Sabermetrics 101: WAR (Wins Above Replacement)

WAR is an acronym for wins above replacement. The concept is simple. Each player in some way contributes to his team’s win or loss. Hitters contribute by scoring runs and pitchers contribute by preventing runs. The more a player contributes to his teams wins the more valuable the player is. WAR is an attempt to…

Sabermetrics 101: A Brief Introduction

We’ve all heard the saying “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” Not only did I work for one but I asked to work for him. John isn’t a nerd in the traditional sense. He has enough social presence to navigate the world without the awkwardness generally associated with unusually…

Kentucky’s Best Baseball Players

To a lot of people where we were born is a point of pride. When someone from our hometown or our home state becomes famous it brings a sense of pride and can bring people together. This list is based on the player’s place of birth. If you believe we have made an error please…

Major League Baseball Should Change Slowly

Baseball, like everything else, has evolved over time. One hundred years ago the idea of dozens of players hitting 20 home runs in one season seemed like an impossibility. It also, most likely, would have seemed to be a terrible idea to rely on relief pitchers to secure wins. After all, relief pitchers were subpar…

Kansas’s Best Baseball Players

To a lot of people where we were born is a point of pride. When someone from our hometown or our home state becomes famous it brings a sense of pride and can bring people together. This list is based on the player’s place of birth. If you believe we have made an error please…

The Dumbest Unwritten Rules of Baseball

Baseball is a game of attrition. Players who make it to the highest level of professional baseball have an unusually high confidence in their abilities. They have to possess that confidence to survive the gauntlet that is the path to the majors. Baseball, during its infancy, was a sport played by rough men. It was…

Iowa’s Best Baseball Players

To a lot of people where we were born is a point of pride. When someone from our hometown or our home state becomes famous it brings a sense of pride and can bring people together. This list is based on the player’s place of birth. If you believe we have made an error please…