Let’s get something out of the way first: The strategy of using an opener works...when a very good starting pitcher is not available to pitch for you. If you have a choice between a) alternating 4 or 5 relievers over 9 innings, or b) trying to get 5 to 7 good innings from your 4th … Continue reading What the World Series taught us:
Out of left field is a once in a while post that covers matters that don’t necessarily require one thousand words of analyzation, but that I’d like to address anyway. In no particular order of importance… Man, once Joe Buck and John Smoltz set on a course of talking points, they will not deviate regardless … Continue reading Out of Left Field (Series version)
We’re asking the wrong question: The question should not be “Is Cashman a good GM?” The question we should be asking is “Is he good enough?” And I think even the staunchest Cashman defenders have to answer, “No – he is not good enough.” He clearly isn’t as good as Jeff Luhnow. And that’s not … Continue reading Re. Cashman: It’s the wrong question.
If you haven’t seen my most recent posts, just a quick reminder: For several reasons, the post-season isn’t the time to break down and over analyze everything. It’s time to simply enjoy the show. So below I have a couple of observations that, had I made them in the regular season, you could rest assured … Continue reading ALCS game 1 recap
We’re going in a slightly different direction with the blog today – this post will be shorter and less analytical than most. I woke up this morning with the intention of doing an exhaustive preview of the ALCS, but there really isn’t anything about Houston or the Yankees that we don’t already know. At this … Continue reading ALCS preview
Needless to say, A LOT happened last night in game one of the ALDS between the Yankees and Twins, so we can’t unpack all of it. But there were a few things on which I’d like to expand… Paxton needs to be on a short leash. I said it in my series preview during the … Continue reading NYY/MIN: What you missed
At this point in the season, there are no secrets. We know who the Twins are. (But Imma’ tell you anyway…) Their pitching staff on a whole likes to be aggressive and throw strikes. It’s almost as if their pitchers are from the 19th century when the point of the strike zone was to force … Continue reading Twins: Your need to know