Thursday, August 5, 2021

MLB

The Tragic Story of Jung-Ho Kang

Jung-Ho Kang
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From high school baseball success, then achieving the dream of making it to Major League Baseball, and finally losing everything due to foolish drunkenness. We take a look at the tragic case of Jung-Ho Kang.

0 to 60: Key MLB Matchups for a Sprint Season

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July 23rd marks the start of a blistering 60-game 2020 MLB season. We give you the key matchups you need to keep a lookout for.

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

Blue Jays’ Gurriel Jr. Won’t Throw It Away That Easily

Blue Jays' Gurriel Jr. Won't Throw It Away That Easily
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We look at the rise, fall, and rise again of the Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Finding the Hot Hand: Defensive Sabermetrics for the Shortened Season

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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.

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.

15 MLB Ballparks and their Weird Quirks

15 MLB Ballparks & their weird quirks
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Unique ballpark design has been a part of baseball since its inception. Every single one has its own quirks and design features which make it unique. We look at the weird, the wonderful and the downright ugly in MLB ballparks.

The Unlikely Success of Don Mattingly’s Miami Marlins

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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.

How does the MLB draft work?

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As part of the Explainer Series, we have an in-depth look at how the MLB draft works and the upcoming changes to the 2020 and 2021 drafts.

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.