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Smart Baseball Can Still Be Fun Baseball – Deadspin

Monday, April 24, 2017

Image via William Morrow/Fangraphs Functionally and historically, the sabermetric revolution in baseball is over. Analytics is not some outsider’s method of attacking institutional baseball; it’s how institutional baseball does business. Every single major-league team receives immense amounts of data from MLB about their players’ batting, pitching, and, notably, defense. Advertisement For some of us, the whole structure of the old trads-versus-quants argument doesn’t even apply. Because I’m relatively young, and…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN.com – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

ESPN jumps at chance to sell baseball showboating lie to kids – New York Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Even by ESPN’s destructive standards, this was disgusting. Perhaps what made it so ugly is that it wasn’t expected from any of the four. In fact, I still don’t believe they actually believe what they said. I think it was another exercise in bad-is-good pandering. Last season, the Nationals’ Jayson Werth, after hitting a game-ending single, stood on the field and, into a dual TV and field microphone, expressed his…

Trailblazers Series offers validation for girls playing baseball – Washington Times

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION: There are places all over America where you have girls who have a passion for the game of baseball and pursue it, often in isolation, considered a novelty. Last weekend in southern California, many of those young girls gathered for an event sponsored by Major League Baseball that validated their passion and told them they weren’t alone. It was only right that Alexandria’s Codi Dudley was part of it….

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Looking back – and ahead – at Boise State baseball – Idaho Statesman (blog)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The idea of playing in a stadium that cost $40 million to build would have been impossible to conceive when Karl Benson played baseball at Boise State. A member of the Broncos in the 1973-74 seasons and an assistant coach the two years after that, Benson recalls playing on a field as spartan as they come, right in the middle of campus. “I lived in Driscoll Hall, and I could…

It’s time for a progressive, smart PED plan in baseball – Yahoo Sports

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There is a place for chemistry in baseball and all other sports, and it is in a tightly regulated, ever-evolving partnership with doctors, chemists, politicians, ethicists, management and players to develop fair rules for sport while acknowledging sport itself can benefit from the use of drugs. The rules in place now don’t work. They never have. They never will. Easing them won’t, as the governing bodies of sports argue, open…

Baseball: Foothill has made a dramatic turnaround – The Mercury News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Foothill baseball team began this week undefeated and ranked No. 1 by this publication, impressive under any circumstances but even more so when you consider where these guys finished last season. From 6-18 last spring to 14-0-1 at the start of play this week. What in the heck has happened at the Pleasanton school where the Giants’ Brandon Crawford once starred? For one, the team is healthy, something it…

Baseball, S-Curves, And Forecasting – Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Most of us who contribute on Seeking Alpha do so with passion about whether a stock or a sector is a buy or a sell; heading up or tailing down. Contributors advance fundamental and technical analysis and are usually supported by ardent commenters. However, as often as I am drawn to the opinions, there are times, when like an outfielder, I lose the ball in the sun or am distracted…

Bridgewater-Raritan baseball field renovations finished – MyCentralJersey.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A homicide was reported in Martinsville Monday night. This is the house it took place in. Police are still investigating the incident. Nick Muscavage/Staff Video

Weston baseball rolls over Westhill – The Advocate

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Caption Close WESTON — The Weston baseball team began the season confident it had had two quality starting pitchers, but with the new pitch-count rule in place across the state, knew it would need a reliable third starter. Enter Ryan Orefice. Originally hoping Orefice could eat up innings, he has done much more his last two starts. Taking the mound for a start against Westhill, Orefice threw his second-straight complete…

Fantasy baseball: Top waiver-wire adds following Starling Marte’s suspension – Sporting News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games Tuesday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, which left many fantasy baseball managers scrambling for a replacement. If you were one of the many that used an early-round pick on Marte in hopes he would replicate his 47 stolen bases from last year, you are probably scouring your league’s waiver wire searching for answers. Best fantasy baseball replacements for Starling Marte Aaron Judge…

Baseball players are challenging the idea that Facebook is the only social network that matters – CNBC

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Fantasy baseball daily notes for April 18 – ESPN

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Full Tuesday slates from here on out, save the All-Star Game in mid-July. There are a few stud arms going, but for the most part it’s back-end guys, so offense could be sky high on Tuesday and there are some opportunities for widely available bats to cash in. Pitching Starting pitching Mike Leake (St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 37 percent ownership…

College baseball player snaps aluminum bat, still gets on base – FOXSports.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

You’ve probably seen plenty of broken bat singles in baseball, but have you ever seen a broken aluminum bat single? Behold, in all its glory: It comes from the weekend series between Florida and Vanderbilt, and that’s Gators catcher J.J. Schwarz knocking a single despite the destruction of his metal bat. Not only did Schwarz score the unlikely base hit, he also got two RBIs out of it as a…