Tag Archives: Sabermetrics

Mark Teixeira: Aging Or Stubborn Against the Shift (or Both)?

As I spent time this afternoon blankly staring at the Yankee lineup for 2013 (which is not great) and for 2014 (which looks downright awful, and that’s assuming that they re-sign Robinson Cano against my wishes), I took some time … Continue reading

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AL East: Why do people think the Yanks are Heading to the Playoffs?

The MLB season officially began last week in Japan, with the Mariners’ extra inning victory over Oakland, but for me it opens Thursday when reigning MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander takes the mound against Jon Lester and the … Continue reading

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Blue Jays Lost 2010 Season

 Lost Year for the Blue Jays? Much of the press about the Toronto Blue Jays has focused on three things: (a) Cito Gaston’s swan song as manager and the aggressive approach he has encouraged his hitters to take; (b) … Continue reading

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Delmon Young and the Illusion of a Breakout Season

The Baseball world is talking about Delmon Young’s breakout season. But is the breakout real? Continue reading

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The best infield in the AL

The A’s talented young starting pitching staff gets a lot of attention, but their infield is the best defensive unit in the league. Continue reading

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Are the Texas Rangers good enough defensively?

The Rangers are nearly dead last in the league in fielding. But will defense be their Achilles Heel come October? Continue reading

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Adrian Beltre — Underappreciated and 31

Adrian Beltre:  Appreciation of the best third baseman of a Generation? In December 2004, Adrian Beltre signed a 5 year, $64M contract with the Seattle Mariners, coming off one of the greatest seasons ever put together by a third baseman.  … Continue reading

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