Andrew Martin

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
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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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Know Your Foe #38: Disappointments Square Off Again in Coors Field

The Miami Marlins have disappointed a lot of fans in their first season in the new stadium. What happened?

Rockies 9, Brewers 6: Go DJ, You My DJ

The Rockies took the season opener from the Milwaukee Brewers, downing starter Michael Fiers and winning 9-6.


2012 Rockies Game #113: Jeff Francis vs Michael Fiers

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Monday Rockpile: Jeff Francis Still Haunted By 1st Inning

Jeff Francis isn't really a dependable MLB starter anymore. He's a decent shortened-outing pitcher, however, if we let him skip the 1st inning.

Monday Off Topic


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Know Your Foe #36: Oh Good, the Giants Again.

The Rockies were slaughtered by the Giants last weekend at Coors Field. Will they be able to turn it around and knock another team out of 1st place?

Friday Rockpile: Inefficiency and Inexperience Rockies' Major Pitching Problem

While the young Rockies' pitching squad shows a lot of signs of being pretty decent someday, their lack of experience and ability to efficiently get MLB batters out speaks to the bad team pitching...

Friday Off Topic


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While many of us rarely take the time to venture over to the NBA side of SB Nation, the SBN family suffered a great loss today. Tim Allen, one of the leads over at Canis Hoopus, our Minnesota...

Rockies 2, Dodgers 0. Yes, You Read That Correctly

This might have been one of the better pitched games for the Rockies this 2012 season. Drew Pomeranz, while a bit wild, was effective, and at moments, downright dominant. Over Pom's 4 innings, he...


Game #107: Drew Pomeranz vs Chris Capuano

Dear Rockies, Make my evening just a little bit better and put up a strong effort against the Dodgers tonight, despite the fact that Chris Capuano has a 2.13 ERA in Dodger Stadium. You can do...

Monday Rockpile: Tyler Chatwood's Return To The Majors Speaks To Expended Depth

The Rockies are absolutely awful this season, and in large part to just crappy baseball. But let's not forget that a lot of key injuries have absolutely sunk this season.

Monday Off Topic


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Christian Friedrich Out For Season, Lower Back Stress Fracture


Christian Friedrich, the Rockies' 1st round pick in 2008 (25th overall), will miss the remainder of the 2012 season after an MRI revealed a lower back stress fracture.

Know Your Foe #34: BOO, GIANTS! HURRAY, BEER!


The Rockies prepare to square off against their hated division rivals, the San Francisco Giants. I mean, the Rockies are in last and the Giants in first, but it should still be good. Right?

Friday Off Topic


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Friday Rockpile: Sample Size Be Damned, Josh Rutledge Is Fun To Watch


Josh Rutledge is shaping up to be one of the best parts of the 2012 season. In 79PA. Yeah, it's been that bad.

Monday Rockpile: MLB Trade Deadline Approaches; Brothers, Roenicke, and Peripherals


The trade dealine looms, and Rockies veterans may be preparing to change uniforms. Meanwhile, Josh Roenicke and Rex Brothers show a major contrast in their pitching results.

Monday Off Topic


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Rockies Trade Marco Scutaro to Giants For Charlie Culberson


The Rockies have traded Marco Scutaro to the San Francisco Giants along with cash for AAA 2B Charlie Culberson.

Know Your Foe #32: Rockies Welcome Votto-less Reds


The Cincinnati Reds have had Joey Votto in their lineup since July 15th, but they still have a 2.5 game lead on the NL Central, and don't appear to be losing any steam.

Friday Rockpile: Wilin For RotY, Tulo Wants 2012, Rockies Visit Shooting Victims


The NL Rookie of the Year voting will be nowhere near as clear-cut as its AL counterpart may be (Seriously, have you looked at Mike Trout's numbers? yeesh), but Wilin Rosario should at least get...

Friday Off Topic


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Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 6: Josh Rutledge Hits His First Home Run


2 outs, nobody on in the bottom of the 5th, down 5-0, Josh Rutledge hit his first MLB home run on a fly ball to LF. Dexter Fowler has a 9-game hitting streak with a 2-hit day. Carlos Gonzalez hit...


2012 Rockies Game #94: Jonathan Sanchez vs. Ian Kennedy

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Monday Rockpile: Pomeranz, Helton, Swanner, Odds and Ends


An assortment of links from around MLB, covering the trade deadline, Drew Pomeranz, Todd Helton, Jonathan Sanchez, and a whole bunch of things in between.

Monday Off Topic


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Rockies Trade Jeremy Guthrie to the Royals for Jonathan Sanchez


Jeremy Guthrie, likely the biggest disappointment of the 2012 season for the Rockies, has been traded to the Kansas City Royals for another major disappointment, Jonathan Sanchez.

Friday Rockpile: Don't Forget About Matt Reynolds


Matt Reynolds is a pretty decent pitcher, and it would be a shame if the Rockies moved him for anything underwhelming.

Friday Off Topic


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