There’s a contemporary push to place starting pitchers in the same realm as everyday players, which is confusing as it is annoying.
Can you identify the subject of these “quotes” which refer to Hall of Famers? Be careful — a few of them are tricky.
For this installment of By The Numbers, I thought I would take a look at the all-time hitting and pitching leaders, just to get a feel for some of the numbers.
The New York Mets are considering putting R.A. Dickey on the mound every fourth game instead of the traditional five.
R.A. Dickey is enjoying a year like no knuckleballer before him and his mastery in controlling the pitch had led to an unbelievable strikeout-to-walk ratio.
New York Mets ace Johan Santana pitched two scoreless innings against St. Louis on Tuesday in his first game facing Major League hitters in 18 months. Santana gave up one hit and one walk. He threw 29 pitches — 17 for strikes — in the Mets’ second game of Spring Training.
Sometimes an argument is simple, no matter how muddled and complex we make it. If Pedro in his prime couldn’t win the MVP, then Justin isn’t justified.
Detroit’s Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.
Not one of us figured 714, 892, 3508 or 2130 would ever be surpassed. They were baseball’s Magic Numbers. Well, decades later, we certainly know better.
This week Sweeny chatted with Mark Prior, sitting in that corner locker, asking him his expectations for spring training, about his health, his outlook after the highs and lows of the last decade.