Archive for April 2016

Membership in this prestigious round-number club may soon reach a round number, too.

The NL Central was a very rare breed last season. Will it be again this season as well?

Does heavy postseason work hurt a pitcher the next season?

Do older players really wear down more quickly than youngsters as summer turns to fall?

Which modern-day players look most like military leaders of the past?

The Royals were involved in a lot of exciting postseason games. You knew that, but here we prove it statistically.

Baseball deserves a better system than it currently has.

Teams can achieve great success even when failing at an entire position.

Analysts for 30 teams no doubt are digging into this right now.

One of history’s most famous runners provides three lessons that can be applied to baseball.

Is Francisco Cabrera in some way one of baseball’s greatest players?

It’s harder to pinch-hit than to hit in the lineup. But does practice make a hitter better at it?

A look at some of the most prolific pinch-hitters in baseball history.

An examination of the potentials of batted-ball platooning.

Is it really the pitchers’ fault?

Overly long games are a real problem, but there’s ample reason to believe it can be turned around.

How good are foreign countries at baseball in relation to each other?

Taking stock of the effects of baseball’s brave new world.

The World Series went seven games, but it might not have been as exciting as the rest of the playoffs.

Reliving the Grand Tour on the Field of Dreams, and creating unforgettable memories.