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Drew Smyly? Come on down! (Photoshop by moi)

Rick and Drew II: Electric Boogaloo

There has been a fair amount of talk throughout the off season among beat writers, bloggers and fans alike regarding Rick Porcello, and what the Tigers ought to do with the right-handed sinkerballer. The re-signing of free agent Anibal Sanchez, last season’s trade deadline acquisition, whittled the two open spots in the rotation down to one, leaving Porcello […]

Comprehensively Looking at Detroit’s ZiPS For the Future and Yesteryear

Comprehensively Looking at Detroit’s ZiPS For the Future and Yesteryear

Earlier today Fangraphs published Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which has formerly been published on his own site, Baseball Think Factory. There are some really interesting names to look at, including Andy Dirks, Bruce Rondon, and Eugenio Suarez (who, if you haven’t heard of him before, shame on you because he’s got the best name ever and […]

A Brief Farewell to the (Non) Value of Delmon Young

I’m going to start out by apologizing; I’ve been very negligent to you all these past few months. It’s gotten to the point where quite a few of you have sent me e-mails and tweets asking if I’ve perished in some horrible building fire where the last thing I did was, ahem – not – […]

Baseball Writers Elect No One to the Hall of Fame

Baseball Writers Elect No One to the Hall of Fame

That headline is tossed with sarcasm and heavily doused in a giant bottle of Hidden-Valley-Roll-Your-Eye-Ranch Dressing and it tastes really flipping good with a Texas Toast sized side of You-Gotta-Be-Kidding-Me Garlic Bread because I’m sitting here typing as a nonchalant bystander. I don’t really care about the Baseball Hall of Fame, which is physically located […]

Winter Ball Update 2012: Part Five

Happy New Year! It’s just about playoff time in Latin America. The postseasons in Venezuela and Mexico are just about to start up, while it is already underway in the Dominican Republic. However, for this post, I am going to focus on regular season performances. I’ll start including postseason numbers in the next update. Also, […]

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