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Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
Yesterday
Brad Johnson opens the conversation to current pitching events, including his enjoyment of watching Chris Sale, whom he calls a certifiable maniac when he's pitching.
Mound Musings: Help Is on the Way?
8 days ago
Brad Johnson highlights young pitchers who have impressed him up to this point in the season, starting with Paul Skenes who recently made his highly anticipated debut.
Mound Musings: Some Good Things Will Come to an End
15 days ago
Brad Johnson writes about pitchers who've become popular adds to fantasy rosters, but whom he avoids for various reasons, starting in Philadelphia with Ranger Suarez.
Mound Musings: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match
22 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the need to play favorable matchups as part of successful fantasy baseball strategy, with the Cardinals' Miles Mikolas making a good matchup pitcher.
Mound Musings: Their Stock Is on the Rise
29 days ago
Brad Johnson highlights a few pitchers who have impressed him in the early-going of the season, starting with Toronto's Yusei Kikuchi.
Mound Musings: Endgame Odyssey – National League
36 days ago
Brad Johnson examines NL bullpens without clear closers, starting in Washington, where the Nationals currently are relying on Kyle Finnegan to finish games.
Mound Musings: Endgame Odyssey – American League
43 days ago
Brad Johnson reviews some AL bullpens with question marks, beginning in Seattle where Andres Munoz isn't always finishing games.
Mound Musings: My 2024 “Home” League Pitching Staff
50 days ago
Brad Johnson offers a peek into his fantasy team's pitching staff, starting with his No. 1 pitcher, the Mets' Kodai Senga, whom he had kept from last year's roster.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe, and Everything
57 days ago
Brad Johnson writes about pitching happenings this week and in Rotation Ramblings, he notes Luis Gil will get an extended look in the rotation with Gerrit Cole's injury.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL East
64 days ago
Brad Johnson concludes his deep dive into pitching staffs with the National League East, where in Atlanta, Spencer Strider is at the top of his game.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL East
71 days ago
Brad Johnson moves to pitching in the American League East, where in Baltimore, the Orioles signed pitching Ace Corbin Burnes to lead the team.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL Central
78 days ago
Brad Johnson has moved to the NL Central, and in Cincinnati, Hunter Greene, with one of the biggest arms in baseball, clearly has considerable potential.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL Central
85 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at the American League Central, and in Cleveland, he's been won over by Shane Bieber, whose once rather-average stuff has improved significantly.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL West
92 days ago
Brad Johnson helps get ready for draft day by analyzing pitching staffs, and this week he focuses on the National League West, and in Los Angeles, Walker Buehler will start the season on the IL.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL West
99 days ago
Brad Johnson is back for the 2024 season and kicks off his column with a deep dive into the American League West pitching staffs, where in Houston ageless Justin Verlander leads the group.
Mound Musings: The Kids on Parade Watch List for 2024
239 days ago
Brad Johnson wraps up the MLB regular season with his annual young-pitchers-to-watch list, featuring Pittsburgh's Paul Skenes, who Johnson concludes is a generational talent.
Mound Musings: The 2023 Season Pitching Awards Issue
246 days ago
Brad Johnson offers up his annual list of award winners for pitching, starting with the Newcomer Award, given to the Mets Kodai Senga.
Mound Musings: Gazing Into the Crystal Ball for 2024
253 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses which pitchers should be picked up on draft day of the 2024 season, starting with the Braves Spencer Strider.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
260 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the effects of the pitch clock and notes Nathan Eovaldi returned from six weeks off and hasn't quite gotten his groove back.
Mound Musings: Save Me!
267 days ago
Brad Johnson check in on ever-changing closing situations, and in New York, the Mets are hopeful Edwin Diaz could be back at the end of September.
Mound Musings: How Do We Identify a Productive Pitcher?
274 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses trying to identify productive pitchers using various attributes and to figure out where a pitcher like Zac Gallen would fall on the list.
Mound Musings: The Biggest Surprises of 2023
281 days ago
Brad Johnson writes about pitchers who have surprised him in both good and bad ways so far this season, starting with the pleasant surprise of Zac Gallen, who's better than ever for the Diamondbacks.
Mound Musings: Always Looking for a Matchup Edge
288 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the benefits of looking for favorable matchups as part of a successful fantasy baseball strategy, and the recent pitching of Eury Perez in Miami.
Mound Musings: Trade Deadline Deals Examined
294 days ago
Brad Johnson toes the rubber on this week's Mound Musings, including a big breakdown of pitchers changing teams after the MLB Trade Deadline.
Mound Musings: The Trade Winds Are Gently Blowing
302 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the first pitching trades of deadline season and picks the most likely landing spot for Shohei Ohtani should the Angels' decision to pull him from the market prove temporary.
Mound Musings: The 2023 Futures Game
309 days ago
Brad Johnson highlights pitchers who showed serious talent at the Futures Game, including promising Phillies prospect Mick Abel.
Mound Musings: The 2023 First Year Player Draft Edition
316 days ago
Brad Johnson examines the pitchers in the 2023 draft class, starting with Paul Skenes, who was drafted by the Pirates with the No. 1 overall pick.
Mound Musings: Save Me!
323 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses bullpens with a lot of changes happening, including in Los Angeles, where Brusdar Graterol is likely the alternate closer to Evan Phillips.
Mound Musings: Midseason Review – My 2023 “Home” League Pitching Staff
330 days ago
Brad Johnson gives an inside looking into the pitching staff from the team of his 33-year-old hometown league, which begins with Kodai Senga.
Mound Musings: Keep on Truckin’
337 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses pitchers who have graduated to his top level of interest, like George Kirby, as well as as pitchers who are climbing his chart.