By Mike Clay You can calculate batting average. You can recognize when a player commits an error. You know all about Runs Batted In or, as they’re more commonly referred to, “RBIs”. In the old days, that was about all you needed to know to hold a conversation about the best and worst players in the major leagues. Today, that just doesn’t cut it. Enter terms like OPS, BABIP, … [Read more...] about When Judging Players, Join The 21st Century
By: Matt Jenkins With power declining in baseball, finding home run hitters can be a little bit difficult for fantasy owners. When looking at fantasy baseball 2015 rankings, power needs to be pretty heavily considered in order to compete in the home run and RBI categories. Here is a look at the 5 best power hitters right now in the game. Nelson Cruz People are … [Read more...] about 5 Best Power Hitters In The Game
By Miguel Salcido There are a lot of naysayers out there that claim the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be, well, not very classic. On the flip side, there are also many people that love it. Let’s examine both sides, first we look at the camp that argues against the WBC. Here are the main arguments against the WBC that I hear along with my counter points: Not ALL … [Read more...] about Why the World Baseball Classic Truly is Classic
If you watched any part of Game 7 in the 2014 World Series you may have met “Mad Bum” as he destroyed the Kansas City Royals (on two days rest) and was crowned the series MVP. What you didn’t learn then– Madison Bumgarner is from a tiny town in North Carolina, called Hickory — nicknamed more than a century ago as “Bumtown”. Eric Adelson of Yahoo Sports, wrote a … [Read more...] about Who Is Madison Bumgarner?
Joe Maddon, from Hazelton, Pennsylvania is now the former manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, sources reported early Friday afternoon. Maddon unexpectedly opted out of his contract with the Rays to explore other management opportunities for the 2015 season, according to his agent Alan Nero. Maddon is the second asset to depart the Rays over the past few weeks, as the team lost … [Read more...] about Joe Maddon Opts Out of Contract, Leaves Tampa Bay Rays