Curtis Granderson: Not Yet Washed Up

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D, a Senior Analyst at TigsTown, the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score, and runs the FanGraphs Library. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. Remember April? Curtis Granderson sure wishes you wouldn’t. During the season’s first month he hit .136/.252/.216 with […]

Chase Utley’s on his way to Cooperstown

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D, a Senior Analyst at TigsTown, and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. Thursday was big for Chase Utley. He launched a walkoff home run to give the Phillies a much needed victory and […]

Goldschmidt Walks Back to the Top

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D, a Senior Analyst at TigsTown, and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. On my laptop, you’ll find a file with brief notes about little baseball stories or oddities I’m watching. Often times it will contain a list of […]

Coming Inside, Hit Batters, and the Pirates

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D, a Senior Analyst at TigsTown, and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. We generally think of hit by pitches in two ways. They’re either intentional or they’re completely accidental. Some pitchers decide to police various rules of the […]

Weinberg: Josh Donaldson’s Emergence

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D, a Senior Analyst at TigsTown, and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. Move over Mike Trout. Well, sort of. Your 2014 rival isn’t Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, with whom you came up. It isn’t Miguel Cabrera (yet), […]

The Somehow Underrated Stephen Strasburg

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D, a Senior Analyst at TigsTown, and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. Just about four years ago, on a June evening in 2010, the pitching prospect to end all pitching prospects made his major debut. MLB Network […]

Billy Butler Optimism

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. Let’s begin with a simple leaderboard, the kind we use on this site just about every single day. It’s a collection of offensive statistics from 2014 […]

A Tommy John Surgery Theory

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44.  I’m not a doctor and I haven’t spent years studying the fragility of the human elbow when it is asked to fire baseballs at 95 mph. […]

Ian Kennedy Becomes a Lefty Assassin

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. This is the best Ian Kennedy we’ve ever seen. Sure, he launched his first MLB home run in Thursday’s 11-inning loss to Giancarlo Stanton and the […]

Edwin Encarnacion’s Early Struggles

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44.  Flipping the calendar from April to May doesn’t automatically turn meaningless statistics into meaningful ones, but every step deeper into the season increases the weight we […]