THE FUTURE OF PITCHING

There was a time when there was no such thing as bullpens and closers. In fact saves! weren’t even an official statistic until 1969. Starting pitchers were expected to pitch the whole game, and relief pitchers were used for spot starts and multi-inning relief appearances when a starter would struggle or get injured. Things changed however… starters went from pitching

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WHO SHOULD’VE WON PENNANTS AND DIVISIONS ACCORDING TO PYTHAGOREAN W-L RECORDS

Pythagorean W-L records are W-L records based on runs scored and runs allowed. In other words how things “should’ve” happened. I decided to compile a list of pennants and divisions that “should’ve been won” by a different team based on the Pythagorean W-L records. 1. 1885 NL PENNANT WHO WON: CHICAGO CUBS WHO “SHOULD’VE WON”: NEW YORK GIANTS 2. 1889

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IS OZZIE ALBIES REALLY THIS GOOD?

Photo courtesy of MLB.com. Ozzie Albies is this season’s breakout star. The Atlanta Braves second baseman is tied for the home run lead in the Majors with 13, and is a contender for the NL MVP award. This is pretty impressive considering this is his first full season and he was never projected to be a power hitter in the

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