The New Moneyball, With Lots and Lots of Money
The Los Angeles Dodgers have baseball’s highest payroll but they haven’t just used their financial muscle to load up on stars. They assembled a powerhouse by focusing on the fringes of the roster.
Why the Yankees Will Win the World Series—Unless They Miss the Playoffs
The New York Yankees are quite possibly better equipped than any other team in baseball for the pressure-cooker format of the playoffs. But first, they actually have to make the playoffs.
In July, Pitchers Have Barely Been Able to Get Jose Altuve Out
Since 1913, there have only been seven instances of a player going through a calendar month with at least 100 plate appearances and a .500 batting average. Jose Altuve could join that exclusive club with a few more good games.