“Big Boy Time” Coming for Cubs at Mets

Earlier this month, Cubs manager Joe Maddon used the phrase "big boy time" with reference to how he planned to distribute playing time after the July 31 trade deadline. https://twitter.com/ESPNChiCubs/status/1157038167540883473 This phrase has taken on new meaning following a three-game sweep by the Washington Nationals to close out the Cubs' most recent homestand. While the…

MLB Advanced Stats that Senior Citizens – and John Smoltz – Can Appreciate

It seems like one of the favorite things for old fogeys to complain about these days in relation to Major League Baseball is the so-called sabermetrics revolution. Teams are increasingly reliant on analysis of advanced stats to make personnel and game decisions. It shouldn't come as a surprise that executives and coaches of baseball franchises,…