Posts tagged Houston Astros
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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