Found January 25, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Logan Morrison is the poster boy for Baseball Professor’s xBA and xBABIP equations. Last season Morrison clubbed 23 homers, a very nice and useful total for a starting fantasy outfielder, but his .247 average made him a bench-caliber player in all but the deepest of leagues. Take one look at Morrison’s xBA (.284) and xBABIP (.306) and you see how unlucky Morrison’s season actually was. Imagine if he batted .284 with 23 homers and a proportionate rise in runs and RBI. Since the increase in batting average from .247 to .284 is 15 percent, let’s increase his 2011 run and RBI totals by 15 percent as well. That would yield 62 runs and 83 RBI, and would have ranked Morrison 118th overall. Can he actually attain these numbers and earn that 118 rank? Stay tuned. Best case scenario: Corey Hart (MIL) Similar players: Lance Berkman (STL), Nick Swisher (NYY), Torii Hunter (LAA) Worst case scenario: Gaby Sanchez (MIA) Strengths HR, RBI, balance. When Morrison is firing on all cylinders, he c...

Video: Inside Heath Bell's sick backyard

So, yeah...I know what you're thinking. What do you get the All-Star reliever that just inked a three-year, $27 million contract with the Miami Marlins?Answer...a Benihana grill in his backyard, dummy.Check out this backyard that Heath Bell had custom-made for his family. I'm pretty sure the patio area is bigger than most places I've called "home".I can tell...

Video: Forget Tebowing, how about LoMo-ing?

In case you were tired of planking and Tebowing...Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison has got the latest meme for you.LoMo-ing.I could go on and on could just watch Morrison's video below. It's up to you, really.

Miami Marlins: Mark and Jamie Buehrle going to bat for pit bulls

New Marlins left-hander Mark Buehrle could have just quietly settled his family in Broward County and washed his hands of it. Yet Buehrle and his wife, Jamie, felt strongly enough about Miami-Dade County’s pit bull ban to do something about it for their rescued dog, Slater, and other owners of the breed. The Buehrles have launched a campaign on to gather signatures in...

Heath Bell's Backyard is Nicer Than Your House

Continuing on our tour of "Athlete's Homes are Far Far Far Nicer Than Yours" the Slanch Report's latest stop brings us to the home of Heath Bell. The former Padre and newly signed Miami Marlins closer recently filmed a commercial for the company that designed his backyard and it's pretty great.First you get Bell's awkward on-camera presence where he clearly...

Marlins Really Are Constructing Crazy Home Run Display At Ballpark

Thanks to the guys at Baseball Nation for tipping us off to the webcam at the new Marlins Ballpark that is showing the construction of that super gay, super crazy home run feature the team promised fans. Yes, that thing will go off after a Marlins dong. Seriously. Fish will fly and lights will blink. NY might have its stupid apple. Milwaukee might have that mascot sliding into a...

Edwin Rodriguez vs. Don George Official for March 17th at MSG, Martinez-Macklin Undercard

As reported last week, DiBella Entertainment's top-rated middleweight contender Andy Lee has been taken off the upcoming St. Patrick's Day card at Madison Square Garden on March 17th.  While it is unfortunate the Irish-native Lee has been taken off the card, DiBella assures fans to not be too disappointed, as he has replaced the Lee slot with an absolute barn burner...

Marlins primed to bid for Cespedes

Cuban sensation Yoenis Cespedes is on the verge of becoming a free agent, and the Marlins are expected to make a strong push for the 26-year-old outfielder. Cespedes has established residency in the Dominican Republic, which had kept him in a holding pattern for months. Now, the outfielder is awaiting approval from Major League Baseball to be declared a free agent. Recently, Cespedes...

Miami Marlins: Bidding opens for sought-after Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes

Major League Baseball on Wednesday green-lighted Cuban defector Yoenis Cepedes’ free agency, meaning teams finally are able to begin negotiating with a player many anticipate is the most gifted ever to come out of the island nation. The Marlins and several other clubs are expected to make aggressive runs at the outfielder, who’s built like Bo Jackson. CBS Sports reported Cespedes’...

Cuban defector and Miami Marlins target Yoenis Cespedes eligible to talk to teams

Let the bidding begin for Yoenis Cespedes.

Marlins Intent on Outbidding for Cespedes

A bidding war could be about to erupt for a .143 hitter in the Dominican Winter League, and the Miami Marlins plan to outspend everyone for him.  ESPN analyst and former Cincinnati Reds general manager Jim Bowden tweeted Monday night that the Marlins "remain committed to outbidding the Cubs and Tigers for Yoenis Cespedes if and when he becomes a free agent."    Fox Sports...

Hot corner: Miguel Cabrera, Hanley Ramirez face challenging transitions

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Buehrles seek to lift pit bull ban in Florida county

Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle and his wife Jamie haven't wasted any time carrying their passion for pets to South Florida - their new summer home.
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