By Victor Filoromo Insert your own favorite Jayson Werth money joke here. Go ahead; we’ll give you a second. Good? Alright. While that may make you chuckle, fans in Washington are hardly laughing out loud when they have to take a look at Jayson Werth’s debut season with the Nationals. Maybe the only people snickering […]

Yesterday, Fangraphs had some fun with ERA estimators and came up with a list of players we can reasonably expect will be better in the second half of the season. Dan Haren was on that list. The reason? Haren has been unlucky in 2010. More batted balls are falling for hits, and more fly balls […]

Derek Jeter’s career on-base percentage: .387 Lou Gehrig’s career on-base percentage: .447 Derek Jeter’s career total times on base: 3736 Lou Gehrig’s career total times on base: 4274 Jeter has a ways to go.

In what has otherwise been a disastrous season for the Kansas City Royals, 23-year-old first baseman Billy Butler has had a breakout season, with an .842 OPS. But perhaps most impressively of all, Butler is on pace to hit 49 doubles. The list of players who have hit at least 49 doubles in their age […]

After his stellar start against the Dodgers tonight, allowing only one earned run in seven innings of work, Diamondbacks starter Billy Buckner has a 2.37 ERA in three starts against Los Angeles so far this season. Against all other teams the rest of the year, however, his ERA is an unsightly 7.85.

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