Matt Delfino

"Baseball fans are junkies, and their heroin is the statistic." 

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The Hall of Fame: Who Gets in This Year?
4 months ago
Last week, the 2018 BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot was revealed. Naturally, heated debate ensued. It is an impressive list and 2018 will be one of the more difficult years for the voters, for a wide variet...
Measuring Pitcher Performance in 2017
5 months ago
The modern game of baseball is dominated by hundreds of statistics that are used to evaluate players’ past contributions to their team, their value on the market and the projected future value. The re...
Braves' 2017 Recap - Who Could We See in 2018?
5 months ago
2017 was, for lack of a better term, difficult for Braves fans, myself included. The Atlanta Braves, after going 68-93 in 2016, a depressing .422 winning percentage, went 72-90 in 2017. They traded pl...
The Future of 'Bullpenning'
6 months ago
This postseason, we’ve seen rather unconventional uses of pitchers. Starters getting pulled early, "closers" coming in for non-save situations, and relievers going multiple innings became somewhat of ...
Who Should DH for the Dodgers in Game 4?
6 months ago
In Game 4, the Dodgers will be facing Charlie Morton and Dave Roberts will face the rare NL manager’s decision of picking a designated hitter. For Game 3, Roberts’s three main options were Pederson, G...
Clayton Kershaw Is Going to Silence His Critics
6 months ago
On Thursday night, the Dodgers dominated the Cubs to close out the series in Game 5. The headline was that Hernandez hit three bombs, but what should make Dodgers fans even happier is the performance ...