Defensive metrics are confusing. So we asked a pro to explain how Red Sox fare

For this week’s Olde Towne podcast, we caught up with Sports Info Solutions’ Mark Simon (listen below) to discuss where the Red Sox stack up in some of the advanced metrics used to analyze defense. Simon, who previously worked as a researcher and data guru for ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight,” joined SIS in 2018. The company […]

Who Ya Got: Aaron Judge or Christian Yelich for the Rest of His MLB Career?

You’re starting an MLB franchise today (or once the COVID-19-related hiatus ends), and you have to choose between two franchise players: the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich. It’s an enviable decision, obviously. Both are multitalented outfielders in the midst of their primes with MVP-caliber tools. But if you’re forced […]

Yankees News: Aaron Judge ‘Absolutely Not’ Moving to 1B, Per Aaron Boone

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone ruled out a position change for right fielder Aaron Judge, who’s recovering from a fractured rib and collapsed lung. “No, no, no, no,” Boone said last Thursday on The Michael Kay Show (via the New York Post‘s George A. King III). “Sometimes when a guy has a few injuries, and significant injuries, sometimes there is […]

Erik Neander: From Virginia Tech To Major League General Manager

Charting baseball games for $7 an hour with Baseball Info Solutions. That’s where Erik Neander found himself upon graduating from Virginia Tech in 2005. College might not have been everything Neander hoped it would be. A major shoulder injury in his junior year of high school shut out the possibility of playing baseball collegiately somewhere […]

Conine follows ‘lineage guys’

The 22-year-old outfielder, and son of Jeff, has seen the other Blue Jays players with big league pedigree make it to the Major Leagues and find success — with Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at the forefront of that list — and Conine is hoping to take what’s worked for him so […]

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