Author Archives: Alex Yalen

Relying on Spring Training results can be detrimental to your wealth

The Nationals recent call-up of Moises Sierra from AAA ball is not the kind of transaction that stops Baseball Twitter in its tracks. Sierra, a corner outfielder with some power, has been a professional ballplayer for years — from his … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals: WORLD SERIES & TRUST

“World Series or bust,” Davey Johnson said before the 2013 season. “That’s probably the slogan this year. But I’m comfortable with that.” Nats fans remember these comments all too well — and the listless mediocrity that followed in 2013. And … Continue reading

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2017 Nationals: Excellence is a process

When a club captures four division titles in six years, it is not lucky. Yes, luck is involved day-to-day, but that big-picture result is profound. It can only happen as the result of intentional, structured, programmatic choices; a deep personal … Continue reading

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Cautionary tale of Spring Training stats — A big fish in a small Simon Pond

Hockey is the biggest sport of Canada where youngsters typically learn to play the game on frozen ponds. In British Columbia in Canada, you may be surprised to know there have been 28 Major Leaguers from British Columbia compared to … Continue reading

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