It’s a classic matchup between a team that scores a lot and one that stops the opposition from doing just that.
Nate takes a look at those players who outperformed their PECOTAs by the most, and those who didn’t come close to their projections.
Nate uses Joe Crede and poker as points of departure to investigate when position players peak.
Legitimate small-market teams are at a disadvantage when it comes to competitive bidding for players. Here’s one way to even the playing field when it comes to the ones they develop.
Nate revisits a column from last year, and updates it with some startling new economic findings.
All draft picks have a value that can be quantified. Using some of the tools he employed last time out, Nate takes a crack at doing just that.
Is there some way to account for base running in a player’s on-base percentage, creating a speed-adjusted OBP? Of course there is.
A note of gratitude…and an invitation to stay.
After all the hype, Manny Ramirez stayed in Boston. Would trading him have made economic sense for the Red Sox? Nate Silver breaks it down.
As we approach the trading deadline, the names are flying fast and furious. But it’s not clear what teams could expect to get from some of the players who are rumored to be on the market. Leave it to Nate to break it down.
Nate Silver weighs in with an in-depth book review of Bill Shanks’ “Scout’s Honor” and its look at the Atlanta Braves’ organizational philosophy.
Nate continues to forecast the future by tracing the influx of Latin American baseball players, and what we can expect about their numbers going forward.
Nate Silver looks into the “Derrek Lee for Triple Crown” debate, and discovers Lee might not be the best candidate to pull it off, after all.
Surfing the Net prompts Nate to think about more long-term predictions than he’s used to making. In this installment, he tackles the long-term outlook for increasing franchise values.
Three hitters have torpedoed the Indians’ offense this year. Two of them should be sent packing.
Nate expands on an answer from last month’s chat session.