I’ll hold my hands up right off the bat – Chris Sale has been one of my favourite pitchers in the game of baseball for a number of years. Things about him have always fascinated me, whether it be theRead more
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Boston Red Sox: Can Fresh and Refreshed faces trigger bounce-back?
Pitchers and catchers are playing catch, and position players are taking hacks and shagging fly balls. Spring training has arrived (on-time, at that!) and it’s time to welcome new faces into the Red Sox clubhouse and wonder if any ofRead more
Setbacks, rotation early topics of Red Sox spring training
Spring training is prime time for overreactions. From veterans showing poor performances as they continue to shake off the cobwebs to unknown, undrafted non-roster invitees mashing, we watch each pitch and every at-bat meticulously thinking it has any bearing onRead more
A decade of baseball in 101 useless stats
On Sunday 4 April 2010, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett induced weak contact from New York Yankees Derek Jeter in the first MLB play of the decade. Here are 100 more useless snippets of information for you. UnlessRead more
Why are the Yankees so tight?
There are many reasons why the Oakland Athletics continue to fail to win the World Series during Billy Beane’s tenure. One much-talked about suggestion is that the postseason is a “crapshoot”. Randomness has a bigger influence over the short 5-game/7-gameRead more
London Series preview: Red Sox rotation
The historic London Series is only a matter of days away. Continuing the Bat Flips and Nerds player previews, we reach the Red Sox rotation. RED SOX ROTATION David Price Team: Boston Red Sox Height: 196cm (6’ 5”) Age: 33Read more
Early season stat leaders
You know that Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger lead MLB with 16 and 14 home runs respectively. Without doubt, it is an incredible tally this early in the season, but you might not realise that Twins’ outfielder Eddie Rosario orRead more
How to measure a pitchers overall performance?
The question of how good someone is at a task extends beyond baseball. In professional sports where there are now very large sums of money involved in player development and contracts, it has become a question people want to beRead more
Strength of Players Faced and the Impact on Player Output
So the World Series is complete and the Boston Red Sox are champions. The team with the best record over the season won the playoffs, that doesn’t happen often so the usual discussion of the value of the playoffs comparedRead more
The Cy Young Case for Blake Treinen
The following is a case for why Blake Treinen should be considered as a Cy Young candidate. I am not certain if he should win but what I am about to detail is why he should get some votes andRead more