Division Series Weekend Top Plays

The Division Series got underway on Thursday with the first National League contests, followed by a full four-game slate on Friday with the beginning of American League action. Here are the current standings of each series: National League #4 Nationals vs. #1 Dodgers LAD leads 2-1 #3 Cardinals vs. #2 Braves ATL leads 2-1 American…

Oops, He Did It Again: Verlander No-Hits Jays for the Second Time

The 2019 Toronto Blue Jays flirted with being no-hit by Trevor Bauer on April 4 and Shane Bieber on July 24, but it ultimately took a veteran ace, Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros, to lock one down. Verlander completed his third career no-hitter during the finale of Jays' and Astros' weekend series at Rogers…

Who’s Your Ace? Let’s Rank the Active Strikeout Leaders

As a distraction from the Cubs' poor play on Friday, I decided to ask my Twitter followers their opinion on the best pitcher out of some of MLB's active strikeout leaders. They overwhelmingly voted for Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals. https://twitter.com/farnorthsider/status/1155321987281108992 But is he really the best? Let's put this to the test by…

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,…