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Matt Diaz Was a Good Major League Baseball Player

When I was perusing Google Trends for article topics in January 2018, I noticed a couple of names among trending baseball players that surprised me. These names were Rich Hill and Matt Diaz. I quickly realized that the trend for Rich Hill had to do with the documentary film that shares his name. However, former […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton may never be a Baseball Hall of Famer, but he was one heck of a player. He played mostly for the Cleveland Indians, but actually began with the Houston Astros. Lofton also had one year with the Atlanta Braves before returning to Cleveland, and played for many other teams later in his career, […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Greg Maddux

Not much more can be said about legendary pitcher Greg Maddux, who was a shoo-in for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014, which was his first season of eligibility. To say he’s a paragon of pitching excellence would be an understatement. His career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) total of 106.8 ranks 25th on Baseball-Reference […]

J.D. Drew Was Better at Baseball Than You Remember

In his 14-year Major League Baseball career, J.D. Drew hit .278/.384/.489 with 242 home runs. His glove was worth 69 runs in the outfield according to the advanced defensive metrics from TotalZone. For his solid bat and above-average glove, Drew was worth a substantial 44.9 Wins Above Replacement. His career numbers and advanced statistics make […]

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