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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A look at MLB’s new player motion tracking system - MLB - Ben Reiter - SI.com

When this goes online I may never leave my computer.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 21, 2014 at 01:49 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb network, sabermetrics

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Exposition:The Jonah Keri Mega Q&A

INSTREAM: Going back to the 1969 Staub trade, on Page 27 you talk about how Manager Gene Mauch “Went to meet with the Astros, leveraging contacts he had within the organization.” How difficult do you think it is for a GM or president to trade with other ballclubs in the absence of deep relationships? From 1976 to 1991, the Expos and Cincinnati Reds exchanged a total of 32 players. I know it’s 15 years and there’s a few GMs in there, but that’s a lot of trades.

JONAH KERI: That practice was rampant then, since we were years away from scouting staffs becoming more sophisticated, and particularly far away from using technology (both by generating reports on players via computers, or even having ease of communication like text). Thing is, though, teams STILL make more trades with other teams/GMs with whom they feel most comfortable. It’s just human nature.

djordan Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: expos, jonah keri, mlb network

 

 

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