On a Slow Start and the Importance of Platoons

Discussing the Giants’ sluggish early offense, the (over)performance of their starting staff, and why they must platoon more in order to stay afloat in the National League. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

PODCAST: On Diminished Velocity and Why WAR Matters

Ben looks closely at Madison Bumgarner’s second start of the season and discusses why it’s critical to think in terms of wins above replacement when analyzing modern baseball decisions. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

PODCAST: Lessons from San Diego and Small Sample Sizes

Ben discusses the key points from the Giants’ last three games in San Diego, in which they pitched well (especially the bullpen) but struggled offensively. He also discusses why it’s far too early to make definitive statements about specific players and the team as a whole. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: […]