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Tracking AA Starting Pitchers' BB% & K% from Low A to AA: League Effects

This is a limited preview of a detailed analysis that looks at how these factors (and a few others) have changed since Low A minor league baseball for recent AA pitchers who typically start. It is...

Friday Rockpile: Jeff Francis to make return on Sunday; Eric Young Jr. heads to DL with fractured tibia

Even as the Rockies gain back some players, more go on the DL. Jason Hammel and Jeff Francis will return to the mound this weekend, but Eric Young Jr. heads to the DL with a fractured tibia.

Freddy Garcia is officially coming back next season

The White Sox exercised the option for next year on veteran right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia. Garcia, 34, will make a $1 million base salary plus a possible $2 million in incentives.

Jake Peavy ready for first start with White Sox

Jake Peavy passed all the tests Wednesday that pitching coach Don Cooper put him through during a 35-minute bullpen session that resembled a simulated game. This means that Peavy, barring a setback, will make his first start for the White Sox next week in Seattle or even this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels.

Jake Peavy's weekend start in New York now in doubt

About 10 throws into the Wednesday long-toss session, bullpen coach Juan Nieves whistled to the White Sox dugout and gave the throat slash sign. Just like that, Jake Peavy's day was done, and the pitcher's chances of making his debut for the White Sox this weekend in New York in doubt.

O Starters Where Art Thou?

A look at the biggest weakness of the 2009 Red Sox thus far in the season.

Jose Contreras Will Make Next Start

The White Sox kept their rotation intact so that Mark Buehrle will pitch Thursday night agianst Detroit and Jose Contreras will open the Texas series on Friday night. "We talked about [skipping Contreras]," manager Ozzie Guillen said after Wednesday night's game was called nearly 90 minutes after the scheudled start. "We thought about it. We're going to show him another vote of confidence that we believe in him and he can still do it. Hopeuflly he'll notice that. I hope he takes advantage of the sitaution. "I don't want to start moving people around and people miss turns, and all of a sudden have too many days off, too many breaks. Everyone should be the same way, and we'll see what happens."

Mets Starting Pitcher tRA+

Mets starting pitchers not named Johan or Santana have been terrible.

Saturday Rockpile: Attitude change in '09, Opening Day optimism, Examination of the Hammel trade, more

The Denver Post's Dave Krieger goes in depth on the Rockies' change of attitude to start this season. While it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the lowered expectations have...

5 Best Opening Day Starts in White Sox History (Retrosheet Era)

The White Sox best opening day starts since 1950-something.

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