- Ben Lindbergh examined the durability of pitchers who came over from Japan. The general perception is that they break down after two or three years, but it turns out they’ve been much more durable than pitchers who started their careers in MLB.
- Joe Lemire wrote about a new virtual reality program teams are using to develop prospects. They use it to help pitch recognition. One team saw a 13 percentage point increase in pitch recognition after only two months of training. Pretty neat stuff.
- A non-baseball link to close it out. Some dude managed to turn his shed into the No. 1 ranked restaurant in London on Trip Advisor. It is a completely ridiculous (and hilarious) story.
Friday: Here is tonight’s open thread. The (hockey) Rangers and Devils are both playing, plus there’s some college basketball on as well. Talk about those games, Ohtani signing with the Angels, or anything else here. Just not religion or politics, please.
Saturday: So, that was quite a day, huh? Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee. Or will be once the trade is made official. Pretty cool. Anyway, this is the open thread again. All the local hockey and basketball teams are in action, plus there is plenty of college basketball on the schedule as well. You know how these things work now, so have at it.
Sunday: This is the open thread for the final time. The Knicks are playing tonight, plus there’s all the day’s NFL and college basketball action as well. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.