Friday, August 12, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 13, 2022 -- "Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspended"

 

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"Dominican players are getting popped at more than three times their representation in the baseball population. They are responsible for almost all the repeat offenses as well -- six of eight, with Dominican Jennry Mejia the only player to test positive three times. They have been responsible for 14 of the last 18 suspensions, repeaters included, since 2018."

Newsletter Excerpt, August 12, 2022 -- "Third Third Previews, Pt. 4"

This is a preview of the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter, an e-mail newsletter about all things baseball, featuring analysis and opinion about the game on and off the field from the perspective of the informed outsider. Joe Sheehan is a founding member of Baseball Prospectus and has been a contributor to Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. He has been writing about baseball for 25 years.

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"Not to beat a dead horse, but have you seen the attendance numbers at T-Mobile lately? The Mariners homestand the last week, admittedly featuring the Yankees, averaged nearly 38,000 a game. The one before that, against the Astros and Rangers, averaged 33,000 per. With due respect to the ghost of John Kinsella, if you win, they will come. This is an unresolvable mystery for far too many people collecting paychecks from MLB teams these days."

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 10, 2022 -- "Third Third Previews, Pt. 3"

This is a preview of the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter, an e-mail newsletter about all things baseball, featuring analysis and opinion about the game on and off the field from the perspective of the informed outsider. Joe Sheehan is a founding member of Baseball Prospectus and has been a contributor to Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. He has been writing about baseball for 25 years.

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"When Rutschman starts, the Orioles are 36-24, a .600 ballclub. The rookie catcher started 8-for-56 at the plate in his first 15 games. Since then, he’s been one of the very best players in baseball: .292/.410/.516 with more walks than strikeouts and strong defense behind the plate."

Monday, August 8, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 8, 2022 -- "Third Third Previews, Pt. 2"

This is a preview of the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter, an e-mail newsletter about all things baseball, featuring analysis and opinion about the game on and off the field from the perspective of the informed outsider. Joe Sheehan is a founding member of Baseball Prospectus and has been a contributor to Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. He has been writing about baseball for 25 years.

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"Man, they’re going backwards. Forget the playoffs, where they haven’t won a game since 2009. The Angels haven’t been over .500 for a single day in September since September 20, 2017. That streak isn’t likely to end this year, which will be the team’s eighth straight without a postseason trip and seventh straight under .500."
 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 5, 2022 -- "Third Third Previews, Pt. 1"

This is a preview of the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter, an e-mail newsletter about all things baseball, featuring analysis and opinion about the game on and off the field from the perspective of the informed outsider. Joe Sheehan is a founding member of Baseball Prospectus and has been a contributor to Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. He has been writing about baseball for 25 years.

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"The Rockies being the only team in baseball to not make a trade at the deadline, a year after retaining Trevor Story and Jon Gray at the deadline, fits this. They like their guys. Why upset the apple cart? The Rockies will complete their 30th season this year, and they have never finished in first place. They and the Marlins are the only teams in AL/NL history that have never finished in first place. Maybe they don’t care."
 
 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 3, 2022 -- "Deadline Day"

This is a preview of the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter, an e-mail newsletter about all things baseball, featuring analysis and opinion about the game on and off the field from the perspective of the informed outsider. Joe Sheehan is a founding member of Baseball Prospectus and has been a contributor to Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. He has been writing about baseball for 25 years.

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"MLB has expanded the playoff field three times in 29 years to provide its television partners with the product they value most. Forget all the stated reasons about competition -- expanding the playoffs is about TV money, full stop. This last expansion, which now allows 40% of the league into the postseason, has stretched the definition of 'midseason contender' to a point that confuses the teams themselves."