Red Sox Sign Chris Martin, Strike Zone Artist

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Justin Choi blogs.fangraphs.com Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Move over, Jacob deGrom; this was the best free-agent deal of last week: Right-handed reliever Chris Martin and the Boston Red Sox are in agreement on a two-year, $17.5 million contract, pending physical, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Martin, 36, was […]

Count Got Your Tongue? Consider the Breaking Ball

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Justin Choi blogs.fangraphs.com Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Falling behind in the count puts an enormous amount of pressure on the pitcher. It’s in his best interest to throw a strike and retake control, but knowing this, hitters are more likely to swing. Aiming outside the zone is dicey: It’s great […]