Embracing the Possibility of Yasmany Tomas

If there’s one thing that the San Diego Padres have become synonymous with in recent years, it’s not the acquisition of high-priced free agents. In fact, when the Padres doled out a combined three years and $23.5 million to pitchers Joaquin Benoit and Josh Johnson last offseason – a paltry sum in today’s market – it represented a relative spending outburst in San Diego...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Zach Walters leaves with intercostal strain

Cleveland Indians second baseman Zach Walters left Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros in the sixth inning with a right intercostal strain, the team announced. He was replaced by Justin Sellers.Zach WaltersWalters, 24, has slashed only .157/.213/.386 (OPS+ 68) in the 27 games since he was acquired from the Washington Nationals. He has, however, hit six homers with...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Strike One, You’re Out

The best pitch in baseball is strike one. This is especially true when facing the Padres, whose hitters self-destruct after a first-pitch strike. As I mentioned during our bloggers roundtable discussion at last weekend’s SABR meeting, my research into the Padres’ offensive struggles this season has uncovered a few problems. One is the hitters’ extreme groundball tendencies...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Shutouts, Minor Updates & Other Stuff

The Phillies were shutout for the 11th time this season.  That's roughly an average of once every 10 games.  That's pathetic.  Be ashamed.Jason Marquis is looking worthy of a promotion.  In 3 minor league starts he boasts a 0.50 ERA/0.83 WHIP over 18 innings with 19 strikeouts. Of course, should KK be traded, instantly a spot in the rotation opens for him.  Grady Sizemore is...
Via We Should Be GM's
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

IronPigs Quotables: Coaching Staff Comments on Pitchers

This past weekend I spoke with the coaching staff in Lehigh Valley about several players on the Triple-A IronPigs roster.  Check out what skipper Dave Brundage and pitching coach Ray Burris had to say about several hurlers on their team’s roster. Jason Marquis, Image- Jay Floyd -Brundage on the game plan going forward for RHP Jason Marquis, who has allowed one earned run in 11...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting over might be the best option for Colorado Rockies, but isn't the only option

Dan O'Dowd might be effective with some help.I admit it, I am a person who believes in black and white. I am opinionated, and it is hard to convince me that I am wrong.Those opinions also make me passionate. If I believe in something, it takes strong evidence to sway me otherwise.For years I was a Dan O'Dowd defender. I believed that, within the constructs of what he was allowed...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquis and Sizemore Shine in Lehigh Valley debut

Two of the more significant flyers the Phillies have added to their organization in recent weeks made their respected debuts last night for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs against the Rochester Red Wings. Pitcher Jason Marquis was signed a few weeks ago and is on the mend from Tommy John...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquis and Sizemore look solid in IronPigs debuts

Jason Marquis, Image- Jay Floyd Less than a year removed from elbow surgery, right-handed hurler Jason Marquis took to the mound to show the world, but mainly the Phillies, what he can do. Marquis, who was signed by the Phillies earlier this month, made his organizational debut last weekend, earning a win with five innings of shutout baseball for the rookie level Gulf Coast League...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquis looks solid in Phillies organization debut

Newly signed righty hurler Jason Marquis made his Phillies organization debut with the rookie level Gulf Coast League Phils on Saturday. The following tweet features all the details: GCL Phils beat Jays 6-1 on Sat. Jason Marquis threw 5 scoreless with 7 K’s, no walks, 5 hits allowed to earn the W. Damek Tomscha- 3-for-3. — Jay Floyd (@PhoulBallz) June 22, 2014 Marquis, who has...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweet, sweet, schadenfreude

The cover of this morning's Philadelphia Daily News is the best... Nothing like the Phillies in turmoil: Larry Bowa ripping 'em on the radio for not playing like big leaguers, Nats ripping 'em on the field shortly after Ryne Sandberg calls a pregame team meeting. In other news: the Phillies just signed Jason Marquis to bolster their starting rotation. (Photo via @PhillyDailyNews)
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies sign veteran pitcher, rearrange batting order

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / dbking / Creative Commons The Phillies season has been less than perfect, and we all know that. So they attempted to fix what’s broken. Today they signed veteran pitcher Jason Marquis, who’s played with the Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Rockies, Nationals, Diamondbacks, and Padres in his career. The 35 year old will report to AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Jason Marquis to Minor League Contract

#174038537 / gettyimages.com The Phillies have reportedly signed veteran starting pitcher, Jason Marquis, to a minor league contract. He will report to Clearwater to take part in extended spring training. Marquis, 35, underwent Tommy John Surgery last July and has been working out for teams, sporting an 88-90mph fastball. The...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting Dirty With Stats – Pitching Estimators

Intro | Batting 1 – Linear Weights | Batting 2 – wOBA and wRC+ Lets continue Getting Dirty With Stats! We’ve already covered an introduction, which is important as I lay out my goals for the series. We’ve also talked about hitters, so now we move on to pitchers. As with hitters, we’ll start by figuring out what things pitchers are and aren’t responsible for. These include...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - Braves Trade Adam Wainwright

Back in 2003, the Atlanta Braves traded Adam Wainwright along with pitchers Jason Marquis and Ray King to the St. Louis Cardinals for JD Drew and Eli Marrero. At the time of the trade, Wainwright was a 21 year old prospect who just finished up his season in AA. The Braves were getting Drew, a power hitting outfielder, who in the previous 4 seasons only played 104, 135, 109 and 135...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Padres Rolled Snake Eyes on Josh Johnson

On Wednesday, the news that many feared and others warned against, came in on Josh Johnson. Season over. Tommy John surgery imminent. $8 million gone. And so ended (in all likelihood) the brief Padre career of Josh Johnson. Now there’s nothing left but the hang wringing. Josh Johnson, as has been detailed in numerous places by now, was the Padres big free agent signing of the...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Minor League Quick Starts (4/7)

The Washington Nationals minor league system, much like the parent club, is just off to their season starts.  From AAA Syracuse down to low A Hagerstown, the most games played this far has been four games.   Not much to cover yet.  However, we can bring you the players at each level off to solid starts. Minor League Affiliate starts: Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) 1-2 Harrisburg Senators...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The ‘Effectively Wild’ Padres Preview

Fresh off a trip to Peoria, Arizona to watch the Padres maneuver their way through spring, our very own Geoff Young hooked up with Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus to preview the 2014 season. The format of the Effectively Wild podcast previews is to talk about the team with one person who had a hand in the writing of the Baseball Prospectus 2014 annual (Geoff Young...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: A Year of Hope and Extra Beer Gardens

It’s been a rough few seasons for Padres fans. Since Cinderella’s shoe slipped off late in 2010 San Diego has posted win totals of 71, 76 and 76 to retain their position in the meaty part of the league’s bell curve. Away from contention, but too respectable to be called a rebuilding effort. Another stronger-than-expected finish to the season isn’t fooling most Padres fans...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

You, Sir, Deserved the Win

We all know the ‘WIN’ is an archaic stat.  It is a remainder of a by-gone time, when pitchers finished what they started, and bullpens consisted of 4 guys plus whoever wasn’t starting that day.  In the era of LOOGYs, long men, short men, set-up men, and closers, lots and lots of starters make it through only five or maybe six innings.  The WIN is more of a team effort, not...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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