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Monday, November 28, 2016

Swydan: Job Posting: Boston Red Sox Baseball Operations Analyst

Location: Boston

Description:
The Boston Red Sox are seeking an Analyst for the team’s Pitching Development and Baseball Research & Development groups. The role will focus primarily on using an analytical approach to evaluate pitcher performance and provide support to development staff in the field. The analyst will work closely with VP, Pitching Development and the R&D team to develop methods to improve the effective understanding and application of pitch tracking data throughout Baseball Operations.

The position reports to VP, Pitching Development and VP, Baseball Research & Development, and candidates are expected to start in January, 2017.

Sounds great! Except…

Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours is a must.

Also, pillow and blanket not included.

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: November 28, 2016 at 02:12 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: analysts, analytics, job posting, pitching, red sox

Friday, November 04, 2016

The Cubs Just Ended Baseball’s Analytics War

It’s never, ever been about being right. It’s always about being better. It’s tough to get better if you believe you have all the answers. By questioning everything, including what you believe to be true, you remain open to change and improvement. Theo has always gotten this.

Baseball has been solved, and the solution is simple: There is no solution. It’s when you think you’ve got the game figured out that it bites you in the ass. There is always more information to be had, and more information is always useful. The battle was never between the quants and the gut-instinct types, it was between the curious and the incurious. The curious have won. Like Japanese soldiers hiding in the mountains of the Philippines for 30 years after World War II, there will still be pockets of resistance for some time in the form of small-town columnists desperate to serve up clickbait with an anti-analytics screed. But make no mistake: The war is over.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 04, 2016 at 08:28 AM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, cubs

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

MLBN: Brian Kenny releases new book

Tom Verducci interviews Kenny about his new book, “Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution”:


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mushnick: New-school thinking has taken all the wonder out of baseball

Such a wonderful game. Saturday, MLB Network presented consecutive “Look-Ins” to games in progress.

The first showed Ichiro Suzuki, 42, working a walk, stealing second, going to third on a single to short left, and scoring on a sac fly. Fabulous.

Next was Daniel Murphy hitting one deep to right. The ball hit the top of the wall and rolled toward the infield. Running all the way, Murphy easily made third, whereas “the game has changed” posers and joggers would’ve been at second, if not thrown out at second. Murphy then scored on a single.

This was maximized-opportunity, play-the-right-way baseball — even if Ichiro and Murphy risked the mockery and condemnation of ESPN’s Dan Le Batard for playing “the white way.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, old man yells at cloud

 

 

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