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Stats are a better indicator of talent than the "eye test," but they have their flaws. Especially when it comes to pitching numbers.
Case in point: Matt Harvey has consistently pitched brilliantly, yet he takes a 7-2 record into the All-Star break. The seven wins ties him for 31st in MLB among qualified pitchers.
Wins have long been used to measure a starter, dating to when...Read more »
Shaun Marcum has been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and will undergo season-ending surgery Monday, according to multiple reports.
The Mayo Clinic describes TOS as such: "Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet — the space between your collarbone and your first rib — become compressed."
The...Read more »
David Wright vs. R.A. Dickey.
Derek Jeter vs. Mariano Rivera.
Yasiel Puig vs. Matt Harvey.
We've yet to see these dream hitter vs. pitcher matchups, but wouldn't you love to? Now's your chance to live out those fantasy duels in our latest interactive.
Vote on 13 never-before-seen matchups here....Read more »
If you thought you saw Anna Benson at her craziest when then-husband Kris was with the Mets, you might want to sit down.
Benson has been arrested for “allegedly raiding Kris’ apartment with a gun and a metal baton, all while wearing a bulletproof vest,” according to TMZ.
Anna allegedly showed up at her ex-husband’s residence, whipped out an expandable baton and threatened to hit him....Read more »
The debate about whether Matt Harvey should start the All-Star Game is moot. At least to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the pitcher most frequently mentioned as an alternative to Harvey.
“He should,” Kershaw told FOXSports.com. “There’s no reason, especially if it’s in New York, that he shouldn’t start. That’s what the fans will want. I’ve got no problem with that.”
By traditional measures,...Read more »