The Hot Start No One is Talking About

Much of the conversation surrounding the National League East entering the season was focused on the Braves, the Mets and the Phillies. While many were expecting those three teams to be competing for the division, the early parts of the season have been less suspenseful than many were expecting as the Mets have gotten off... Continue Reading →

Seattle Mariners Offseason Review

The Seattle Mariners surprised many during the 2021 season, finishing with a 90-72 record and only 2 games out of the American League Wild Card. While the -51 run differential might cause some to question the legitimacy of last season's success, the organization made it clear they meant business moving forward by their activity this... Continue Reading →

Put The Goat in the Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, January 25th it was announced David Ortiz had been elected to The National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Ortiz was elected after receiving 77.9% of votes in his first year on the ballot. As someone who doesn't typically give much thought to the Hall of Fame, it... Continue Reading →

Platoon to the Moon!!!

The great Ty Cobb once said, “If a man pretends to be a major leaguer, he should stay in the lineup no matter who is pitching.”  This is coming from someone who was 1 of 2 guys to ever have over 4,000 MLB hits.  For the rest of the 99.99% who don’t have the highest... Continue Reading →

Texas Leaguers & xwOBA

A ‘Texas Leaguer’, also known as a ‘blooper’ or ‘flare’, refers to a softly hit ball that falls between the infielder and outfielder. The term’s origins trace back to 1901 when rookie Ollie Pickering was called up from the Texas League and got four hits of the sort. It is regarded as a lucky, undeserving... Continue Reading →

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