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Funny how Carlos Beltran gets lucky every October

October 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

The stat geeks mock the idea of a clutch performance, but it isn’t it more ridiculous to attribute the success of Beltran, who now has 16 HR and 31 RBI in 37 postseason games, to good fortune? I guess Smoltzie and Curt Schilling were just lucky, too. Then there’s Nick Swisher, batting [...]

B.J. and beyond

November 28, 2012 // 12 Comments

The good, the bad and what this means for 2013. Jim Bowden likes the move. That’s worrisome. Upton whiffs. A lot. But so did Michael Bourn. Upton is not Bourn’s equal as a defender, but he ain’t bad. Speaking of Bourn, he’s not coming back. Upton will be 33 when his contract [...]

No to Nick Swisher

November 10, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Braves are among six teams pursuing Nick Swisher at a starting price of three years and $11-to-$13 million per, reports Jon Heyman. I wouldn’t pay that, and I suspect he’ll get more. Stat geeks will pillory me for this, but here’s why I’m wary of Swisher, 32 on Opening [...]
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