EJ, Scott, and Paul discuss All-Star games, Manny Machado, and potential trade deadline moves.
Aaron Judge sees more borderline pitches called as strikes than any batter in the major leagues. So far in 2018, Judge has seen 1,449 pitches in the lowest part of the zone or below the zone. According to Statcast, 7.9% of these pitches, 114 total, were called as strikes. The average MLB batter sees 2.9% of […]
The Opener is 2018’s latest baseball innovation. Just over a month ago, the Tampa Bay Rays started relief pitcher Sergio Romo against the Los Angeles Angels. It was mostly a move out of necessity since an already-thin Rays starting staff has been decimated by serious injuries this season. However, the opener was also a long-held […]
Mike Trout is having the best season in major league history, just one year after being on track for the best season in major league history prior to an injury. However, the Angels still kind of suck. Even before Shohei Ohtani’s injury, the Angels were only able to assemble a good enough cast around Mike […]
I am generally a supporter of instant replay in baseball. Armando Galarraga must be avenged. However, the current system has serious problems. Baseball would be better if they didn’t exist. Here are three: Problem: Finality, Solution: 5-second challenge clock It’s a 3-2 count with 2 outs, and the runner on second. The batter hits a […]