The best way to win a debate is to make the argument for the other side better than your opponent does. To support Mike Trout’s MVP case, Russell tries taking the opposite stance.
Is changing a player’s approach at the plate like getting someone to quit smoking? And how does learning ability affect development?
Is there a scenario where it might make sense for a team not to try to win a playoff game?
How reading a pitcher is like reading a book, and why being self-conscious can make you bad at baseball.
What can the staff psychologist/stathead learn from the way our prospect expert describes players’ problems?
Russell puts the conclusions of last week’s attention-getting article in The Atlantic to the test.
Do teams like the Orioles that excel in one-run games do so out of skill, or have they just gotten lucky?
Closers are unusually erratic when they’re faced with an unexpected save situation, but are they any less effective?
You think you have what it takes to be a major-league manager? In that case, Russell has several assignments for you.