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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 7/7/18

OSHA’s SunTrust Park investigation; There Is No Such Thing As A Free Screwup; risky fantasy bets for the second half

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FanGraphs | Sheryl Ring: OSHA is investigating the death of a 48-year-old inventor who got trapped in the freezer of SunTrust Park. There have been no determinations or assertions of foul play, merely that he got trapped inside the freezer. But there are questions as to whether the new stadium is actually OSHA-compliant, as regulations do expect that walk-in freezers have escape routes.

Baseball Prospectus | Matthew Trueblood ($): Even though teams like the Yankees and Dodgers can absorb the losses from a screw-up, there’s so much merit to reducing the effects of messing up on a transaction. The Mariners, for example, have gotten creative with trades to make up for mistakes—they run a looser ship as opposed to the Yankees, making trades like for Dee Gordon, Denard Span, and Alex Colome to compensate for the Robinson Cano suspension and the collapse of Juan Nicasio. The Cubs had a crumbling rotation, and they went out to acquire Tyler Chatwood, Jose Quintana, and Yu Darvish, even though some of them haven’t materialized as successes.

The Athletic | Eno Sarris ($): In terms of fantasy there are quite a few offensive players that are a pretty sure bet to regress—Jesus Aguilar, Brandon Nimmo, and Brandon Crawford, for example. But there are a few that have batted ball profiles that could be intriguing, including Matt Duffy, Matt Kemp, and Brian Anderson.