Grading My 2019 Awards Predictions

The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the 2019 Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) awards winners. This means it's time for me to grade last week's predictions. American League Rookie of the Year My Prediction: Yordan Álvarez Winner: Yordan Álvarez Running Tally: 1/1 National League Rookie of the Year My…

BBWAA Awards Predictions

The final business of the 2019 MLB season will come to a close this week with the announcement of the annual Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) award winners this week starting tonight with the Rookies of the Year, concluding with the Most Valuable Players on Thursday. Here are my thoughts on who deserves to…

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,…

MLB Doesn’t Market Mike Trout but Claims It’s His Fault!

A lot of news broke over the All-Star Break. Between the Josh Hader tweet scandal that emerged during the All-Star Game, and the Manny Machado trade to the Dodgers, one story flew under the radar. Fittingly, it concerned Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout, the best pro athlete nobody's heard of. Knowledgeable baseball fans are aware…