Nov 1, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) reacts after scoring the tying run against the New York Mets in the 9th inning in game five of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Thank You, Hoz

The Clutch Gene exists. It’s most definitely real. As a practicing sabermetrician, I’m not supposed to admit this. It’s not in the party platform. Several of my comrades from other websites will scoff at my lead. Nonsense! It’s a fallacy! I can already hear the jeers. Yet the Clutch Gene is real. And spectacular. Long-time […]

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The Moose Market

We’ve traveled from declaring this offseason market to being “weird” a couple months ago to “collusion!” today. I’m not certain I’ve packed my bags for that trip, but there’s certainly something afoot. The latest, the Mets signing Todd Frazier for two years at a total of $17 million, is the first hint of desperation. Not […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Kumar Rocker

Most draft years, prep pitchers start to fall or show up on draft boards further down than the prognosticators envisioned due to their high volatility and lack of success on the way to the major leagues. The more front offices study the statistical success of college players relative to the preps, the more they will learn that […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

I think there’s a pretty good chance a 25-man roster built with only free agents would be a playoff team in 2018. Alex Avila, Jonathan Lucroy, Eric Hosmer, Neil Walker, Mike Moustakas, Eduardo Nunez, Jon Jay, Lorenzo Cain, J.D. Martinez and Logan Morrison is a pretty salty offense. The rotation of Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, […]

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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part (BP Kansas City Episode 83)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/12/29/the-waiting-is-the-hardest-part-bp-kansas-city-episode-83.mp3 We took last week off for Christmas and … not much has changed. Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, and Mike Moustakas are still free agents, as are many other notable major leaguers. What gives? We discussed the factors in play and speculated about how this weird market might work out once things (if things) start […]