Why Vancouver Deserves a Major League Baseball Team

Once upon a time Canada had the Expos and the Blue Jays.  Unfortunately Les Expos left Montréal after the 2004 season and moved to Washington D.C.  Recently there has been talk of Montréal once again having a Major League Baseball Team (whether it would be an expansion team or an existing team would move to…

Are Sabermetric Stats Getting Too Complicated? Fear Not.

In the beginning, we had Batting Average.  Shortly thereafter On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage came along.  Over time, more and more percentage based baseball stats were created.  Easy to follow creations like OPS (on base plus slugging) and BABIP (batting average on balls in play) were soon over-shadowed by monstrosities like WAR (wins above…

Making a Case for the Four Man Rotation

Hi All, So I’m a baseball fan.  I absolutely love baseball.  I also love science and all the “Moneyball” type thinking that has emerged over the past 10+ years.  I like to think about different things and recently, I’ve started wondering why teams don’t use a four man rotation anymore. In a five man rotation (used by…