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February 2, 2006

Crooked Numbers: You Stay Classy, San Diego

by James Click

After a few years in the fold, one of our own moves on.

January 12, 2006

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: More Hilbert Questions

by James Click

Spinning off of Keith Woolner's work, James Click proffers more questions for analysts to answer in 2006.

January 5, 2006

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Double Play Thursday

by James Click

James looks at two unanswered--and unrelated--questions in today's 2-for-1 special.

December 29, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: The Numbers You Saw

by James Click

James recaps the 2005 season by revisiting some of his predictions from the Spring.

December 22, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Value Over Replacement Column

by James Click

James discusses the curious practice of teams acquiring what they already have, and wonders about the notion of Replacement Value in the process.

December 15, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Deviation from Standards

by James Click

James adjusts the way we present information to see if there's anything useful to be learned.

December 1, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Plop Plop Fizz Fizz

by James Click

James takes a look at the crazy offseason market for relievers to see if there's anything we can learn about reliever consistency.

November 17, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: What Were They Thinking?

by James Click

A look at some of the more unjustified uses of MVP votes in recent memory.

November 10, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Today's Oxymoron Is Free Agents

by James Click

James looks back at last winter's free agents to see what he can learn about this winter's relative scarcity of quality players.

November 3, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Homeland Defense

by James Click

James takes a look at the year-end Park Adjusted Defensive Efficiency numbers and discovers a new reason for home field advantage.

October 27, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Taking Advantage

by James Click

James takes a look at the myth that certain hitters only do well against bad pitchers.

October 19, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: An Appreciation

by James Click

James, a Bay Area native, honors the late, great Bill King.

October 13, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: In Need of Relief

by James Click

With just a few guys getting work in postseason bullpens, James wonders if relievers perform worse when summoned several days in a row.

October 6, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Crappy Odds

by James Click

Winning a playoff series is often seen as a crapshoot. Is it?

September 29, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Still Not Clutch

by James Click

James makes a key adjustment to his clutch work from last week.

September 22, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Popping the Clutch

by James Click

James takes a crack at win probability and the concept of clutch, and discovers that a certain media darling is just not clutch.

September 16, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: No Team without M-E

by James Click

Depending on your definition of "value," Derrek Lee might be the MVP this year. He won't win the award, though. James explains why.

September 8, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: The Bull in the Pen

by James Click

James tackles the divide between the way the mainstream media values relievers, and the way more advanced metrics do.

September 1, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: In Reverse

by James Click

Our view of the season would be very different if it had played out exactly in reverse to reality. James rewinds the year, and shows us how.

August 25, 2005

Premium Article Crooked Numbers: Going Streaking

by James Click

Last week's column on the Royals' losing streak generated a lot of discussion, and revealed some errors. James sets things straight this time around.

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