Sunday, November 28, 2021

MLB

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.

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.

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.

Boras Pushes Baseball Forward and Doesn’t Care if You Like It

Scott Boras - Baseball's Kingpin
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Scott Boras is the second most influential sports agent in the world. He has steadily gained more power within baseball over the years. His method unapologetically makes talented players rich, rich players richer, and forces the league to reckon with exploitable policies. Read on as we delve into the world of Scott Boras.

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.

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

Major League Baseball vs. Chinese Professional Baseball League

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With the Chinese Professional Baseball League currently underway, and fans beginning to appear in the stands, you may be wondering what the difference is between MLB and the CPBL. Read ahead to identify the differences, but let's just say the two leagues vary significantly.

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.

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.

Baseball in an uncertain world

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Baseball is in an uncertain state along with rest of the world as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic. We look at the current state of affairs, the changes that have happened and the possible long term impact of the pandemic.