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Friday, June 14, 2019

Rosenthal: It’s not baseball, it’s Bludgeon Ball. And the frequency of home runs is nothing short of numbing – The Athletic

The statistical context of the game shifts and so does the evaluation of its players. I get not liking the style of play. The claim that the current style and statistical context prevents the accurate evaluation of the game’s current players is a silly argument.

The same kind of adjustment is now necessary. Fans love homers. Children, and many adults, love sugar. But at some point, enough is enough. How can teams accurately evaluate hitters in the current environment? How can they accurately evaluate pitchers? Statistics determine how players are paid. And every night, often several times a night, something happens that is just . . .  not . . . normal.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 14, 2019 at 05:40 AM | 83 comment(s)
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