Spring training camps have opened and we’re days away from the first games. As much as that sounds like a normal statement, we are still a good ways from normality. Ian Desmond has opted out of 2021, which could open...Read More
There is good news and there is bad news.
The good news is that we’re getting smarter. The marketplace seems to be coming to terms with all the advice we’ve been doling out over the years and the results are...Read More
This is where you will find your new DASHBOARD on February 10. All links are here.
It’s been nearly a month since my last post and we still don’t know if there will be a designated...Read More
What can you say about 2020? Here are a few brief words from my Introduction in the just-released 2021 Baseball Forecaster:
(When it comes to the pandemic,) I hope you have not been badly affected. I take solace in knowing that this is just our reality...Read More
Somehow, some way, we managed to get through a 60-game 2020 season. Congratulations if you won your league. Great news if BABS helped you get there!
The final 2020 BABS ratings have been posted to the database. Since BABS is a long-view tool and these final ratings are based on...Read More
As the Major League Baseball season begins its fragile return, we have one final pre-season update of the BABS Database and Master Spreadsheet, and some commentary.
KEY CHANGES: Playing time ratings have been updated as appropriate; overall, the distribution of those ratings has flattened. Adjustments to the asset ratings have...Read More
Welcome back to 2020. It’s nice to know that there is a path to a 60-game season, however, the COVID cloud is a stark reminder that nothing is certain yet. Still, BABS needs to assess what 60 games means. I have received several emails from readers asking whether BABS will...Read More
It’s the question on everyone’s mind — WHAT NOW? (Click through for a message from Ron Shandler.)
This is the final planned BABS Game Plan update for the 2020 pre-season, but we all know about “the best laid plans…” so who knows? This update’s focus is...Read More
To all: MLB’s indefinite suspension of operations will not affect the scheduling of our final BABS Game Plan update, currently set to post on Wednesday, March 18. Should the delay to the start of the regular season warrant another update, we will add one to the schedule. Any further information...Read More
DASHBOARD — All links here
The question I have been asked the most over the past few weeks is, “How is BABS going to deal with the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal?” The great thing about BABS...Read More