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Sonny Gray: The Knight in Shining Armor

Warning! The contents of this article may be upsetting to Yankees fans. Sonny Gray will be viewed in a positive light. This past weekend Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced that Sonny Gray will start against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, September 11th. This will be only the second time Sonny Continue Reading

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#KilltheWin: The Decline of 20-Game Winners

20-game winners were was once as common as the 30-home run hitter. Not anymore. #KilltheWin. 20-game winners are quickly becoming extinct. For that reason, I’m not going to beat around the bush this time. Instead, i’ll start by making my point right here at the start. Here it is: A Continue Reading

Chris Sale Will Sustain His Dominance

Chris Sale has always been a premier MLB starting pitcher. This season, he solidifies himself as one of the best. In Chris Sale’s 2017 season with the Red Sox, it became clearer than ever that Sale is a completely different pitcher in the first half of a season than he Continue Reading

#Kill Trilogy Part Three: Error

The error is one of baseball’s worst stats. That is precisely why the #killtheE movement has picked up some steam. I want you to take a look at three real-life cases. While watching each case, ask yourself two questions: (1) Was this play ruled a HIT or an ERROR? (2)If Continue Reading

#Kill Trilogy Part Two: Win

Believe me, I realize that, including this one, my last two pieces have involved killing. It’s just that some of these anachronistic stats serve no purpose any longer. So, why beat around the bush? Get rid of ’em. Next up: the win. This is the second of a series of Continue Reading

#Kill Trilogy Part One: Batting Average

For decades, Batting Average has been hailed as the king of the stats for sportswriters and fans alike. That stops now! When announcers and analysts speak of a player – any player – many will refer to his batting avarege as an indicator of his performance. Visit MLB, SI, or Continue Reading

Matt Kemp: The Resurgence

In December 2017, The Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers pull off what is supposed to be a sweetheart deal for both teams. Matt Kemp wasn’t having it. The Braves part ways with Matt Kemp, who is owed $43 million over two years, and in return they receive Adrian Continue Reading