Is Right-Handed Power the Next “Moneyball Thing”?

== Sports Illustrated thinks so == I’ve been meaning to get to this for awhile. In its baseball preview issue, Sports Illustrated focused on several categories that were “hard to find.”  One of them: right-handed slugger. Lucky for us, the story is online right here. Part of the focus is on Mark Trumbo, whom the…

Game 25 + Minors Rewind: A to Z

== Zunino, not Zduriencik == Phase I of “Operation Revive Hibernating Mariner Offense” — involving Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano — is going well, so it’s time to start considering Phase II: Remind Abraham Almonte, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino about the whole “getting on base” thing. We’ve gotten used to Zunino near the bottom…

Mariner-Yankee Karma Police Scoreboard

== This is what you get …== 1. The Non-trade. It all started when Cliff Lee fell into the Mariners lap for a handful of what we would characterize as “non-elite” prospects.  Of course, it turned out that Lee wasn’t much help to a team that would end up 61-101.  So the Great Cliff Lee…

Game 23 + Minors Rewind: Sad Felix Day

== Brief winning streak ends on Felix Day == OK, Felix Hernandez can’t be superhuman every time out, but it’s generally not too much to ask him to hold on to a 3-0 lead. Well, not this time. Felix coughed up his own lead this time, in his second straight less-than-overwhelming start after running off…

Stat Portrait: Pitching 04/26/14

== Digging in on the arms == Who’s on the leaderboards? Felix Hernandez tied for 8th in wins with 3. Felix 6th in WHIP with 0.82 Felix 6th in BB/9 with 1.02 Felix 6th in K/9 with 10.95 Felix tied for 7th in IP with 35.1 Felix 4th in strikeouts with 43 Felix tied for…