Grounds for Execution: The Save

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

On the Rise

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