfielders.
Looking ahead to baseball’s most significant personal achievements.
The 17th installment of Joe Sheehan’s excellent newsletter appeared in my inbox last night, and it featured analysis of the big, weird Rockies-Marlins-Braves deal that was hinted at last week and finally agreed upon–pending approval from the commissioner’s office–this weekend. In analyzing the deal, Joe puts the Rockies in the winner’s column and gives the Marlins a goose egg.
I spent a few hours this morning on the air with Mike Rosen of KOA Radio in Denver. Looking back on the segment–which included Rockies president Kelly McGregor and owner Jerry McMorris–I realize that I probably didn’t articulate just how optimistic I am about this team this year. In an NL West with no great team, the Rockies are a good one, and perfectly capable of winning the division.