Andrew Martin

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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"People who clearly have lacking knowledge of statistics will say that statistics can be tweaked in whatever way pleases and supports the statistician’s opinion. These people have insufficient knowledge of the sabermetric community. If I publish something incorrect or fabricated I fully expect to have Tom Tango or MGL or Rob Neyer or some other smart individual calling me out on it. The constant and immediate peer review is a fantastic and terrifying thing.

"Look, you can argue that a day feels longer than 24 hours for as long as you want. That doesn’t make you anymore right. It doesn’t change that 24 hours being a day is a fact either. It just means your perspective is skewed on the subject for whatever reason. Perspective is the ultimate key when dealing with numbers. That’s why we use baselines, averages, and standard deviations. That’s why we have constant peer review. That’s why we don’t appeal to authority and that’s why we keep open minds."

--R.J. Anderson

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Monday Rockpile: Here's to you, Purple Row Readers


The Rockies need to go 1-2 against Arizona to finish the season above 100 losses. Kudos to you, Purple Row readers, for sticking with us and our crappy club this 2012 season.

Monday Off Topic



Rockies make Joe Blanton look like Clayton Kershaw


The Rockies got shut out by the Dodgers for the second straight night, but this time it's harder to blame the opposing starter for all the team's woes on offense.

Joe Blanton Stymies Rockies, Keeps WC Hopes Alive


With a St. Louis loss, the Dodgers' hopes for the 2nd WC spot remain alive. The Rockies still need one final win to avoid 100 losses in 2012.

Know Your Foe: Time To Ruin The Dodgers' Season


The Dodgers have an outside shot of making the postseason. It is the Rockies' job to ruin that.

Friday Rockpile: Jim Tracy To Stay 2013, Beyond?


Jim Tracy doesn't want to leave the Colorado Rockies. Can't say I blame him, but it might be the best choice for the Rockies.

Friday Off Topic


I don't think it's possible to have a Flaming Lips music video without some sort of nudity in it. If you're at work, don't research this.

SB Nation United Open Thread


For discussion and/or questions about the new SBN United Layout

Rockies actually win, defeat D'Backs, 4-2

Tonight was a generally positive game. The Rockies took an early lead off of Trevor Cahill and held it alllllllll the way through the 9th inning. Given the work we've seen from the bullpen these...

2012 Rockies Game #153: Trevor Cahill vs Tyler Chatwood

At least taking 1 game from Arizona during the last homestand would be nice, I'm thinking.

Monday Rockpile: 100 Losses Not So Bad, I Think

The Rockies are on a 9-game slide and need to go at least 5-5 to finish 2012 above 100 losses. My question is: Who cares if the Rockies lose 100 games? It doesn't mean anything other than "The...

Monday Off Topic


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Know Your Foe #whatever - Diamondbacks! Everybody Loves the Diamondbacks!

The Diamondbacks, barring a ridiculous last 2 weeks of baseball, are done for in the 2012 campaign. And now they get to come to Colorado. Good for them!

SBN United Is Coming


Folks, changes are coming. Coming soon. Changes that may shock you, alarm you, and cause you panic. But do not fear, friends, for these changes are here to IMPROVE the SB Nation Experience (TM). H...

Friday Rockpile: NHL Lockout Draws Disturbing Parallel to 2012 Rockies


How long will Rockies fans continue to walk in the Coors Field turnstiles if the ownership group can't figure out a way to improve the quality of the team?

Friday Off Topic


I am the very model of a modern Major-General,I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historicalFrom Marathon to Waterloo, in order...

Rockies 1, Giants 2 - Time Marches On

This wasn't a completely miserable game. Nah, I'm kidding, it totally was. Jhoulys Chacin pitched very well, going 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, struck out two, and drew 5 groundouts to 4...

2012 Rockies Game #146: Jhoulys Chacin vs Madison Bumgarner

Current Series 4 game series vs Giants @ AT&T Park Colorado Rockies Purple Row @ San Francisco Giants McCovey Chronicles Monday, Sep 17, 2012, 8:15 PM MDT AT&T Park J...

Monday Rockpile: 5183 Scrapped, Now What?

The Rockies have abandoned Project 5183, for better or for worse.

Monday Off Topic


Here's the story of a lovely lady Who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold, like their mother, The youngest one in curls. Here's the store, of a man named Brady, W...

Friday Rockpile: Should We Blame Pitching Inefficiency On Youth Or Rosario?

Wilin Rosario has been (fairly) lambasted this season for a lot of trouble behind the plate, both in covering balls in the dirt as well as handling a pitching staff. But have Ramon Hernandez and...

Friday Off Topic


The song in that stupid "Taco Bell Doritos Instagram" ad is "Take a Walk" by Passion Pit:

Know Your Foe #46: Padres Something Something Dear God Isn't 2012 Over Yet?

The Padres have a guy named Chase Headley who is good at baseball.

Rockies 6, Giants 5: Shut The Hell Up, Rich Aurilia

Alex White once again battled with questionable efficiency, going 4 innings with 2 strikeouts, 6 hits, and no baserunners, allowing a mere solo shot to - you guessed it - Hunter Pence. He also told...


2012 Rockies Game #140: Ryan Vogelsong vs Alex White

vs Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80. Complete Coverage > Tue 09/11 6:40 PM MDT Wed 09/12 6:40...

SB Nation United: the big rebrand | Vox Product


Wondering how the process behind the new SB Nation logos came about? Take a look at Vox Product's blog post on the logo redesigns.

Rookie Review: Rob Scahill, RHP, Colorado Rockies - Minor League Ball


John Sickels over at MinorLeagueBall took some time to throw some words on our own Rob Scahill, strikeout master supreme. Sickels still has Scahill slated as a sleeper prospect with back-end rotation or solid middle relief potential. Or in other words, another cheap piggybacker.

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