Archive for January 2015

To many, the rise of the strikeout has not been a good thing for the game of baseball.

There are several explanations for Sammy Sosa’s decline in the final years of his career. Which is true?

Just having the right data isn’t enough.

In the first of a two-part series, examining the different facets of data and how they apply to a baseball front office.

His life before and after give no clue why a well-liked player attacked his manager one spring day.

It would behoove Rob Manfred to treat diversity in MLB as a constant concern.

What’s wrong with the Hall of Fame, and what Rob Manfred might be able to do to fix it?

Baseball doesn’t need any more poorly produced MTV2 shows, it just needs to pay attention to what its fans really want.

It might not be farfetched for compensatory picks to go away forever.

There has been labor peace at the big league level for years, but that doesn’t mean Rob Manfred won’t have other labor issues to deal with.

The commissioner should lead a push for more teams before the game slips further into mediocrity.

Is an honest and effective approach within reach?

Why fans in Iowa and Las Vegas see the fewest teams on TV — and how to fix blackout problems for us all.

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

How the new commissioner could lead baseball in an effort to improve customer service at the ballpark.

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

Is there a way to measure how a pitcher was using his fastball, and mixing it, relative to his other pitches?

The SABR Diamond Dollars case competition has grown into a mutually beneficial event for all parties involved.

Despite heroic efforts by a few who care, a fledgling African baseball program is blocked at every base.

You can’t make up for slow foot speed with a big lead