NLDS Rockies vs Brewers: Analysis and Predictions

The Colorado Rockies entered the playoffs as the second-highest scoring offense in the entire National League. All of the sudden, they’ve gone cold, and the frustration has been evident. Chris Iannetta broke a bat over his leg following a strikeout. Nolan Arenado couldn’t stop talking to himself after whiffing on a badly hung breaking ball. Colorado has yet to score more than two runs in a game this postseason, and it has them on the brink of a swift exit.

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ALDS Series Preview: Astros vs Indians

These two teams had the two most valuable rotations in all of Major League Baseball in 2018. Cleveland finished the year at the top of the pile with a 22.9 fWAR while Houston was right behind them with a 22.5 fWAR. Their starters finished in the top three in baseball in ERA, xFIP and strikeout rate to name a just a few categories.

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Data Analysis on True Value of Home Field Advantage in the Playoff

From 2003 until 2017, Major League Baseball tried something different. Rather than giving home field advantage in the World Series to the team that won more games during the regular season, it was determined based on the outcome of each season’s All-Star Game. Just about everyone around the league hated this system, and it was eventually scrapped. But why the vitriol? Does it really make a difference where the games are played?

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2018 Playoff Picture: Who will win late in the game?

There has never been a better time to be a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. Elite closers make massive salaries, teams are altering their entire approach to pitching and hitters are ill-equipped to deal with a revolving door of talent on the mound. This all sets up for a 2018 postseason that could come down to which team did the best job of stockpiling arms throughout the summer.

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The Best Pitchers in Baseball for both AL and NL

As progressive as we like to think the sport of baseball has become, there remains a faction of voters who have their doubts about giving an award to a player that has maybe won less often or played less often than his peers.

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From a Hitter's Perspective: Comparing the Success in the 3-0 vs 3-1 Counts

Interestingly enough, during the 2008 and 2009 seasons the 6 thru 9-hole hitters increased their averages when going from a 3-0 count to a 3-1 count, despite getting one strike against them. Then starting in 2010, it all started to trend in the opposite direction, as their averages started falling once that first strike was upon them.

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The Iron Horse

On July 4th, 1939 Lou Gehrig, better known as the “Iron Horse of baseball”, gave what has been referred to as one of the best speeches in American history. One Month prior to this date Gehrig made New York City headlines as he took himself out of the starting lineup for the first time in fourteen years. Gehrig had served the nation for a decade and a half as a model of consistency, he was considered indestructible.

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