Well here we are at the "midway" point of the season (we're actually 60% through). On Wednesday, after all of the All-Star Game festivities have ended, we will enter into the darkest two days of the summer. For two days, there will be no football, no basketball, no hockey, not even any more World Cup … Continue reading Is the Rays’ Experiment Working?
We all know how new statistics are born. The professional baseball quants get together in a back room and devise new ways to eliminate those dreaded traditional scouts, while their computers make all the decisions. But this begs the question, how do stats die? Well the first step, in my mind, is education. So it's … Continue reading Grounds for Execution: The Save
In the early days of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, I found myself in a usual April evening spot: solving math problems while watching the Red Sox dominate. On the verge of one of their 19 victories that month, Craig Kimbrel trotted out to the mound to start the top of the 9th inning. … Continue reading On the Rise