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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Fans want Rays pitcher Chris Archer calling rest of the playoffs

Chris Archer may only be 27 years old, but from the looks of it, he could have a secondary career if he ever decided to stop pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays.

On Tuesday, Archer joined the ESPN broadcast of the American League wild-card game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. And, generally, he stole the spotlight.

Rafael Bellylard wants a Mets-Cubs NLCS. Posted: October 07, 2015 at 05:07 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Zack Greinke highlights a crop of MLB aces who rely on baseball’s advanced stats | For The Win

Chris Sale is not like the others.

In addition to his pitching, Greinke is known for his exhaustive understanding of and interest in the sport, up to and including preparing pre-draft scouting reports on potential picks. And in a New York Times feature during his 2009 campaign, Greinke explained that he pitched to keep his Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) as low as possible. By that number, which estimates a pitcher’s value based on his walk, strikeout and home-run rates, Greinke was indeed better in 2009 than he had been in 2015: A 2.33 FIP then vs. a 2.65 mark now.



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