Small sample, sure. But the results are consistent with apparent approach changes and obviously excellent stuff.
Analysis and Commentary
Jake Arrieta dominated the Phillies last night, which gives us a chance to enjoy some numerical cake.
I’m glad to hear it, but, when you look at the numbers, it seems pretty obvious.
Any way you slice the numbers, Valbuena has been crazy good and crazy valuable. So what does his future hold?
The Pirates got an attendance bump from top prospect Gregory Polanco, but not as much as you might think.
He hits a monster shot last night, and his numbers have made him the best first baseman in the NL.
Justin Verlander’s steep decline after signing a mega-deal is enough to give you pause about a lot of things.
There was a strategy, and the Cubs executed it effectively. From where we sit today, it’s a good looking draft.
The Chicago Cubs have won five games in a row. That’s a good thing, but can we enjoy it as much as we should?
Remember this early sabermetric darling? He didn’t stick too long with the Cubs, though – how have things played out for him?
The entire rooftop contract has been released, and it provides a more comprehensive window into the expected dispute.
Arrieta’s groundball rate is up significantly this year, and it appears to be reflective of a slight change in his approach.
More on yesterday’s snag. Also: I’m not sure folks realize how many advertising signs there are at Fenway Park.
That can’t be the kind of thing that happens all that frequently. Let’s look a little more at the numbers, and discuss implications.