Monthly Archives: August 2013

Matt Harvey’s Historic Season

The baseball world wept when the news broke this Monday that Mets ace Matt Harvey had been diagnosed with a partial tear in his UCL, likely costing him at least a year on the field. This deprives the Mets of … Continue reading

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What To Do With Jake Peavy

Here’s another one I wrote for the Forecaster, with an addendum based on subsequent events: If the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, manager John Farrell will be faced with an unenviable decision. The one pitcher who has looked like … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Award Races

We’ve entered the final six weeks of the 2013 baseball season, leaving teams with anywhere between 36 and 40 games to play. How teams in Miami, Phoenix, and a dome in St. Petersburg have played four fewer games than the … Continue reading

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Which Papi is the Best DH Ever?

Another one for the Forecaster: On a rainy July night in Boston with first place on the line, the Red Sox trail the Rays by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Two outs, runner on first, up … Continue reading

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Cabrera’s MVP Case Derailed

No, not that Cabrera. He’s still the frontrunner to win a second straight AL MVP, despite the math at fangraphs making a familiar argument. I’m talking about Everth Cabrera of the Padres, who was suspended for 50 games today for … Continue reading

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Recreating the Recent Past for the Red Sox

This one was published in The Forecaster last week. The 2011 Boston Red Sox, on paper, were one of the strongest teams in recent memory, loaded with dominant starting pitching, relentless offensive firepower, prodigious speed, and solid defense at key … Continue reading

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