Modern Baseball

Dick Williams and Barry Larkin

Summer of 2015 I wrote a post (Culture of Narrowness) about how nepotism and insider-bias hiring practices and player evaluation were producing serial failure for the Reds. That article was prompted by a rep... Read More...

Walks are Refundable

The purpose of this article is two-fold.   First, we’ll quickly look and see how much it costs teams, on average, to let a guy reach Super Two status.  For an explanation of Super Two, you can g... Read More...

Hey batter, batter, batter …

Maybe we understood the benefits of plate discipline back in Little League and just didn't know it. Cameron Frye got it. That time-honored taunt encouraged the opposing batter to swing. No one ever shouted: ... Read More...

Backward to the future

The Reds have been a bad, bad team for large chunks of the past two seasons. They finished with the second-worst record in baseball this year. Injuries indeed played a substantial role. That factor exone... Read More...