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Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Gooseberry

At the dawn of the 20th century, Great Grandma used to make the best gooseberry pies in town. She baked them all summer long, and set the pies to rest on her windowsill. They would usually find their way into the hands of a grateful neighbor or into the belly of a daring black bear. […] READ MORE

Eppler Built the 2022 Mets With Help

Billy Eppler built the 2022 New York Mets with help from his predecessors. It isn’t a criticism because no general managerial regime is a total success or failure. Knowing who to keep is as important as who to add and subtract. President John F. Kennedy was not speaking about baseball when he said, “Success has […] READ MORE

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Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 (Dynamically Updated)

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on June 29. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […] READ MORE

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Clevinger, Padres Silence Diamondbacks Bats

Padres 4, Diamondbacks 0 PHOENIX, Jun 29 — Mike Clevinger and Nick Martinez combined to pitch a three-hit, two-walk shutout, leading the San Diego Padres to a 4–0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon. Second baseman Jake Cronenworth went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the Padres offense to victory. The […] READ MORE

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Freddie Freeman Agent Fiasco Continues

A new wrinkle has come to light in the Freddie Freeman agent saga. Freeman recently fired his agent, Casey Close, following an emotional weekend series in Atlanta. On Wednesday, we got a possible look into why he did so. According to Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports Radio, Close withheld the terms of the Atlanta Braves‘ […] READ MORE

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Wes Johnson to Leave the Minnesota Twins

Wes Johnson is leaving the Minnesota Twins. This is a surprising move, and his final game as the Twins’ pitching coach will be on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians. Johnson just accepted the pitching coach job with the LSU Tigers. He starts immediately. One of the Better Coaches Johnson is seen as one of the […] READ MORE

Guardians Still Contending Despite Sweep

This past weekend did not go as planned for the Cleveland Guardians. They entered their series against the Boston Red Sox riding high, having won 15 of 19 games in June. Unfortunately, Cleveland’s luck shifted against the Sox, as they fell victim to a three-game sweep. Even so, the Guardians have exceeded expectations so far. […] READ MORE

Alek Thomas

Alek Thomas is Here to Stay

Alek Thomas is here to stay with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since his call up on May 8th, he’s been one of the few rookies who has come in and lived up to expectations right away. He is showcasing his skills both offensively and defensively. Since Call-Up Alek Thomas certainly looks like he belongs in the […] READ MORE