We hear about how difficult the jump is for from college to the pros for players. What about for coaches?
Max Scherzer hit a Game Score milestone, the Blue Jays kept rolling, and the rest of the weekend’s action, plus what to watch today.
On Ruben Amaro’s trade rumors, the ephemeral meaning of a no-hit performance, distributing credit (and blame) and potentially life-saving safety measures.
Torii Hunter gets a smidge annoyed, a Bryce Harper Fun Fact dies, and more.
Can the former Rangers’ manager make Marcus Semien a better defender?
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Links from this week
Twins-Red Sox action, a long pitcher dinger, King Felix gets in a duel, and more, plus what to watch today
On hard slides, hard-hit balls, scorer bias, Barry Bonds, and Ian’s dishwasher.
On clutch hitting, the physics of radar guns, cutters, batted ball velocity, and more.
The Nationals star is hitting everything harder, the A’s are fumbling around, the Pirates/Cardinals rivalry continues, and the best defensive play of the weekend is a goshdarned magic trick.
On prospecting with stats, beating the shift, measuring the economics of DH, and studying concussions.
The incredible rise of Jake Marisnick, the Cardinals long and difficult sweep, Addison Russell’s first bomp, and the best defensive play of the weekend.
On eye color, time-of-day effects, and projecting breakouts.
The Nationals are scuffling and so is Strasburg; the Astros are in first place, naturally; Alex Gordon makes the real catch of the year; and so on.
On the 2015 strike zone, the poorly defined “cutter”, the value of backspin and much more.