In some respects, this has been the Year of the Veteran Middle Infielder Who Suddenly Starts Hitting Homers (YVMIWSHH for short). Daniel Murphy passed his season-high for homers before the All-Star Break. Neil Walker already has 16 homers and it’s only July 19. Walker’s best single-season total is 23. Eduardo Nunez has nearly doubled his […]
I have a long-running thesis that cross-country teams and pitching staffs are very similar. In both cases, you have 5 starters who are the most important. In both cases, you can get an “ace of the staff” but also have trouble finding a No. 4 and No. 5 guy. In races, as in baseball regular […]
Andrew and I recorded another baseball podcast. On this third episode, we discuss “The Ejection”, the Yankees, Chase Utley, prospects, Bartolo vs. Ichiro and Rotoballer chatrooms.
May 3, 2016 was the end of an era. John Danks was DFA’d by the Chicago White Sox. With that, another part of my childhood has died away. I am not a Chicago White Sox fan. I am not even a fan of John Danks. But for the past three years, John Danks has been […]