there just hasn't been enough improvement to think anything but Cleveland running away with the division again this season.
They should “earn” top 5 draft picks for a couple more years so they will be able to build through the draft but really don't have many pieces to trade to accelerate this thing as the White Sox had.
Overall this is a high ceiling low floor team and I think they will end up closer to the floor. Maybe an addition to the pitching staff would change that, but I just don't find this team to be overly special.
Watching this Royals teams could be like watching some of those late 70’s early 80’s Athletic’s teams, without the winning.
So it has been a week Sox fans. So much hope seemed to just come crashing to the ground, Spring training has just started and the Sox have played two games. Let's dive into a quick recap of the week's news. Yoan Moncada reported to spring training and was placed at third base. It … Continue reading The Week in White Sox (2/17-2/24)
It has been a long offseason White Sox fans, but spring training is here and this is a very important one with a lot of things going on. There are players and position battles you definitely need to keep an eye on. There is a roster glut with the additions of Jon Jay and Yonder … Continue reading What I’m Watching For This Spring Training
There is a better way to evaluate relief pitchers than saves or even holds for that matter. Before we look at that metric we will need to look at a stat that is both for hitters and in this case pitchers. It is Win Probability Added (WPA), it is based on win expectancy. Quickly, win … Continue reading SD/MD Spells Relief
The catch-all stat that people use to evaluate starting pitchers is ERA, ERA is an incredibly poor way to evaluate a pitcher. ERA makes us think that we are answering the most import question about a pitcher, how many runs were you responsible for? The issues are in the calculations of how you get to … Continue reading Judging Starters
I am sure while watching baseball games you have seen a graphic or heard the announcers speak about launch angle and exit velocity, especially with some of the mammoth home runs hit. Both can be used to describe how a ball is hit and there is a skill to each. They are both important and … Continue reading StatCast and Hard Hits
Building on what we have gone over before there are concrete ways to know exactly how valuable a player is to the team he is playing on. There are antiquated ideas that a players RBI total will tell you how good that player is. For a player to get an RBI someone had to have … Continue reading wRC and wRC+