Rebuilding By Elo Rating

In baseball news and analysis throughout the 2016, “the tank” is a very popular topic. There are various takes on the rough MLB campaigns posted by several teams, as some commentators condemn the purposeful losing of bad teams, while others argue that it’s simply a bad league. The latter point is quite interesting, as bad […]

Game 92 Recap: Brewers 9 Pirates 5

TL;DR The Brewers won their 40th game of the season Wednesday night, putting in a solid day’s work to breeze past the Pirates, 9-5. Chase Anderson failed to reach the fifth inning for the fourth time in five starts, but the bullpen slammed the door shut while Milwaukee’s offense continued to pour it on. TOP […]

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Game 91 Recap: Pirates 3 Brewers 2

Tl;dr: The Pirates won 3-2 via a walk off throwing error during a lead off Josh Harrison triple in the bottom of the ninth. No, I did not make that up. Top Play (WPA): Surprisingly not the Josh Harrison play! WPA sometimes produces a weird result, but let’s roll with this. According to WPA, the […]

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MLBPA Elitism and Minor League Pay

The recent announcement of H.R. 5580 into the United States House of Representatives brought justifiable outrage at the institution of Major League Baseball. The proposal, which would exempt minor league baseball players from specific labor laws and certain legal powers against their employer, comes in an era of economic growth and is also well-timed to […]

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Scooter Gennett Can Hit Lefties

Each of the past three years in Spring Training, there has issued forth from Maryvale Baseball Park a repeated refrain: Scooter Gennett plans to play every day. This has always been an easily dismissed notion: entering the season, Gennett was the worst MLB hitter of all time against lefties, measuring by OPS: he owned a […]

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