It’s time to pay attention to Danny Duffy. Again.

Here is the thing: Danny Duffy was supposed to be the ace that the Royals needed to build their pitching staff around, and during his ten years with them he has shown stretches of performance that made it look like he would deliver on that promise. The highest point in his career, so far, was … Read more

Framber Valdéz

(A quick call of attention). It’s been a horrible, bad, not good 2020 for the Astros. Adding to the burden of the sign-stealing scandal, a myriad of injuries including the one affecting Justin Verlander, a depleted pitching rotation and prolonged slumps by the likes of José Altuve, Bergman, and Springer have combined to the resulting … Read more

A bit of beating the drum for Kevin Gausman.

(Yes, really). A couple of days ago, when most people were expecting to witness something really awesome as Shane Bieber was trying to break the record for more Ks in three starts, I was rooting for Kevin Gausman to get a Quality Start. I know it is not as exciting, for sure, but it would … Read more

James Karinchak

Imagine you are a pitcher. A right-handed-24-years-old-with-a-97-mph-fastball-kind-of-pitcher. Also, imagine you are able to strike out 20 or more batters every 9 innings. If you can imagine that, congratulations, now you know what it’s like to be James Karinchak. In 2019, from Rookie to AAA, Karinchak struck out a little more than 22 batters per 9 … Read more