A Brief History of Lincecum and Goldschmidt, or: David and Goliath, But Goliath Always Wins

Those are all six of Paul Goldschmidt’s home runs against Tim Lincecum. The last one occurred yesterday, and the first one is in fact the first home run of Goldschmidt’s career. According to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, the six home runs have had true distances of 433, 428, 419, 380,… Read more“A Brief History of Lincecum and Goldschmidt, or: David and Goliath, But Goliath Always Wins”

“Fantasy” Baseball Fiction: Goldschmidt the Giant

Goldschmidt awoke too soon from a difficult night of sleep in the hillside. The townspeople had gathered round him. Dawn had already crept over the crest of the hillside and lit their faces for him. “We need your help,” said the mayor. Goldschmidt wiped the sleep from his eye and… Read more““Fantasy” Baseball Fiction: Goldschmidt the Giant”

MVP Watch!

Unlike the previous “watches,” our MVP Watch will not include one player from each team in the west. Instead we single out the seven players—three from the National League and four from the American—who have the talent, and who, with a good season under the right set of circumstances, can… Read more“MVP Watch!”