Jason Hammel is sick of this shift

Jason Hammel does not care for the shift. Jason Hammel gave up several soft hits through open spots in the shift tonight. He railed against the shift postgame. “I’ll probably get backlash tomorrow.. But I’m tired of it.” — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) May 23, 2018 The comments came on Tuesday night, following an outing where […]

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How To Kill a Rally, Two Outs At a Time

Another day, another loss. And two times where Royals batters grounded into double plays. This is brutal. The Royals hitters rank 13th among AL teams in B-WAR at 2.9. (Let’s not talk about the pitching. OK, we’ll digress for a moment. The Royals rank dead last in B-WAR for pitchers at -1.0. ) There are a […]


It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Grayson Rodriguez and Adam Kloffenstein

One of the major strengths of this upcoming draft is in the prep pitching class. From the arms I’ve already highlighted in Mason Denaburg, Carter Stewart, Kumar Rocker and Ryan Weathers, to the ones I’m likely going to pass on due to their higher draft status, this year’s class is stacked. As usual, the state of […]

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