View image | gettyimages.com The beginning of April is an exciting time for baseball fans as it is. When you add in the spectre of a blockbuster trade (hours before the first game of the season) you get some real excitement. The San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves pulled off
There gets to be a point where total run index becomes more or less ineffective. That point hits squarely when we are talking about relief pitchers. Relief pitchers offer one or two categories (depending on your league) in spades and these categories have little to do directly with TRI. So,
Unofficially, this is a continuation of the total run series. However, using total runs when looking at relief pitchers presents a number of problems. It’s one thing to translate total runs into home runs, runs, and RBIs. It’s more difficult with starting pitchers, but the statistic usually translates into some
I hate closers. Okay, maybe that is a bit extreme. It’s not like I send hate mail to Craig Kimbrel and Mariano Rivera. I hate the idea of closers. Of course, my hatred for closers probably shouldn’t have much to do with your draft strategy as it pertains to closers.