Tag: Gerrit Cole
Is Shane Bieber Elite?
A while back, I was tagged in a Twitter thread talking about the predictive/sticky nature of hard hit balls for pitchers. The reason behind that discussion was the Cleveland pitcher Shane Bieber. Last season, he put up some fantastic numbersRead more
Betting Tips for the 2020 season
Another glorious baseball season is upon us. With that in mind, Las Vegas tempts more people in with another array of betting options. Companies like DraftKings and Fanduel offer extra incentive for you Fantasy Baseball nuts. If that doesn’t tickle the fancy,Read more
What makes Gerrit Cole … well, Gerrit Cole?
… And why wasn’t anyone else that good? Gerrit Cole is a great pitcher. A really great pitcher. I know that. You know that. The Yankees sure knew that when they offered him a record nine-year, $324 million contract duringRead more
Reasons to watch baseball – AL East
AL EAST | AL CENTRAL | AL WEST | NL EAST | NL CENTRAL | NL WEST I’m committing myself to watching every team this season, at least one full game each. No longer will I load up MLB.tv afterRead 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
Your New Favourite Aspect of the Offseason
Welcome back to BF&N Ash Day… The MLB offseason is pure torture. Fans long for the return of baseball and the warmer weather that accompanies it. The winter crawls by as we eagerly count down the days until pitchers andRead more
September storylines to follow: Astros pitchers
Hopefully, you caught the recent Bat Flips and Nerds podcast. The one with the famous four rambling on about subjects as diverse as Bob Carolgees, Heart of Midlothian defenders and Durham Uni’s student newspaper. If you haven’t already listened, youRead 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
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