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If baseball's MVP voters allowed objective criteria to guide them, we wouldn't have much of a debate about which two players deserve to win the award. But without debate, why bother caring about sports? Often, the empirics are so overwhelmingly in fa...Blog | November 14, 2013
In case you were busy spending time talking to loved ones, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Mike Napoli hit a game-winning double as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, at Fenway Park on Patriots Day. After the game, a pa...Blog | April 16, 2013
The baseball analytics revolution has helped us answer many questions that might have seemed unknowable before. We can now measure not only a pitcher's velocity but also the exact horizontal and vertical break on his pitches, the precise coordinates ...Blog | March 06, 2013
The Reds recently gave Joey Votto 225 million reasons to stay in Ohio. Of course, the general consensus of this deal, and the Brandon Phillips one that followed, was that the Reds would one day regret it. Votto might have MVP credentials, but he p...Blog | April 20, 2012
Three big contract extensions in 24 hours. How'd the Indians, Rangers, and Reds do? Let's take a look. Carlos Santana signs a five-year, $21 million deal with the Indians that includes a $12 million club option for a sixth year. Seven years...Blog | April 11, 2012
Here's your Friday baseball news long toss covering stories on and off the field. According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, baseball officials are twisting themselves into knots over the long, languid, Darwinian regular season possibly ending with a thre...Blog | September 23, 2011