Posts tagged Oakland Athletics
Fixing The Bullpen: The Key to the Mets’ 2019 Success

Heading into the 2018 season, the Mets were poised to make noise in the NL East. They looked to get back into their form from 2015 and 2016. Both years yielded positive results, as 2015 marked a World Series appearance and 2016 an opportunity in Wild Card game. However, a 70-92 finish in 2017 left the team searching for answers and a need to improve drastically. What actually happened in 2018 was a different story.

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Moneyball 2.0: How a $66 Million Payroll can Result in 97 Wins

This year’s American League Wild Card Game saw two teams from both ends of the spectrum battle it out in a winner take all. The New York Yankees had the 6th highest payroll in baseball this season and second highest in the American League, at $179 million. Meanwhile the Oakland Athletics came in with Major League Baseball’s lowest payroll of $66 million…

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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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