Transaction analysis, February 10-18, 2003.
There is enough evidence to perform at least an exploratory empirical analysis of what types of skills are best accentuated by Coors Field.
The PCL is famous for its pinball scores but there are other, better reasons to pay attention to it this year.
Where do the Expos go after this year, or next yea
Why, then, did Bechler die of heatstroke, during a half-mile run, in his first week in Spring Training?
Team Health Report: Detroit Tigers February 2003
On Sunday, heat illness claimed yet another victim in the world of sport, 23-year-old Oriole pitching prospect Steve Bechler. According to reports, he was a little over halfway through a run when he stopped and leaned against a fence. He was observed to be pale, disoriented and complained of nausea. He was taken to the…
Whenever “competitive balance” is debated, the debaters inevitably turn to published information about team payrolls to support their positions. This sounds straightforward. Unfortunately, “team payroll” is a fluid concept. The four most widely reported measures each use different methods and can lead to different conclusions.
The Baseball Prospectus staff responds to reader mail about Rick Peterson, Todd Zeile and more.
I get a lot of e-mail suggesting that baseball should use European-style relegation/promotion to encourage teams to compete. People suggest it to me in bars. I’ve read it in columns by otherwise sensible baseball writers. It is easily the most impractical idea anyone has proposed to solve some of baseball’s problems, and I am baffled by its continued popularity.
Team Health Report: Los Angeles Dodgers February 2003
The week in quotes from George Brett, Lou Piniella, Lenny Dykstra and more.
Rick Peterson: The goal is for every pitcher to master the delivery. We have a comprehensive program based on drills and throwing programs to teach that. The core of efficient delivery theory comes from the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) lab of Dr. James Andrews. Last year, we had Tim Hudson and Barry Zito down to work with Dr. Andrews.
Team Health Report: Baltimore Orioles February 2003