Why keeping Jason Heyward in the minors would have been the wrong decision, even considering service time.
Peter Hjort shows that Heyward has more than earned the $4 million or so the Braves would have gained from keeping him in Triple-A for two weeks.
What is the deal with Jay Bruce and BABIP? Red Reporter remains somewhat optimistic.
I was as bounceback-optimistic about Bruce as anyone. At what point does low-BABIP become an expectation rather than the opposite?
Do players who get plunked often influence their teammates to do the same?
Plunk Everyone offers some evidence to that effect. I wonder if the result would stand up to a WOWY type analysis.
Phil Birnbaum has an interesting look at why teams pay the same amount, on average, for a win.
Interestingly, he derives a sort of demand curve for wins. The model is confounded by several of his assumptions, but it is a fascinating read nonetheless.
How Ryan Dempster is like Yossarian.
I guess that would make Jim Hendry Major Major Major Major?
This is a sensational play.
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