The bad old days are here again. The New York Yankees, as is their five-year tradition, are spending money like only the New York Yankees can. The Brian McCann signing isn’t even official yet (press event Thursday) and now the Yankees have signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year contract reportedly worth more than $150 million dollars. US dollars. Legal tender.
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Posted by Drew Fairservice under Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees, Trades And Signings on Dec 03, 2013
Posted by Eno Sarris under Jacoby Ellsbury, Roto Relevant Research on Jun 20, 2013
Where have all the stolen bases gone? It’s not worth sending out a search party, but players are stealing fewer bases these days:
Posted by Eno Sarris under Jacoby Ellsbury, Roto Relevant Research, Troy Tulowitzki on May 30, 2013
I love projections. Using empirically-derived weights, they reach back just far enough for data to give us a glimpse into the future. They ignore all the things that we hunger for on a daily level: swing changes, health, mindset, team cohesiveness. Just: what does this player’s past numbers say about his future?
I hate projections. They don’t care about any of the things we care about on a daily level. And if we were all going to play fantasy using the same set of projections, it would be mighty tough to trade players. Or draft players. Or do anything. The beauty is in between the numbers, where our intuition lives.
I use projections, and I also don’t. Of course this is the ‘real’ answer. Much like the debate about stats versus scouts in real baseball, no fantasy baseballer can ignore the day-to-day changes in a player’s profile, nor can they ignore the baseline set by projections. The truth is almost always in between.
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Boston Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury, News And Notes on Mar 24, 2013
UPDATE: After the game, Ellsbury updated his condition, and it seems as if he should be fine.
“I just stepped on the base and kind of rolled my ankle a little bit,” said Ellsbury. “It just got a little tight, but it’s nothing of a concern. … The way I feel, I feel good about it.”
Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was forced to leave today’s spring game against the Philadelphia Phillies after he appeared to injure his ankle while sliding back into first base.
Ellsbury out of the game after rolling what looked to be his ankle last inning in awkward dive back into first.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) March 24, 2013