My latest on GammonsDaily.com
I’m happy to have joined the writing team on Peter Gammons‘ site and I have been busy.
- World Series – What to Watch: Kevin Siegrist vs. David Ortiz Who will the Cardinals pit against David Ortiz when the game is on the line in late innings? I say Kevin Siegrist and here’s why.
- These Guys Are Second to None The World Series showcases two of the best second basemen in the game in Matt Carpenter and Dustin Pedroia. I look at their numbers and those of Robinson Cano, the third elite second baseman in baseball.
- RISP- Allen Craig is the best in the game The Cardinals have a huge addition returning to their lineup against Boston. Allen Craig‘s numbers are astonishing with runners on base. And find me another article that quotes Rudyard Kipling and Neil Young.
- Jon Jay’s bat is slowing down Jon Jay is an important part of the Cardinals offense, but there are indicators that show that his bat s slowing down after a long season.
- World Series weather; Cardinals bringing the heat It’s going to be chilly in the Fens tonight, but the Cardinals bullpen throws nothing but heat. Check out the difference in the speed factor between the two teams.
- The future is now for Xander Bogaerts Xander Bogaerts just turned 21 and has the patience of a veteran. Ask me how many pitches he swung at on 0-0, 0-2, and 1-2.
My latest on BaseballAnalytics.org
- Whiffing The Count Is pitch count a justification for striking out a lot? That’s one way to look at Mike Napoli. I think there are other more productive ways to do it and I look at them in this article.
- The Red Sox Love That Dirty Water One of the reasons, in this on paper toss-up World Series, to pick the Red Sox is that thanks to the Mariano Rivera inspired victory by the AL squad in the All-Star Game, the Red Sox have home field advantage, and they love home cooking. This article has a complete breakdown of home and away numbers in both the regular and postseasons.