What happens when a batter doesn’t offer at the first five pitches? (Besides Sal screaming at the TV to get his freakin’ bat off his shoulders.)
Pitch sequence matters. Or does it? (Yes, it does.)
Going into its fourth year of existence, the Hardball Times is looking to expand. Want to help?
How important is a balanced lineup, and other questions.
John has a look at small ball offenses in 2005. Which teams were playing small ball and which weren’t?
Another excerpt from Jeff Angus’ new book, Management by Baseball: The Official Rules for Winning Management in Any Field.
An excerpt from Jeff Angus’ new book, Management by Baseball: The Official Rules for Winning Management in Any Field.
The secret recipes to Leverage Index
A recent Internet baseball craze and a new baseball book produce some intriguing lineup guidelines.
Dan clears up some issues that came up in recent articles on competitve balance and the sacrifice fly.
Dan takes a quick look at just who scores on sacrifice flies.
A follow-up to John’s sacrifice fly study
John answers the age-old question.
Let’s go down to the crossroads. Fall down on our knees. And consider who treads upon the well-traveled dirt of The Hot Corner.
The White Sox blow away all contenders and claim their first World Championship since 1917. Dan takes a look at Game 4 from a Win Probability perspective.
David takes a look at what kind of pitchers succeed at Coors Field.
David presents a system for ranking Epstein, Sabean, Beane and the others.
The objective — establish the average home field advantage for the 1999-2004 period. The results? Well, see for yourself…
Do managers use their closers effectively? Here’s a look, based on some insight contained in The Hardball Times Bullpen Book.
Craig continues to look at the importance of throwing strikes, and tries to settle the old question “what’s the most important count in baseball?”