Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, September 21, 2021 -- "Pitch Clock Compromise"

 

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"If we’re going to have a clock, though, let’s use it to target the worst offenders, the one-inning relievers who make up more than half the pitchers in the game today. Watching those games last night was agonizing."

Monday, September 20, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, September 20, 2021 -- "Re-Reset"

 

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"The Dodgers’ run prevention has reached another level in the second half of 2021. They have a 2.64 ERA, more than a half-run better than that of the Brewers. They’re allowing less than three runs a contest overall. This is the best half of pitching any team has had since 2012, and one of the best since the strike-shortened 1994 and 1995 seasons."

Friday, September 17, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, September 17, 2021 -- "What I'm Watching"

 

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"So consider what Alex Anthopoulos’s July acquisitions have contributed to the Braves’ lead in the NL East. Jorge Soler, Joc Pederson, Adam Duvall, and Eddie Rosario have hit .246/.328/.497 with 32 homers in 549 PA. That’s like trading for a four-win hitter at the deadline."
 
 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, September 16, 2021 -- "The A's Fade"

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"Through July 30, the last games before the trade deadline, A’s relievers had been fourth in the AL in ERA (3.79) and eighth in FIP (4.18). Since then, the group is 13th in ERA (4.79) and 12th in FIP. In September, the A’s pen is a Superfund site."

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, September 14, 2021 -- "No Grave, Man"

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"The Mariners don’t have to make the playoffs for their 2021 season to have been a success. They identified a number of support pieces around their coming young core. They successfully launched Logan Gilbert. They traded for a four-year solution at third base after Kyle Seager."
 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, September 13, 2021 -- "Thinking Inside the Box"

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"Yesterday the Jays scored 22 runs in seven innings against Zac Lowther, Spenser Watkins, Mike Baumann, and Eric Hanhold; none of them has even proven himself capable of pitching at Triple-A, much less the majors."