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Eno Saris has just written an article about how good Matt Cain was as he exits the Field of Dreams.

In this article he references the leader of quality starts without wins,

Zip It

I am reading through the free projections called Zips on the baseball data site Fangraphs.

 

Zack Greinke (175.2 IP, 4.0 zWAR) and Robbie Ray (172.0, 3.9) both profile as frontline starters, while Patrick Corbin (168.0, 2.4), Zack Godley (155.0, 2.7), and Taijuan Walker (156.1, 2.2) each receive an above-average forecast.

 

a sampling from other NL pitchers

Michael Walker 2.2 WAR

Steven Matz 1.7 WAR

Rich Hill 2.4 WAR

Yu Darvish 4.0 WAR

Wonderboy 2015

Josh Hamilton was the first overall pick of the Tampa Bay Rays all those years ago. He went from phenom hitter to washed up and out of baseball player after he got messed up with drugs. His original team gave up on him and the Cincinnati Reds gave him a chance. He had the support of Reds both on and off the field. Likewise with Rangers, even when he had a few relapse the Rangers had a support system in place for Hamilton. Now, comes a bad sequence of events for Josh  including a drug relapse and a failed marriage while with the Angels in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the Angels only cared about the on the field player, and in the support category for whatever reason they did not have his back.  Some nasty tweets from a few bloggers and reporters were uncalled for: http://www.baseballessential.com/news/2015/04/30/baseball-players-people/

Lorenzen debut

Michael Lorenzen got called up and made his pitching debut:

Lorenzen walked one and struck out five. He threw 107 pitches, 68 strikes – the most pitches he has thrown as a professional. The high pitch count was the result of getting behind to hitters.

“He really didn’t establish the off-speed stuff for strikes early in the outing,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “I think they were able to sit on fastballs when he needed a strike.”

http://www.foxsports.com/ohio/story/cincinnati-reds-michael-lorenzen-mlb-home-run-interview-042915

A tough day for my team as Adam Wainwright appears to have gone down with a season ending injury.It was the same day YGB made it into first place in the overall standings. I didn’t see either of these scenarios coming at all.

Well today i made a trade

I gave up Scooter Gennett who is on the DL, and Blake Treinen for Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler and Brewers infielder Luis Jimenez.

FAAB week #2

+ Siegrist, Kevin RP | STL
–  Black, Vic RP | NYM
Winning bid amount: $2

+ Herrera, Jonathan SS | CHC
– Terdoslavich, Joey OF | ATL
Winning bid amount: $2