Of Course Teams Are Going To Copy The Royals

Jerry Crasnick¬†posted¬†an article at ESPN on Friday suggesting that teams won’t be copying the Royals‘ free-swinging, contact-oriented team constructed around solid defense and a strong bullpen, rather than around middle-of-the-order sluggers and ace-level starting pitchers. There’s a perfectly good reason for that: most teams don’t play in cavernous parks like Kauffman Stadium that encourage contact […]


Rolling Out the Barrel: Every Day is a Day Closer to April

Here are some facts: (1) Former Brewers manager Ned Yost once plugged in Laynce Nix — who carried a 69 OPS+ at the time and was making his season debut in August — into the three-hole for Milwaukee in the middle of a pennant race because he was either unaware that batting order is not […]