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December 26, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Turkeys

by R.J. Anderson and Colin Wyers

Looking at the biggest outfield transactions over our break.

December 21, 2012

BP Unfiltered: The Philosophy of Park Factors

by Colin Wyers

Why we don't use component park factors in TAv.

December 8, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Walking in a Spreadsheet Wonderland

by Colin Wyers

A holiday carol.

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.

November 3, 2012

Transaction Analysis: What We Would Have Said About the Dan Haren Deal That Didn't Happen

by Colin Wyers

The Angels didn't trade Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol on Friday night. But if they had, this would have been our reaction.

October 30, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Do the Giants Signal the End of Moneyball?

by Colin Wyers

In a word, "no."

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.

October 2, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Putting the V in MVP

by Colin Wyers

What does valuable mean?

September 26, 2012

BP Unfiltered: A Modest Point About the AL MVP Race

by Colin Wyers

One question that seems to have gone unasked.

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 7, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Do the Dodgers Lack Chemistry?

by Colin Wyers

An alternative explanation for their lack of success since the big trade.

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?

August 27, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Ethier's Interference

by Colin Wyers

A funny thing happened on the way to a baseball.

August 22, 2012

Manufactured Runs: Is the Answer to Imperfect Umpiring Really Robot Umps?

by Colin Wyers

We all want to see more plays called correctly, but altering the existing umpiring system could have unintended consequences.

August 15, 2012

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: The Importance of Imperfect Models

by Colin Wyers

If we disagree with something a metric says, does that mean we have to discard it?

August 2, 2012

BP Unfiltered: So You Wanna Work In Baseball?

by Colin Wyers

Trackman is hiring.

August 1, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Trade Deadline Non-Transaction Analysis

by Colin Wyers

Some deadline deals that were rumored to have been discussed didn't end up happening. Colin attempts to figure out why each one fizzled.

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