Preseason, I nailed my colours firmly to the mast of the good ship Minnesota, confident that the team from Minneapolis would clinch the AL Central to give them yet another shot at postseason disappointment. In the preview podcasts, the BatRead more
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Early season overachievers & underachievers
Early season numbers blah, blah, blah. Small sample size yadda yadda yadda. There have been hot starts – looking at you Tyler Naquin – and there have been cold starts, like Miguel Sanó with three hits in 48 plate appearances.Read 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
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
Size doesn’t matter: The vertically-challenged team
What is the ideal body shape for a baseball player? Does size matter? Check out the stars in our “vertically-challenged” team before you decide. When you see Aaron Judge swaggering around like some sort of Adonis, it’s difficult to believeRead more
What does each MLB club want in their Christmas stocking? Part One
Ho-ho-ho. It is that time of year again. Unfortunately for baseball fans though, Christmas comes at a time of year when, save for off-season signings and Winter Meetings, there is little happening in the sport. But that doesn’t mean anyoneRead more
How would a free agent club fare in 2019?
It is the baseball offseason. A time for checking the heat on the hot stove every few hours, counting down the days until pitchers and catchers and devouring any baseball related content to get us through the winter. Well, weRead more
Betting Tips: Will the Mariners Leake runs tonight?
The Oakland A’s are back at home tonight, after a tough 10-game road trip which saw them face three AL East teams. The A’s were bats were hot, scoring 60 runs which enabled them to finish the trip .700 (7-3).Read more
Season So Far – Seattle Mariners
Welcome to B&N, Tom Young… Blind optimism is the greatest and worst thing for sports fans, it gives us all a reason to believe this year will be ‘the one’ but for most it makes poor performance that more difficultRead more