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Marty’s musings: the hot stove is lit

Our numerical look at the off-season happenings so far this winter.

James Paxton has some peculiar platoon splits

How is Paxton achieving these unusual platoon splits?

Harold Baines and Lee Smith in the Hall of Fame could be good news

A few favorites of the stathead community have a stronger case for the Hall.

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Jonathan Schoop is a perfect no-risk, high-reward signing for the Twins

Schoop had a down year in 2018, but his upside remains high.

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Half of the baseball world wants J.T. Realmuto

You should probably know by now that he’s really good.

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Parsing the Yankees’ free agency trepidation

Fans are hoping that the luxury tax plan was not Lucy pulling the football.

Sabermetrics news: Patrick Corbin created a changeup to his slider

Patrick Corbin’s changeup to his slider; the death of the LOOGY; the player development revolution

A brief look at DRC+ and the minor leagues

Context is important.

DRC+ and the Hall of Fame

What BP’s new hitting metric reveals about borderline candidates

Sabermetrics news: The Mariners already have a failed rebuild

The human side of the Addison Russell decision; historical DRC+; the Mariners dynasty that never was

Red Sox sign Nathan Eovaldi to four-year deal

Boston announced they have signed the postseason success story to a multi-year deal. If they’re creative, they can earn some serious surplus value.

The Mets are the best team in baseball

Well, at least the most interesting. That counts for something, right?

Why is Cleveland willing to deal Bauer or Kluber?

It could be about extending their window, but it’s probably just the owners being cheap.

Sabermetrics news: Goldy is a Card

On banning the shift; how DRC+ deals with Coors; Goldy to the Cards

Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals!

The slugging first baseman heads to St. Louis, and everybody wins!

Baseball Prospectus launches DRC+

When a new stat comes out, it is important to emphasize that advancements do not mean that what we knew previously was "wrong."

Why the Mets shouldn’t bother moving Noah Syndergaard

With all of the contention pieces falling into place, it may be tempting to restock with prospects but... it shouldn’t be.

Sabermetrics new: Patrick Corbin is a Nat

Comparing DRC+ to wRC+ and OPS; the Indians’ enviable; the Mariners’ salary relief rebuild

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Why Patrick Corbin will be worth his $140 million from the Nationals

Yes, it’s a large sum of money, but Corbin doesn’t even need to come close to his monster 2018 season to make this deal favorable for Washington.

The Mariners acquired one of baseball’s most improved hitters

A few changes to batted ball direction made a huge difference for new Seattle Mariner Omar Narvaez

What’s going to happen with Paul Goldschmidt?

Every team could use Paul Goldschmidt, this includes the Diamondbacks.

Sabermetrics news: The Mets and Mariners are going in opposite directions

The divergent paths of the Mets and Mariners; the introduction of DRC+; the actually-above-water Cano contract

Zack Greinke could make the NL a Brave New World

With the Mets upping the ante, the Braves could make a splash.

Mariners’ teardown continues with trade of Jean Segura to the Phillies for J.P. Crawford

Jerry Dipoto continues his divestiture of the 40-man roster he inherited by sending Jean Segura to the Phillies for J.P. Crawford.

Correct (and incorrect) analysis of the Mets’ trade for Robinson Canó

Who wins the deal? Who loses? Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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Mariners send Robinson Canó and Edwin Díaz to the Mets in blockbuster trade

It is an interesting yet difficult trade to evaluate.

The implications of an MGM gambling deal

With the league getting in bed with more nefarious forces, a Pandora’s box is opened.

The shortcomings of MLB’s domestic violence policy

Until larger problems are addressed, players like Addison Russell receiving a second chance will always feel unjust.

Holding on to Jeff McNeil is imperative to the win-now Mets

He’s a huge asset if the Mets want to win in 2019.

Sabermetrics news: Jason Heyward has not lived up to his contract

The Dodgers’ payroll pitch to investors; the MLB/MGM deal; whatever happened to Jason Heyward

Ray Black is baseball’s most polarizing reliever

Injuries, control issues, and velocity make for quite an interesting analysis.

Sabermetrics news: The Cardinals need to make a splash

The Cardinals need to make a splash; more #weirdbaseball; the absolute worst WAR

MLB Trade Rumors: Mets are nearing a deal for Robinson Cano and Edwin Díaz

There is no way you would have predicted this as the blockbuster of the offseason, and yet...

MLBPA extends Tony Clark despite apparent inactivity

What has Tony Clark accomplished to earn the players' confidence?

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