Yankee's Spring Training Beat

The Yankees are keeping em close. After a walk-off win versus the Pirates, the Yankees dropped one in the bottom of the ninth to the Phillie’s. CC Sabathia said his delivery was “so-so” after he pitched two scoreless frames against the Phil’s. Sabathia also said “As long as my arm feels good and I’m heading … Continue reading

Yankee's Spring Training Beat: Jose and Jorge Unhappily Ever After

Jose Molina has spoken his mind. He is recently quoted as saying that “the only reason I’m not with the Yankees for the 2010 season is because Jorge Posada’s defense looked so bad compared to mine, and Jorge had his panties in a bunch cause A.J. [Burnett] preferred to have me catch him.” Wow, Jose. … Continue reading

Philadelphia Phillies Beat Down: The 5 Spot

All over the world of baseball it seems the fifth spot in the rotation is up for grabs or being decided this spring. In the land of the Phanatic it’s a two man race between old man Moyer and Kyle Kendrick. Will the Phillies take experience and craftiness of Moyer or let youth be served … Continue reading

MLB Spring Training Cometh! : 33 Problems’ “Tools of Ignorance”

Thomas was great, you never changed the channel or left the room while he was at bat. Even in his last Oakland and Toronto days you knew he could punch one out at any time.

Intro to Sabermetrics, Part 1: WTF, etc?

[[Editor’s note: welcome to the first installments of Venuing’s “Get to Better Know You’re Advanced Statistical Measurements.”  Hooray!  Mad ups to brand-new Venuing Voices “Superduperintern” (technical term)  Josh for the assist here.]] Sabermetrics, for those of you not in the know, is a contemporary analysis of baseball player/team performance using “non-traditional” statistical measures. It is … Continue reading