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Jeremiah Stanghini

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Top 10 differences between Japanese & American baseball

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Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) retweeted this. I thought the BBB community might find this interesting. It was written by Clayton Hamilton, an (American born) pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

Sports by the Numbers: Predicting Winners and Losers

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Some of the conclusions he and his team reached in their analysis go against conventional wisdom. For example, "we found that, in baseball, spending money on pitching is far more effective than spending money on hitting," Wyner notes. "Convention says that you spend more money on hitting because more of your players are hitters. But we found that you get a more productive dollar when it’s spent on pitching." [Emphasis Added]

Who's On Third? Minor League Guy, who apparently wasn't important enough to have a real name, was...

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Who's On Third? Minor League Guy, who apparently wasn't important enough to have a real name, was on third, of course. Courtesy: SB Nation Article

Yankees Sign Andy Pettitte.

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Checked the calendar: Yup, it's 2012. Checked the date of the link: Yup, it's 2012.

Blue Jays acquire OF Ben Francisco from Phillies in exchange for minor leaguer LHP Frank Gailey

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Blue Jays acquire OF Ben Francisco from Phillies in exchange for minor leaguer LHP Frank Gailey. ~ To make room on the 40-man roster RHP JESSE CHAVEZ has been designated for assignment. via (tweet)

Blue Jays to be aggressive in improving roster

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2012 payroll: Toronto finds itself in a unique position because the club does not operate under a set salary structure. The Blue Jays have possessed a payroll of at least $70 million since 2006, but president Paul Beeston said it's possible the club could spend close to $140-150 million in the future. That's not expected to happen this season and it's likely the Blue Jays will need to see a jump in attendance before making that type of financial commitment. Until then, Anthopoulos will evaluate each move on a case-by-case basis before getting approval from Beeston and the Rogers ownership group to spend more money. "I get asked all the time how much we have to spend and so on," Anthopoulos said. "And Paul's words to me are always, 'Make your case,' irrespective of who the player is. "I don't believe you have 'X' dollars to spend so let's find a way to spend it. You're limiting yourself to one offseason and one pool of players. My case to Paul [theoretically] is this is going to make us a stronger team and the value of the contract makes sense, it lines up long term, it's not going to hamstring us, we'll be in a good position."

The combined probability of last night's events (re: Red Sox collapse + Rays comeback): 1 in 278 million...

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Nate Silver, sabermatrician extraordinaire, breaks down some of the numbers for last night's epic night of baseball.

Drabek Optioned to Vegas!

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Blue Jays option Drabek to Las Vegas, select the contract of RHP Zach Stewart

MLB leans toward extra replay for 2012

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"Major League Baseball is leaning toward expanding replay for the 2012 season to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines, a person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press."

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