Archive for the 'Strategy' Category

All-er-nuthin’, not just one way, not just two, but three full ways … that’s the trifecta!

Sometimes winning World Series (plural) isn’t enough.

Someday soon, Barry Bonds will become the first man to hit 756 home runs. But on July 23, 1890, Harry Stovey became the first to hit 100. Richard looks back at his life and career.

What are the chances of big second half performances from struggling young hitters like Reid Brignac and Trevor Crowe?

Rick Wilton’s weekly baseball injury report is all about the pitching.

Sal takes a look at how hitters react to 3-0 pitch counts.

I’m going hysterical and heretical

In the follow up to last week’s column, Jacob searches for players toiling in the minors and on major league benches who fit the profile of Jack Cust. Are there other neglected players who could mimic Cust’s impact if they too were given a chance at the big-league level?

The what-might-have-beens of some swingmen, some southpaws, Bobo and Lefty.

An immodest proposal designed to make middle relievers work for their money.

Jeff looks at how teams can get creative with their active rosters, and whether the rules ought to be tightened.

Between the last two Blue Jays columns Toronto went 5-14. Injuries were only a small part of the problem

On May 17, 1963 Don Nottebart threw the first no-hitter in the history of the Houston franchise. The final score, however, reflected not only Nottebart’s pitching abilities, but also the defense he had playing behind him, and prompted memories of other “flawed” no-hitters.

The Brewers have lost five of their last six games.

Sal adds his thoughts to the “new market inefficiency” and outlines a framework for somebody looking to play the market.

A look at the team with the best pitching and second worst offense in the American League, and more talkin’ baseball with the THT staff.

With the help of the masochistic Eric Chalek (he’s a regular reader—what more proof is needed?) we’ll take a look at four more potential Hall of Fame clunkers (plus a surprise!—No Dave I’m not quitting; nice try though).

A look at PROTRADE, the sports stock market.

THT’s division standings take on the wisdom of the crowd.