Category: MLB Analysis

MLB 2021 - A Season Of Stars
Posted in MLB Analysis MLB Editorial

MLB: On Debunking The Claim These Early Games “Don’t Matter” Much

In MLB, we hear it all the time. “It’s only April; it takes time; we’ll straighten this thing out.” Oh yeah? Let’s talk again in…

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Josh Gibson, Official Hall of Fame portrait
Posted in Analysis MLB Analysis MLB Editorial

Combining MLB And Negro League Stats – An Idea Whose Time Is Now

Combining MLB and Negro League stats is long overdue in baseball. But when you see its impact, you’ll see why it gets pushed under the…

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MLB 2020 stuck in the net of the coronavirus (mercurynews.com)
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB Analysis

MLB 2020: A Test Of Will, Skill, And A Dose Of Good Luck

The MLB 2020 season rests in the hands of players who will be routinely tested in more ways than one. Somewhere in between, games will…

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The MLB 2020 Season Is On!
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB Analysis

MLB 2020 Season: Well, that sure was easy. Now comes the hard part.

There will be an MLB 2020 season after all. But as frustrating and painful the last three months have been, the real challenge lies ahead…

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MLB introduces the Universal DH
Posted in 2020 MLB season MLB Analysis MLB Rule Changes

MLB: Sorry purists – Expanded Playoffs and Universal DH are here to stay

MLB is introducing a universal DH and an expanded postseason. Purists will wince, but sound reasons are backing both. Once in, though, they stay in….

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Posted in MLB Analysis MLB owners MLB players

MLB Shortened Season: A wealth of entertaining alternatives exist

A shortened MLB season is a band-aid to cover existing wounds with the added potential for skewed results. But there are roads less traveled to…

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MLB short season skews results
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MLB and the perils of a skewed 50-game regular season schedule

MLB will soon exercise its power to impose a regular-season schedule for 2019, widely rumored to be 50-games. A look back at 2019 says foul…

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Tony Clark no match for Rob Manfred (NY Post)
Posted in MLB Analysis MLB owners MLB players

MLB Owners: A textbook lesson in how to steal the show from the players

MLB owners remain a tightknit group while the players union flinches every time someone goes off the reservation – negating the essence of unionism. MLB…

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