December 8, 2013
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Wherein we continue our comparison of two Red Sox greats: Carl Yastrzemski and Manny Ramirez. Will Carl's defense overcome Manny's superior bat?
Wherein we examine the relative claims to second-best Red Sox left fielder ever, taking into account hitting, baserunning, catching the ball and throwing the same.
How much control does a pitcher really have? Perhaps not as much as we're led to believe.
John answers questions from all over.
Conventional wisdom has it that the changeup should never be thrown inside. John has a look to see if there is any wisdom in the conventional wisdom.
Keith Hernandez, in his 1993 book Pure Baseball, has some very good stuff on pitching.
The supposed art of place hitting.
Which is the better pitch: an 87-mph fastball on the outside corner or 96 down the middle? John has a look using (of course) PITCHf/x.
You can already feel your shoulders slump.
Can the Mets live up to expectations in 2008?
Who throws the best pitch in baseball?
Can the average Joe be a successful scout of major league talent? Yes!
John digs into play-by-play data to unearth the best (and worst) outfield arms of 2007. As usual, there are some surprises.