WAR, a case study: Fielder vs. Ryan
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
The other night I tweeted that Prince Fielder's 50-homer season in 2007 -- when he hit .288/.395/.618 -- rates as the lowest wins above replacement total among the 42 seasons a player has hit at least 50.
The Tigers conclude the first week of the exhibition season today, and Boesch has missed all of it. Once again today, before a game against the host Tampa Bay Rays, manager Jim Leyland didn’t offer any definitive word on when he might play.
The Yankees' immediate concern is their 2013 outlook, which suffered a significant blow with outfielder Curtis Granderson lost for 10 weeks, until at least May, after getting hit by a pitch in his spring debut.
To glove or not to glove, that is the question
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
I was sitting here in the press box, slowly losing track of the many mid-game substitutions and watching my scoresheet turn into a mess of misspelled names and inaccurate notations when -- suddenly! -- a ball was fouled back behind the third base line.
MLB.tv's auto-renewal policy is clearly explained on its website: A short story
Baseball Nation, Jon Bois
The dreaded auto-renewal. Mine happened a few days ago. We all know it's coming, and yet we all still get really, really irritated.
The Cleveland Indians continue to win the offseason.