This Week In Baseball Writing: September 19, 2016

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September 19, 2016’s This Week in Baseball Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great work being produced about the sport we love.

Seven Theories for the Home Run Surge Tested

Scott Spratt statistically tests seven popular theories that have been used to explain the higher home runs seen this season in MLB.

I Love the Minor Leagues

With a year of minor league baseball in the books, Kate Preusser explains what makes that particular brand of baseball so special to her.

Baseball Managers Are Getting Smarter About Handling Their Bullpens

Rob Arthur and Rian Watt show how major league managers are utilizing their relievers in a more efficient manner than in years go by.

Doing What it Takes to Keep Players Healthy

Alissa Noe interviews players and staff about the methods used to keep ballplayers healthy, including Nolan Arenado and A.J. Pollock.

MLB player survey: The challenges of mixing baseball and activism

Doug Glanville talked to players including David Ortiz, Chris Archer, and Sean Doolittle about the recent protests preceding NFL games.

Billy Beane has had a plan for the A’s

Jen Rainwater explains how general manager Billy Beane is executing a plan that emulates the the strategy used by another AL team.

What Can Hitters Actually See Out of a Pitcher’s Hand?

Eno Harris uses player interviews, video, and scientific data to find out how players are able to pick a baseball up on its way to the plate.

Indians, Rangers taking different routes to the top of AL standings

Wendy Thurm details the two paths that the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians have taken to the top of their respective divisions.

Let It … Eat?

Michael Bauman explains a little-known phrase to baseball outsiders and tries to figure out just where it came from.

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