Robinson Chirinos and Rene Rivera
More often than not, 30-year-old rookies and 30-year-old journeymen don't find success at the major league level. However, Robinson Chirinos and Rene Rivera are breaking the norm with their electric arms.
Robinson Chirinos, the incumbent Texas Rangers' catcher, has been ...
Athletics go all in with Jon Lester, send Yoenis Cespedes to Red Sox
The A's swoop in to grab Jon Lester and also add Jonny Gomes in the process, while sending Yoenis Cespedes to Boston to kick off the final day of Trade Deadline season.
After nearly 48 hours of feverish speculation and rumors, the Boston Red Sox have finally traded
Drafting Extrema: The Expectations of Draft Picks
In the draft, teams are trying to maximize their return. However, assuming the ith pick results in the ith best player among 1st round talent, what should we expect from the pick?
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The rise of the empty bullpen
The Cubs needed nine pitchers (including an inning from their backup catcher) to beat the Rockies Tuesday night. How rare are those games?
Tuesday's game between the Cubs and the Rockies was the
Yasiel Puig's three triples, broken down
On Friday, Yasiel Puig became the first Dodger to hit three triples in a game since 1901. Replay review aside, how exactly did he do it?
The 'problem' with sabermetrics
Sabermetrics have changed the way people think about the game of baseball -- particularly in big league front offices. But there are a few old-schoolers who don't believe in the movement, and therein lies the problem.
We are all aware of who the stark proponents of the anti-sabermetric movement in the game of baseball are. We know that Harold R...
The Shift Episode 11: Special guest Mike Ferrin - July 29, 2014
Bryan and Stu get to talk baseball, broadcasting, and prospects with SiriusXM's Mike Ferrin!
On this episode of The Shift, Bryan and Stu are joined by the host of Power Alley on SiriusXM (among many, many other things), Mike Ferrin! Mike and the guys discuss the use of new and advanced stats in broadcasting, whether the Pirates should deal top prospects...
Tyson Ross: Now without walks!
The San Diego has sustained his 2013 breakout, but as of late he's taken things to the next level, behind dramatically better command.
In an altogether miserable season for the Padres, one bright spot has shone through:
Who is Tsuyoshi Wada?
Way back in December of 2011 Tsuyoshi Wada signed with the Baltimore Orioles, thus beginning his career in MLB. Unfortunately for Wada it took him 3 years to make his major league debut.
The resume from NPB was impressive. In 2011 Wada threw 184.2 innings for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks while maintaining a 1.51 ERA. He also struck out 8.2 batters per nine innings while...
Lance Lynn's inevitable decline in value
Although he's been a durable, effective workhorse, the arbitration process is about to significantly alter Lance Lynn's value.
You've probably heard of Lance Lynn. He is a large specimen of human who pitches with his right hand for the