Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Carl Crawford confirms that I am a genius! (…or that he just changed hitting mechanics)

So a couple days ago, I asked Eric Stephen of True Blue LA to ask Carl Crawford about his hitting mechanics, and he did so for me, primarily because he’s awesome. Why, you ask? Because of my article for Baseball Prospectus back in October broaching that exact subject. Basically, I wanted to know if I was right so I could ... Read More »

Dee Gordon in a nutshell: Blazing speed, three mistakes, and comedy all on one play

Why hasn’t Dee Gordon emerged as a useful MLB player yet, right? Well one play from yesterday’s game sort of summed up why he’s having so much difficulty. On a clean single to left-center from Carl Crawford (yes, really), Dee freezes like it’s hit to the shortstop or something, then completely turns his left shoulder to look at the ball ... Read More »

Around The Web: Puig perspective, Ethier platoon, Guggenheim investigated, Umpires improve

YasielPuigQuakes

Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Arguing for patience and perspective regarding Yasiel Puig. I know he looks awfully impressive (dude looks like he could be on your fantasy football team), and I’ve liked what I’ve seen as well, but I really do believe people are getting way ahead of themselves. Baseball Prospectus: The Dodgers might have a platoon partner for Andre ... Read More »