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FanGraphs keeps track of pitcher Pace, which you already knew. Here’s a definition of what pitcher Pace is, in case you need to brush up. The data comes from PITCHf/x timestamps, and while Pace doesn’t have any meaningful correlation with wins and losses — that is, it doesn’t make you better to s...
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When Ruben Amaro said he wanted to get "younger" this offseason, I didn't think that meant trading for Michael Young and signing Delmon Young.Delmon Young sucks as a human (he hates Jews...watch out Michael Schwimer) and sucks at baseball. Yet, good ol' Rube inked him to a guaranteed contract for 1 year at $750K. The Phillies outfield is already a bit crowded...
Photo: Wikipedia Commons The Phillies are Young-er. As in they signed their second Young of the offseason. According to Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have signed former Tigers, Twins and Devil Rays outfielder Delmon Young. The deal is reportedly $750,000, though it does not specify whether the deal is a minor...
According to a report from CSN's Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are considering a deal with OF Delmon Young. The Phillies are still looking for a corner outfielder and Ruben Amaro Jr., who usually keeps team matters to himself, has not denied any rumors of the Phillies and Young. Amaro, who...
Of course they did.
Last week, Jeff wrote about “What Delmon Young Was”, and he closed with these two paragraphs:
I haven’t yet figured out how Delmon Young hit that pitch for a home run. If you watch Young’s highlight videos, you’ll see similar batted balls that come off the bat faster than it seems like they should. That raw talent of Young’s hasn’t deteriorated with...
What this like is right here is Charlie Manuel you know eating a uh you know eating at the daggum Cherry Hill Mall in front of a big ol big ol bacon poster.
The Red Sox have been busy this
off-season, but you wouldn’t know it. Boston has quietly signed a number of complimentary players to round
out their depleted roster.
Last season the Sox unloaded Adrian
Gonzalez, Carl “Mr. DL” Crawford and Josh “PBR” Beckett sending the trio to the L.A. Dodgers
(thanks Magic they’re all yours now) freeing up a significant amount of...
Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft, catcher Cameron Rupp has steadily been an improving prospect for the Phillies. The 24-year-old has shown an ability to lead a pitching staff and work harder than most to improve his all-around baseball abilites.
Rupp, a Texas native, made his professional debut with the short-season Williamsport Crosscutters in 2010. In 55 games that...
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So if you haven’t heard the latest, here it is. Jon Heyman was on MLB Network this evening and reported that the the Mets have been discussing Michael Bourn quite often lately.
I’m trying to process the possibility that my Mets are seriously considering signing the former Brave and forfeiting their first round pick to do so.
I have only one opinion...
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says this morning that “the Mets are not out of the picture if the price and length of commitment come down” on free agent outfielder Michael Bourn.
As you can read below, I don’t see Bourn and the Mets as a match for the reasons I specified, chief among them being that it would cost the Mets their first round pick.
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(Photo: Todd Zolecki/2012) It's been nearly five whole months since we've heard any news about the Good Doctor. No heroic tales from the Amazon, nor any updates on his health. Today, however, there is some good news about the Phillies ace. According to CSN's Jim Salisbury, Roy Halladay will throw...
The Philadelphia Phillies are considering adding troubled free-agent outfielder Delmon Young, as the team continues to seek a corner outfielder, according to CSNPhilly.com. Amaro, who typically doesn't discuss free-agency matters, acknowledged that Young is a possibility. "We've kicked around a lot of stuff," he told CSNPhilly. "He's among them."...
Earlier today, I wrote about how Delmon Young would be a terrible fit with the Phillies. Sure enough, about an hour and a half later, Young signed with the Phillies for one year and $750,000, and GM Ruben Amaro said he imagined Young as the team's every day right fielder. Twitter went crazy soon after the signing, with about 95% of people echoing the same viewpoint I had earlier...
I've said all along I don't expect the Mets to be involved in the big name free agents like Michael Bourn and I don't really blame them for that, Bourn at this point a move like that really makes very little sense. The Mets are rebuilding, spending on a big piece really isn't making them a contender this year and wont be around long enough to be part of the winning...
The Phillies have signed Delmon Young to a one-year deal for $750,000, adding to their outfield depth.
His contract includes roster and performance bonuses that could bring the total value of the deal to $3.25 million, a source told FOXSports.com senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal.
The 27-year-old outfielder batted .267 with 27 doubles, 18 homers and 74 RBIs for Detroit last season...
The following is a 25-man roster comprised of ex-Phillies.Catcher:Lou Marson/Indians - .226/.635, 70 G, 27 R, 10 XBH, 13 RBI, 0.1 WAR.Rod Barajas/Free Agent - .206/.625, 104 G, 29 R, 11 HR, 31 RBI, -1.0 WAR.First Base:Brandon Moss/Athletics - .291/.954, 84 G, 48 R, 18 DBL, 21 HR, 52 RBI, 1.9 WAR.Second Base:Placido Polanco/Marlins - .257/.629, 90 G, 28 R, 15 DBL, 19 RBI, 0.3 WAR...