Thread: MLB News

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Jeff Fogle in today's New York Post: "there's very strong evidence a changed baseball construction is causing flyballs to soar further than in 2018. It's not technically right to call them 'juiced balls' because they haven't been injected with anything. But they're more aerodynamically friendly to distance."

For bettors playing the daily over/under of runs scored, overall and in each game, he says "it's probably best to combine early 2019 ballpark data with 2017 ballpark data... throwing out 2018."

No supporting data, but, well, it's the New York Post.

Under a picture of Brian Goodwin, the caption reads: "the Angels play in the No. 1 home run park in the majors."

Alex Patton Alex

Hold onto your hat, the MLBPA and the owners are negotiating over who owns the data generated by wearable tech. Good story here by Eno Sarris and Brittany Ghiroli.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 23

Such hypocrisy on the part of the owners: Oh my gosh! We can't have rich teams expand to 40 players in September when small-market teams can't afford it! A level playing field, that's what we want. Everybody competing.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/opinion-mlb-to-fix-baseballs-worst-problem-uneven-rosters-terrible-september-games/ar-BBULzX2?li=BBnba9I#page=2

What I don't get: Why would the players agree to this without getting anything in return? Where have you gone, Marvin Miller?

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

It happens every Spring! The charming story of Luke Hagerty.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 13

How-teams-are-maximizing-minor-league-options ... 

I think the bottom line is as Andrew Friedman says ... "Quantity is just as important as quality in today’s baseball."

And I like the (future) depth that the Padres' farm system appears to be creating!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 8

In defense of the status at Yankee Stadium, it seems MUCH better there than the surrounding area ...


Howard Lynch LynchMob
Dec 18 '18

Ballpark food safety story at ESPN. Here's the Yankee Stadium snapshot. No thanks!

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 18 '18