The Hazard Ratio and Robinson Cano.
Ben and Sam discuss Mike Trout’s chances of becoming the best player ever, then talk about how the Phillies’ Chase Utley extension will work out.
And why we find it so difficult to remember how quickly the end can come for professional athletes.
How old does a player have to be before we should stop expecting him to improve?
Alex Rodriguez had an extraordinary prime, but he’s aging much more like an average player, and that’s not good news for the Yankees.
After looking like he was on his last legs in 2009 and again in 2010, David Ortiz has returned to near-peak form. How did he do it?
Has Albert Pujols fallen off a cliff at age 32? If so, he’s an outlier among his rarified comps.
The defending NL East champs should gather their titles while they may, since the same Phillies that flower today tomorrow will be dying.
Was Mike Piazza one of the best defensive catchers ever? How does catcher defense age? What effect do managers have on their pitching staffs, and do former catchers really make the best skippers? And how good was Leo Mazzone, really?