Beyond Moneyball

Q Talks Podcast: John Dewan, a pioneer in the sports analytics field, and Zach Binkley, professor of sports management at Quinlan sit down with host Rick Sindt to discuss the history of Sports Analytics, how it is used today, and their predictions about how the industry will grow in the future. Click here to listen […]

Alabama’s biggest preseason question: Is the run defense ready to bounce back?

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the 2020 college football season is evolving. This story is part of a series examining programs’ biggest on-field questions as preseason camps open. When the final chapter of the 2019 Alabama season was written, how could the takeaway have been anything other than a missed opportunity? That may seem harsh […]

2020 MLB season preview: Power Rankings and everything you need to know for 60-game sprint

The 2020 major league baseball season will be like none that has ever come before it. MLB’s 30 teams will have just 60 games to try to streak into the postseason. Players and coaches will need to focus on the field while maintaining strict health and safety protocols off of it. There will be limited travel, empty […]

Mookie Betts’ Selflessness Inspires Major League Baseball When It Comes To Pursuing Equality

Acrimony defined the complex negotiations to restart Major League Baseball’s 2020 season while society is simultaneously fighting for social justice and confronting the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Baseball is cautiously moving forward with a 60-game schedule beginning in late July. Commissioner Manfred unilaterally implemented a season after several intense weeks of exchanging proposals with the Major […]

Baseball’s top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

There is going to be a baseball season after all, one of 60 games, following a month of ugly public negotiations between the players and owners over how to navigate through the money of the shortened season. In the words of Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, “COVID-19 already presented a lose-lose-lose situation and we’ve somehow found a way to […]

Coronavirus pandemic slows contract talks between Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs

The coronavirus pandemic has put on hold not only the 2020 major league season but also contract-extension talks between All-Star shortstop Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs. Baez, under team control through 2021, told ESPN that the Cubs and his representatives had what he characterized as multiple “really good” conversations about a long-term contract extension during the spring. Nonetheless, he […]

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