Archive for the 'Strategy' Category

The value of a player depends significantly on the team he plays for or the one looking to acquire him.

Diving into the details of the book on, and by, one of baseball’s all-time best managers.

Do pitchers with different styles make a difference?

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

Some interesting insights into what happens when balls are hit in the air.

Bill James thought John McGraw was an early genius with the bullpen.

Big Sexy is not a fan of issuing walks.

What hitters did, what they should have done, and how some over- or under-achieved.

Does heavy postseason work hurt a pitcher the next season?

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

Knowing when to “trust the process,” but also when to push the chips in.

Are back-to-back change-ups effective? It depends on who’s doing the throwing.

Did he really change the rules of the game forever?

What broad analysis can tell us about how willing teams are to trade with other teams.

It’s time to take a fresh look at when to swing on 3-0 counts — and especially 3-1.

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

Rob Manfred is proceeding slowly on any change in the strike zone. Here’s what a change might bring.

Creative penalty ideas for documented PED users,

In his new book, Big Data Baseball, Travis Sawchick not only recounts the events and people who shaped the 2013 Pirates, but also pens a love letter to sabermetrics.