Man, the holidays are starting to become a bore, right? I’ve posted Open Threads it seems a million times since Halloween, when it reality it’s been three, our last one just recently at Christmas. It feels like it’s been literally...
  • January 1, 2020
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It’s easy to forget now, but once upon a time Yoenis Cespedes was considered a bust for reasons other than his injuries. The original YouTube sensation, after an otherworldly rookie year in 2012 (135 wRC+ and 4 fWAR), Cespedes slumped...
  • December 31, 2019
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Welcome to ‘Marty’s Musings’, my weekly column of numbers summarizing the happenings in the baseball world. I am your guide for taking an analytic look at the news and notes throughout the game, and highlighting this week’s key pitching matchups....
  • December 30, 2019
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When Kris Bryant slung a ball over to Anthony Rizzo to record the final out of the 2016 World Series, it looked like the Cubs would be dominant for a while. Their core of Bryant, Rizzo, Willson Contreras, and Javier...
  • December 28, 2019
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You could be forgiven for not thinking much about Carlos Santana. When he came up, he was billed as Cleveland’s switch-hitting replacement for Victor Martinez behind the plate. Like Victor before him, Santana’s bat played even when his defense didn’t,...
  • December 27, 2019
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We’ve had a fantastic year at BTBS, so with that comes a ton of thought-provoking articles ranging from legal analysis, to baseball commentary, all the way to in-depth legal analysis of all of the scandals that broke late in the...
  • December 26, 2019
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The Toronto Blue Jays made a significant addition to their rotation on Sunday by signing Hyun-Jin Ryu to four years and $80 million dollar—their third highest free agent contract in their history and highest in the Shapiro/Atkins era. According to...
  • December 24, 2019
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At the end of February, the Colorado Rockies signed third baseman Nolan Arenado to an eight-year, $260 million extension. At the time it was a bit surprising to see such a high-profile player sign an extension one season before hitting...
  • December 23, 2019
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I was lucky enough to see Ian Kinsler play one more time, this time actually out west when I happened to be in San Francisco for a conference during the first week of the season, playing for the Padres. I...
  • December 21, 2019
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With about 100 days of the offseason left until Opening Day, teams continue to assess who they’ve lost and where their weaknesses and needs are heading into the Christmas holiday. With the December free agent market as hot as it...
  • December 20, 2019
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