Tag: Baseball

Q&A with Chris Devenski: From the Red-Hot Astros to His Filthy Changeup

Chris Devenski is the new, supercharged version of Andrew Miller.

His first two outings of the season both lasted four innings, netting him a combined 11 strikeouts, with just three hits and one walk allowed. Devenski’s fastball-slider-changeup repertoire is electric, with each pitch grading out as plus by both the scouting world and numerical results.

Keri the 10: Get Thames to WWE, Dodgers Hotter Than the Sun and More MLB Notes

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. Orlando Arcia likes ice cream
During Saturday’s game, the Brewers shortstop tracked a foul ball toward the stands, only to watch the ball sail out of reach.

Blue Jays Report Card: Marks Slip After Rough Month

After a blazing month of May that fuelled an 18-10 record, the Toronto Blue Jays crashed back to earth in June. They went just 11-15 last month, allowing 33 more runs than they scored. They’re 0-9 in attempts to get back to .500; but hey, now that they’re seven games below .500, they won’t have to worry about that for at least a little while.

How Bell, Moseby, Barfield Stack Up Against Greatest MLB Outfields

They were Toronto sports icons. They played pivotal roles in one of the greatest seasons in franchise history. Collectively, they formed the greatest outfield in franchise history. So how did George Bell, Lloyd Moseby and Jesse Barfield stack up against the best outfields of all time?

The Jays’ dynamic trio played five-plus seasons together as full-time outfielders, starting with Bell breaking through as a full-time player in 1984 and ending with Barfield getting traded to the Yankees on April 30, 1989, for Al Leiter.

Jayson Stark

Jonah Keri hits fungoes with baseball writer Jayson Stark about childhood sportswriting ambitions and influences; the Philadelphia brand of sportswriting; first gigs; baseball players who are hostile to journalists; getting confronted by players and ma…

Keri the 10: Edwing’s Back, the Yankees Have Been Exposed and More MLB Notes

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. ‘Edwing’ is back, and so is Cleveland
The three-year, $60 million contract Cleveland gave Edwin Encarnacion looked like a steal from the moment it was signed.

The Curious Case of Troy Tulowitzki’s Low K Rate and Missing Bat Speed

When trying to explain the Toronto Blue Jays’ disappointing 35-36 season to date, you can point to many culprits. Injuries have wreaked havoc on the roster. Jose Bautista has fallen well short of expectations. They’re 0-90,000,000,000,000 in games in which they’ve tried to claw back to .500.

Still, no Jays player has missed career AND recent norms in 2017 more than Troy Tulowitzki.