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Sunday, June 01, 2014
It’s only money but I still don’t see a good reason for the Sox to sign Drew. Moving Bogaerts is not a good long-term decision. The Sox, as Holt is showing, have other options at third base.
100+ inning seasons by relievers
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Where did all the 100+ inning relievers go?
At the heart of Marx’s theory is evidence that when most pitchers face hitters a third time through the batting order, their effectiveness drops significantly. Marx refers to this as the TTOP (Times Through the Order Penalty). Marx’s research also shows that when he throws fewer innings, a pitcher’s velocity tends to ramp up some. And by converting more relievers to multi-inning roles, ...
Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:51 AM | 11 comment(s)
Well that sucks.
D-backs center fielder A.J. Pollock left Saturday’s 5-0 loss to the Reds in the eighth inning with a fractured right hand after being hit by a pitch.
Hey, WAR Puig!
Here is a list of baseball players since 1901 who had inarguably better debut years in the majors than Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
Here is a complete list of baseball players since 1901 who had arguably better debut years in the majors than Puig:
Frank Thomas, Fred Lynn and Johnny Mize.
It’s that short.
On Monday, Puig will complete his first full year in the major leagues, having been called up from Double-A Chattanooga on June 3, 2013.
In the last 363 ...
Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:46 AM | 45 comment(s)
The history of Japanese baseball dates back to the mid-1800s, when an American professor introduced it. In the 150 years since, Japanese baseball and North American baseball have been able to travel down different evolutionary trees. It’s like baseball is a finch, and each country is a different island in the Galapagos. Over the last century, batters in Japan were free to develop a wholly different approach.
That’s what makes these pictures fascinating; we’re not used to the follow-throughs ...Read More...
Posted: June 01, 2014 at 12:18 AM | 22 comment(s)
Saturday, May 31, 2014
So all a catcher has to do is tell the ump what the count should be and VOILA?!
Leading off the sixth inning of the Nationals’ 9-2 win, Ramos took a ball on a 2-2 pitch. Home plate umpire Scott Barry, according to Ramos, declared the count 3-2. Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez turned and asked, “Isn’t it 2-2?”
“Yeah, Barry replied. “2-2.”
“It’s not 3-2?” Ramos asked Barry.
“No, it’s 2-2,” Barry said.
Ramos shrugged and went back to the at-bat.
Adams to DL. Taveras will start today and they say he will play a lot for the next two weeks. I haven’t been this excited about a call up since John Gall.
Pujols Shot Ya
Posted: May 31, 2014 at 11:46 AM | 6 comment(s)
Awareness of the Probabilities…pretty sure Bouzouki Joe Records had them on a Turkish Freakout comp.
MLB.com: When you say awareness, how much of the newer metrics do you involve Terry in? Talking to Yankees GM Brian Cashman about it this spring, he said he doesn’t think you can be a manager in the big leagues these days unless you use them to a certain degree.
Alderson: I think that’s fair. There’s so much information out there that it needs to be distilled into something that is usable. ...
Posted: May 31, 2014 at 09:54 AM | 10 comment(s)
Friday, May 30, 2014
Damon Records: My Sadness.
Johnny Damon’s career might have ended a little prematurely — and against his will — all because he didn’t take performance-enhancing drugs.
Well, at least that’s what he thinks.
The longtime major leaguer claims that he was forced out of baseball for staying away from steroids and other PEDs.
“I played it clean,” Damon said during a recent interview on 810 CBS Sports in Orlando. “That’s what everybody’s going to be looking at. I think I’m one of the only ...
Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:57 PM | 62 comment(s)
All night games tonight, hence why this wasn’t submitted just after midnight.
Also, a reminder that it has been  days since our last MLB No-Hitter.
Posted: May 30, 2014 at 03:57 PM | 68 comment(s)
New study shows statistical evidence that anybody throwing 170 innings is important to a teams’ won-loss record. Groundbreaking discovery!
Confession: I root for Juan Lagares. There, I’ve said it, admitted it. On a regular basis, I do that which is routinely discouraged—even forbidden—in the pressbox. I do not cheer for the Mets center fielder. Can’t; long ago, Jerome Holtzman, the dean of baseball writers in Chicago, not only used “No cheering in the pressbox” as the title of his book, he also demanded it, not that writers’ objectivity had necessarily been called into question. So I don’t ever cheer—for any ...
Noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has performed numerous Tommy John surgeries on the elbows of baseball players. Dr. Kevin Wilk, his longtime physical therapist colleague, has overseen the rehabilitation of many of these athletes following the procedure.
And after witnessing an increasing number of throwers seeking Tommy John surgery at progressively younger ages, Andrews and Wilk are trying to stem the tide of these devastating injuries at the youth level by teaming up to develop an ...
Toledo News-Bee, May 30, 1914:
Brick Owens, when umpiring an American association game at Minneapolis a couple of years ago, called a strike on Hobe Ferris.
“I swung only half way, I didn’t go over,” Ferris protested. “Yesterday I swung the same way and you called it a ball,” the player continued.
“Well,” drawled Owens, “that half you had yesterday and the half you had today makes a whole strike. Since it’s your third one, you’re out.”
Tough to argue with that logic. ...Read More...
Over the past month, since registration opened for the free online course Sabermetrics 101, a 13,464-person army of the curious, the dreamers, the scholarly and all other kinds signed up and turned a clever idea into a rousing success. The course launched Thursday morning. Nerdery went massively mainstream. The world did not end.
Actually, it got better, much better, and not simply because the brains behind the course, Boston-based professor Andy Andres, has put together a curriculum that ...
Posted: May 30, 2014 at 07:06 AM | 10 comment(s)
Thursday, May 29, 2014
If you’re in the mood for a no-nonsense overview of the state of baseball book publishing in 2014, check this out.
When ideas fail, baseball books drift back to the same place where they’ve been anchored for two decades: the 1950s. Baseball books are instant replay for baby boomers. “There has to be a book every year about Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Ted Williams, or some combination thereof,” said Robert Weintraub, author of The Victory Season, which was published last year. ...
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson says, “There are so many unwritten rules because it’s such an old game. It’s such a technical game. There are so many opportunities for gamesmanship. It creates such drama. It’s such a game of respect. It’s a game that punishes those who are selfish.”
Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy asks, “But aren’t there unwritten rules in every industry? In journalism, you can’t steal sources, right? In hockey, guys don’t take their skates off and slash an opponent’s throat ...
Keith got 9 IBB’s in 86…so there’s that!.
Fired Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens used the word “naysayers” when describing the SNY announcers—including Keith Hernandez—who have criticized the team’s batting approach.
SNY announcer Ron Darling had another word Tuesday night to describe Hernandez: Expert.
“If you look at Keith’s career,” Darling told Newsday, “Keith was the poster boy for what they do. He’s already done it. These guys aspire to do it. I think that Keith is probably the best ...
Posted: May 29, 2014 at 01:09 PM | 35 comment(s)
It’s not really an issue now,” Torre said. “The only concern that we’ve seen in a couple of instances — and that there have been some warnings on — is going out there and using (the delay) for other reasons, to freeze a pitcher, to get a pitcher warmed up, stuff like that. That’s a concern because that’s gamesmanship. We said early on that we didn’t want that to take place.
“I’ve come to some self-realizations. I’ll be the first to say it. I’ve never shied away from the truth. The last two years have been rough for me [at third base]. I’ve had to do an excess of work to be able to do what I used to do naturally,” said Zimmerman, alone at his locker. “People keep asking me if six weeks off will help my [surgically repaired] shoulder. Six weeks off? Go six years back, maybe. It’s tough. It’s bone and joint.
“I’m comfortable playing wherever it ...
Posted: May 29, 2014 at 09:46 AM | 8 comment(s)
Pittsburgh Press, May 29, 1914:
The Pirates are displaying a lamentable tendency to “look over their opponents’ pitching” before deciding to offer at balls over the plate.
Whether the Pirates work under specific orders when at bat is a mooted question, but it is a fact that very few of them ever strike at the first ball pitched, regardless of how good it may be.
Many experts…are of the opinion that it is good judgment to try to hit any ball that cuts the heart of the plate at a ...
I guess that guy is really pretty good.
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