Author Archives: Bill Porter

About Bill Porter

Bill is an aspiring sportswriter (attorney by day) born in Washington DC, raised in New York, and currently living in San Francisco with his wife Kirsten and two spazzy labs, Fletch and Bear. Follow me on Twitter at @wfporter1972

@Ottoneu and Replacement Level Starting Pitchers

[CORRECTION:  I incorrectly state in the article below that Trey Baughn had written the article that I reference regarding replacement level — in fact, it has been brought to my attention that @ottoneutrades is the author.  Completely my mistake, I apologize … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t the Rays Just Let Yunel Escobar Go?

 We’re past the non-waiver trade deadline in MLB and into the portion of the season where teams put all of their players on revocable waivers (just to see whether anyone clears – and of course, many large contracts will clear) … Continue reading

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Rockies 2015 — What to Do with Brett Anderson

Very interesting article worth a read this morning from @Swydan regarding the Colorado Rockies next year.  Recently, Troy Tulowitzki popped off about the losing on Blake Street, and reasonably so – at press time, Colorado owns the worst record in … Continue reading

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Cubs, A’s, Addison Russell and Billy Beane

The first big deal of the MLB Trade Deadline season went down last night – Ken Rosenthal and other reporting that the A’s acquired both Jeff Samardzija  and Jason Hammel from the Cubs in exchange for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Buying the Albert Pujols Resurgence

Baseball now approaches the quarter pole, and one of the early season stories has been the resurgence of Albert Pujols, following a disastrous, injury riddled 2013.   Through the Angels’ first 32 games, Pujols is hitting 302/368/957, good for a … Continue reading

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@Ottoneu Standings – Tools for Looking Deeper      

With May here, @Ottoneu leagues begin to take shape.  I suspect that in most leagues teams classify themselves as contenders or rebuilders prior to Opening Day, but there are always a few overly optimistic rosters.  In our league as I … Continue reading

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What do we expect from Brandon Crawford in 2014?

Over at McCovey Chronicles, Grant Bisbee (@mccoveychron — a must follow even for the non SF Giant fans out there) has a piece today about Brandon Crawford, trying to offer some perspective on projecting him for 2014 and beyond (partially tongue in … Continue reading

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