In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating profiles Eric Van, the former sabermetrician for the Boston Red Sox, and other mathematical minds like him. Although MLB is more inclined toward numbers, the anti-geek culture hasn't changed.
Peter Keating writes for ESPN The Magazine that a new study suggests choking is real. And for teams with a past history of coming up short in the clutch, their players are more likely to be overcome by the pressure.
For ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes how -- with seven titles in 10 years, packed stadiums and franchise values skyrocketing -- Boston is not only the most successful city in sports but also the smartest.
Much was made of the few notable absences from the 2010 All-Star rosters. But there is no bigger snub than Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano, who has been the best in baseball when it comes to statistics pitchers can most control.
The value of a home run has changed over time, but Peter Keating takes care of that in this Next Level analysis by re-scaling the all-time leaderboard based on dominance. And wouldn't you know it, we have a new leader.
Peter Keating takes a long look at what MLB teams spend on the draft and determines that the discrepancy is growing between those who throw money at prospects and those who don't. Not surprisingly, the spenders are becoming winners, too.