Future research will reveal the surprisingly old school approach to today’s personnel management; the new year brings the same old bad teams; baseball is an ecosystem, always evolving (lasers someday)
The Astros fallout news overshadowed another baseball scandal finally brought to light; baseball’s moral dualism continues; Alex Cora is in troubleeeeee
Ben and Sam discuss whether the Astros’ analytical approach has become (or could become) a PR problem.
Ben and Sam discuss whether contenders use their starters optimally in September, then talk about the Astros’ approach to team-building.
A contemporary look at how John Mozeliak and Jeff Luhnow turned around the Cardinals’ system.
Another piece on the Astros, but a good one, at least.
You can learn a lot about a baseballer by the people he follows.
Ben and Sam discuss Jeff Luhnow’s plan to interview his players at the end of each season, then talk about why players and front-office executives are backing different candidates for AL MVP.
Jeff Luhnow’s first task was to clear the mess Ed Wade made, and he’s already given the Astros a fresh start.
The Astros have performed above expectations so far and are not concerned about moving to the AL West in 2013, and a conversation with Gio Gonzalez.
The first part of a roundtable discussion about how teams in the NL Central will fare in the 2012 season.