As defensive metrics gain precision and acceptance, we can expect an increasing move toward player contracts that better reflect the contributions of premier glovework, writes Doug Mittler for ESPN The Magazine (Insider link). "The market is established by offense because defensive numbers are difficult to ascertain," said Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Mittler says that current bargains, like Alex Gordon of the Royals and Ryan Hanigan of the Rays, may be harder to find in coming seasons. (I would suggest that some recent extensions of defense-first players — including those of Andrelton Simmons of the Braves and Elvis Andrus of the…
The Snappers dropped their 7th game in a row this evening, the 3rd straight against the Great Lakes Loons.
The Pawtucket Red Sox jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, then hung on to defeat the Red Wings 7-6 Wednesday afternoon at Frontier Field
The Beloit Snappers dropped both games of a doubleheader that was played on Tuesday night against the Great Lakes Loons, the Midwest League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The White Sox are off to a solid start to the season with a 7-6 record, and they’ve already won more games against the division-rival Indians than they did in 2013, writes Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago. Hayes spoke with Indians GM Chris Antonetti about his division rivals, and Antonetti said he’s not surprised to see the Sox looking like an improved club. "Unfortunately for us, I thought [White Sox GM Rick Hahn] and his staff had an exceptional offseason," Antonetti told Hayes. "They’ve positioned themselves not only better for the short term but also for the long term as…
Alex Hassan had two hits and two RBI, helping the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 9-5 win over the Red Wings Monday night on a soggy Frontier Field.
Rochester Red Wings infielder James Beresford has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Racetrack Player of the Week for the period of April 3-13.
After taking three-of-four games from Lehigh Valley on the road this weekend, the Rochester Red Wings return home to host the Pawtucket Red Sox for a four-game series beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m.
The Midwest League game between the Beloit Snappers and the Great Lakes Loons scheduled for Monday evening is postponed due to inclement weather.