BABS analyzes the trade deadline moves

by Doug Gruber

It was a crazy last few hours, especially the final minutes, as the new MLB “single” trade deadline reached its conclusion. Now that the deadline has passed, what is most important for us and our fantasy teams is to get BABS’ assessment of the major transactions, not...

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BABS and the baseballs

by Pat Cloghessy

It’s the baseball, stupid. 

In 2019, baseballs are leaving the yard at a rate of 2.76 HR/game, which would break the record  of 2.52, set in 2017. Are changes to the ball responsible? Is the ball “juiced”? Justin Verlander thinks so. It appears his comments have...

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July 2019 BABS Update – Batters

by Doug Gruber

At last week’s MLB Midsummer Classic, consensus among baseball’s experts was that three players have separated themselves from the others for this year’s MVP honors. Mike Trout appears to be the runaway leader in the American League, while Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger are in a virtual...

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July 2019 BABS Update – Pitchers

by Pat Cloghessy

Well, this is awkward. Entering 2019, few would have put Jack Flaherty and Yu Darvish on the same planet. As luck (skill?) would have it, the July BABS update reflects on their skills thusly: (KK |-ER). 

But wait a second. Were their converging assets and liabilities a...

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BABS 2019 All Stars

by Pat Cloghessy

It is increasingly difficult to find fault with All-Star selections. It appears fans are able to decipher who is “most-deserving” as opposed to who they like best. One could say that the baseball-watching community is more BABSian than ever. 

Here are the BABS All-Stars for 2019:

Catchers

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Are disappointing stars candidates for positive regression?

by Patrick Cloghessy

No one wants to admit the sunk cost of an expensive draft choice. But positive regression is still possible. It’s not too late for these frustrating few to be useful, even great fantasy players provided they at least approach historical skill levels.

Is Mookie Betts (p,s,a)...

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June 2019 BABS Update – Pitchers

by Doug Gruber

Which pitcher doesn’t belong in this threesome…Jacob deGrom, Stephen Strasburg or Matthew Boyd? If we were talking 2019 player salaries, Boyd at only $2.4 million would be the poor boy in the this group. In the June 2019 update, BABS says that all three arms belong in...

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