Using one of the tools from his book, Evaluating Baseball’s Managers, Chris looks at a pair of mid-career gamers, and compares them against history.
Figgins is gone, but pitching is key.
Seattle needed Chone in a bad, bad way.
John Lackey is the prime pitching free agent this year, but how much better than a later pick like Jason Hammel is he for your fantasy team?
Or: How the Angels (almost) won the pennant
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Sean has a simple explanation for the series outcome: the better team prevailed.
Denard Span does not have the positional flexibility of the pre-2009 Chone Figgins, but there are some striking similarities and possible advantages to Span.
It’ll be close, it’ll be intense, but these guys are driven
Sean breaks down how the Angels rode a strong defense and steady relief pitching to the ALCS.
The fact of a short series is that anything can happen.
How many beers does C.B. Bucknor owe Phil Cuzzi for taking the heat off him?
The Red Sox have dominated this playoff matchup, and 2009 doesn’t look like the year that will end.
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This time, it’s about the hitting
Angels outfielder Torii Hunter was named the recipient of the 2009 Branch Rickey Award. The award is given out each season to honor those players who do the most to set the single game record for stolen bases allowed, to crush the independent minor leagues, to deal sharply with players renegotiating their contracts and business […]
The best hitters at getting to 3-0
From the O.C. Register: An autopsy report showed Courtney Frances Stewart had a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit for someone her age when the car she was driving was struck by an alleged drunken driver on April 9, prosecutors said . . . Toxicology tests conducted by the Orange County Coroner showed Stewart had […]
This week saw Carlos Delgado go on the disabled list with a chronic hip injury, threatening the Mets’ first base hopes for the remainder of the year. The Marlins demoted slumping outfielder Cameron Maybin, the Red Sox made a curious move, and D-Train returned.