.45 The Stompers Get Stats

Ben Lindbergh describes what happened when a professional baseball team let him take over as general manager and apply the most cutting edge analytics…
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Tommy John Surgeries Are Down, And Nobody Quite Knows Why

Last week, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reported that Angels ace Garrett Richards would miss the rest of this season — and
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Here's What Happened When We Tried To Play Moneyball Without Any Money

This is an excerpt from The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh, a
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Statheads Are The Best Free Agent Bargains In Baseball

It’s getting more and more crowded on baseball’s bleeding edge. As sabermetrics has expanded to swallow new disciplines and data sets,[footnote]The
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Pray Your Favorite Actor Doesn't Become James Bond

In the BBC miniseries The Night Manager, a John le Carre adaptation that premieres in the U.S. tonight, Tom Hiddleston stars as Jonathan Pine, an un…
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Older Hitters Are Declining, But It's Not Because They Can't Stand the Heat

Although Major League Baseball’s audience is old<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/baseballs-troub
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FiveThirtyEight: The home run is back, and no one knows why

FiveThirtyEight: The home run is back, and no one knows why
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A Baseball Mystery: The Home Run Is Back, And No One Knows Why

On his first day in office, in January 2015, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his int
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A Statistical Analysis Of Stephen Colbert's First 100 Episodes Of 'The Late Show'

In the post-FDR era, it’s customary, if not necessarily telling, to assess a newly elected president’s performance after the hundredth day in power, w…
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Sabermetrics Is Killing Bad Dugout Decisions

How would a baseball fan from the 1980s, awoken from Futurama-style suspended animation, be able to tell that teams evaluate data differently in 201…
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