Extractions: BY RICK PAULAS NEW PITCHES FOR THE 2004 BASEBALL SEASON It Goes to Eleven Fastball, Matt Anderson Four years ago, the world (Detroit) was rocked with the emergence of this 6-4 flamethrower. During his one inning of work in games, it was rare for Anderson not to hit triple digits on the radar gun. And then the injuries In 2000, he pitched 74.1 innings. The three seasons that followed showed Anderson to have the durability of Glass Joe in Mike Tyson's Punch Out , with yearly inning totals of 56, 11, and 23. That isn't a good trend. Good thing that Anderson has been working on adding a little something to his fastball this off-season. Instead of throwing 98-100 mph per pitch, as he was doing in 2000, Anderson has found a way to hit up to 170 mph with his new heater. The physics are still being worked out, doctors are mystified, but it has something to do with the dislocation and relocation of his shoulder between pitches. Every batter he has faced so far has wept openly. The three bats (out of hundreds) that actually did make contact became kindling to be used by the Campfire Girls. Literally. The bats caught on fire. Even the metal one.
Extractions: with Eric LeBlanc Dull Deadline? Did we forget to mention to Major League Baseball that the trading deadline isnt until July 31? During the past couple of weeks, it has been a feeding frenzy on the trade market and following the pattern of last year, most of the high profile players are gone before the deadline. In the past two plus weeks, there have been four major deals in the majors. Involved were two teams essentially giving up on their seasons and five teams who are hoping that they acquired the key piece to the puzzle that will send them to the playoffs. Lets look at each trade: Mariners trade P Freddy Garcia and C Ben Davis to the White Sox for C Miguel Olivo, OF Jeremy Reed and INF Michael Morse This is a good trade for both teams. Freddy Garcia gives the White Sox another top quality pitcher in addition to Esteban Loaiza and Mark Buehrle and will give them four good starters until Scott Schoeneweis returns from the disabled list. And when he returns, the White Sox will have the best five-man rotation in the AL Central. Garcia, despite his 5-7 record, has a 3.35 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 113 innings. He just was not getting the run support in Seattle. But now the White Sox will provide him with more than enough runs. Chicago has outscored Seattle by 121 runs this season. The White Sox also get backup catcher Ben Davis who will adequately help spell Sandy Alomar.
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Extractions: Home News Money Sports Inside Baseball Baseball home Scores Box scores Statistics ... City Guides American League News briefs Standings Probable pitchers Team notes ... Daily schedule National League News briefs Standings Probable pitchers Team notes ... Daily schedule Baseball Weekly Print edition Archive Life Tech ... Weather Site Web Click here to get the Daily Briefing in your inbox document.write(''); 08/19/2001 - Updated 04:46 AM ET Koch is your Billy Goat By Nate Davis, USATODAY.com By J.P. Moczulski, AP Toronto's Koch was a Goat named Billy after Saturday's woeful outing. Roto Roost tidbits SATURDAY'S ROTO MONSTER Entering Saturday's game, the Twins had lost eight in a row, including five straight to lowly Tampa Bay. Putrid offensive production was largely to blame for the team's slide from the AL Central catbird seat. But Corey Koskie and Brian Buchanan finally got untracked, and the Twins halted their slide. On an evening lacking truly Monstrous performances, Koskie is your Roto Monster after going 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI. He broke a 2-for-26 tailspin while improving his season power numbers to 20 long balls and 75 RBI. Buchanan went a lofty 4-for-4, homering once and scoring three runs. If the Twins can build on this production, they could creep back into the playoff picture.
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Extractions: If the former Tiger pitcher resembled a tourist on his first visit to American League stadiums, he soon felt at home. A starting pitcher in the minor leagues, he adapted quickly to stretching and warming up in only a few pitches in the bullpen and to trotting to the mound under bright lights in the eighth and ninth innings to finish games.
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Extractions: @import "http://www.fastcompany.com/css/magazine.css"; Skip to the content of this page showLogin('', 'http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/70/beane.html'); How Smart People Work Advanced options Printable page Email this Newsletters The Oakland A's Billy Beane has perfected the new rules for winning at baseball on the field and in the books. Some say that he's a genius who has mastered the future of the game. He says that doing more with less just means playing by the numbers. From: Issue 70 May 2003 Page 84 By: Keith H. Hammonds Photographs by: Brad Hines "I was up at 4:30 this morning, on the Net. I love going to Stetson University's site, or James Madison's, to see what their ball teams did last night. That's the fun part of this game that's the foundation. To me, that's why we're in this game because we love it at the grass roots, where it's still at its most pure." Fast Take : FC's weekly newsletter
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Extractions: Five-Year Attrition Year Attrition Rate Drop Rate Breakout Similarity Index Rank Pitcher Year Score Trend Rank Pitcher Year Score Trend Joe Boever ... Mike Munoz Click on the year to report a comment problem (misspelling, premature cutoff, weird characters or rendering, etc.) Rule of Commerce: Stock up on inexpensive goods that others overvalue. In the case of the As, its saves. Run Isringhausens saves up, let him move along and be someone elses financial problemwell take the compensation. Run Billy Kochs saves up, and send him to an organization that cant even identify its own good relievers for Keith Foulke, Joe Valentine, and a patient catcher with some upside. Its a good plan, and as long as some GMs pay more attention to baseballs arcane accounting system than performance, someone will always overpay for a proven closer. Nobody in the history of the game reached 100 saves faster than Koch did. That fact and two bucks will get him a latte in T.O., now that the Jays have sent him to the A's. Despite three-digit heat, Koch goofs around with five different pitches. Unless hes as stubborn as his billy-goat beard implies, hell pare back the menu options and rise to the ranks of the elite.
Extractions: BILL KOCH Born 12-14-1974 Bats R Throws R AGE YEAR TEAM W ... 2004 FLA-N AGE YEAR TEAM XIP ... AGE YEAR TEAM IP H ER HR BB HBP SO ERA W L SV H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 24 1999 TOR-A 2000 TOR-A 2001 TOR-A 2002 OAK-A ... 2004 FLA-N 29.3 22 10 3 21 26 3.07 1 2 6.8 .9 6.4 8.0 Career 481.0 404 180 41 201 17 410 3.37 36 22 157 7.6 .8 3.8 7.7 AGE YEAR TEAM G ... 2004 FLA-N AGE YEAR TEAM OUT ... AGE YEAR TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BB HBP SO SB CS OUT RUN RBI BA OBA SA UEQR EQA EQR 24 1999 TOR-A 2000 TOR-A YEAR TEAM POS G ... 1999 TOR-A P 56 3 12 7.2 113 1 1 113 1 1 1 2000 TOR-A P 68 5 8 2 8.9 99 99 1 2001 TOR-A P 69 4 6 1 1 7.7 86 -1 -1 86 -1 -1 2002 OAK-A P 84 14 12 2 10.5 109 2 1 109 2 1
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