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DG Lewis

  • joined Jun 08, 2009
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
  • posts 23
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The Gathering V - Tailgating List

This Fanpost was created as a comment by lfhlaw in the original Gathering V Fanpost - but since that Fanpost has fallen off the top of the list, I was afraid no one would see it, so I took the...

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Vikingur Olafsvik

There seems to be a mixed reaction to the Vikingur Olafsvik updates that I post from the twitter account. They get greened almost immediately, but they also bring comments like "Please no - Not...

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You Must Read This: Dave Cameron on the Economics of Baseball

OK, "must" may be too strong a word - but the next time I read anyone complaining about a decision made by the Pirates that has anything to do with money, the first thing I will as them is, "Did...

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Red Sox GM Cherington named Sporting News Exec of the Year

And the Sporting News provides us with an excellent opportunity to go all Fire Joe Morgan on them. Starting late in the 2012 season, Cherington pulled off a series of moves that helped that...

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How Times Change

ESPN just put up their "in-season update" of their "Future Power Rankings". Feel-good story Pittsburgh is in seventh place, with good ratings for the majors, minors, and management: via a...

Jonah Keri on Liriano's Dominance vs Lefties

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So, no one sees Fanshots anymore, but in case anyone scrolls all the way down here, Jonah Keri posted on Grantland an excellent article on Francisco Liriano's dominance against left-handed batters, how he's achieved it, and its implications for the postseason.

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Fixing the All-Star Game

"This Time it Counts." "I play to win." MLB keeps telling us that the All-Star Game matters. And it does: since 1980, the team with World Series home-field advantage has won 25 out of 32 World...

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Yet Another Analysis of the Contact Play

Warning: This post involves math. In previous analyses of the contact play based on run expectancies, the conclusion was that with a runner on third and one out, having the runner break for home...

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Cole vs. Morton: Not a No-Brainer

After needing 11 starting pitchers in less than half a season, the Pirates could potentially be facing the opposite situation soon, with more starters than slots. While some people are thinking...

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An Analysis of the Contact Play

On June 14, the Pirates were ahead 2-0 over the Dodgers in the bottom of the third inning. With one out, Andrew McCutchen broke for home on a ground ball towards shortstop Hanley Ramirez. ...

Player Development and Prospect Quality

In a couple of places (namely, gonfalon's fanpost on an attempt to quantify player development, and Vlad's series of comments in the thread discussing the P2 take on DK's article) there has been...

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Replacement Level Isn't

"Replacement level" players are ones who are "of a caliber so low that they are always available in the minor leagues" (per Baseball Prospectus), or "freely-available talent" (per Wikipedia). But...

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Reliable Mediocrity

In a comment on last night's game recap, I referred to Kevin Correia as "reliably mediocre". Using Game Scores, this article tries to quantify that.

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The Vast Wasteland of Middling Free Agents

When rj.reynolds put up this fanpost referencing a Dejan Kovacevic article in which Dejan notes that Of the 16 free agents Neal Huntington has signed for $750,000 or more, an astounding 10 were...

Playoff Probabilities and Marginal Value of Wins

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An excellent article on playoff probabilities and the marginal value of wins with the introduction of the second wild card and the single wild card play-in game. h/t whygavs.

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First Round Draft Signings

The Mariners signed their first-round pick Mike Zunino yesterday for $4.0M, $1.2M below slot. This prompted me to do a little bit of digging into the signing status and bonuses relative to slot...

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Stats: Descriptive and Predictive

With the Pirates back to .500, the argument between the adherents and skeptics of advanced statistics has raised its head again, as exemplified by the first comment in the May 28 game summary: S...

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Beating a Dead Horse - An Analysis of Presley's Bunt

Was it good small-ball strategy?  Was it horribly giving away a valuable out?  Let's figure it out!

Bucs Local TV Ratings up 33%

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Sports Business Journal reports that the Pirates' local broadcast ratings are up 33% this year, to an average rating of 4.52%. It's not clear whether this will directly lead to an increase in Local Broadcast revenues for the PBC - terms of the Root Sports deal aren't public - but at the very least it should give the Club leverage to negotiate for higher rights payments going forward. The leaked financial documents show Local Broadcast revenues for the PBC of between $16.5M and $18.5M for 2007-2008.

Is Rex Ryan's Bart Scott-Mike Tomlin Story Made Up?

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Was going to write this up as a fanpost, but then found someone else has already done so. Memory is a funny thing.

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Can the Pirates Afford to Win?

Lost in the noise about how much money the Pirates, their owners in general, and the Nuttings in particular "made" in the wake of the leak of the Pirates' 2007-2008 financial documents is a larger...

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I Am Not A Financial Journalist, But...

... even I could do a better job analyzing the leaked PBC financial data than either the AP or the P-G. 1. In 2003, the Nuttings loaned a chunk of money to the PBC.  Based on the average rate for...

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Your 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates (Seen from 2007)

In 2007, Baseball America projected the Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 lineup as: C: Ronny Paulino 1B: Adam LaRoche 2B: Freddy Sanchez SS: Jack Wilson 3B: Neil Walker LF: Jason Bay CF: Andrew McCutchen...

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