The decline of the starter; using barrels instead of speed+angle; why OPS works, mathematically
Despite the Dodgers being playoff regulars, both LA and Milwaukee have some young, fun players to watch going into this year’s National League Championship Series.
They dominated the ALDS, giving us a reminder as to just how good they can be.
Assigning blame to Aaron Boone; breaking down the attendance drop; an LCS defensive preview; how the Brewers should align their pitching
Defying the way the game is prepared for, the playoffs are a madhouse
Despite a stars and scrubs roster, a weak division will ensure a return to the postseason next year.
Two teams with something different to prove face head to head for the pennant.
The Rockies’ near-close series; the postseason velocity bump; Alex Bregman as villain
After an inspiring final month, the Rockies were unceremoniously bounced from the postseason.
Some teams might be using data on breaking ball movement and batter swing paths to create better scouting reports.
The Dodgers’ ongoing investigation; Erik Kratz’s great story; the Yankees’ dark cloud
The Red Sox were far-and-away the best team over the course 162 regular season games. Unfortunately for Boston however, the playoffs are a different story.
The advanced stats were great, but the broadcast was a refreshing change for reasons beyond that.