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…

Who’s Been a Bigger Reds Contributor – Puig or Winker?

The Cincinnati Reds made a number of moves over the offseason to bolster their pitching staff and offense in order to make a run at relevance in the NL Central Division. The biggest splash came from the acquisition of OF Yasiel Puig from the Los Angeles Dodgers in order to get some power bats in…

Advanced Stats Show Another Side of Addison Russell’s 2016 Season

Cubs IF Addison Russell has been tendered a contract for the 2019 season and is expected to remain with the Northsiders for the 2019 season, barring a trade. Russell's on-field performance has regressed significantly since his All-Star season in 2016, when he helped propel the team to a division championship and World Series title by slashing…

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,…