Articles by Chad Moriyama


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Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping

Besides his pitching, Brandon McCarthy also has value of another sort, which is his entertaining Twitter account and just generally being more accessible than most professional athletes. Late last night, McCarthy displayed the value of that accessibility clearer than ever by engaging journalist Molly Knight in an elongated conversation about the athlete/media dynamic. It’s lengthy,…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: RP J.P. Howell

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 68 49.0 24.1% 12.6% 2.39 3.30 3.52 0.7 What Happened In 2014: No matter what the year-end numbers say, J.P. Howell held the bullpen together for the first half of 2014. With Kenley Jansen struggling through a string of bad luck, Howell was one of the…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Yimi Garcia

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR AAA 47 61.0 26.6% 7.0% 3.10 3.63 N/A N/A MLB 8 10 25.0% 2.8% 1.80 4.23 3.24 0.1 What Happened In 2014: Yimi Garcia has been one of my favorite sleeper prospects for a couple years now, and he ended up a sleeper mainly because his solid-average…

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Winter Leagues Update #4: Brief End Of Winter Recap

This will be the last update of the off-season, simply because all the leagues finished up their regular seasons by January except for the Australian Baseball League, which just ended the other day. Stats Through 1/25 —– But first … FIGHT! Probably the most relevant thing to happen in the ABL. —– Australian Baseball League…