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Was Jeter better than Nomar and ARod?

The career of Derek Jeter is a perfect illustration of the multitude of factors that go into a Hall of Fame discussion. And rightly so. The contemporary

The Road to the Majors: Balancing College Baseball and Academic Commitments

College baseball and schoolwork can be hard to balance. It’s not just about managing time; it’s about combining passion and duty, dreams and reality. This article will go into detail about how difficult this balancing act is and how aspiring big leaguers can stay on track on both paths.

Where are the Best Venues to Watch MLB?

Nothing sums up the USA more than a trip to watch the ballgame. Baseball is America’s pastime with a storied history dating back more than 150 years. At its best, it provides heart-stopping drama on the field, and the food from the concourses isn’t bad either. It’s all about picking the best spot out of the 30 MLB stadiums. Here is our guide to the best venues for watching a baseball game.

Historic Average on Balls in Play is Lifting Arráez in Chase for .400

Let’s get something out of the way: Luis Arráez is not going to hit .400 this season. Not because he’s not a good hitter. Arráez definitely is. But, hitting .400 is extremely difficult, and nearly impossible. In today’s game of 100 mile-per-hour sliders and efficient defensive alignments, it is impossible.

Greatness Score: The Shortstops

Here we are back with the second installment in a series called “Greatness Score,” a system I devised to help rate the candidacy of players for the

The 20 Greatest Minnesota Twins of All-Time

In this, the latest installment of my series on franchise leaders, I focus on the greatest Twins of all-time. At least according to Wins Above Replacement, otherwise

How much does defense matter in baseball?

The headline is click bait. Of course defensive matters in baseball. Doesn’t it? I’m writing this article because I noticed strange things while browsing Baseball-Reference.com recently. From

The 20 Greatest Dodgers of All-Time

This is the third installment of my “Top 20” series, looking at the top players for a specific franchise based solely on Wins Above Replacement. Quibble if

Only World Series champions without Hall of Famers

From 1903-1989, every World Series winning team except two have boasted at least one future Hall of Famer on their roster. In most of the cases, the winning team has had more than one player who have gone on to be immortalized in Cooperstown.

The Greatest Cinderella teams in baseball history

Here’s our list of the greatest Cinderella teams in baseball history, from the 1914 Miracle Boston Braves to the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, these teams wore the glass slipper for one magical season.