"THIS IS SO COOL," John Dewan, the owner of Baseball Info Solutions, recently wrote on actasports.com. Cool because in more than 25 years of studying defense, Dewan had never seen teams embrace a sabermetrically recommended strategy as quickly and fully as clubs now adopt the shift.
Yankees president Randy Levine just criticized the agent for Dellin Betances for taking him to arbitration. Among other things, Levine called Betances a "victim" of his agent, Jim Murray, basically saying that Murray's proposal of $5 million was delusional. An arbitrator gave Betances $3 million, which was the Yankees' number.