Could a team punt Game One against the other team’s ace to gain the upper hand for the rest of the series?
Let’s talk about quantifying the most efficient way to play a baseball game.
The long-time executive always keeps us on our toes.
Frank Costanza wanted to know how you could trade Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps. Here within lies the answer.
Continuing the quest to determine how many wins consistent play is or is not worth to major league teams.
Sometimes, it makes no sense for a team to add another good relief pitcher.
We are facing a troubling decline in offense, but are shifts really the cause?
How much credit should the pitcher get for reining in runners? Here’s a framework for figuring that out.
We’ve just scratched the surface when it comes to using PITCHf/x data to tell us about hitters.
Diving back into the effects of extra-long games — before noticing someone drained the pool.
For the impatient hitter, it’s not letting a good first pitch go by. For the patient hitter, it’s not swinging at a pitch until you see something you like.
Offensive production is not linear – one and one equals more than two. How can a team take advantage of this blind spot in advanced statistics?
Taking you deep into the situations behind situational wins.
In part three, we lay out the net value for 2014 draft picks and ruminate on this from both the team and player perspective.
In part two of three, we examine the value each draft pick provides relative to its cost.
In the first part of a three-part series, previous studies to quantify draft pick valuation are updated.
Baseball is simultaneously very simple and very complex.
In life, you have to learn to appreciate the positives, because focusing on the negatives can sometimes make things much worse.
In the final installment, we look at Earl Weaver, Lou Piniella, Dale Sveum, contemplate how misery loves company (or does it?) and ponder the future of manager ejections.
Finding a scapegoat can be a difficult, but gratifying process.