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Yankees Deal Aroldis Chapman to Cubs for Prospects

An article by posted on July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Yankees Deal Aroldis Chapman to Cubs for Prospects

The crosstown Yankees have fired the opening salvo of trade season, sending Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports reported first on Monday. The package going to the Yankees consists of top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, 21 year old outfielder Billy McKinney, swing man Adam Warren, and a player to be named later. […]

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Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

An article by posted on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

I first remember reading about ‘greenies’ in Ball Four, Jim Bouton‘s eye-opening autobiography about the everyday grind of a ball player. He mentioned how ‘greenies’, better known as amphetamines, were readily available and used by players. I was a teenager at the time and compared it to getting a Star in Super Mario Brothers – it […]

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Jenrry Mejia and His Lawyer Set to File Lawsuits Against MLB

An article by posted on July 14, 2016 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia and His Lawyer Set to File Lawsuits Against MLB

Vincent White, the lawyer of ex-Met Jenrry Mejia is preparing to sue Major League Baseball for alleged “corrupt mob-like activity.” White issued a statement on Monday regarding his suit, which he claims will shed light on the illicit activities of the commissioner’s office, including “the breaking of state and federal laws, invasion of privacy, computer […]

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Daniel Murphy Stands Up For Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on July 13, 2016 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Stands Up For Sandy Alderson

Even though he now plays for the Mets’ biggest division rival, for once, Daniel Murphy‘s heart may have still been in Queens. During the fifth inning of the MLB All Star game, there was a brief moment to Stand Up To Cancer, for everyone to remember those suffering from this disease. All the players, managers, […]

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Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Fernando Rodney From Padres

The Miami Marlins are close to acquiring right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres, according to Keith Law of ESPN.com. The Marlins will be sending a A-ball pitching prospect Chris Paddack to the Padres. The second place Marlins were rumored to be shopping for a closer or setup type reliever in recent weeks, and had […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

An article by posted on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our widely-beloved “Know Your Stats” series with a “gateway stat:” Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement and Weighted Runs Created Plus, which we’ll be talking about this afternoon. One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA […]

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Nationals Place Stephen Strasburg On 15-Day DL

An article by posted on June 26, 2016 0 Comments
Nationals Place Stephen Strasburg On 15-Day DL

The Washington Nationals placed star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 16th, with an upper back strain on Sunday. Strasburg missed two consecutive starts with the back issue and also dislocated two ribs while lifting weights last week. The Mets won’t see Strasburg in their upcoming three-game series with Washington, but […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. We begin this afternoon with OPS and OPS+. OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was one of the first sabermetric stats to go mainstream. It […]

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Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Agony and Ecstasy Unfold as Dodgers Top Nationals in Wild Finish

The look in the dugout said it all. The smiles, the joy, it was all there. And why not… After a pitching duel between two young and talented starting pitchers left the score knotted at 2-2, the Washington Nationals jumped out in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers in beautiful and balmy Chavez Ravine. Let’s […]

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A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on June 19, 2016 0 Comments
A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

It was my first baseball game. And it was almost my last. In the summer of 1972 I was pushing Tonka trucks around the floor in a one bedroom apartment in The Bronx. I noted the wide range of emotions my Dad went through watching a 2 ½ hour baseball game. Happiness, frustration, cheering, despair. […]

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