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For the Chicago Cubs, Maybe Ben Zobrist Should Bat Ninth

In ‘Batting (Dis)Order,’ the chapter of┬áThe Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball┬áthat deals with optimizing lineups, the authors hit the nail on the head in the introduction: “To understand the impact of your possible choices,” they write, “you have to understand the environment in which you are working. Context.” That’s true, of course, and it’s […]