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Jose Reyes batted .354 in first half of 2011, and is batting .269 in 2012.
It’s funny how some things work in this game. About a year ago this week we were staging a “Don’t Trade Reyes Rally” at Citi Field and everyday we were consumed with countless posts about keeping Reyes at all costs and how the team would be doomed if we lost him. I oughta know because I wrote a handful of those posts myself. But this why I love baseball so much. No matter how hard you crunch all those numbers and all of that historical data in the offseason, along comes the regular season and it renders all that information as useless and as worthless as the toilet paper it was written on.
The king of projections Bill James had R.A. Dickey pegged for a 4.06 ERA this season and Ruben Tejada would barely hit over .250 in this, his sophomore campaign.
Grantland thought highly of Frank Francsico writing, “The Mets got some grief for giving Frank Francisco a two-year deal, but his peripherals (better than a strike...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Miami Marlins have had little success this month, except when they've faced the Philadelphia Phillies.
Hoping to beat Cole Hamels for a third straight time this season, the Marlins look for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Phillies on Saturday.
Josh Johnson threw six strong innings and outfielder Justin Ruggiano had three hits and two RBIs as Miami (36-40) beat...
MIAMI -- Seven innings and two runs allowed, Mark Buehrle will take that every time. And so will the Miami Marlins. Buehrle (7-8) also allowed seven hits and struck out seven in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to win their third straight. "The couple hits they got were change-ups up in the zone, but overall I'll take every start going seven innings and giving...
The half-way point of the season finds the Phillies nine games under .500 and 11 games out of first in the National League East. They reached season highs in both of those marks by virtue of a three-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins.
MIAMI -- Ricky Nolasco tossed seven effective innings for the Miami Marlins in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday to complete a sweep over their rivals for the first time in nearly three years. Hanley Ramirez and Giancarlo Stanton each homered for the Marlins, who last swept the Phillies August 7-9, 2009 at Citizens Bank Park. The Marlins have won four consecutive...
Hanley Ramirez picked a good time to end his home run drought.
Ramirez hit his first homer since June 3, ending his drought at 89 at-bats with a two-run shot in the eighth inning in a 5-2 victory over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
''We've been waiting for Hanley's big day,'' Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said.
The Marlins completed a three...
MIAMI -- Mark Buehrle pitched seven strong innings for the Miami Marlins to beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2 on Saturday. Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in two runs for the Marlins, who have won three straight for the first time since May 28-30 when they swept Washington. Buehrle (7-8) allowed two runs and struck out seven. Mike Bunn pitched the eighth...
The Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins, 5-2, and in the process were swept by a team they continue to chase in the bottom of the NL East. Their losing streak is now at five. The team that won 102 games last year is now 36-45, their worst record halfway through a season since 1997. During that season, the Phillies lost 94 games.
BLANTON GIVES ‘EM A CHANCE
-Joe Blanton gave up three...