1. MLB Free Agents 2012: Chris Capuano, Aaron Hill, K-Rod and Clint Barmes Analysis

    Chris Capuano 2011 Stats: 4.55 ERA, 4.04 FIP, 3.67 xFIP, 1.35 WHIP, 8.13 K/9, 2.56 BB/9, 1.6 WAR Capuano played his first season as a full time starter since 2007 and put together a decent season...

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  2. MLB Free Agents 2012: Predicting Heath Bell and 3 Other Free Agents

    Heath Bell 2011 Stats: 2.44 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 3.67 xFIP, 1.15 WHIP, 7.32 K/9, 3.02 BB/9, 0.5 WAR Despite having a 2.44 ERA this season, Bell’s 2011 campaign might have been his worst since joining the San Diego Padres in 2007...

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  3. Free Agent Analysis: Grady Sizemore, Erik Bedard, David DeJesus and Paul Maholm

    Grady Sizemore 2011 Stats: .224/.285/.422, 10 Home Runs, 88 wRC+, .302 wOBA, .198 ISO, 0.2 WAR The 29-year-old former Indians center fielder can’t play center anymore because of surgeries on both of his knees in recent years...

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  4. MLB Free Agency 2012: Carlos Pena, Coco Crisp, Kelly Johnson and Ryan Madson

    Carlos Pena 2011 Stats: .225/.357/.462, 28 home runs, 119 wRC+, .354 wOBA, .237 ISO, two stolen bases, 2.6 WAR The 33-year-old first baseman bounced back from a putrid 2010 season when he produced a ...

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  5. Free Agent Analysis: Javy Vazquez, Michael Cuddyer, Josh Willingham and Papelbon

    Javier Vazquez 2011 Stats: 3.69 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 3.87 xFIP, 1.18 WHIP, 7.57 K/9, 2.34 BB/9, 3.2 WAR Vazquez got off to a slow start in 2011, posting a 6.45 xFIP during the first month of the season...

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  6. Free Agent Analysis: Aramis Ramirez, David Ortiz, Mark Buehrle and Hiroki Kuroda

    Aramis Ramirez 2011 Stats: .306/.361/.510, 26 Home Runs, 133 wRC+, .373 wOBA, .204 ISO, 1 Stolen Base, 3.6 WAR Ramirez bounced back from his poor 2010 season and was one of the most productive offensive third basemen in the league in 2011...

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  7. Free Agent Analysis: Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Beltran, Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt

    Jimmy Rollins 2011 Stats: .268/.338/.399, 16 Home Runs, 106 wRC+, .329 wOBA, .131 ISO, 30 Stolen Bases, 3.8 WAR Rollins isn’t the same 5...

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  8. Free Agent Analysis: Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, CJ Wilson and Jose Reyes

    Albert Pujols 2011 Stats: .299/.366/.541, 37 Home Runs, 148 wRC +, .385 wOBA , ISO .242, 9 Stolen Bases, 5.1 WAR Even with a "down" year, Pujols was still worth close to $23 million this season, and I can’t imagine the St...

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  9. Ron Washington Continues to Go with Gut and Finally Gets Burned

    The Texas Rangers head into Game 7 of the World Series tonight because of a poor performance by Neftali Feliz and the bullpen, and because Ron Washington 's run of making poor decisions finally came back to hurt him...

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  10. Derek Holland Mixes It Up to Deliver Best World Series Start in Seven Years

    Derek Holland single-handedly beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night to bring the Texas Rangers into a 2-2 tie for the 2011 World Series...

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  11. World Series Game 1: Turning Point, Allen Craig over Nick Punto?

    The Texas Rangers were stifled by another great bullpen performance last night, along with a timely pinch hit by Allen Craig in the sixth inning. But the turning point in Game 1 came down to a four pitch walk to Nick Punto...

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  12. Tigers vs. Rangers: Rain Delay Saves Ron Washington from Himself

    With a 3-2 lead and the laboring C.J. Wilson still pitching, Ron Washington decides to intentionally walk Magglio Ordonez (to load the bases) in order to pitch to the left-handed hitting Alex Avila...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 3 years ago 327 reads 0 comments

  13. ALDS Game 2 Reaction: Joe Girardi Deserves Blame for Game 2 Loss

    The Yankees head to Detroit for Game 3 tonight after losing home field advantage on Sunday. Much has been made of Max Scherzer's impressive performance and the weather conditions ...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 3 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Playoff Predictions: Detroit Tigers Playoff Preview

    Here are the scheduled starters for the Detroit Tigers in their upcoming series against the New York Yankees : Game 1- Justin Verlander (2.40 ERA, 3.12 xFIP) Game 2- Doug Fister (2...

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  15. New York Yankees: Playoff Scouting Report

    ALDS: New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers Preview New York Yankees Scheduled Starters: ...

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  16. AJ Burnett: New York Yankees Pitcher Changes Mechanics and Buys More Time

    AJ Burnett went into Thursday's start against the Boston Red Sox as the odd man out in the New York Yankees starting rotation. After changing his mechanics three days ago and holding baseball's best offense to two runs in 5...

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  17. LAA Angels: Jered Weaver and the Case Against Pitching on Three Days Rest

    The Angels needed to win a series against the Texas Rangers to propel themselves back in the AL West race, and Mike Scioscia went with his ace to on Sunday night in an attempt to cut the division deficit to one game...

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  18. Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria and His Baffling 2011 Season

    Evan Longoria 's season continues to be one of the most confounding of the year. Coming into Tuesday's game with the Tigers , Longoria has produced the worst line of his four-year career, ...

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  19. Oakland A's: Rich Harden Continues 2011 Comeback

    Fantasy owners and major league executives have been drawn to the promise of Rich Harden since he was called up by the Oakland A's in 2003. In a career derailed by injuries, Harden has compiled a 59-36 record with a 9...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 3 years ago 425 reads 1 comments

  20. Brett Lawrie Setting Himself Apart with Toronto Blue Jays

    Brett Lawrie, the Blue Jays ' best non-pitching prospect, acquired in the Shaun Marcum trade, has impressed in his brief stint in the majors this month. Through 13 games with the Blue Jays, Lawrie has posted a slash line of ...

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  21. New York Yankees: An Exminantion of Mariano Rivera's Season

    At this time last week, the New York and national media ran with the classic "Is Mariano Rivera Done?" theme, an almost yearly event that breaks down Rivera's recent weekly troubles...

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  22. Roy Oswalt Makes Return to Philadelphia Phillies Rotation

    Roy Oswalt returned from the DL to make his first start since June 23 (back injury) and had mixed results against the weak-hitting lineup of the San Francisco Giants ...

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  23. Boston Red Sox Big Three Leading Club to AL East Crown

    Yes, the Red Sox do get plenty of media attention, but this season is completely different. Carl Crawford's performance and lucrative contract have been ridiculed by Boston and baseball fans alike...

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  24. Atlanta Braves: Jair Jurrjens and His Date with Regression

    Jair Jurrjens turned in one of his worst starts of the season against the Nationals Monday night, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and one walk in five innings of work. He saw his ERA inflate from 2...

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  25. MLB Trades: San Diego Padres Unable to Trade Heath Bell Because of 2011 Decline

    Heath Bell was perceived to be the jewel of major league relievers who were available at the trade deadline, according to many of the mainstream baseball writers...

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