Can the whole be greater than the sum of its parts? Can it ever be less? Is a baseball team just the total of the 25 people who comprise its roster?
Even smart teams can get stubborn.
Vargas is off to a hot start for the Royals and has become a wanted man in fantasy league. How much value might he sustain for fantasy owners?
Is the old cliche right or is there something in the data to suggest otherwise?
Is there an inefficiency to be exploited by taking so-so center fielders and playing them in a corner?
The super-cool, super-modern, super-fun strategy that might not be doing anything.
Reevaluating the shiny new toy.
It’s ridiculous, is what it is.
Three years ago, Michael was dead wrong about the shift. He still is, but now he has a powerful ally.
What really happens when we try to compare players across positions empirically.
Kevin Kiermaier is really good at defense. How good, and how does he do it?
Single-year outfield defense might be an intractable problem.
Lots of good pitching, occasional horrible pitching, and long, LONG game highlight yesterday’s action.