The Impact of Switching Leagues (For Hitters)

The Impact of Switching Leagues (For Hitters)
It’s the week of the MLB Trading Deadline, and yesterday we witnessed a flurry of moves involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Cardinals. Leading up to this Sunday’s deadline, we’re likely to see quite a few more trades going down. While a change of team and environment can have a ...

Embracing Homosexuality in Sports

Embracing Homosexuality in Sports
One day we’ll have a booming economy again. We’ll have high education standards and low dropout rates. We’ll have cell phones that double as wide-screen TVs and triple as laptop computers. We’ll have clean energy personal vehicles and cleaner energy mass transit systems. And yes, we’ll have national health care. Best of all, we’ll have ...

How a pitcher’s defense can affect his value on FanDuel

How a pitcher's defense can affect his value on FanDuel
This week wraps up a four week tour of how opponents and quality of defense affect hitters and pitchers. So far I’ve looked at how defense and pitchers affect batters, and last week I looked at how the quality of the opposing offense affects a pitcher. This week, I’ll be looking at how a pitcher ...