Archive for January 2020

The Hardball Times welcomes the new year with a few days of baseball-related fiction.

We all know record-breaking streaks defy the odds. Now let’s find out by how much.

Reflections in the desert.

Hoffman shaped the landscape for relievers in ways we’re still seeing today.

Fan Scouting could bring another way to deepen the connection between the people in the stands and the game on the field.

How can we best use previous data to accurately predict the future?

Seeking the balance between skill and “the mean” when determining just how good players truly are.

Part 2 of our all-world team takes a look at the starting lineup.

From Europe to Asia to the Carribean – and even, in one case – an actual ocean, we begin the construction of an all-world team.

What’s the best way to estimate a team’s true talent level?