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Gary Scott

Gary brings a mix of playing and scouting experience coupled with a healthy appreciation and skepticism of advanced statistics. Follow Gary on Twitter @RB_GScott

Recent Posts by Gary Scott

The First 30 Days

“Small Sample Size” “It’s early” We hear these phrases thrown around every April and May as a way for fans of last place teams to justify their team’s losses and to detract from the first place team’s wins. But how often does the first 30 games represent the likely outcome at the end of a  Continue Reading »

Redefining ‘Number One Starter’

I have a problem with the term ‘Number One starter’. In fact, have a problem with numbering starters at all. The problem arises when trying to compare pitchers from different teams. Just because Roy Halladay is on the same starting staff as Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee doesn’t make him a Number Three Starter any  Continue Reading »

Pre-Free Agency Extensions and You, NL East

We wrap up the pre-free agency extension candidates discussion with players from the National League Eastern division. So far we’ve looked at extensions for Wade Miley, Wilin Rosario, Clayton Kershaw, Chase Headley and Buster Posey in the NL West, and Anthony Rizzo, Mat Latos, Wily Peralta, Jon Jay and the Pittsburgh duo of Gerrit Cole and  Continue Reading »

Pre-Free Agency Extensions and You, NL Central

In Part I of this series, I reviewed pre-free agency extension candidates in the National League Western division. I took a look at potential contract extensions for Wade Miley, Wilin Rosario, Clayton Kershaw, Chase Headley and Buster Posey. In Part II of this series, I’ll take a look at extension candidates on National League Central  Continue Reading »

Pre-Free Agency Extensions and You, NL West

We all know the debate. The reward of signing that super-prospect long term early in their careers versus the risk of said prospect becoming Lastings Milledge. We all want an Evan Longoria on our team, but no one wants to know that the reason their team can’t sign the left-handed reliever they desperately need is  Continue Reading »