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Quinn Allen6 days ago
Gerrit Cole Trade Makes the Astros Rotation One of the Best in Baseball
The Houston Astros added another piece to their organization that will certainly help them as they look to repeat as World Series champions in 2018, and that piece is Gerrit Cole. The 'Stros sent thre...
John Edwardsa month ago
Ichiro Shot the Moon
Ichiro is one of the most bizarre players of the past 20 seasons. While many hitters have come over from Japan to the MLB, Ichiro has stuck in North America like no one else. The NPB is famous for its...
Quinn Allena month ago
Baltimore Must Trade Manny Machado
It's no secret that Manny Machado has been an absolute stud for Baltimore over his six-year major league career. He has emerged as one of the most talented third basemen in the game, both offensively ...
Matt Delfinoa month ago
The Hall of Fame: Who Gets in This Year?
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...
Owen McGrattana month ago
Rethinking Hitter's Counts, Continued
Last time around, I wrote about the general tendency of pitchers to throw more and more fastballs as they fell down in the count despite the fact that they can throw offspeed pitches for strikes nearl...
John Edwards2 months ago
An Exercise in Generating Similarity Scores
In the process of writing an article, one of the more frustrating things to do is generate comparisons to a given player. Whether I am trying to figure out who most closely aligns with Rougned Odor or...
Mitch Bannon2 months ago
Pitching Ohtani
“Yankees raise available money for Ohtani to $3.5 million” - USA Today, November 20“Shohei Ohtani: Mariners make trade, raise available money for Japan's two-way star” - USA Today, November 16 Shohei ...
Quinn Allen2 months ago
Ronald Acuna: The Future of the Atlanta Braves
Ronald Acuna came into the start of the 2017 season with one question to answer: Can he stay healthy and perform at a high level for a full season? That question was soon answered. Acuna had an outsta...
Matt Delfino2 months ago
Measuring Pitcher Performance in 2017
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...
Aaron Mullins2 months ago
St. Louis Cardinals: Offseason 2017 Preview
After two seasons of missing the playoffs, Cardinals fans are becoming increasingly frustrated. Every fan wants their team to succeed, but are we spoiled? Over the past decade, St. Louis has been in t...
James Roller2 months ago
Remembering Roy Halliday
When the news broke of Roy Halliday's death in the late afternoon of November 7, I was in shock. “No way,” I thought to myself. “It can’t be him. He is young and just retired from baseball.” But, as t...
John Edwards2 months ago
How Do You Hit 30 HR While Being the Worst Hitter in Baseball?
On the surface, Rougned Odor had a pretty decent 2017. He got paid $1.3 million, was healthy the whole season, and on top of it all, he hit 30+ home runs for the second straight season. That is about ...
Matt Mocarsky2 months ago
Qualifying Offer Part Two: Pitchers
The World Series may have been an incredible finish to the 2017 season, but baseball is a 365-day business. All thirty teams had until the afternoon of November 6 to issue a qualifying offer to any of...
Quinn Allen2 months ago
J.D. Martinez Would be a Perfect Fit for the Red Sox This Offseason
When the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired J.D. Martinez at the trade deadline, I wrote a short article about how Martinez would thrive playing in the hot, dry weather in Arizona. Coming from Detroit, whe...
Matt Delfino2 months ago
Braves' 2017 Recap - Who Could We See in 2018?
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...
Owen McGrattan2 months ago
Is It Time to Rethink Hitter's Counts?
Hitters have always lived by the idea that they will try and work the count in their favor to not only get closer to a walk, but to force the pitcher to be more predictable. Limit the pitcher down to ...
Matt Mocarsky2 months ago
Qualifying Offer Part One: First Base
The World Series may have been an incredible finish to the 2017 season, but baseball is a year round business. All 30 teams had until the afternoon of November 6 to issue a Qualifying Offer to any of ...
John Edwards2 months ago
Has the Qualifying Offer Been Worth It?
The off-season is officially upon us, and the ups and downs of the playoffs have been replaced with hushed whispers of trade rumors and the frantic refreshing of Ken Rosenthal's Twitter feed. Free age...