Looking back on a monster performance by Joe Gordon
Steve, er, closes his four-part series focusing on modern bullpen usage — how it came to be, and where it might be headed. And he (finally!) gets around to offering answers to those questions he’s been dragging around for three weeks!
Steve’s examination of the modern bullpen has been through the LOOGYs: we’re ready to bring on the Closer.
The Yankees have a shakeup, Juan Rincon is suspended, Kerry Wood will be out at least 3 weeks and the rest of the news around the majors.
The skipper has called time, and is heading out to the mound. He’s pointing to his left arm — that’s right, it’s time for yet another LOOGY appearance. And this time, we’ll be seeing not just the Hard-Core stuff, but the Really Hard-Core version!
Looking back at the most tragic of player–the “what might have been”
So you think you know your LOOGYs, do ya? Have you explored the Primordial LOOGY Ooze? Didn’t think so. Come on, gear up. We’re goin’ in.
Okay, so they weren’t very good. But they were, almost certainly, the most peculiar team of all time.
We’re witnessing the exploits of some of history’s best pitchers. But look who is lurking in the shadows.
Steve finds that fateful fork in the road, at which Dave Kingman missed the sign to Cooperstown, and headed off for Mudville instead.
Studes uses Win Shares to rank the biggest deals in baseball history.
Had enough of musclebound, steroid-fueled behemoths this offseason? Well, here’s a story about a little man with a big bat.
Gleeman decides if Tony Oliva deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
What if Teddy Ballgame had never missed a game due to military service? Or Joe DiMaggio? Or Hank Greenberg or Johnny Mize? Or anyone else? Find out here, in exquisite detail!
We complete the saga of what might have been the most talented team ever to win nothing. If Hemingway had concocted a baseball story, it probably would have gone something like this.
On August 12, 1987, Doyle Alexander was traded for minor leaguer John Smoltz. Fans of both teams have said they’re pretty happy with this trade. Should they be?
A look back at the life and times of Detroit Tigers ace Tommy Bridges.
It’s Chapter Two in the three-part tale of the team that rode quite a roller coaster. Leo the Lip is now at the controls: hang on tight!
Thanks to some observant readers, we found an error in our Win Shares Trading Balance Sheet, and we have re-calculated the results. Surprisingly, there are new teams at the top and bottom of the charts; can you guess who they are?
By using Win Shares to evaluate every trade in baseball history, we’ve determined which teams have the best and worst trading records of the expansion era. This is just the first in a series of articles covering MLB’s past trades.