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What Ryan Schimpf Probably Won’t Do Again

As if being a 27-year old rookie weren’t hard enough, Ryan Schimpf went at things in an unprecedented way last season. While the fighter — schimpf literally means “to curse and fight” in German — probably established himself as a useful major leaguer with a couple of important tools, regression will come for a player with such an extreme batted-ball mix. Since we started...
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March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lockett to start championship game for El Paso

El Paso manager Rod Barajas has named right-hander Walker Lockett the starter for the Chihuahuas Tuesday night in the Triple-A championship game in Memphis, Tenn.
September 19, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas win Pacific Coast League Championship

The El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate) won the Pacific Coast League Championship on Saturday night when they knocked over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A affiliate) to win the series 3-1 and claim the team’s first ever PCL title. Managed by former Major League Rod Barajas, the Chihuahuas made a […] The post El Paso Chihuahuas win...
Via Today's Knuckleball
September 18, 2016

How Teams Have Fared After Losing a Primary Catcher in Free Agency

In a few short week Pirates catcher Russell Martin will become a free agent. The Pirates hope to retain him, and for good reason. Like most primary catchers he is an integral part of the team. Recent history has not be kind to teams that have lost their primary catcher to free agency. Over the past 5 of seasons a team has lost its primary catcher 13 times. For this study I’m considering...
Via Hidden Vigorish
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Barajas Retires

Journeyman catcher Rod Barajas has announced his retirement. Many remember Barajas (or do they?) from his brief stint with the Phillies sharing time with Carlos Ruiz in the glorious '07 campaign. In 48 games in '07 he hit a rather unremarkable .230/.352/.393 and eventually lost his job to Chris Coste....
Via Philliedelphia
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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