ATLANTA - AUGUST 31: John Lannan #31 of the Washington Nationals relaxes in the dugout during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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If the increased velocity sticks, Lannan should be able to sustain the increased SwStk%, and might see another bump up in his K/9 next year.
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Though Jair Jurrjens‘ is enjoying the second season of his career with a sub-3.00 ERA, things aren’t looking as rosy under the hood. A 5.3 K/9 with only good, but no elite, control and just a league average batted ball profile is not a recipe for long-term success.
[Hughes] has four homers in the last week. Maybe you should pick him up.
Jackson is hitting .317 over the past 15 days with 17 runs scored, four home runs, 12 RBI, and three stolen bases. He plays outfield and is owned in a little over a third of Yahoo! and half of ESPN leagues.
Closer Look | Razzball
Feliz is back. Put it on the board.
Top 15 Starting Pitchers for 2012: 10-1 | Baseball By Paul
Right now I'm thinking Verlander - Halladay - Kershaw. You?
Predicted 2012 closers - NL (Part 1) | The Hardball Times
For those looking ahead...
Umps Got It Right ... But Were They Wrong? | Baseball Nation
I suppose that this is the "slippery slope" that anti-replay people have been bloviating about. Shouldn't we want to get calls right?
Divide and Conquer, AL East: A Bouquet of Bats (The Yankees in Westeros) | Baseball Prospectus
This is amazing. Seriously.
Cubs Season Ticket Holder Lunch/Q&A Session | Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs Season Ticket Holders: This team sucks! What are you going to do about it?
Cubs Lackey that was forced to do this Q&A: (looks down at hands, searches for an answer) Umm...well...hey, remember Tinker to Evers to Chance?
Cubs Season Ticket Holders: Yeah! (spend 57 of the remaining 59 minutes swapping stories about games their grandparents saw in person) ... Wait, this team sucks! What are you going to do about it?
Cubs Lackey: Well, you've been great! Feel free to take a brat or two back to your office when you go. We'll get 'em next year!