Here’s hoping that your season has gotten off to a good start. That has not been an easy task thus far, with all the injuries and roster-shuffling. If you were hoping that this would be our first in-season update, I’m sorry to disappoint, but it’s still way too early. Remember...Read More
In our final update, our focus is on spring training developments that may have affected our earlier expectations. We throw out some more players to target, especially those at the very bottom of the player pool. Doug, Pat and I...Read More
The more we take a deep dive into all the variables affecting the 2021 season, the more we realize what a morass we’ll be facing. What can we take away from the 2020 short season? What can we learn from...Read More
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