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How MLB Teams Got Their Names: AL Central

The K Zone A Series by Maddie Marriott and Mike Duffy Installment #2 by Maddie Marriott January 9, 2019 Welcome back to your favorite series: How MLB Teams Got Their Names! (*crowd roars*) If you haven't checked out our first... Continue Reading →


How MLB Teams Got Their Names: AL West

The K Zone News A Series by Mike Duffy and Maddie Marriott Installment #1 by Maddie Marriott January 2nd, 2019 A team's name is a vital part of its identity. The name shapes almost everything about the team's image, including... Continue Reading →

Gavin Garay: Elevating People Around

-The K Zone- January 1st 2018 Gavin Garay Interview by Mike Duffy Photo by Ed Delany Mike Duffy: When did you know you wanted to play professional baseball? Gavin Garay: It was always a dream of mine but it became... Continue Reading →

The Trouble with Tommy John

There are several theories as to why pitchers tear their UCL's, making Tommy John Surgery necessary. I compare the leading theories to the historical data to see which ones can hold their own.

Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo Killed in Car Crash

- The K Zone - December 8, 2018 Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo Killed in Car Crash by Mojo Hill In a tragic and heartbreaking Tweet that was posted Friday night, it was reported by Marcos Grunfeld M. of Univision Deportes... Continue Reading →

One in 49 Million

The hitting streak is one of the most most exciting feats in baseball, but is this show of physical and mental endurance real or just a statistically expected illusion?

2018 MLB Awards Picks

National League MVP Mike Ian Mojo Maddie Jack The K Zone Official Ranking 1 Yelich Yelich deGrom Yelich Yelich  Yelich 2 Rendon Carpenter Yelich Arenado Freeman Arenado 3 Arenado Rendon Arenado Carpenter Story deGrom Breakout star Christian Yelich took first... Continue Reading →

Jim Haley: Good Will Utley

-The K Zone- November 3rd 2018 Jim Haley Interview by Mike Duffy Mike Duffy: What were some of your favorite parts about the Rays Organization? Jim Haley: Some of my favorite parts about the Rays organization are their willingness to help players... Continue Reading →

KAP: The Bold Story of Gabriel Kapler

Kapler has a more bold and analytical approach to the game. These things on top of a few more made him a unique choice for a Phillies organization that is familiar to more of a traditional approach to baseball. He has had a rollercoaster first year as manager, and a very interesting journey into baseball which I was just excited to find more about.

Zach Pop: Popping Bottles

-The K Zone- October 7th 2018 Zach Pop Interview by Mike Duffy Mike Duffy:  Growing up in Canada, was Brampton a hockey or baseball town? Zach Pop: Brampton was definitely a hockey town. Mike Duffy:  What are most looking forward... Continue Reading →

Evaluating the Myth of Postseason Experience

We've all heard MLB commentators, especially the old-school ones, complain about a team's postseason chances because its players lack experience, but is there real evidence to suggest that's true? Taking a look a hitters, pitchers, age, and experience, we can draw a data-driven conclusion.

Joey Gallo: An Interesting Case

By: Jack Kennedy Ever since the analytical era of baseball began, the way we view baseball stats has significantly evolved. Emphasis has been continually taken away from standard stats such as batting average and has been redistributed to the increasingly... Continue Reading →

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