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
We look at the rise, fall, and rise again of the Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
New strategies are already in place for lineups on the offensive side, now that both leagues have a designated hitter. On the defensive side, though, the strategy is less clear. Read on as we take a look at the sabermetric tools that could impact the 2020 MLB season strategy on defense.
Miami’s surprising season has proven Don Mattingly to be the right antidote for a PR nightmare that wouldn’t die, until it did. His commitment to old-school management and a rock steady demeanour dug the team out of Major League Baseball’s doghouse, not to mention the NL East basement. Back to work with a ragtag roster, the Marlins squad has shown resilience on and off the field.
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.