Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Kenya’s Kipyegon ready for Olympic title defense after long absence Kenya’s Olympic 1,500 meters champion Faith Kipyegon said on Thursday that winning a silver medal at this year’s World Championships in Doha after having a baby had motivated her to try to retain the Olympic title at Tokyo 2020. Kipyegon returned to competition this season after taking nearly two years off for the birth of her daughter last year and has recovered from an adductor injury picked up in June.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 4:56 am
Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are close to acquiring catcher Omar Narváez from the Mariners in a trade. The deal is not yet done, but Rosenthal says that Seattle will receive at least one minor leaguer in exchange. Narváez, who will turn 28 just before pitchers and catchers report, would fill the hole left by the departure of Yasmani Grandal.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:58 pm
OOTP then ran 100 simulations of the 2020 season for each of the 30 MLB teams with each of those players added. OOTP also created a baseline by running 1,000 simulations in which the 10 free agents were not on any roster, and we compared the numbers of playoff appearances and World Series titles for each team with each free agent added against that baseline. The results?
Posted: December 4, 2019, 8:22 pm