Finding a reliable source of saves is as tough as it’s ever been. Only 22 pitchers reached 20 saves in 2019 and only 11 pitchers reached 30 saves. More managers are opting to go with a committee to close out games instead of just one ace reliever. That’s why true closers are rarer than ever this year.
On the first of June, the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers stood atop their respective leagues. Both were rolling. Both had comfortable division leads. Now, on July 1st, a team has overtaken the Minnesota Twins for best in the American League. Thankfully for our @jball0202 and my friend @Audra_Martin, the Twins still hold an eight-game lead in the American League Central. So, it certainly wasn’t the Twins fault they don’t hold the best record in the American League. This new team has just been on fire. Let’s break down who the best teams are on July 1st. Continue reading →
We see it every year. A player who has been good during the course of his career has a down year or a breakout year. It happens. Last year, it was Eric Hosmer, Kris Bryant (for his standards), and Jake Arrieta who underperformed. Who will it be this year? No one can know for sure, but I will definitely give my input (with the help of other members of the Scorecrow team).
What do Billy Jean King, Larry Bird,Victor Martinez, and Kenley Jansen all have in common? They are all members of a growing list of athletes who have been treated for cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats. The most common arrhythmia in athletes and the general population is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).