On Baseball: For the Cubs, the Playoffs Aren’t Good Enough Any More
The Brewers swiped the Cubs’ division title, and the Rockies snagged their spot in the division series.
More from my site On Baseball: In Bid for Manny Machado, White Sox Wonder if Camaraderie Can Trump Cash
The White Sox have added two of Machado’s closest friends this off-season, but can personal relationships trump the prospect of more wins, and more cash?
Source link Sports of The Times: Baseball’s Minority Management Problem
Commissioner Rob Manfred talks about baseball requiring a certain analytical expertise to explain the lack of minority managers. He should stop.
Source link On Baseball: Bill James, No Stranger to Controversy, Believes His Current One Is ‘Unfortunate’
The writer and researcher made comments on Twitter about the ease with which players could be replaced. The players, and the team he advises, did not take it well.
Source link On Baseball: A Flurry of Activity as All of Baseball Chases the Red Sox
Boston is dominating, and even with Chris Sale headed to the disabled list, the gap is wide enough that the Red Sox mostly watched as other teams scrambled.
Source link On Baseball: Want to See the Starting Pitcher? Don’t Arrive Late
At Citi Field, the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard was gone after four innings. His counterpart, Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola, lasted five. Both surrendered only two runs.
Source link Baseball’s Unappreciated Power Duo
Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard formed a fearsome middle of the order for the Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues, but statistics from their era are incomplete.
Source link On Baseball: After Parkland Shooting, a Prospect Finds Sanctuary in the Arms of Baseball
Jesus Luzardo was running late for a pitching session at Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., when the Oakland A’s prospect received an alarming text: A shooting was underway.
Source link Raised Far From Baseball Hotbeds, Nimmo and Bird Share an Unlikely Reunion in the Majors
Nimmo remembers Bird as always have a discerning eye and a cool hand at the plate, someone who seemed to act and play the game well beyond his years. “Greg is an old soul in a young […]