Archive for February 2016

With the CBA negotiations about to take center stage, now is a good time to revisit this piece from The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2016.

A visual look at baseball on the silver screen.

Does heavy postseason work hurt a pitcher the next season?

Follow the adventure when native sons confront foreign objects.

These moments demonstrate how crucial it is for pitchers to continue to hit.

It’s not often that teams find that diamond in the rough, but every once in awhile, a player re-affirms the process.

Some insights into pitchers’ season-long endurance.

How to deal with player projections that assume games lost to injury.

Strand rate can greatly swing from one year to the next, but if we can project the risers and fallers, we’re one step ahead of the competition.

Is it really worth scraping the bottom of the barrel for that third or fourth closer?

There aren’t a ton, but there’s more than you might think.

Incorporating lessons learned into a comprehensive data package for baseball analysis.

A technical look at one of the most beloved sounds in sports.

Neither the Braves nor Dodgers were National League darlings in 1986, but one man stood tall on a hot afternoon.

How a chewing gum company packaged cards with … taffy!

How often does the MVP win the Silver Slugger and/or Gold Glove?

A little education on what this wipe-out pitch can and can’t do.

A creative imagining of how things might have ended for Shoeless Joe Jackson had the Black Sox scandal never happened.