As you may have seen most people on AZ Snake Pit are questioning why this signing took place. Obviously, this seems like a power upgrade, but was this a necessary? Let's take a deeper look at how they project next year. Click here for full post
The Fangraph from last night's game. Here's the full details. Hamilton was +53.9% and his team lost. Berkman was +81.7% and wasn't Master of his Domain. That goes to Freese at +95.3%, which appears to have replaced Kirk Gibson as the biggest WPA in post-season history, with Berkman #4. [BR and FG use slightly different methods, so the exact numbers are a little different]
Ker PLUNK Play nice, or you may get ejected from the game! ....I couldn't resist full size image
About bleedin' time too... Baseball Prospectus has finally acknowledged Arizona are the favorites. Meanwhile, CoolStandings.com now gives Arizona an 86.3% chance of winning the division...
"Whoop and holler all you want, Rangers fans. But whatever you do, don't do the wave. It's prohibited in Rangers Ballpark. At recent games, [the above] warning has appeared on the stadium's message board. Obviously the warning, and the ban itself, are in jest. It's not official team policy, and there are no real consequences for wavers. But there is an actual motive behind it: Fans began complaining to team officials that folks prodding them to do the wave was ruining their ballpark experience." Source: ESPN I'm Jim McLennan, and I endorse this message.