How much should the age of a team’s present roster affect our forecasts for its future success?
A funny thing happened on the way to a baseball.
We all want to see more plays called correctly, but altering the existing umpiring system could have unintended consequences.
If we disagree with something a metric says, does that mean we have to discard it?
Some deadline deals that were rumored to have been discussed didn’t end up happening. Colin attempts to figure out why each one fizzled.
The Texas Rangers slip into the bidding for Ryan Dempster and come away victorious.
The Pirates snag Gaby Sanchez, the Reds acquire Jonathan Broxton, and other assorted deals.
The Cubs deal backstop Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers while sending Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson to the Braves.
The Dodgers and Marlins hook up for a late-night trade including third baseman Hanley Ramirez.
Ichiro switches clubhouses while the Yankees visit the Mariners in Seattle.
With apologies to T.S. Eliot
BIS addressed one problem with their defensive metric that was making Brett Lawrie look better than he is.
Or, at least, I imagine it is.
The Rockies are moving Jeremy Guthrie to the bullpen and going to a rotation of four starters on 75-pitch counts. Are the numbers on their side?