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Sometimes a stat just jumps out at us here at Baseball Jerks. We call it a ‘Jerk-Stat.’ A Jerk-Stat is a stat that echoes the futility we see sometimes see on the field. Today’s Jerk-Stat: Home teams are just 2-6 during the playoffs entering Monday’s Divisional Series games. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweeted: Of 10 playoff teams, only 2 had losing records...

Josh Hamilton

This morning, MLB Trade Rumors continued the speculation with a short piece on where Josh Hamilton might end up. Texas Rangers? Boston Red Sox? Chicago Cubs? It's slightly surprising that anyone cares anymore. Hamilton finished the 2012 season with a slash-line of .285/.354/.577, 43 home runs and 128 RBI, but who in their right mind wants to take on all...

Chone Figgins

Here's a handful of tweets from the tweeternet detailing news/moves that should come as a surprise to no one. Indeed, there's nothing better for some of these teams to do than fire the losers and reduce payroll. There are sure to be many more expected moves during the MLB postseason/offseason, so we'll divide these updates into separate posts. Issues raised...

Gio Gonzalez

Errors and offensive inefficiency will kill you every time. Someone said that once at the bar I go to for occasions such as the Super Bowl, my birthday, Wednesday nights. It’s obvious, I know. But sometimes drunken bar wisdom cannot be denied—wisdom is wisdom. The saying was actually something more like, “these fn’ guys are fn’ blowin ‘ it tonight.”...

Matt Carpenter

We're willing to admit it. Sometimes baseball is downright boring. Between the two teams, twenty men were left on base, and hitters went 2-17 with runners in scoring position. Hardly playoff baseball. Good pitching isn't an excuse, Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright are no slouches, but leaving this many runners on base is bad for business – bad for baseball. With...

Cocoa Crisp

The Oakland Athletics tried to give the game away, but the Detroit Tigers kept trying to give it back. Today's jerk turned hero: Don Kelly. Over the past four seasons with the Tigers, Kelly has been called up and sent down more times than he'd like to remember. This year in 118 at bats, Kelly put up a cool .186 BA...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto

Cincinnati Reds Ace Johnny Cueto was forced to leave in the first inning of game one of the NLDS on Saturday night with what appeared to be a serious injury. Cueto only threw eight pitches on the night. Fortunately for the Reds, it was later was confirmed by ESPN.com he was suffering from routine back spasms. Either way, the Giants did not...

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