With Opening Day getting underway, I wanted to have some fun and look back at the last four full seasons (2016-2019) to see who are some guys that historically get out to hot starts. To define hot starts, I looked atRead more
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An Application of Expected Stats
Welcome back Christopher Gauthier Have you ever been at a game and a player smokes a ball right at someone? Like, had that ball been hit a little more to the left or the right of the fielder, it’s aRead more
Wave goodbye to the Rays in pinstripes
Hot on the heels of Stephen Strasburg committing his future to Washington, the New York Yankees flexed their financial biceps to secure the services of the former Pirates and Astros workhorse, Gerrit Cole. The deal will earn the 29-year-old anRead more
Bat Flips and Nerds Does Pitchers and Catchers
My day job has many variables that can destroy plans in an instant, so forgive me if I milk this one a little bit but it’s rare the stars align and allow such a day to happen. I will finallyRead more
What is the collective noun for a group of terrible contracts?
My first thought was an albatross. These sort of contracts used to be called “player-friendly”, but now they are dismissed by clubs and the media as bad deals. We can all see that as teams become more analytically savvy, fewerRead more
Tuckin’ Hell 2018: The Padres need one* thing to win.
Baseball is back, good baseball is back, bad baseball is back, the San Diego Padres are back and finally Tuckin’ Hell is back. Join Tom as he watches the Swinging Friars in their mission to win some games of baseballRead more
Episode 62 – Slow Offseason, faster games?
Tom and Darius talk about the revamped Milwaukee Brewers, including the Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich moves, then discuss the many reasons suggested for the general lack of free agent activity. The new pace of play improvements are then critiqued,Read more
What Next for the Royals?
Stick or Twist? Time for Dayton Moore to play Blackjack.Read more