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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/9/18

The Dodgers’ ongoing investigation; Erik Kratz’s great story; the Yankees’ dark cloud

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MLB: NLDS-Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports

FanGraphs | Sheryl Ring: Sooo it looks like the Dodgers are under investigation for human trafficking and smuggling, made worse by their own department giving “criminal” ratings to some of their international activities. It is very possible that officials will be indicted by the grand jury under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The Athletic | Robert Murray ($): One of the best stories in baseball is Erik Kratz, who made his postseason debut after 17 years waiting and waiting. Now he is playing with the Brewers after all this time, and has the chance to win a pennant this month.

Baseball Prospectus | Zach Crizer: The Yankees lost 16-1 last night, and in large part because of the spiraling at the helm of Aaron Boone, who left in Luis Severino a bit too long as the game got completely out of hand. There’s still time to rectify, but if they lose tonight or in the series, all eyes will be on the decisions he made in Game Three.