Ben and Sam discuss Manny Machado’s surprising promotion to the majors and Roy Oswalt’s tumultuous transition to the bullpen.
Ben and Sam reevaluate the NL West after the deadline and take stock of this season’s converted starters.
It’s time to talk about the Texas Rangers.
Max continues his investigation into how starters and relievers and hard throwers and soft tossers alter their velocity depending on the situation and opponent.
Giants vs. Brewers, Monday, May 21st.
How did closer usage end up where it is now? And is it truly benefiting the game of baseball?
What can PITCHf/x tell us about how the switch to starting affects relievers, and what can we conclude about this spring’s candidate for conversion?
It takes more than one type of Leverage Index to determine when to use your best reliever and pinch hitter.
Neftali Feliz, Daniel Bard, Chris Sale, Aroldis Chapman, and Aaron Crow are all bidding farewell to the bullpen this spring. Are their teams making the right move, and which convert has the best chance of success?
Assorted thoughts on 2002 pitching