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Who’s This Generation’s Best Third Baseman?

Chances are, just about every baseball fan has heard about the special crop of young shortstops flooding the major leagues. The turn of the century marked the pinnacle of great shortstops in Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra. But there’s a new group in town: Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, Francisco Lindor, and Corey Seager. The hype is certainly warranted, and...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Members of the 40 WAR Club

If you go to our leaderboards and click on “career,” you’ll get a sample of 3,879 qualified position players, and 2,988 pitchers. If you lower the playing time threshold down to zero on each, you end up with 16,824 and 9,127. Now, obviously there’s some overlap in those numbers, but the point is that at least 16,000 players have suited up for a major league game. In that...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Shortstop Youth Movement Is Back

On February 27th, 1997, the cover of the then newly-released March issue of Sports Illustrated featured two baby-faced baseball players — with the headline “Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez head up the finest group of shortstops since World War II.” The next season, Nomar Garciaparra had his breakout, and he joined the two in what was an embarrassment of riches at the position...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

This rising crop of shortstop talent is especially rare and excellent

On February 27, 1997, the cover of the then-newly released March issue of Sports Illustrated featured two baby-faced baseball players -- with the headline "Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez head up the finest group of shortstops since World War II." The next season, Nomar Garciaparra had his breakout, and he joined the two in what was an embarrassment of riches at the position. Three...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best of FanGraphs: January 11-15, 2016

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times, orange for TechGraphs and blue for Community Research. MONDAYThe Impending Battle Over the Future of Televised Baseball, by...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nomar Garciaparra: Four Years a Hall of Famer

The Hall of Fame voting was revealed last week. Maybe you heard the shouting. There’s nothing that brings out some good internet shouting like the Baseball Hall of Fame. Pretty strange when you think about it. People don’t typically freak out over museums or old baseball players, but put them together and things get all crazy like a conversation about sandwiches on the internet...
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell’s part-ownership of Los Angeles Football Club has us all kicking and screaming

Major League Soccer is adding another team in Los Angeles in 2018 (perhaps making some NFL teams envious or jealous), which will leave plenty of time for newly announced part-owner Will Ferrell to cook up a sequel to the 2005 family film Kicking & Screaming. Yes, that is right. Ferrell, the former Saturday Night Live star who is known for movie roles such as Buddy the Elf and...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2016: Nomar Garciaparra

NOMAR GARCIAPARRA Second Year on Ballot (5.5% last year) PLAYING CAREER: Boston Red Sox (1996–2004), Chicago Cubs (2004–2005), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006–2008) and Oakland Athletics (2009). ACHIEVEMENTS: Two-time American League batting champion (1999 and 2000), with a career batting average of .313. On May 10, 1999, become one of just 13 players in Major League history to hit...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire 27-year-old TV announcer Joe Davis for 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have hired a 27-year-old announcer to join their broadcast booth in 2016, which is expected to be Vin Scully's final season on the air. Joe Davis joins the Dodgers from Fox Sports, where he calls major league baseball and college football and basketball. The team said Wednesday that he will continue in that job. Davis will call 50 road television...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Another golden era of shortstops may be upon us

Long gone are the days of Nomar Garciaparra, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter. Two of the three are retired while the third has been reduced to a full time DH. The late 1990s and early 2000s were a period of dominance at shortstop that have not been seen since. What 2015 has shown, perhaps more than anything else, is that another golden age for shortstops is upon us. With the call...
Via Baseball Essential
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade Xander Bogearts-No Way

The Globe’s Nick Cafardo recently said on a Red Sox pregame show that he might trade Xander Bogearts for a young pitcher. If I’m not mistaken, he mentioned the Mets’ Matt Harvey, who was their starter the same night. I don’t agree. There are several reasons for this. Bogearts has maintained his slashes, which are now .313/.343/.405. He has 13 rbi’s in the month of...
Via Fenway West
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Notorious pro-Redsock network found to be nest of cheating horndogs

Deadspin has found more than 100 accounts at the Ashley Madison cheat-on-your-spouse site, emanating from ESPN's corporate email. I guess when they're not kissing Nomar Garciaparra inflatable dolls, the frat boys and sorority girls of Bristol are going on line, sniffing for poontang. OK, Deadspin... how about checking YES? Fox News? Spike? (I'm betting the Disney Channel would...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Olde Sox: Rico Petrocelli’s Pull Power

In years past, the Red Sox have been blessed with literally dozens of talented players. From Ted Williams to Jim Rice to David Ortiz, it’s a team that has had superstars who transcend the confines of Fenway Park. And while the greatest players in Red Sox history tend to be well-known nationally, even to this day, occasionally one of their greats kind of sneaks through the annals...
Via BP Boston
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nomar Garciaparra will be working the Little League World Series for ESPN

We’re deep into the regional rounds of the Little League World Series on ESPN’s family of networks, and when the tournament ends up in Williamsport next week, a familiar face will be returning to the broadcast booth for ESPN – Nomar Garciaparra, who left the network at the end of 2013 to join SportsNet LA. Garciaparra will re-debut on the network on August 20th at 3 PM, and...
Via Awful Announcing
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

More Names: Andy Roddick, Nomar Garciaparra, NFL Hires

Andy Roddick has left Fox Sports. In other news, Nomar Garciaparra is returning to ESPN for the Little League World Series, and NFL Media has made a handful of hires. Roddick Out at Fox Sports Fox Sports and Andy Roddick have parted ways, the former tennis star said on his verified Twitter account Thursday. Roddick [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO This Japanese baseball player has the best/worst batter’s box antics

@kiwami_douga These videos, originally posted by Hardball Talk, is of a hitter in Japan displaying the best (or worst) antics anyone has ever seen in the batter’s box.  Eat your heart out Nomar Garciaparra, Big Papi and anyone else who feels compelled to adjust your gloves, spit in your hands, grab your boys or check out the women in the stands between every pitch. 噂の代打やばい
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Japanese High Schooler Has Hilariously Complicated At-Bat Ritual (Video)

If you thought Nomar Garciaparra’s pre-at-bat ritual was complicated, then wait until you get a load of this high school baseball player from Japan. The baseball player in question most likely drives pitchers crazy — if this is his routine every time he steps up to the plate, that is — because his warm-up includes spinning his bat like a samurai sword, as well as some pretty...
Via NESN.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox First Rounder Andrew Benintendi Showcasing His Promise

Spanning a century of Red Sox lore, the Royal Rooters have been some of the most loyal fans in all of baseball. Their deep passion for players, coaches, and the history of the Red Sox transcended the seasons of disappointment and unfulfilled promise in a seemingly eternal quest to break the “Curse of the Bambino”. During the 86 year World Series championship drought, the fans...
Via Baseball Essential
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

These Videos of Dave Roberts and Nomar Garciaparra Returning to Fenway Will Make Your Day 100 Percent Better

I’m not lying. I’m not. See? The post These Videos of Dave Roberts and Nomar Garciaparra Returning to Fenway Will Make Your Day 100 Percent Better appeared first on Surviving Grady.
Via Surviving Grady
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Nomar Day!

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterJohnny Pesky and Nomar Garciaparra. (Reuters Pictures)Happy Nomar Garciaparra Day! On May 5th 2010, the Red Sox hosted "Nomar Garciaparra Night", honoring Nomah. Johnny Pesky gave two official seats from Fenway. Five years later we still remember an honor the greatness of one of the best batters in Red Sox history. From 1996 to 2003 (his service time...
Via RedSoxLife
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: shortstops

For years, the shortstop position was focused on defense. Then, the focus shifted to offense after the rise of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra (among others) in the late-90s. Now, defense appears to be back in vogue, but there are a few defenders in the league that aren’t just a glove – they have ridiculous bats too. Thus, our top shortstop heading int the...
Via The Outside Corner
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: shortstops

For years, the shortstop position was focused on defense. Then, the focus shifted to offense after the rise of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra (among others) in the late-90s. Now, defense appears to be back in vogue, but there are a few defenders in the league that aren’t just a glove – they have ridiculous bats too. Thus, our top shortstop heading int the...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via The Outside Corner
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via Bloguin Best
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominating righty Pedro Martinez waits for call from Hall of Fame

  As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards — the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he's ever witnessed anyone as good as the LA left-hander, Garciaparra stops them cold. ''Hang on,'' he says, ''I got to play with Pedro Martinez....
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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