He’s done some fine work.
An attempt to re-visit the true meaning of “wins above replacement.”
The truck has left Boston, and the facilities in Ft. Myers are starting fill up with players eager to prove that 2012 was an aberration. Spring is just around the corner!
The Defense of Shane Victorino: Part Two analyzes Victorino’s impact defensively, on the basepaths, and his intangibles.
Taking a look back at the Bottom 5 moments from last year.
The Advanced Scout refreshes his Twitter constantly for trade news as he analyzes the Detroit Tigers
After finishing two sausage and peppahs, The Advanced Scout analyzes the Detroit Tigers.
Welcome to Opening Day! The Advanced Scout will be a regular feature on Fire Brand of the American League that will present a preview of the upcoming series for the Red Sox. It will focus on the upcoming opponent. We’ll tell you who is expected to be on the mound, who’s hot and who’s not, [...]
Last nigh, with one swing of the bat, Jacoby Ellsbury thrust himself upward as perhaps the top contender for AL MVP. Stats are one thing, but some of the baseball writers that vote on awards seem to love when a player asserts himself down the stretch, especially if his team is in a pennant race. The thing [...]
As we get later and later into September, the question inevitably crops up: Who is the Most Valuable Player?
In the American League, Joe Mauer all but has the award sewed up. A .367/.435/.612 line out of the catcher position tends to do that. There’s also been the inevitable Yankee calls: Mark Teixeira is unquestionably the MVNP according to a Yankees beat writer. Derek Jeter is in the mix… of course. MLB Network’s Victor Rojas yesterday gave props to Miguel Cabrera.
I ask: Where’s the Youk love? (I asked this of Rojas, who said that we’ll probably start hearing Youkilis’ name bandied about. You are. Right here.)