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August 23, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Tufte Takes on the Red Sox

by Nate Silver

Nate applies Tuftian analysis to a Red Sox team fresh off being swept in five games over the weekend. What should Theo do to prepare for 2007?

August 16, 2006

Lies, Damned Lies: The Origins of the Closer

by Nate Silver

Nate looks at the myth of how closers are made.

August 3, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Is Bigger Better?

by Nate Silver

While trade-deadline acquisitions of big-name players make for big headlines, Nate wonders if those trades actually helped their teams the most this year.

July 27, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Playing Matchmaker

by Nate Silver

Three big bats, seven true contenders...Nate sorts out who'd be best served by making a big deal this weekend.

July 14, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Tufte Takes on the Tribe

by Nate Silver

What happened to the Indians?

July 5, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: More on Elo

by Nate Silver

Nate returns to Elo for a look at the 30 best teams since 1960.

June 28, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: We are Elo?

by Nate Silver

Nate delves into another sport's method to rate teams in season, across time, and into the present, and looks at its applicability to baseball.

June 21, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: The Other Molina

by Nate Silver

Nate digs a little deeper into the running game, wondering if we've been understating the value of Yadier Molina.

June 15, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Justin Verlander

by Nate Silver

Nate examines a young pitcher who statheads may be underappreciating.

June 7, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Tony LaRussa and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Long Game

by Nate Silver

Nate examines a decade's worth of data to see if there's anything to a "hangover effect" after playing a VLG. What's a VLG? Read on...

May 31, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Tufte Takes on the A's

by Nate Silver

Nate presents a visual analysis of the A's, who aren't performing nearly as well as their winter supporters had thought.

May 25, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Is it Still Good to Be the King?

by Nate Silver

Nate wonders about the struggles of the Mariners' young star.

May 17, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Trouble in Wrigleyville

by Nate Silver

Nate observes whether or not the Cubs need to strip down to the foundations or the baseboards to build for a better future.

May 10, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: WBC, Again

by Nate Silver

Nate follows up Monday's column on the WBC pitchers after many readers were skeptical.

May 8, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: WBC Pitchers

by Nate Silver

Nate has noticed something fishy about pitchers who participated in the WBC.

April 26, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Underrating Mark Buehrle

by Nate Silver

Nate takes a look at a player who PECOTA may be undervaluing.

April 12, 2006

Lies, Damned Lies: Neighborly Baseball

by Nate Silver

Nate wonders about an overflow effect in two-team markets, and finds some surprising results.

March 29, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Breaks Hearts

by Nate Silver

PECOTA projects the standings for the upcoming season, and Nate chimes in on where he thinks it has erred.

March 22, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Rethinking Replacement Level

by Nate Silver

Nate wonders if there's still more to be learned when it comes to considering replacement level talent.

March 15, 2006

Premium Article Lies, Damned Lies: Another Look at Plate Discipline

by Nate Silver

Nate takes a closer look at plate discipline, wondering how to best measure and describe it.

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