Posts tagged "javy lopez"

Pierzynski is probably brilliant, Short is definitely hurt

Pierzynski is probably brilliant, Short is definitely hurt
The frustrating thing about trying to evaluate A.J. Pierzynski is reviewing his statistical profile, finding a decent but underwhelming player, and being met with the inevitable reply of “Yeah, but the intangibles”.  It’s a valid complaint, but one that’s hard to reconcile into a firm, sum total. Beyond the mystery of his bat-handling, or clutchitude,... Read more »

Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Mark Teahen, and Destiny

Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Mark Teahen, and Destiny
The Hall of Fame voting was announced Monday and hoooraaaaaaay for Barry Larkin!  As a high-average, long-tenured, face-of-the-franchise, OBP-hound with well-regarded defense, Larkin bridged every divide between traditionalists and saberists possible.  Well deserved, Mr. Larkin. But Larkin and his burly 86.4% of the vote, is the only player being inducted this year, so this year’s... Read more »