March 13, 2017
Five to Watch
National League Pitchers
“There is a very, very good chance that our understanding of gravity will not be the same in five hundred years. In fact, that’s the one arena where I would think that most of our contemporary evidence is circumstantial, and that the way we think about gravity will be very different.”
Those are the words of Brian Greene, a theoretical physicist at Columbia University, from an interview with author Chuck Klosterman for his latest book But What If We’re Wrong. There’s a lot to unpack there. Allow me to explain. Every offseason, the BP Fantasy Team (myself included) is tasked with forecasting the upcoming season. Despite the mountain of data and considerable scouting resources at our disposal, we’re still going to get it wrong in some cases. Often times, it’s the players that we have the strongest opinions about (like gravity) that we fail to value appropriately.
Here are the burning questions that I keep gravitating towards this spring…