Previously on “Nick Strangis previews the Arizona Diamondbacks”, I suggested that the 2016 Diamondbacks resembled a real life Shrodinger’s Cat – they were simultaneously a young-ish team with loads of untapped talent and incredible upside… Read more »
Posts by Nick Strangis
Next week, the Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced. As usual, the last several months have included tremendous hemming and hawing over the ballot and its abundance of, or lack thereof, worthy… Read more »
Brandon Lee, Mike Carlucci, and Nick Strangis talk about Mike’s visit to Saber Seminar 2017 (and seeing Effectively Wild live), a look back at a 2006 trade, Nick’s visits to SunTrust Park in Atlanta, and a draft of jersey names for Players Weekend.
The White Sox have agreed to terms with 19-year-old Cuban amateur free agent Luis Robert. Many consider the 19-year-old outfielder to be the best international prospect not named Shohei Otani.
For some teams, spring is a time of excited, hopeful anticipation, heralding the beginning of a new baseball season, in which they might place into motion the culmination of their work in order to contend… Read more »
Nick Koss and Nick Strangis join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Chris Sale to the Red Sox, the Wade Davis-Jorge Soler trade, and Adam Eaton to the Nationals. They wrap up with more picks for favorite baseball movies.
The Winter Meetings began this week just outside of Washington, D.C., and the one team everyone will be watching is the Chicago White Sox, as it seems as though the market is waiting for the South Siders… Read more »
Special guest star Russell A Carleton of Baseball Prospectus joins Mike Carlucci and Nick Strangis to look back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s classic baseball show, “Take Me Out to the Holosuite.” The trio… Read more »
Nick Strangis and Tim Livingston join Brandon Lee to talk about making it to independent league baseball, signature player moves in MLB, and alternate ways to change up the Wild Card format.
Matt Jackson, Nick Strangis, and Ryan Sullivan recap of some of the moves leading up to the trade deadline, including Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers, and the Yankees selling.
During the All-Star break, we asked fans to answer two simple questions: “With regard to their favorite MLB team, how locked in are you and what’s your mood?” One hundred and twenty three baseball fans responded… Read more »
Dear Future Twins General Manager, Congratulations on your new job. It’s been a long half decade in the Twin Cities, where the former world champions amassed a 355-477 record, including four consecutive 90+ loss seasons… Read more »
Read about the results here. Welcome to the worst or best day of the Major League Baseball season. If you find yourself cheering for a team that can’t seem to buy a win, you might… Read more »
The 2016 MLB trade deadline is just 40 days away. Rather than target individual trade candidates or destinations for players, Banished to the Pen is going to let you, the reader, find your own targets…. Read more »
Nick Strangis and Tyler Baber join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Rich Hill, Adam Conley, Dee Gordon, tanking teams, and early surprises (recorded Sunday afternoon).
Groundskeepers are like offensive linemen: we often don’t notice them until they mess up. Without regular maintenance, your lovely baseball field can go from this: to this: (Let’s not forget that we’re less than a year removed from a… Read more »
Brandon Lee, Mike Carlucci, Nick Strangis, and Ken Maeda banter about Force Awakens rewatches and then resume their draft of favorite Star Wars things with three more rounds.
Let’s take a Quantum Leap for a moment. I’ll be Al Calavicci to your Dr. Sam Beckett. We materialize in the dry heat of the desert. As I check my handlink, I inform you that… Read more »
Welcome back to another exciting edition of 1985 vs 2015. Previously in this series, we created a new OOTP game and added the best 4 NL and AL teams from 1985 and 2015. In the… Read more »
Previously in this series, we created a new OOTP 16 game feature the best teams of 1985 and 2015 and then simulated up to the All-Star break. In this post, we’ll take a look at… Read more »
In our last post, we set up a new custom OOTP 16 game featuring the best teams from 1985 and 2015. In this post, we’ll simulate to the all-star game while taking a look at… Read more »
Not long after their initial viewings of Star Wars Episode VII, Brandon Lee, Ken Maeda, Mick Carlucci, and Nick Strangis just had to convene to compare their ratings, theater experience, and likes/dislikes. Spoilers throughout.
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of running a professional baseball team? Lack the connections of a BaseballProspectus.com managing editor or a FiveThirtyEight.com writer? Never fear, friend, Out of the Park Baseball, now… Read more »
“Saint” Nick Strangis and “Frosty” Ross Bukouricz join “Reindeer” Ryan Sullivan to talk about Jason Heyward and the remaining big name free agents, then discuss Out of the Park Baseball and saddest offseason moments, and end by exchanging baseball gift stories.
Writers Matt Jackson (of Beyond the Box Score) and Nick Strangis join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about several teams post-trade-deadline, including the Royals, Twins, Braves, Nationals, Phillies, and Blue Jays.
Julio Teheran was tagged for 6 earned runs across 6 1/3 IP on Tuesday. The Red Sox hit 4 doubles, a triple and a home run. Brock Holt completed ¾ of his cycle before Teheran’s… Read more »
Yesterday, the AL All-Star voting race was updated and Alcides Escobar widened his lead to nearly 3 million votes. The AL shortstop race is of particular interest because it’s a deep field featuring several players… Read more »
Welcome back to Banished to the Pen’s preview of the 2015 season for The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. So far, we have posted previews for the Sonoma Stompers, Pittsburg Diamonds, and Vallejo Admirals…. Read more »
Welcome back to Banished to the Pen’s preview of the 2015 season for The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. So far, we have posted previews for the Sonoma Stompers and Pittsburg Diamonds. The opening… Read more »
Welcome to Banished to the Pen’s preview of the 2015 season for The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. Yesterday, we posted the preview for the Sonoma Stompers. Now entering its third season of play,… Read more »