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An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

December 6, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

Full disclosure: I’m an avid A’s fan. I’ve been one for the entirety of my adult life. The current state state of both the A’s ownership and stadium situation is seemingly hampering spending on free agents. Given the inability to bring in Major League ready talent via signings, the A’s are forced to trades, drafts, and International Free Agents. At the time of writing, I would like to see the front office fire sale anyone with value and build towards our eventual move to San Jose. Imagine yourself as a Major League General Manager. The moves and calls are yours to... [Read the full story]

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An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

December 6, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

Full disclosure: I’m an avid A’s fan. I’ve been one for the entirety of my adult life. The current state state of both the A’s ownership and stadium situation is seemingly hampering spending on free agents. Given the inability to bring in Major League ready talent via signings, the A’s are forced to trades, drafts, and International Free Agents. At the time of writing, I would like to see the front office fire sale anyone with value and build towards our eventual move to San Jose. Imagine yourself as a Major League General Manager. The moves and calls are yours to... [Read the full story]

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Scouting The Sally Top-25 Baseball Players Scouted: August Edition

Scouting The Sally Top-25 Baseball Players Scouted: August Edition

August 15, 2011 · 1 Comment 

One of my initial ideas when starting Scouting the Sally was to keep a detailed list of the top-25 prospects I’ve scouted in the minor leagues to share with readers and help gauge the quality of talent seen on a regular basis. On the old site, I had a sidebar with links to the to reports on the top-25 which fell by the wayside when Scouting the Sally was upgraded last season. From here out, I’ll be updating the top-25 monthly, or as a new prospect pushes his way onto the list. Remember this is NOT a top-25 overall prospects list. I ONLY focus on prospects I’ve seen in person. Originally,... [Read the full story]

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An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

December 6, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

Full disclosure: I’m an avid A’s fan. I’ve been one for the entirety of my adult life. The current state state of both the A’s ownership and stadium situation is seemingly hampering spending on free agents. Given the inability to bring in Major League ready talent via signings, the A’s are forced to trades, drafts, and International Free Agents. At the time of writing, I would like to see the front office fire sale anyone with value and build towards our eventual move to San Jose. Imagine yourself as a Major League General Manager. The moves and calls are yours to... [Read the full story]

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Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson: Injuries Moving Forward

Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson: Injuries Moving Forward

November 17, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

For all the time, energy, and late nights that we work on our pre-draft rankings there are certain things that are just unknown to us. One of those variables is injury status, and 2011 that was no exception — especially for two top tier pitchers. Adam Wainwright was out for the season when forced to go under the knife as a victim of yet another Tommy John’s surgery. Yes, Waino’s ulnar collateral ligament had to be replaced. The other pitcher that we’ll be taking a look at today is Josh Johnson. This season Johnson was held to just 9 starts before he was shut down for good... [Read the full story]

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Giants Catcher Hector Sanchez Forces His Way Into San Francisco’s Plans

Giants Catcher Hector Sanchez Forces His Way Into San Francisco’s Plans

October 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

Hector Sanchez, C, San Francisco Giants – Coming into 2011 Hector Sanchez was a bit of an afterthought in the catcher pecking order in the Giants system with Buster Posey firmly entrenched in San Fran and Tommy Joseph being the new kid on the block (even though he was coming off a poor first season). Sanchez has always been known for his glove (career 35% caught stealing in the minors) but 2010 saw him put together a solid, though unspectacular, offensive season in the Sally League. In 2011 he was set to split time with the more prominent Tommy Joseph in the California League, but the Buster... [Read the full story]

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An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

Full disclosure: I’m an avid A’s fan. I’ve been one for the entirety of my adult life. The current state state of both the A’s ownership and stadium situation is seemingly hampering spending on free agents. Given the inability to bring in Major League ready talent via signings, the A’s...

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Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson: Injuries Moving Forward

Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson: Injuries Moving Forward

For all the time, energy, and late nights that we work on our pre-draft rankings there are certain things that are just unknown to us. One of those variables is injury status, and 2011 that was no exception — especially for two top tier pitchers. Adam Wainwright was out for the season when forced to go under...

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Cleveland Indians Bet On Grounders in Trade for Derek Lowe

Cleveland Indians Bet On Grounders in Trade for Derek Lowe

After stunning the baseball world and trading for Ubaldo Jimenez at the trade deadline this year, the Indians seem to be in a rush to get the front of their rotation set for 2012. Earlier today the Indians announced a trade with the Braves for Derek Lowe for a prospect and salary relief. The Braves picked up reliever Chris...

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Marlins’ Anibal Sanchez Shows Off His Shiny New Strikeouts

Marlins’ Anibal Sanchez Shows Off His Shiny New Strikeouts

While perusing the FanGraphs Team Pitching Totals page I was surprised to see the Marlins so high up on the FIP leader list. They’re ranked as 9th best in all of baseball. This is mostly a surprise because after the loss of their ace, Josh Johnson, I assumed that the pitching would certainly struggle. After...

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Game Report:  Mets Prospect Juan Urbina

Game Report: Mets Prospect Juan Urbina

During the 2010 season, I made the three-plus hour journey from my house in NW Georgia to Greeneville, Tennessee, home of the Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian league affiliate of the Houston Astros for the first time.  On that evening, Greeneville was playing the Kingsport Mets, a team led by Mets prospect and...

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Eric Hosmer: A Ballpark Resemblance to Nick Markakis?

Eric Hosmer: A Ballpark Resemblance to Nick Markakis?

Today we’re taking a look at legitimate ROY candidate Eric Hosmer and trying to find a decent statistical comp for him in hopes of putting his season into perspective and projecting, to some degree, his career going forward. I began my search reviewing all left handed rookies between the ages of 20 and 22 in the...

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The Rangers and Cardinals 2011 World Series: Playoff Baseball from a Sabermetric Perspective

The Rangers and Cardinals 2011 World Series: Playoff Baseball from a Sabermetric Perspective

The 2011 MLB regular season has come to an end. Twenty-eight ball clubs played all 162, while the Nationals and the Dodgers got short changed as they only played 161. No worries, neither team was withing shouting distance of a playoff spot. A full season of 162 games is a considerable sample period and should certainly...

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Bullpens Help Pave Way for Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks

Bullpens Help Pave Way for Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks

Everytime you hear a pregame posteason show, you’ll hear the same basic tenants of a “winning ball club.”  Key hits, strong starter performance and of course, a strong and deep bullpen. I think bullpens are the key to the modern game. I’m not necessarily talking about having multiple LOOGY’s...

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NY Yankees Prospect Mason Williams Delivers on High Bonus

NY Yankees Prospect Mason Williams Delivers on High Bonus

For some Yankee fans the 2010 draft was a failure before the players even received their assignments.  The big over-slot signing was Mason Williams, who got first round money as a fourth round pick.    And as always the case, with big money there are substantial expectations whether it is in the draft, international...

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Alexi Ogando and Cory Luebke:  Rangers and Padres Leverage a Market Inefficiency by Turning Relievers Into Starters

Alexi Ogando and Cory Luebke: Rangers and Padres Leverage a Market Inefficiency by Turning Relievers Into Starters

Since the dawn of man, well, at least since the dawning of free agent spending man, GM’s have sought cheap and effective ways of filling out their rosters.  Specifically, finding cost effective pitching staffs. Due to the violent nature of pitching, many elbows, shoulders, and careers have been lost to the fraility...

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New York Yankees World Series Dreams Rest on Ivan Nova’s Shoulders

New York Yankees World Series Dreams Rest on Ivan Nova’s Shoulders

“…and the further I investigated, the nearer the terrifying image appeared.  Where I’d begun my search, the apparition had returned, staring sharply, if only to ridicule me once the results of my inquiries were unearthed.” No, those aren’t the grumblings uttered by Dr. Frankenstein, nor are they...

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Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson: Injuries Moving Forward

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An Advanced Look At Gio Gonzalez

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Full disclosure: I’m an avid A’s fan. I’ve been one for the entirety...


Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson: Injuries Moving Forward

Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson: Injuries Moving Forward

For all the time, energy, and late nights that we work on our pre-draft rankings...


Cleveland Indians Bet On Grounders in Trade for Derek Lowe

Cleveland Indians Bet On Grounders in Trade for Derek Lowe

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Marlins’ Anibal Sanchez Shows Off His Shiny New Strikeouts

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