Player value depends heavily on your assumptions, and particularly on how you decide to measure and compile a player’s supposed contribution.
SaberManager™ took the 2005 Cubs to much greater heights, but was he good or just lucky?
Time is a Serpent Eating Its Own Tail By: Emma Baccellieri Participating in baseball’s Hall of Fame season requires establishing a friendly relationship with baseball’s history—watching players from the past, putting them in context by reading about the past, calibrating standards by analyzing elections of the past. The whole thing is predicated on looking back….
They said he didn’t try hard enough. They called him a bad teammate. They called him an underachiever. They even questioned his moral compass. The owner of the New York Mets, the team for whom he played his very best baseball, the team which probably should be displayed on his Hall of Fame plaque cap,…
Determinar a los posibles reyes de RBI en una temporada cualquiera es una de las cosas más difíciles de la fantasía.
How are you going to be a revolutionary if you’re such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future.
Yogi Berra was right.
The Speculative Farewell By: James Fegan The end of baseball season exposed us to a phenomenon that seems rooted in the concept of “let people smell the roses while they still can,” which I have only been able to term “The Speculative Farewell.” The Wrigley Field faithful gave Jake Arrieta a rousing ovation when he…