Monday, September 20, 2021

MLB

The 2021 Free Agent Sweepstakes

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We take a look at who’s coming out of the 2021 free agent sweepstakes with the biggest upgrades.

Is the Game Ready for Robo-Umps?

Is the Game Ready for Robo-Umps?
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Umpires arguably hold the most power of any single person on the field during a baseball game. However, stats indicate that the longer umpires are tenured, the worse they perform. Is change via new technology possible? Will umpires accept changes that would diminish their role in the sport? Read on as we explore if baseball is ready for Robo-Umps

The Anomaly Is Now The Standard

The Anomaly Is Now The Standard
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The ideal baseball player is changing. Long gone are the days where a big swing and a 1 for 4 performance from the 3B spot is an acceptable performance. At the same time, what was once the anomaly is now much more common.

How MLB can be better – for fans and for players

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From MLB broadcasting rights and the cost of going to a game, to in-game chatter and cheating, we take a look at how MLB can be better for both the fans and the players.

MLB Finds Some Cultural Leadership in Cleveland

MLB Finds Some Cultural Leadership in Cleveland
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Cleveland have announced their intention to change their name after the 2021 season. The Cleveland organization’s decision offers an updated blueprint for how teams with historical ties to racist names, logos, or cheers can begin to make positive changes in the wake of their contribution to false and harmful ideas about Native peoples.

The Next Best: 2020 MLB Postseason Losers’ Bracket, Part Two

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This week, we’re picking up where we left off with best-of-five Division Series play and best-of-seven League Championship Series from both the American and National Leagues. From here, we find out the winner of the Losers' World Series for 2020.

The Next Best: 2020 MLB Postseason Losers’ Bracket, Part One

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The L.A. Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays wrapped up the 2020 World Series recently, with L.A. claiming their first World Series title since 1988. But how would a losers’ bracket stack up? Is there another team poised to make a run under different circumstances? Read on to see our simulation play out.

Why the Angels are Perpetual Losers

Why the Angels are perpetual losers
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Over the last ten seasons, otherwise known as the Trout Era, the Los Angeles Angels have underperformed. We take a look at the high-profile signings who haven't performed, the farm system woes, and the outlook for Angels in 2021.

7 Midseason Rookie of the Year Candidates

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The 2020 season is officially halfway through and so we decided to take a look at 7 of the rookies who have shown that they belong in the big leagues.

How the Padres are Upsetting the West

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The Padres, who finished last in the NL West last season, are putting together a potential playoff run in a division full of contenders with a team that’s a little bit of patchwork and a little bit of raw talent. They shouldn’t be as good as they are, but as the 2020 season progresses it looks like San Diego has something to cheer about. Let’s talk about how they’re doing it.