Jonathan Broxton has signed with the Royals, apparently after going on a hunting trip with Jeff Francoeur and Ned Yost. What might they have been hunting for?: Moose Haas: 91-79 as a Brewer, including 13-3, 3.27 ERA in 1983. Bob Moose: Went 14-3, 2.91 ERA as 21-year-old for 1969 Pirates. Pitched over 1100 innings in … Read more
MLB offers up its American League Cy Young Award winner Tuesday afternoon, with Justin Verlander being the odds-on favorite. At the VORG, we give out the “π Young Award,” which we introduced here. It doesn’t matter what your won-loss record was, how many strikeouts you had, how many innings you tossed or whether your WHIP … Read more
In the midst of researching material for the VORG World Series Preview, I came upon the fact that Albert Pujols finished the year at .299, with 37 homers and 99 RBI. I noted that he was the first player in history to finish one point short of .300 AND one RBI short of 100 in … Read more
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year (and with the way the world’s news is trending these days, that might be preferable), you know that the movie adaptation of Moneyball is coming out today. With that in mind, the VORG proudly presents its own film festival, based on anagrams of “Moneyball”: … Read more
In recognition of Friday’s release of the “everything plus the kitchen sink, even if it pisses off the fan base” Blu-Ray Star Wars box set, here are the baseball players whose names most closely match various characters from the Star Wars series: Darth Vader – Sebastian Vader: Sebastian is an 18th round 2010 draft pick … Read more
Two consecutive tweets just now, by David Lennon, Mets beat writer for Newsday: @DPLennon David Lennon Gee broke Nady’s left hand with that hit by pitch. @DPLennon David Lennon No sooner do the D-Backs announce Nady’s broken hand, and Kennedy nails Duda on hip with next pitch. ——————————————- If this becomes THE story of the … Read more
The exploits of Cy Young are immortalized in the annual award bearing his name. Each year, the top hurlers in both leagues are given this award, but not without some controversy over the merits of one pitcher versus another. “Pitcher A had more wins than Pitcher B. But pitcher C had more strikeouts and less … Read more
On the night the Yankees clinched their most recent World Series, I was in San Francisco. Today, as Derek Jeter collected his 3,000 hit, I am in Long Beach. I hereby offer to stay in California if the Yankees pay my moving expenses and rent and give me a sizable stipend.