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Friday, August 14, 2015

Deadspin: Aroldis Chapman Broke MLBs Statcast

Aroldis Chapman throws the baseball very fast. So fast, in fact, that he ruined’s Statcast Leaderboard. That’s where MLB shows a glimpse of the data from its player-tracking technology, listing the leaders in a bunch of categories. One is fastest pitch, and the problem was that the 50 fastest pitches this season, from a high of 103.9 MPH to a “low” of 102.4 MPH, were all thrown by Chapman. Yeah, we get it, he throws hard, but who else does? Enter a cutesy solution: the Chapman Filter.

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 14, 2015 at 09:44 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Reds are holding up trade traffic, according to Jon Morosi


According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, Walt Jocketty is hauling the obnoxiously slow boat that’s clogging up the left lane of the baseball world.

If that’s tangibly true, it confirms at least one of the two nonsensical dogmas Reds fans have heard whispers about for months, with the off chance that both head-scratching theories are true.  If there’s a hard deadline that’s been put in place for all potential deals and said deadline comes after the city of Cincinnati gets to host the All Star Game, either the front office of the Reds is prioritizing having Reds players in the All Star Game more than them being healthy trade chips, or the front office is deluded enough to think the next week’s worth of games still has significant bearing on whether the Reds can be a contender in 2015.  Or both, if you’re way into baseball masochism.

You can bend your mind a bit to see that the Reds’ unwillingness to yield carries with it a bit of admirability, at least in a Spartan sort of way.  Perhaps they’re determined to fight until the end against all odds in some grandiose attempt at generating pride through unsuccessful stubbornness.  Perhaps the front office came across a spare $200 million that the rest of the world is unaware of and they plan on using it to keep the likes of Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman around for the rest of their playing days.

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