Baseball's Biggest Number - OPS - Is Of Little Value

On Base Percentage (OBP) plus Slugging Percentage (SLG) produces OPS, which can be a big, impressive number. However, it has been known for over si ... read more

Cleveland Three Game Shutout Sweep Recalls Similar Feat By Los Angeles To Start the 2016 Season

When Carlos Carrasco and two relievers of the Indians combined to hold the Royals scoreless in Sunday's 12-0 rout, it marked the third straight gam ... read more

Understanding Baseball Through a Computer Simulation: Evaluating Batting, Steals, and the Hot Hand

Accurate analysis of baseball is made very difficult by the fact that there are many variables at play, and that multiple players can simultaneousl ... read more

The New York Mets Among Teams Are Most Likely To Change Managers

New York manager Terry Collins, whose Mets have struggled through devastating injuries to the pitching staff, has been the subject in recent talks ... read more

Colon Gets Important Win For Himself As Well As His Team

Veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon made headlines last year when, after twenty seasons in the Big Leagues, he finally hit his first home run. His blast ... read more

Looking Back On The Last Perfect Game In Major League Baseball

In the current era of Major League Baseball, when strikeouts are rampant, the fact that Matt Cain of the Giants struck out fourteen hitters would b ... read more

Houston Has A Problem Controlling Central

In spite of getting to watch the most dominant team in baseball for the first half of the season, fans of the Astros must be feeling uneasy about t ... read more

Chicago Got A Starter, But Should Have Improved Its Bullpen Instead

The Cubs seemingly addressed their biggest concern at the trade deadline, acquiring starting pitcher Jose Quintana from the cross town rival White ... read more

Baseball Players Who Have Spent Three Different Stints With The Same Club

When he suited up for Kansas City after the trade deadline on August 1, outfielder Melky Cabrera joined a host of other players who have spent a se ... read more

San Diego Has Been One Of The Quiet Feel Good Stories Of This Season

The Padres have been making inquiries about trading for Oakland ace Sonny Grey, according to an article from ESPN.com yesterday. Foxsports ... read more

Mink Oil for Baseball Gloves - Here's Why Not

Using mink oil on your baseball glove? Think twice. Here's what you need to know. Mink oil comes from the skin of a mink. Animal or vegetable oils ... read more

Baseball's Unwritten Rules: Base Running Do's and Don'ts

Every year you will read or hear that a Major-League manager declares his most important, absolute first rule is that every one of his players must ... read more

Encarnacion Reaches Milestone In Cleveland's Victory Against Toronto

When you think of all of the great sluggers who have suited up for Cleveland since the inception of inter league play back in 1995, it is hard to b ... read more

Baseball's Unwritten Rules: Sliding & Tagging

Although not written in the Rule Book, situational and technical aspects of the Game have been taught and written about for over a century. The wel ... read more

Best Youth Baseball Bats - Choices in Material

In a game of baseball, the bat is what matters. An uncomfortable bat can make it hard to hit powerful strokes that drive home. This short section d ... read more