Playing the percentages means different things in different circumstances.
How should Pat Sajak and Grady Little adjust our view of measuring bullpen management?
Robbie Alomar isn’t a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, but should we be surprised, or outraged?
Which managers did the best at understanding leverage in their handling of the bullpen?
Do extreme splits early in a player’s career predict future success?
An exercise in sorting out when and why stolen-base rates fluctuate.
Is Joe Mauer’s quest for another batting title really at risk because of his wearing down from catching?
To read Tim Kniker’s Unfiltered post following up on one of the audience’s suggested topics, surf here. When I hear the four greatest words of spring (“Pitchers and catchers report”), hope erupts in my heart. I am powerless to withhold expressing this hope to my wife, my friends, my co-workers and my relatives. Much to…
Mike Ferrin talks with Tim Kniker in a special edition of Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3. Mike Ferrin: Every week we get a chance to talk to one of the folks from Baseball Prospectus. Tim Kniker joining us today to talk a little about the American League Central and specifically the Royals,…
Today’s slate of interleague games was particularly unappealing as only one matchup featured two teams with winning records – the 2008 World Series rematch between Tampa Bay and Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the pitching matchup of Antonio Bastardo (5.21 ERA) versus Andy Sonnanstine (6.60 ERA) left a lot to be desired. The lone National League contest had…