Archive for July 2017

The worst name ever for a major league team is no more.

Eliminating the draft could be good for pretty much everybody.

Who knows what the game will look like in the future, but people need to try harder.

‘Safe at Home’ is a Minnesota hit that deserves to be seen widely.

The spending limits on amateur talent may have severe consequences.

Two pitchers, 32 years apart, show how effective nontraditional reliever use can be.

An appreciation of the recently retired slugger.

A look at what it means to have a “juiced” ball.

MLB continues to try to grow the game by restricting fans’ access to it.

Clubs continue to leak information, and players continue to pay for it.

A look at how the actions of MLB owners in the not-to-distant past may affect upcoming negotiations.

Laying out a plan to change TV broadcasts of baseball for the better.

A little bit of baseball’s quirky weirdness soon will be slipping away.

The 1960 AL draft contained a number of talented prospects and diamonds in the rough.

How baseball’s owners have historically insulated themselves from the risks of the market.

The Players’ Tribune provides an opportunity to hear players’ thoughts without them being framed by the press.

Baseball journalism often misses the important issues.

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.

Projectionists should embrace the mystical side of the craft to find something new in this beautifully massive set of data.

Sometimes, unorthodox mechanics are a good thing.