For Your Begrudging Enjoyment, a Batted Ball Refresher

For Your Begrudging Enjoyment, a Batted Ball Refresher Earlier this offseason, I wrote a few articles about whether pitchers or batters had more influence over different events. There’s nothing groundbreaking about my conclusions — in fact, they specifically reinforce prior studies. Despite that, however, I think there’s value in these refreshers. Concepts like “batters control…

John Henry Said What?

John Henry Said What? The Red Sox have received a fair amount of criticism for trading Mookie Betts. Owner John Henry tried to clear the air a bit, clarify some misconceptions that are out there, and justify trading Mookie Betts. If his explanation felt lacking, it’s probably because the real explanation isn’t pretty. The Red…

Joe Musgrove Is Sneaky Good

Joe Musgrove Is Sneaky Good Even if the team isn’t quite a contender, there are plenty of reasons to follow the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates. Bryan Reynolds and Josh Bell are interesting hitters, though there’s a decent chance that neither ever replicates their 2019 success. Chris Archer is a fun puzzle; can he regain the scintillating…

Good News, Bad News for Cleveland

Good News, Bad News for Cleveland On Friday, the Cleveland Indians found themselves in the middle of a classic good news, bad news situation. It was encapsulated by this tweet from their official Twitter account: We would like to officially welcome Domingo Santana to The Land! Additionally, Mike Clevinger will undergo surgery on his left…