The Vulture Report: July 25th, 2016

Four Vultures, One repeat offender. Last week we didn’t have any! It never rains but it pours! July 19th, Mark Melancon of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mark is an old hand at the closer business. He used to do it for the Astros. I wonder if he wishes he was still closing for them. Now I…… Continue reading The Vulture Report: July 25th, 2016

The Vulture Report: July 11th, 2016

The All-Star game is upon us! Quite frankly it’s lost a je ne sais quoi ever since I hit puberty. Of course maybe that’s because girls started interesting me far more? Then again it was the mid 90’s and the Phillies really stank in the 90’s. After Joe Carter’s bomb I had little reason to keep…… Continue reading The Vulture Report: July 11th, 2016

The Vulture Report: June 20th, 2016

Oh my we have repeat offenders this week! Not one but two. In addition we also have the usual new guys. You know what they say Birds of a Feather poop together. Or something like that. June 13th, Ross Olhendorf of the Cincinnati Reds. Just two weeks ago Ross graced this weekly column with an ungraceful…… Continue reading The Vulture Report: June 20th, 2016

The Vulture Report: June 13th, 2016

Sorry for the late report. Work has snowballed on me which hasn’t allowed the usual time for creative writing (just a lot of ranting). June 7th, Tony Cingrani of the Cincinnati Reds. Oh dear Lord was this game a comedy of incompetence. That the Reds came out of it with a win is ridiculous. The Red-mess…… Continue reading The Vulture Report: June 13th, 2016

The Vulture Report: May 30th, 2016

We speak of Vultures in this weekly column, but seldom do we mention how different they all are. After all, not all vultures are created equal. May 26th. A.J. Schugel of the Pittsburgh Pirates.I’m not quite sure what this guy is doing in a Major League roster. According to baseball reference he has yet to…… Continue reading The Vulture Report: May 30th, 2016

The Vulture Report: May 2nd, 2016

Traditional stats suck. Now all statistics will be subject to small sample size variation. But for stuff like wins, losses and ERA they are especially subject to it. Quite especially relief pitching. Because even one month into the season you can’t see any kind of tendencies forming around. Probably more than half of all bullpen…… Continue reading The Vulture Report: May 2nd, 2016