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J.T. Realmuto as Bizzaro Mike Piazza

Catcher defense is all the rage, at least for some. For those of us who care deeply about catcher defense, this year has brought us glimpses of Statcast and Baseball Prospectus’ recently gathering of enough data to extend their pitch framing, blocking, and throwing metrics back as far as 1950 in some cases. We’ve always known about catcher defense, but our ability to measure...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flowers and Braves complete $5.3M, 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) - Catcher Tyler Flowers and the Atlanta Braves have completed a $5.3 million, two-year contract, a deal agreed to last week at the winter meetings. Flowers will earn $2 million next year and $3 million in 2017 under Wednesday's agreement, which includes a $4 million club option for 2017 with a $300,000 buyout. The 29-year-old hit .239 with nine homers and 39 RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Tyler Flowers, Braves agree to $5.3M, 2-year deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says catcher Tyler Flowers and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $5.3 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement had not yet been announced. Flowers gets $2 million next season and $3 million in 2017. The agreement includes a $4 million team option for 2018...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly have sights set on new backup catcher

The New York Yankees have their eye on a new backup catcher.The team has reached out to free agent catcher Tyler Flowers, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.Flowers has received interest from multiple teams and is reportedly deciding between the Yankees, Braves and Rays.If Flowers signs with the Yankees, he would serve as a backup to starter Brian McCann. The team already has an...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees interested in free-agent catcher Tyler Flowers

Although Brian Cashman said earlier in the offseason that he’s willing to listen to offers on anyone and even publicly stating he’s willing to move closer Andrew Miller and outfielder Brett Gardner, it’s been a quiet one until now.  According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, free-agent catcher Tyler Flowers is choosing between three teams – the […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The best of the non-tendered players

Last night was the deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. Those that were not tendered contracts have now become free agents. I think a lot of people assume that if a player was non-tendered it means he isn’t good. That’s not always the case though. Sometimes a player just doesn’t fit with their former team. Sometimes they’re going to...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox decline to tender contracts to Flowers, Turner

CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox have declined to tender contracts for next season to catcher Tyler Flowers and right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner, making the pair free agents. Flowers spent seven seasons with Chicago. He hit .239 with nine homers and 39 RBIs in 112 games in 2015. Turner was acquired off waivers from the Chicago Cubs on Oct. 29 after spending most of last season on...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila

The Chicago White Sox have signed former Tigers catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with catcher Alex Avila on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/AdRLMjHX3k — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 25, 2015 Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled...
Via Bloguin Best
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila

The Chicago White Sox have signed former Tigers catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with catcher Alex Avila on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/AdRLMjHX3k — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 25, 2015 Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled...
Via The Outside Corner
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: GM Speak, Lucas Sims, Framing, Trades, O’Day

Matt Klentak is more analytical than Ruben Amaro. Unless you’re a stark traditionalist, that’s a big positive for Phillies fans. Philadelphia’s new general manager – a 36-year-old Dartmouth College graduate with a degree in economics – is committed to bringing one of baseball’s least saber-friendly teams out of the dark ages. Klentak’s approach is information-driven...
Via Fangraphs
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Worst Called Ball of the Season

The playoffs are over, and as balls and strikes go, the tournament wasn’t overly controversial. There were some misses, sure. There was that called strike against Ben Revere at nearly the worst possible time. That wasn’t great, and I’m sure there are some Blue Jays fans who are still fuming. Shortly before that, there was a similar called strike against Dioner Navarro. Rough...
Via Fangraphs
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals do a flip-flop from night before, fall 12-1 to White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- John Danks threw a seven-hitter and Adam Eaton matched his career high with four hits, including a three-run homer, as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 12-1 Friday night. Alexei Ramirez also had four hits -- tying his career high -- drove in two runs and scored three times. Tyler Flowers also hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning. Eaton went...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #118: Barely enough – Angels 2, White Sox 1

Sometimes barely enough is all you need. You might even say it enough. That’s some great kind of circular definition, eh? Well, barely enough appears to be all the Angels are capable of lately. The Halos never manufactured a run in this game, they just made good contact twice. They got the win, but they did nothing to make us feel better about the team because it was barely a win...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #113: You get what you deserve – White Sox 3, Angels 2

The Angels got what they deserved in this one. For the first time all season, I found myself rooting for the Halos to lose a game because I would’ve hated to see them getting rewarded ineptitude and ignorance. The failure to hit with RISP is once again rearing its head to ruin the Angels season. Part of that is bad luck like lining into an unassisted double play only because the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox closer: Mike Scioscia was 'bush league' to stand in way

Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson blew a save against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night, and he felt that some “bush league” antics from Mike Scioscia led to the misfortune. Angels shortstop Erick Aybar struck out to lead off the ninth with the White Sox leading 2-1. The pitch was in the dirt, so Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers reached out and tagged Aybar on the...
Via Fox Sports West
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sale, Garcia lead White Sox past Angels 8-2

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale was back in All-Star form, and Avisail Garcia homered twice to drive in four runs as the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 Monday night. Tyler Flowers added a solo shot to back Sale (10-7), who rebounded with a gem after allowing 14 earned runs and 18 hits in 10 1-3 innings while losing his previous two outings. The lanky left-hander didn...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the White Sox Turing Their Season Around?

ST. LOUIS, MO – JULY 1: Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during an interleague game at Busch Stadium on July 1, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Baseball is a funny game. This past week, the American League’s worst team – the Chicago...
Via The Sports Journal
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

1 Special Game and 1 Beating the Rain

The Sox have been in one place I have always wanted to go. St.Louis to Bush Stadium, for a 2 game series with the Cardinals. The Cardinals are the best team with the best record in baseball now and I truly wondered if we would survive. *Game One – Sox 2 and Cardinals 1 It turned out to be the Chris Sale show, Let me explain this one. First, it was Chris’s 8th appearance in a...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sale ties strikeout record, White Sox edge Cardinals in 11th

ST. LOUIS (AP) Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. In his 100th start he also got his first career hit and scored his first career run. ''I got to do a few things I normally don't do,'' Sale said after...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sale ties strikeout record, White Sox edge Cardinals in 11th

ST. LOUIS (AP) Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. In his 100th start he also got his first career hit and scored his first career run. ''I got to do a few things I normally don't do,'' Sale said after...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' home winning streak ends with 2-1 loss to White Sox

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. In his 100th start he also got his first career hit and scored his first career run. "I got to do a few things I normally don't do," Sale said after the White...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' home winning streak ends with 2-1 loss to White Sox

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. In his 100th start he also got his first career hit and scored his first career run. "I got to do a few things I normally don't do," Sale said after the White...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' home winning streak ends with 2-1 loss to White Sox

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. In his 100th start he also got his first career hit and scored his first career run. "I got to do a few things I normally don't do," Sale said after the White...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' home winning streak ends with 2-1 loss to White Sox

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. In his 100th start he also got his first career hit and scored his first career run. "I got to do a few things I normally don't do," Sale said after the White...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' home winning streak ends with 2-1 loss to White Sox

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. In his 100th start he also got his first career hit and scored his first career run. "I got to do a few things I normally don't do," Sale said after the White...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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