Non-Braves fans often ask me why Jeff Francoeur drives me so crazy. He’s young and powerful and exciting, they say! Well, it’s because of this kind of stuff: For Atlanta outfielder Jeff Francoeur, the search for a more disciplined approach is elusive and the source of occasional torment. Francoeur began this season with loose goals […]
The Mets have removed the New York Post and Daily News from the clubhouse. Here’s one interpretation: The Mets consider their players’ psyches so fragile that they no longer provide copies of The Post or the other New York tabloid in their Citi Field clubhouse. The newspapers were a staple of the Mets’ clubhouse for […]
I apologize for the lack of posts today. Some work stuff has me sidetracked for a bit, but that should clear soon and there will be posting this afternoon.
Can we get a ruling on whether Bob Costas is still an NBC guy, or if he’s now more properly an MLB Network personality? If it’s the latter I may say I’m far more angry at him for not bringing up the Duke thing when he interviewed Selena Roberts the other day than I will […]
I have another somewhat lengthy piece about the Roberts/A-Rod book up over at CTB.
Royals 3, White Sox 0: Zack Greinke can’t be bargained with. He can’t be reasoned with. He doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. CG, SHO, 10 K, 0 BB. Nationals 9, Astros 4: Not a ton has gone right for Washington this year, […]
This week in Lost in Transactions, several teams underwent significant shuffling. The Oakland Athetics and Cleveland Indians made some wholesale changes, while the Red Sox welcomed back Julio Lugo.
What they tell you and why it’s important.
High ball swingers and low ball swingers—and those who swing at both. Or neither.
Let’s see, how to describe him … the pitching equivalent of roast beef and potatoes. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated, but substantial, satisfying, and just doggone good.
The column that would be too clever by half if it were four times as clever as it is.
Following up my previous article “Fingers not pointed,” today we’ll look at players who can point to BABIP luck for their fortune or misfortune.
The Royals and Blue Jays keep hanging around one month in.