SABR 50 at 50: Analytics

It's the 50th anniversary of the founding of SABR - Society for American Baseball Research. To celebrate, SABR offers 50 moments in the evolution of baseball analytics for the past 50 years. This is a great piece for people to learn important moments in the game's history from a non-player point of view. What makes [...]

Fan vote for coveted #1 slot in Topps baseball card set revealed

Topps has announced that Fernando Tatis Jr. will be the first card in their 2021 set. Since 2016, Topps has collected a community vote to decide the top spot. Trout is the only player to have won that vote twice, in '16 and '20. It's fathomable that Tatis could join Trout one day. He's only [...]

What pitching every fourth day would mean for Trevor Bauer and the team that signs him

With the Mets' top free agent target now looking like Trevor Bauer, it's encouraging to me to find out that one of the things he wants is to pitch in a four-man rotation. Now, that's not going to happen with the Mets. But for the reigning Cy Young Award winner to actively campaign for the [...]

Poll: Are you comfortable with Steven Matz in the Opening Day rotation?

Last year, Steven Matz had a terrific Spring Training. In Grapefruit League play in 2020, Matz put up a 1.50 ERA, as he allowed just two hits and one run in six innings, while fanning five without allowing a walk. But he was unable to bring his strong results into the regular season. In fact, [...]