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New York Yankees Obtain Japan’s Igarashi

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New York Yankees obtain Japan’s Igarashi (via AFP) Ryota Igarashi, who spent 10 seasons with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League, was obtained off waivers by the New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball transaction. The 33-year-old right-handed pitcher spent pre-season training with Pittsburgh but was acquired by Toronto on March…

Clearing The Bases

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Unless you’re not all that big a baseball fan, you know the non-waiver trade deadline is this Sunday at 4PM.  It’s a major league team’s last chance to fix a problem on their roster before players must pass through waivers in order to be traded.  Trades seem to be harder to work out in this […]

The 2010 Pennant Winners (How They Came to Be)

October 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Using Bill James’s Win Shares, I’ll take a look at how each World Series team was formed. The information can be found at my site The Baseball Gauge. This page compares all of the 2010 teams. The percentages refer to the team’s percentage of Win Shares that came from each category with their rank in […]

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

March 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Five days in the Florida sun watching baseball without commuting on Metro, conference calls from hell, or stereo political rhetoric.  How can the crowds be so small down here when the grass is so green?