Julian Levine

  • joined Aug 08, 2010
  • last login Sep 19, 2013
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Former editor of a Giants blog (Giants Nirvana). I've been contributing to Beyond the Box Score since March of 2011.

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Mike MacDougal Designated for Assignment


As first reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, and later confirmed by the Los Angeles Dodgers via Twitter, the Dodgers have designated right-handed pitcher Mike MacDougal for assignment....

The Giants Without Pablo Sandoval


Following last night's game, the Giants got some horrible news about their best hitter: Pablo Sandoval has fractured his left hamate bone, and will be out for the next several weeks of the season....

Rockies Option Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A


The Colorado Rockies have optioned right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A, the team announced today via their official Twitter account. Chacin, 24, has made five starts for the Rockies...

Bobby Abreu Rumors: Dodgers in Serious Talks, Other Teams Interested


UPDATE (6:42 PST): Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that the two sides are working out details of a contract, and are close to an agreement. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Los Angeles...

Red Sox Sign Mark Prior


"The former Cubs righthander hasn't pitched in the major leagues in almost six years, but now the Red Sox are taking a chance on him coming back."

Yankees Sign Adonis Garcia


According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the New York Yankees signed Cuban outfielder Adonis Garcia. Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger reports that the contract is a minor league deal worth $400K...

Reds Sign Michael Wuertz


The Cincinnati Reds have signed right-handed relief pitcher Michael Wuertz to a minor league contract. The deal was first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, and later confirmed by Jon...

Is Livan Hernandez the Most Underrated Pitcher in Recent History?


There are two factors when it comes to a pitching value: how well a pitcher pitches, and how much a pitcher pitches. Pitcher A can dominate his opponents, but if he only lasts five starts before...

Andre Ethier Open to Signing In-Season Deal


According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has made it clear that he is now open to signing a contract extension with the team before he hits free agency....

Sean Burroughs Designated for Assignment


The Minnesota Twins have designated third baseman Sean Burroughs for assignment in order to clear room on their 40-man roster, the team announced today. In a corresponding move, the team called up...

Tyler Graham Designated for Assignment


The San Francisco Giants designated outfielder Tyler Graham for assignment earlier today, in order to make room on the 40-man roster. The transaction was among a few roster moves the Giants made...

Indians Add Johnny Damon to 25-Man Roster, DFA Jose Lopez


The Cleveland Indians have added veteran outfielder Johnny Damon to their 25-man roster, a couple weeks after signing him to a minor-league contract. Damon, 38, will likely debut for the Indians on...

Rays Prospect Tim Beckham Suspended 50 Games


Tampa Bay Rays prospect Tim Beckham, a former first overall pick (2008 MLB Draft), has been suspended for 50 games for violating the Minor League drug program. This is his second drug abuse...

Reaching Base on Errors


A couple weeks ago, during what turned out to be an epic pitching duel between Matt Cain and Cliff Lee, something ordinary happened -- a common occurrence that I found nonetheless intriguing. In...

The BPP All-Time Dream Project | Baseball: Past and Present


A team of nine players to win a one-off, sandlot game. Featuring guest write-ups from an all-star team of writers, including BtB's own Adam Darowski.

Cardinals Release Koyie Hill, Alex Cora


The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they've released a pair of veterans today: Alex Cora and Koyie Hill. Alex Cora, 36, signed as a free agent with the Cardinals about a month ago. The middle...

White Sox Acquire Greg Golson


The Kansas City Royals announced that they've traded outfielder Greg Golson to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations. Golson, 26, was selected by the Phillies in the first round...

Ryan Madson to Undergo Tommy John Surgery


According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Ryan Madson needs Tommy John surgery, and will be out for the entire 2012 season. The ligament in Madson's elbow was reportedly torn off the bone. With...

Giants Shopping Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot


The San Francisco Giants have been telling teams today that they are looking to trade Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot. Both middle infielders could be fits with the Atlanta Braves (as middle infield...

Mets Looking to Trade Mike Pelfrey


According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New York Mets are looking to trade right-hander Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey has struggled so far this spring, with an ERA of 14.90. He's owed roughly $6M this...

Braves Looking to Acquire Outfield Help


David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets that the Atlanta Braves have been looking to pick up a backup outfielder since before Chipper Jones' injury, and "will continue to do so."...

Chipper Jones to Undergo Knee Surgery


Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who is set to retire after the 2012 season, will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. The 39-year-old tore his meniscus on Thursday during a team stretch,...


So...How'd I Do?

I'm in a ten-team 5x5 H2H league, and we just had our draft yesterday. The categories are R, HR, RBI, SB, and OBP for hitters, and K, WHIP, ERA, SV, QS for pitchers. C: Joe Mauer 1B: Eric Hosmer 2...

2012 MLB Team Values - Forbes


Earlier today, Forbes published its "The Business of Baseball 2012" special: "The average Major League Baseball team rose 16% in value during the past year, to an all-time high of $605 million. In...

Introducing The Simple WAR Calculator 2.0


From BtB's own Lewie update to the simple WAR calculator.

Orioles Sign Dontrelle Willis


According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (and, as confirmed by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun), the Baltimore Orioles have signed lefty Dontrelle Willis to a minor-league deal with a split contract...

Padres, Nick Hundley Agree to Contract Extension


The San Diego Padres have locked up catcher Nick Hundley to a three-year deal that will keep him under contract through 2014, with a club option (no buyout) for 2015. Hundley will make a guaranteed...

Royals Acquire Humberto Quintero, Jason Bourgeois


The Kansas City Royals acquired catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Houston Astros today, in exchange for left-handed relief prospect Kevin Chapman and a player to be...

Rangers, Derek Holland Nearing Contract Extension


According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Rangers are close to signing lefty Derek Holland to a contract extension that would lock him up through the 2016 season, at the least....

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