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First Pitch: Aggression & Discipline

One of the most redeeming aspects of the 2015 MLB playoff broadcasts is the extent to which the clubs have forced the analysts to discuss the first pitch. Even if a series of aggressive swings produced awkward terms like “ambush,” analysts began talking about a… [More]

Improving Pitching & The Five Man Rotation

In the 2015 National League, six teams produced 800+ inning pitching rotations. ROTATIONS IP / Runs Prevented Core IP / RunPrv Replacement IP / RunPrv 2014 Core; Replacement Cardinals 1003.3 / 112 884 / 104 (!!!) 119.3 / 8 720.7 / 67; 296 / -47… [More]

Hitting Wins Championships

Fans of the Brewers should share in the agony Cubs fans are currently feeling. It wasn’t so long ago that the 2011 Cardinals were wringing out every last drop of their bullpen and using their excellent offense to destroy the Brewers’ far superior pitching rotation…. [More]

Smartbuilding #11: Roster Construction

Watching Jake Arrieta dominate over the last couple of years for the Cubs should present a great lesson for Brewers fans: forget the draft/develop fetish. Seeing Edinson Volquez turn his career around in Pittsburgh, or even Francisco Liriano (and Francisco Cervelli), should do the same:… [More]

Gomez Trade & Non-Trade

If you’re like me, last night’s intrigue that spanned dinner time to bedtime occupied your thoughts. The Brewers and Mets were prepared to agree on a trade involving Milwaukee superstar Carlos Gomez, and both teams went so far as to inform the players involved. The… [More]

Smartbuilding #8: Arizona Diamondbacks

It’s easy to pile on the Arizona Diamondbacks as a directionless, confused, or misguided front office if you’re a baseball analysis fan or prospect head. First and foremost, the organization took an inexplicable turn under previous GM Kevin Towers, who paid an almost unbelievably high… [More]

Smartbuilding #4: New York Mets

Earlier this spring, Hardball Times published a told-you-so / gotcha-genre article with one of Doug Melvin‘s worst public quotes in his tenure as General Manager. The quote is so bad, of course, because of the author’s lead-in and editorializing, but also because it’s so uncharacteristic… [More]

Fun With Pythagoras #9: Efficiency Standings

One of the most interesting developments of the 2014 National League was the fall of the elite Cardinals. About as “true” a 100-win club as one could find in 2013, the Cardinals’ bats fell off the face of the earth, raising significant question marks about… [More]

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ New York Mets

Washington, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and….New York. The signs for the New York Mets were already there in 2014, when the Senior Circuit’s New York club posted the fifth-best offensive & pitching performance against their league and park. Despite a reputation for offensive shortcomings,… [More]