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U.S.S. Mariner Sep 24, 2017

Game 156, Indians at Mariners

Mike Leake vs. Corey Kluber, 1:10pm It’s a Sunday in September, so a game like this between an already-qualified Cleveland team and the out-of-it M’s would always get eclipsed by the NFL in general and Hawks fever more specifically. But the past 24 hours have ensured this game will have even less of an impact […]
Lookout Landing Sep 22, 2017
Sporcle Friday: Most Productive M’s Pitchers in Short Periods of Time

Sporcle Friday: Most Productive M’s Pitchers in Short Periods of Time

We need some more of these. In just 25.1 innings as a Mariner, Mike Leake has accumulated 0.9 WAR. In a 150 inning season, he would be on pace for over 5 WAR. Impressive stuff. I decided to take a look at some other Mariners’ pitchers who, in a short span of time, made a big impact for their team. Can you name the Mariners pitchers with the 15 highest WARs in seasons with less than 50 innings pitched? Here’s a link to the quiz.
Viva El Birdos Sep 22, 2017
Cardinals News and Notes: Leake Trade, Center Field, Matheny, el Cumpleaños de Carlos

Cardinals News and Notes: Leake Trade, Center Field, Matheny, el Cumpleaños de Carlos

Getting you caught up on yesterday's VEB happenings Here is what went down yesterday at Viva El Birdos: The Mike Leake Trade, Revisited: the red baron examines the deal that sent Mike Leake to the Mariners last month. Who will play center field in 2018?: Did you hear that the Cardinals have 8 million outfielders? John looks at what center field in particular could entail for St. Louis in the near future. Mike Matheny is too slow to replace starting pitchers: I analyzed Mike Matheny's "slower hook" with starters and crunched the numbers to see how many runs–and wins–this has cost the...
Viva El Birdos Sep 21, 2017
The Mike Leake Trade, Revisited

The Mike Leake Trade, Revisited

We’ve all had time to live with the Mike Leake deal for a few weeks. What do we make of it now? It’s been a little less than four weeks since the Cardinals traded Mike Leake to the Seattle Mariners, and in those four weeks there has been a fair bit of discussion on the matter. Actually, that’s not quite true; I should say there was a fair bit of discussion for about a week or a week and a half, then much more occasional discussion for another week or so, and then just increasingly infrequent mentions here and there, mostly from someone worried about the innings load the 2018...
Lookout Landing Sep 20, 2017
74-77: Chart

74-77: Chart

That’s gonna do it. Summer Wars (2009): Nick Vincent (WPA -.350) Summer Games (2028): Mike Leake (WPA .261)
U.S.S. Mariner Sep 19, 2017

Game 151, Rangers at Mariners – What Now?

Mike Leake vs. Martin Perez, 7:10pm A rematch of the game back on the 13th in Arlington, tonight’s pitching match-up pits sinkerballer Mike Leake against lefty Martin Perez. Perez and Leake remain low K pitchers, but they get a fair number of groundouts and thus avoid huge HRs-allowed totals. Perez walks too many, however, while […]

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