On the 23rd episode of the DFA podcast, R.J. and Bryan need to tell you about Tyler Clippard and the Astros’ bullpen. (Not great for a World Series contender.) And is Neil Walker the missing piece for Milwaukee’s Wild Card run? (Probably not!) At least we have Giancarlo Stanton rumors. (Oh no!)
On Episode 2 of Stolen Signs we briefly recap SaberSeminar 2017, answer a listener email about how to learn more about baseball stats, and we have a discussion about pitching metrics with Jonathan Judge of Baseball Prospectus and Neil Weinberg of FanGraphs.
Chad Bettis returns from cancer treatment with seven shutout innings, Rafael Devers keeps doing remarkable things, and Giancarlo Stanton breaks a Marlins record.
Why don’t more managers stash a reliever in left fielder for one batter in order to preserve the platoon advantage?
Has Travis Wood borrowed Trevor Cahill’s San Diego mojo?
Short Relief continues its paean to forgotten players of yesterday, this time especially forgotten.
Notes on Nick Gordon, Kyle Cody, Triston McKenzie, Alex Lange, Harrison Bader, and more.
The most bankable, expected-to-be-great Blue Jay has faltered as they sit unexpectedly within reach of another postseason berth.