Category: MLB Analysis

Posted in Mets 2020 Mets Commentary MLB Analysis

Beltran: A peculiar definition of cheating and a character flaw that did him in

Carlos Beltran is a fallen hero who turned out to be merely mortal. A  small part of his character betrayed him and, I’m afraid, made…

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Posted in Derek Jeter Mariano Rivera MLB Analysis

Sorry, but Derek Jeter cannot be put on the same plane as Mariano Rivera

Derek Jeter will be formally inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July. Unanimous or not, though, he’ll never be on the same plane…

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Yankees: Big spenders - Hold on (Photo: The Ringer)
Posted in MLB Analysis MLB Editorial Yankees Payroll

The Yankees are money misers far beyond the always criticized Mets

The Yankees are the cheapest team in baseball. You thought the Mets were, right? Nope, and here’s the ugly data to prove it… The New…

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MLB get married to sports gambling (Photo Carl Ayre)
Posted in MLB Analysis MLB Editorial

Will the MLB marriage to sports gambling mean justice for Pete Rose

MLB’s agreement with DraftKings, the internet’s portal to sports gambling, should be enough to pardon Pete Rose. Or so you would think… Major League Baseball…

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MLB - A disease shared with the NBA
Posted in MLB Analysis MLB Editorial

How MLB and the NBA share a life threatening disease – the “Bomb”

MLB and the NBA offer different skill sets, different fan bases, and distinct playoff systems. But they also share a common fault – the overreliance…

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Domingo German: Small man looking "big" on the mound (Photo: NY Times)
Posted in Domingo German MLB Analysis MLB Editorial Yankees Commentary

Yankees: Domingo German – Okay, it’s done – but in no way is it settled

The Yankees or anyone else alive and breathing today can’t be surprised by MLB’s 81-game suspension of Domingo German. But it’s still not settled… Yankees…

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MLB scouts collecting all that data (Photo: perfectgame.org)
Posted in Analysis MLB Analysis MLB Editorial MLB Rule Changes

MLB’s collision between Statcast, data gathering, and the 20-second rule

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will do anything to speed up baseball, including the use of a 20-second clock. Pity those poor statisticians if it happens……

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MLB In Crisis (Photo: livejournal.com)
Posted in Analysis MLB Analysis MLB Contracts MLB History

MLB in crisis mode: Act now or forever wish you had

MLB, in the real business world, is an alien entity. In crisis mode, the party could soon be coming to a close… Major League Baseball…

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