Can The Rays Cut Payroll And Still Compete?

Let’s start with four Tampa Bay Rays-related facts we know to be either true or at least have been recently publicly stated as such: The team’s 85 losses in 2014 were more than the franchise has had since 2007, when they were still the Devil Rays, had Brendan Harris, Akinori Iwamura and Delmon Young in the regular lineup, and […]
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe defense has been historically bad thus far

Sure, the Cleveland Indians aren’t exactly tearing the cover off of the ball on a nightly basis, but they aren’t exactly catching it either. FanGraphs, who has been very kind to the Tribe thus far through 2014, penned another entry that wasn’t all too glowing. The topic du jour: Defense, or severe lack thereof. As run stopping has grown just as important as run producing, the...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 16, 2010

2010: The Royals’ bullpen imploded, allowing a five-run eighth inning that turned a close game into a 10-3 laugher in favor of the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins battered Robinson Tejeda and Juan Cruz in the decisive eighth inning. Tejeda began the inning by walking Brendan Harris, then allowed a single to Denard Span and a two-run doubled to Orlando...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at the Angels bench permutations

There isn't a whole lot of intrigue in Angels camp this year. The lineup, the rotation and most of the bullpen spots are pretty much already spoken for. Really the only unsettled part of the roster is the bench. Unlike past years, the Angels actually have a good kind of bench problem in that they have a number of players that they'd like to carry, but not enough spots as opposed...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training Preview: Third Base

Via Name Age System BA OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ WAR Juan Uribe 35 2013 .278 .331 .438 .334 116 4.7 ’14 ZiPS .242 .293 .390 .297 N/A 2.1 ’14 Steamer .239 .301 .384 .300 93 2.5 Justin Turner 29 2013 .280 .319 .385 .309 98 0.5 ’14 ZiPS .262 .316 .375 .304 N/A 0.7 ’14 Steamer .261 .318 .368 .304 95 0.3 Chone Figgins 36 2012 .181 .262 .271 .242 54 -1.1 2013...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training Preview: Shortstop

Age   BA OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ WAR Hanley Ramirez 30 2013 (Dodgers) .345 .402 .638 .442 191 5.1 ’14 ZiPS .276 .342 .486 .357 N/A 3.8 ’14 Steamer .279 .349 .463 .352 129 4.2 Justin Turner  29 2013 (Mets) .280 .319 .385 .309 98 0.5 ’14 ZiPS .262 .316 .375 .304 N/A 0.7 ’14 Steamer .261 .318 .368 .304 95 0.3 Dee Gordon 26  2013 (AAA) .297 .385 .390 .357 111...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training Preview: Second Base

Age BA OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ WAR Alexander Guerrero  27 ’14 ZiPS .252 .324 .386 .313 n/a 2.5 ’14 Steamer .266 .330 .437 .335 n/a 2.5 Dee Gordon 25 2013 .234 .314 .298 .273 73 0.0 ’14 ZiPS .251 .303 .315 .281 n/a 0.9 ’14 Steamer .245 .305 .315 .278 77 0.1 Justin Turner 29 2013 (Mets) .280 .319 .385 .309 98 0.5 Chone Figgins 36 2013 (DNP) - - - - - - Brendan...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Spring Training position battle: Backup infielders

With the signing of Justin Turner, the Dodgers officially have viable options for their utility infield spots. The Dodgers may not be done adding infielders. Emilio Bonifacio is out there at 2B/3B/SS/LF/CF/RF (but for $3.5M plus something in trade), as is Brett Wallace at 1B and emergency 3B (emphasis on "emergency").Bonifacio is super fast and can hold his own at all those...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Emilio Bonifacio, Yet Another Potential Utility Infielder

(via) Here at Dodgers Digest, it seems like all we can write about lately is utility infielders (or prospects, which are way more exciting). Yet, it still remains the biggest hole on the roster and the only type of player that the front office is actively pursuing. Chad outlined quite a few options last week. The four internal options (Justin Sellers, Miguel Rojas, Dee Gordon, Brendan...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

One Month Until Dodger Baseball

Soon. Soon. (via) One month from today, on Wednesday, February 26, the Dodgers will kick off their spring training schedule in Talking Stick, against the Diamondbacks. That game will be televised, like all other spring games, and while it’s anyone’s guess as to whether any of us will actually be able to see SNLA a mere 24 hours after it’s launched, the fact is that in a month...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WCHA Plays of the Week - 01/15/2014

This weekend, UND plays Bemidji State and forward Brendan Harris is one of the BSU forwards to look out for. Harms has scored (5g-8a--13pts) in 24 games this season. Related articlesNCHC Hockey: No Second Thoughts or Regrets ( Women's Hockey Weekly Round-Up: December 11th, 2013 (
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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