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Fantasy baseball daily notes for April 28 – ESPN

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:04 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It’s been quite a week in terms of weather — hopefully the weekend will be drier. Between injuries and reshuffling due to postponed games, the weekend’s probable pitchers look vastly different than they did entering the week. If you find yourself short a couple of starts, Friday night is a great opportunity to catch up with several enticing options,…

MLB Metrics 101: The 10 Most Overrated Stars of Baseball – Bleacher Report

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Methodology G Fiume/Getty Images Since a perfect way to answer that first question doesn’t exist, the good enough way will have to do. This involves focusing on what’s in the final column on a player’s Baseball-Reference.com page: All-Star Games, Silver Sluggers and Gold Gloves, as well as MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards. These things aren’t determined by statistical accomplishments. Each comes with a gray area that can…

Is baseball too slow? The battle lines are drawn and MLB is taking a side – ESPN

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment PHILADELPHIA — Art Nelson knows that up the New Jersey Turnpike on Park Avenue, Major League Baseball’s deepest thinkers are hard at work trying to solve maybe the hottest topic on commissioner Rob Manfred’s to-do list: pace of game. But here in Ashburn Alley, with a cheesesteak in his hand and a Mets-Phillies game about to unfold before his…

What gets passed down through the generations of baseball – ESPN

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Seth Wickersham’s daughter, Maddie, waits on deck in her first baseball game. As if I needed more anxiety, my daughter lost a tooth as she walked to the batter’s box. It was a crisp, orange Connecticut afternoon, the first baseball game of the year — and the first one of Maddie’s life as a participant. The Angels, her little league team, were playing the A’s, and she was on her…

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…