The Seattle Mariners traded OF/1B Mark Trumbo to the Baltimore Orioles for catcher Steve Clevenger, confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports Continue reading Mark Trumbo Traded to Baltimore – Takeaways
Does it matter how hot a team is heading into the postseason? Continue reading Hot or cold heading into the postseason. Does it matter?
By Derek Helling Six years after becoming the first woman to coach men as a professional in the sport of baseball, Justine Seagal has elevated her craft to the major leagues. The Oakland Athletics have made her the first female coach in MLB history, inviting her to be a guest coach at their instructional league camp next month. While Seagal’s tenure with the franchise is finite, lasting only as long as the camp endures, she will be compensated by the team for coaching. This is another step forward for gender equality in an industry which has an unfortunate history in that … Continue reading The significance of Justine Seagal
Derek Helling analyzes the cost per win ratio of teams so far. Continue reading Bang for the buck: best and worst cost per win ratios in MLB
Fans on both sides of Missouri are seeing their Major League Baseball teams win at a higher rate than any of the other teams in their respective leagues. Continue reading We won’t see an I-70 World Series in 2015, but Chicago and Toronto fans should be excited
Mike McCollum looks at postseason battles we should all be rooting for. Continue reading Postseason Match-ups to Root For
Derek Helling explores the MLB/MLBPA’s new domestic violence policy. Continue reading Has MLB truly become a business with a social conscience?
The latest edition of “Bullpen Banter” with CTB writers Patrick Brewer and Casey Boguslaw. Patrick asks Casey how he handles the Chicago Crosstown Series; they also run through the wildcard races and discuss the Dave Dombrowski news. Continue reading New “Bullpen Banter” Podcast: White Sox-Cubs, AL Wild Card, Dombrowski
The lack of reaction is the best example of acceptance for David Denson. Continue reading The wonderful irrelevance of David Denson
Rob Manfred is nearing the end of his first year on the job and it has been a year filled with good progress and good discussions about many aspects of the game. Is it time to turn the conversation to playoff restructuring or divisional realignment? Continue reading Is it time for a divisional realignment or playoff restructuring?
Which wildcard hopefuls have the best shot at grabbing a one-game playoff berth? Continue reading Which wild card outsiders can become insiders?
Derek Helling examines what is, seemingly, one of the most irrelevant offensive statistics. Pitches per plate appearance Continue reading King of irrelevant offensive statistics: pitches per plate appearance