By Jason Middleton
It’s mid-December – dipping temperatures, holiday shopping – and two months until pitchers and catchers report for MLB’s spring training.
Baseball fans call it the Hot Stove season. It’s when teams retool their rosters for the coming baseball season. It’s when trades are made and contracts are signed.
And what fuels those decisions. Data. Lots of data.
This week, joining us is Rob Neyer, veteran baseball writer and sabremetrics pioneer. His new book is called “Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game.”
Each half inning of one game gets a chapter of analysis and crisp writing. The game is a September 2017 matchup between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics.
For any baseball fan, this book will keep you going until the spring and Opening Day.
Have great weeks, everybody.