On March 10, 2009, the Dominican Republic’s World Baseball Classic squad lost its second game to the unheralded Netherlands, knocking the Dominicans out of the tournament. But all is not lost for the DR, as this week Richard looks back at the best pitchers to come from the country.
Toronto is choosing among three relievers with ties to the North Siders
Hunting for bullpen help in minor league starting rotations
TUCK! toons goodness right here, every Thursday!
Reliever man meets Retrosheet meticulousness meets recent metric.
New toon Thursdays with TUCK! brand toons
New toon Thursdays with TUCK!
TUCK! toons right here every Thursday!
Let’s catch up with this most congenial big fellow as he continues to chuck heaters past hitters well into his 40s.
We’re ready for round two with this memorable heavyweight.
Early season update.
Searching for the Tony Cloninger of relievers.
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.
Free saves are like free lunches
A look at the new Angels closer.
According to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, it’s pitching.
Steve’s spotlight on swingmen features Donald Duck, Dr. Death and all the rest right up to the present day. And it raises the essential question: Did you love The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon?
Think swingmen are just a bunch of journeymen? Think again, my friend. This week’s crew includes six ERA champions, three Cy Young Award winners and a Hall of Famer.
What makes an MVP an MVP—or the difference between a Cy Young winner and (sigh) wrong ninny?