Indulge me with five minutes of your time, and we will review the month in MLB together. Which team led MLB with 46 homers? Full marks if you said the Milwaukee Brewers, just ahead of the Los Angeles Angels withRead more
Tag: Josh Donaldson
Minnesota Twins 2020: Reasons for optimism
What happened in 2019? They set a new MLB record of 307 home runs while transforming from a 78-win to 101-win team in the space of one season. The Twins led the AL Central for most of the year, butRead 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
JUST ACCEPT IT, PECOTA HATES YOUR TEAM
Baseball Prospectus has just released their PECOTA projections for 2019, and you know what? They hate your team. The funny thing is, PECOTA is not opinion, yet MLB players, managers and fans take it personally. An acronym for Player EmpiricalRead more
A Brit learning Baseball through Books: Baseball Life Advice and how we find our love for a game
Making his Bat Flips and Nerds debut and starting a brand new regular column, it’s Dr. Paddy Johnston. Paddy can be found on twitter here — @Paddyjohnston — where he talks about comic books and baseball. I’ve just finished re-readingRead more
Who is the Yankees Third Baseman?
The Yankees have a bit of a gap in their infield, it’s no secret. They are working with the Orioles — which I imagine is a one-way conversation — to try and get hold of Machado before the season starts,Read more
Is 2018 Looking Blue for the Jays?
A warm welcome for a guest blog to the proprietor of East Atlantic Outlook, James Dawne… After back-to-back ALDS appearances, 2017 saw the Blue Jays drop under .500 for the first time since 2013 (4th in AL East; .469, 76-86).Read more
Why that player on your team could be the MVP: AL East
The American League East hasn’t been home of many MVP’s in recent years. In fact, Josh Donaldson in 2015 was the first man from the Atlantic coast to secure the award since Dustin Pedroia in 2008. There was a time,Read more
Is Josh Donaldson Underrated?
Ben Carter asks a very valid question. When we think of underrated players in the game of baseball, the mind tends to go to guys with undervalued skills, whether that be defense (Kevin Kiermaier), plate discipline (Ben Zobrist) or durabilityRead more