Author Archives: Bryan

David Ortiz and the Quest for 500 Home Runs

Episode three in the Forecaster series. As of this reposting, this one’s almost four weeks and exactly for Big Papi dingers old. By the time you’re reading it, it’s probably older. So it goes. ______________________________________________ On June 27, 1977, Willie … Continue reading

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Predicting the Rest of the 2015 Season

Here’s episode two in my Forecaster series, predictions for the rest of the season. In the week since I first drafted this, I’ve lost a little faith in the Nationals and a lot of faith in the Mets’ ability to … Continue reading

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Frustrating Red Sox Well Positioned for the Future

Hey there, folks. It’s been a while since I wrapped at ya. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing about baseball. It means I’ve been doing so for newspapers and not for all you virtual people in your underwear in … Continue reading

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Two Groups of Aces

Here are two ranked groups of pitchers: Group A 1. Max Scherzer 2. Chris Sale 3. Corey Kluber 4. Clayton Kershaw 5. Sonny Gray 6. Jake Arrieta 7. Dallas Keuchel 8. David Price 9. Zack Greinke 10. Chris Archer 11. … Continue reading

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The June-to-May All-Stars

Several years ago, my friend Dan McCloskey, whom I hadn’t met then, introduced me to the concept of the past-calendar-year All-Star team. ┬áHis theory, if I may paraphrase, goes something like this: for those who believe an All-Star Game appearance … Continue reading

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Greatest Active ’15

Almost five years ago, when this blog was Kris Bryant, certain it was full of potential impact but still trying to prove it was anything more than Luis Valbuena, I wrote about the greatest active players at each position at … Continue reading

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How Important Is a Hot Start?

Here’s one I wrote for this week’s USA Today Sports Weekly: This April, the Detroit Tigers came roaring out of the gate, mowing down opposing lineups and bludgeoning opposing pitchers with a relentless offensive attack. Their hot start may remind … Continue reading

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