In Baseball, Building a Winner Now Starts With Hitting – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

When the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets squared off in the 2015 National League Championship Series, the matchup marked a showdown between competing baseball philosophies. Should a successful organization build around promising arms, or stockpile developing sluggers?

That time, the Mets and their abundance of pitching carried the day, in accordance with conventional wisdom. But since then the other side has dominated the…


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