Russell Martin's leadership might be ephemeral, but it's real
of course, leadership all qualify. Russell Martin is a leader. As a rookie catcher, Martin was tasked with calming Derek Lowe , a man who had banked 400 innings and a World Series ring. Martin recalls walking out to the mound to check on an obviously
Growing pains in Atlanta, or big changes coming?
him from the Marlins. Few anticipated that he would fall so hard, so quickly. Wren’s signings of right-handers Derek Lowe and Kenshin Kawakami also did not end well, but Lowe contributed in the first three seasons of his four-year, $60 million contract and several clubs targeted Kawakami before he joined the Braves
10 deals that put a charge into the MLB trade deadline
of 21⅓ innings against the Yankees. Mariners trade Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek to Red Sox (July 31, 1997) I’ll say ..... traded to get Slocumb from the Red Sox — 24-year-old Derek Lowe and 25-year-old Jason Varitek — turned out to be cornerstones
All hail the new King of Ground Ball Pitchers
sinker-ballers: Brandon Webb, Derek Lowe , Chien-Ming Wang, Jake Westbrook ..... Wang never reached 64 percent. Derek Lowe did get to 67 percent in 2006. And our data goes back ..... ball rate matches the elites – Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb. Unless I missed a name, the only
Young & McCarthy have been incredible, in wildly different ways
otherwise completely different pitchers, both gave up .301 batting averages on balls in play in their long careers. Derek Lowe and Kevin Millwood, otherwise completely different pitchers, both gave up .297 BABiPs in their long careers. Granted
Intricacies of the scuffed baseball: You ain't cheatin' if you ain't tryin'
one that was just slightly less round than the usually perfectly round one given to me by the umpire, I suddenly had Derek Lowe ’s sinker. Those were fun to throw and I would throw them with much more confidence then my non-scuffed two-seam
Nathan struggles again, Tigers lose 5-3 to Jays | FOX Sports on MSN
Lawrie tagged Alburquerque for a three-run homer, and two of those runs were charged to Nathan. Nathan, 39, said Derek Lowe once told him the tough thing about getting older is that everybody thinks you can figure everything out for yourself
All signs point to Lester staying in Boston — so what's the hold-up?
free agents the Sox have lost since '04 form quite an illustrious collection. We're talking about right-handers Derek Lowe and Pedro Martinez, outfielder Johnny Damon , third baseman Adrian Beltre , catcher Victor Martinez , closer Jonathan
Time isn't on their side: Players who might be done after 2014
that we’d also be seeing the last of Roy Halladay, Barry Zito, Yuniesky Betancourt, Jose Contreras, Jason Bay, Derek Lowe , Travis Hafner, Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Vernon Wells, and quite possibly Alex Rodriguez. Along
Strike that: Stats show aces don't get neighborhood calls
Some of the most favorable zones in recent history have belonged to Livan Hernandez, Jason Marquis and late-career Derek Lowe . It isn't about being an ace. It's about command, and, probably more importantly, it's about the catcher