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November 1, 2013

Manufactured Runs: Moments of Transition, Moments of Revelation

by Colin Wyers

Colin thanks and bids farewell to the sabermetric community as he joins the Houston Astros.

August 27, 2013

Manufactured Runs: Are The Astros Really the Most Profitable Team in History?

by Colin Wyers

No. No they aren't.

August 13, 2013

Manufactured Runs: SABR and the Importance of Preserving Sabermetric History

by Colin Wyers

Why knowing what went before will help the sabermetric movement in the future.

August 5, 2013

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Biogenesis and Baseball's Post-Human Present

by Colin Wyers

The real danger Biogenesis revealed and the false threat that we shouldn't make this about.

August 2, 2013

Manufactured Runs: SABR Recap: On Motion Trackers, and Exciting Games

by Colin Wyers

Colin reviews two stats presentations from SABR's Friday schedule.

August 1, 2013

Manufactured Runs: The Phillies President Speaks to SABR

by Colin Wyers

A review of the keynote address at this week's SABR convention in Philadelphia.

July 10, 2013

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: The Mystery of the Missing .500 Teams, Part Two

by Colin Wyers

Have we been underrating big-market, high-payroll teams?

July 5, 2013

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Ruben Amaro and the Ryan Howard Reality

by Colin Wyers

The Phillies can survive Ryan Howard's contract, but can they survive the GM who gave it to him?

June 28, 2013

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: The Mystery of the Missing .500 Teams

by Colin Wyers

If .500 is average, where are all the teams with .500 records?

May 14, 2013

Manufactured Runs: Listen to What the Heyman Said

by Colin Wyers

Why Jon Heyman's questions about WAR are worth asking, and answering.

April 26, 2013

Manufactured Runs: The Hawk Trap

by Colin Wyers

Breaking down the debate about sabermetrics between Brian Kenny and Hawk Harrelson.

April 22, 2013

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: The King in Cubbie Blue

by Colin Wyers

Does public criticism of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo help the Cubs?

January 10, 2013

Manufactured Runs: What Hall of Fame Voters are Doing to the Hall of Fame

by Colin Wyers

Writers didn't want to induct anybody into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision with no small consequences.

November 8, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: What the Recent Trend Toward Inexperienced Managers Means

by Colin Wyers

The Rockies and Marlins recently hired managers without any prior major-league managerial experience, and they're not the only teams to do it. Colin explains it all.

October 17, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Caution: Narratives Being Built

by Colin Wyers

Are narratives bad for baseball analysis?

October 11, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Is the 2-3 Format Fair?

by Colin Wyers

Has the Division Series format for 2012 put some teams at a home field disadvantage?

October 3, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Mariners to Move Safeco Fences In

by Colin Wyers

A look at Seattle's plans to move in the fences of their ballpark to boost offense.

September 21, 2012

Manufactured Runs: The Very Long Night of Melky Cabrera

by Colin Wyers

Does it really matter who wins the batting title?

September 12, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Searching for Fatigue in Stephen Strasburg

by Colin Wyers

Does a look at Stephen Strasburg's PITCHf/x data reveal what might have caused the Nationals to shut him down early?

September 5, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: How Much Team Age Matters

by Colin Wyers

How much should the age of a team's present roster affect our forecasts for its future success?

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