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November 19, 2014 2:42 pm
Systems Architect/Developer position avaialbe with Kansas City Royals
November 13, 2014 12:35 pm
Will Chase Utley finally top his inferior teammate?
This will be the first time since
's partial rookie season that Ryan Howard finishes ahead of him in MVP voting Chase Utley
May 24, 2014
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November 11, 2014 12:11 pm
GMs, as we all know, are getting smarter. Are they?
Two years ago, Jerry Crasnick released his annual Polling of the Execs, in which a couple dozen GMs and GM-types ("general managers, assistant GMs, player personnel people and scouts") answered that ol' impossible request: Predict Baseball. It's one of my favorite columns of the offseason, giving us insight into the way that people on the inside think baseball works.
I used the occasion to look back at those GM-types' success rate over the previous nine seasons, and found that they were hardly better than random chance at predicting whether a player would be good ("I saw (Kaz) Matsui four years ago, and I thought he was a better player than Ichiro,") or where a player was going to be signed or whether a player was going to be traded or to whom. Don't mistake that for lack of value; just acknowledge that what we're getting is a particular type of insight from these answers, if not necessary a particularly bankable forecast. Read the full article... Cleaning up Baseball Prospectus, one Russell Carleton unfiltered post at a time.
We talk about pitching decisions in terms of leverage, but most of what we think of as modern pitcher usage—five-man rotations, seventh-inning guys, closers, LOOGYs—is born only secondarily of leverage. The real factor is attrition, and the acknowledgment that we can’t expect the team’s best pitcher to throw every inning of every game without breaking down or getting much, much, much worse from overuse. Say we know that
is less likely than any Braves pitcher to allow a run in any situation, but he can only do it 75 times all year; the goal is to avoid wasting a single one of those 75 on a low-leverage situation, thus dooming some other high-leverage situation to an inferior pitcher. Without the attrition—if Kimbrel could pitch all day every day—there would be no decision. Kimbrel’s manager would look very smart. Craig Kimbrel Read the full article... Cleaning up the internet, one dumb tweet at a time.
Some guy who clearly has no idea what he's talking about wrote this on Twitter
Read the full article... On the impossibility of the Royals getting up from a drubbing like that.
OMFSM! The Giants not only won the pennant, but they completely dominated the Royals last night. Hard to believe, but in a game where both teams had such amazing momentum coming in (8-0 vs. pennant winning walk-off!) one of them actually lost the game. And call me a conspiracy theorist, but I personally think it might have had something to do with
, rather than some sort of government conspiracy. Madison Bumgarner Read the full article... Wrapping up the scores as we head into the final day of voting.
What a long strange journey it’s been. You and me, and these crazy IBAs. Read the full article...
October 16, 2014 11:11 am
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
Congratulations to Andrew Friedman,
new President for Baseball Operationsfor the of Los Angeles (and shhhh don't tell anyone, but he's really the new GM). Can I just assume that readers of this website are familiar with his handiwork in Tampa Bay? If not, there's Los Angeles Dodgers a book by some Expos fan who used to work here that gives a rough overview of the topic. Read the full article...
October 10, 2014 12:19 pm
Discussing the AL Player of the Year race.
Standing amidst the freshly clipped outfield grass in anticipation of one’s first playoff game has to conjure up a mixture of excitement and nerves, as the two emotions see-saw for supremacy of their owner’s heart and mind. So it was, in 2014, for a former first round pick. Drafted in 2009, the outfielder might have lost his ethereal glaze but he can still fly, and did so, homering in the divisional series. Read the full article... Reacting to a world without baseball and reviewing the NL Rookie of the Year race.
This is the way the world ends Read the full article...
Can you believe the Cardinals have made it through so many postseasons without ever having luck, fortitude, or clutchness go against them? No, you can't. Recapping Tuesday's managerial meltdowns, and a look at the NL Manager of the Year race.
Wellllll those were some doozies. Both NLDS matchups wrapped up last night and both featured some...interesting...decision making by the managers of the losing teams. In one corner we have
, who hit the panic button pre-game by opting to start Don Mattingly in center field over the admittedly struggling Andre Ethier . In the other corner we have Yasiel Puig who seemed resolute in his decision to rest his best relievers for the next game, even if that game comes in Spring of 2015 Matt Williams Read the full article...