Do out-of-it-teams play better or worse than you’d expect based on their talent level? Spoiler: You’ll have to read the article to find out.
Don’t believe everything you read, especially when it comes to playoff cliches.
With the playoffs coming, tracking the chances each team has to win becomes a daily sport, aided by the Baseball Prospectus Playoff Odds feature.
St. Louis’ slump, and some final musings on Mike Matheny.
Ben and Sam review the World Series and talk about the 2013 seasons and futures of the Red Sox and Cardinals with Zachary Levine.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the playoffs, then discuss how MLB could disincentivize tanking for higher draft picks.
What history says about the likelihood of a Cardinals comeback.
How the Red Sox sent the series back to Boston with a one-win lead.
Ben and Sam discuss David Ortiz, Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright, and the latest questionable moves by Mike Matheny and John Farrell.
About Mike Matheny’s costly mistakes.
With a weakened ace, the Red Sox split the baby, and win.
Ben and Sam discuss the eventful Games Three and Four of the World Series.
The decisions by both skippers that led to the walkoff obstruction.
The battle of Clay Buchholz’s shoulder.
What the Koz saw: And other adventures.
The patient approach against Wacha works, but not well enough.