McCutchen trade thrusts Evans into Executive of the Year conversation if Giants contend
The pursuit of Jay Bruce ended last week. The rumors of Carlos Gonzalez to the Giants should be tossed out the window. San Francisco didn't need a left-handed power hitter, nor should they have wanted one. The team's leading home run hitter from last ...
Published on: Mon, 15 Jan 21:19:12 20 341
Rothstein Files | Cincinnati is in position to go on a run
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Auburn's Bryce Brown is 16-35 from three-point range in four SEC games and has had a major hand in the Tigers' 16-1 start. “He's a shade behind Chris Lofton as a shooter,” Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl told FanRag Sports this week referencing Lofton ...
Published on: Wed, 17 Jan 13:00:28 4 42
What Is Jake Arrieta Really Worth?
Via the 6/3/1 WAR weighting (six times the player's 2017 WAR plus three times his 2016 WAR plus his 2015 WAR, divided by 10) Arrieta's baseline projection for 2018 looks pretty grim, as he's fallen from 8.7 WAR (2015) to 3.4 ('16) to 1.9 in that span ...
Published on: Wed, 10 Jan 21:50:22 6 94
'My Art' Film Review: Portrait of the Artist as an Under-Recognized Woman
Motivated by themes of “memory, longing and nostalgia,” Ellie, with her dog companion Bing in tow, settles in to her vacationing friend's rural digs and creates a barn loft workshop for recreating scenes from Hollywood movies against projected ...
Published on: Fri, 12 Jan 00:00:13 2 58
Carlos Santana or Jay Bruce: If the Indians can only keep one, who should it be?
He made his debut as a catcher in 2010 and has proven himself versatile in the field and productive at the plate. Bruce, 30, joined the Indians after an August trade from the Mets. He hit .248 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 43 games, igniting ...
Published on: Tue, 17 Oct 13:44:39 6 163
Ranking the top 50 MLB free agents by 2018 projections
Baseball teams looking to bolster their roster in free agency may be disappointed this year. There are no bona fide aces like there were in years past, and few hitters, if any, that can alter a franchise's path with the stroke of a pen. Instead, a team ...
Published on: Wed, 08 Nov 13:41:43 3 55
Projecting career home run totals for 17 active sluggers, and why the 600 Club still matters
Note that the PECOTA projections only run through 2026, which will be Stanton's age-36 season; he appears likely to reach the 500 level if he remains healthy. The other two players whose projections fall short of their age-40 seasons, Bruce and Upton ...
Published on: Thu, 01 Jun 17:57:38 8 198
MLB Trade Deadline: Can Jay Bruce Help a Contending Team?
In 187 plate appearances, Bruce slashed just .219/.294/.391 with 5 home runs, a .290 wOBA. and an 81 wRC+ -- not what the Mets were hoping for to say the least. He found his stroke this season, however, slashing .262/.326/.525 across 420 plate ...
Published on: Sun, 30 Jul 12:38:13 1 15
MLB Buzz: Sox offer for JD at 5 years, $100M
The club is also interested in Jon Jay and Cameron Maybin, according to Crasnick, but values Dyson's "speed, defensive metrics and stolen-base ability." The Giants, after bringing in McCutchen via a trade with the Pirates, do not have the space under ...
Published on: Sun, 05 Nov 21:15:29 4 48
Chasing 60: Aaron Judge is pursuing history, but other home run milestones are in reach
Projected total: 48. Both sluggers are both on pace for this total; Stanton hit five homers in his past five games to overtake Votto and Bellinger for the NL lead. Forty-eight homers would represent career highs for both players, who have never hit ...
Published on: Mon, 10 Jul 18:08:24 2 85