Hitting Statistical Analysis

Hitting Statistical Analysis

Umpire Strike Zone Analysis

Fire Farrell! Keep Farrell!

The last few years Red Sox fans in New England have been able to tell when Fall has arrived, not just by the appearance of the reds and yellows in the trees, but also by the cries of “Fire...

How Did The Hitting Fare During The Dog Days?

The Red Sox followed up a mundane July (13-14) with an 18-9 mark in August – a  better monthly W-L than they have had all season. Their previous monthly best was 16-12 in both May and June. August was their...

Aaron Judge Recuses Himself

Time was, strikeouts were seen as the worst sort of out: true failure, and also selfish – an unproductive out, a time at bat sacrificed without benefit to the team. The bunt, the sacrifice, and the ground ball behind...
Mookie Betts Streak

Anything More Is Gravy

The Boston Red Sox come to the Bronx with a 4.5 game lead over the second place New York Yankees while riding an eight game winning streak, in large part propelled by the additions of Rafael Devers and...
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Analyzing the Red Sox First-Half Offense

Rick Rowand examines the Boston Red Sox offense from the first half, using the 2016 offense as a measuring stick.
Andrew Benintendi Slump

Should Red Sox Fans Be Concerned with Andrew Benintendi’s Slump?

Ian York looks at Andrew Benintendi's recent slump to figure out if it is something for the Red Sox to be concerned about or just something the rookie can work through.

Are the New York Yankees Overachieving?

Baseball’s best and brightest pundits forecasted the 2017 Yankees as a middling team, with very few picking them to even secure a playoff spot, and almost no one giving them a chance to make noise in October. However, as...
Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval: The Fat Man In The Bathtub With The Blues

Rick Rowand explores the weakest link that Pablo Sandoval displays in his game - not his fielding, but hitting from the right side of the plate.
Eric Thames

What is Different About Eric Thames in This Go Around MLB?

Joseph Ferraiola compares the old Eric Thames with the new Eric Thames in an attempt to figure out what's different this time around.
Mike Trout

Revisiting the 2016 AL MVP Mookie Betts – Mike Trout Race; Now with a...

Ah, the 2016 Most Valuable Player race, a contest in Major League Baseball’s junior circuit that seemed to further the widening gap between baseball’s average fan and its sabermetric community. It was ultimately won by Los Angeles Angels outfielder...

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Location is the Key for Rick Porcello

Rick Porcello has not been living up to the four-year extension he received in April of this year. He has been charged with a...

NLDS Game 4 Preview: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Wild Card games are over and the Divisional Series matchups are set. The New York Mets will play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the best of...

Better Know a Reliever: Mychal Givens

The bullpen is often overlooked when a team is successful, yet quickly blamed when a team fails to secure tight wins. So when a talented...
Mookie Betts Streak

Putting the Mookie Betts Streak in Perspective

As of the end of Boston’s victory over Tampa Bay on Patriots’ Day, Mookie Betts had not struck out in 123 consecutive plate appearances,...

Was Francisco Lindor’s Rookie Season For Real?

Top prospects break into the majors every year, and the great majority fail to meet the high bar set by both media and fans....