Rob Manfred Speaks to the Media

Rob Manfred Speaks to the Media On Sunday afternoon, commissioner Rob Manfred held a press conference at Atlanta’s spring training facility in Florida. Per the typical protocol, the league tried to keep the news relatively muted. The conference was not broadcast on MLB Network — Bull Durham aired instead — nor did it stream on…

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‘I’m all in on this stuff’: How the analytical Diamondbacks will put their spin on Madison Bumgarner – The Athletic

‘I’m all in on this stuff’: How the analytical Diamondbacks will put their spin on Madison Bumgarner – The Athletic Bumgarner can’t pitch the same way forever and expect the same results. It’s a good thing he knows that. “I’m eager to learn,” Bumgarner said. “That’s the only way you keep better. Once you stop…

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Examining Kris Bryant’s Trade Value

Examining Kris Bryant’s Trade Value A few weeks ago, Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Cubs for manipulating his service time. The arbitrator, Mark Irvings, ruled that Bryant hadn’t proved that the Cubs held him down for nefarious reasons, essentially requiring a smoking gun, even though Irvings didn’t rule on whether teams have the…

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