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Mariner catchers gun for the record books

Let’s get right to the point. It’s not often that I use OPS instead of wOBA or wRC+, but sometimes OPS is just easier, like when you’re relying on the Baseball-Reference Play Index. OPS is the inferior statistic, but the correlation is very strong, so, with that out of the way, here are this year’s worst-hitting catchers, by team: Twins, .591 OPS Marlins, .580 Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners send C Zunino to Triple-A, call up C Hicks

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the team hopes to bring back Zunino to the big league level at some point. He was hitting .174 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs. ''This is a chance to go down for 10-12 days and take a...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Buckeyes named to FWAA 75th anniversary team

Ohio State football is represented by five all-time greats on the Football Writers Association of America 75th Anniversary All-America team.  Running back Archie Griffin, offensive lineman Orlando Pace and defensive back Jack Tatum made the first team while offensive lineman John Hicks is on the second team and linebacker Chris Spielman is a third-teamer.  Only Nebraska managed...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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