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Why Criticism of the Jets has jumped the shark

I know far less about football than most people here, but it seems to me that in recent weeks, the criticism has become increasingly disjointed from what seems apparent to me, at least. If I...

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Is it the receivers or is it Sanchez?

I was glancing through Football Outsiders and I came across something odd, which I think might interest some of you. It's not precisely true that the Jets haven't had successful pass-catchers. In...

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An optimistic proposal

There's a high likelihood that the doomsday predictions about this season for the Jets will happen, but I want to suggest how an alternative might emerge. If the Jets don't collapse now, a series...

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Has the Jets passing offense been better than it seemed?

Bill James used to say that any statistic that is never surprising is never interesting, and any statistic that is always surprising is probably wrong. I was thinking about this as I looked and saw...

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A simpler look at more difficult stats

What makes a stat useful? Thirty years ago, long before Moneyball was written or sabermetrics became popular, this was a question that Bill James asked about baseball. Now that people, most notably...

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Things That Seem Obvious to Me

The title of this post is a half-joke. I'm probably wrong about a lot of the things I'm saying here, because I don't know very much, because I made a mistake, or because I'm just wrong. Other...

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How bad are the Jets?

Particularly over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion on all of the weak points on the Jets. The consensus seems to be that there are now only an average team with glaring...

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Have the Jets been playing like the 2nd best team in the NFL?

The saying goes, there are three types of lies; lies, damn lies, and statistics. If statistics can be misleading and often ignore what is readily apparent to those watching the games, by...

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Who IS Tommy Milone?

This pitcher for the Nationals has gotten virtually no coverage by major prospect publications (with the exception of John, who gave him a C at the start of the year after flirting with raising his...

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Royals, Prospects, Need

I imagine that most of the people on this site have learned the lesson from drafting prospects for need that we all basically agree on the idea of best player available. Yet, on the discussion over...

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Why I'm not worried

There seem to be a couple of misperceptions about the Jets recently that I'd like to dispel. The first is that the Jets are 6-2 because they're winning really close games, often with a significant...

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I love Mark Sanchez

Yeah, I know his QB rating this year is below 80, and it was barely 60 last year. I know he can't throw the short pass, and has a tendency to throw intercept-able balls, and that he won't run when...

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How many yards will Tomlinson get this year?

Now that we've all been pleasantly surprised by Tomlinson's resurgence, it raises the question of just how good he is going to be over the rest of the year. If LT can keep on playing as well as he...

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BA Hot Sheet, 7/23

I'm not quite sure why we never have conversation on these lists, so thought I'd put this up and see if anybody else wanted to discuss it. For those who like prompts, perhaps sample topics could...

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Werth/Oswalt rumors

Rumor is that the Phillies will deal Werth to the Rays for prospects, and then flip (the same? other?) prospects for Roy Oswalt. To prompt some comments, perhaps people want to discuss which...

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Has Chris Dwyer become a major prospect?

Though the Royals LHP prospect was considered to have significant potential, both makeup concerns and command issues kept him from being seen as a major pitching prospect. He just made BA's top-10...

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Carlos Matias

Who is Carlos Matias? What BA has seems rather tantalizing, but they don't provide enough details for me to be sure if this guy is as good as he seemed.

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Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher was included in the Scott Hairston deal, making the package the As dealt to the Padres Craig Italiano, Ryan Webb, and Gallagher.

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Chris Garcia

Is he hurt again? Despite starting off this year reasonably well in AA (striking out a ton of batters, only giving up 1 HR in 25 IP, but walking a ton for a respectable FIP), he's hasn't pitched...

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Four pitching prospects

In a very deep dynasty league, I'm looking at four pitching prospects and am having difficulty deciding which one of them I should pick up. Some of them you might already be following; others you...

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Strasburg against the Field

So, VariablesDont has started a mini-uproar by arguing that there is a better prospect than Strasburg in the draft. Ignoring for the moment whether he's right or not about their being a single...

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Who's surprised you?

Yes, the first month of the season isn't finished yet, but what prospects have especially surprised you, either for the good or the bad?   For me, maybe the most surprising thing is the speed...

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Elijah Dukes fined for spending too much time with kids

Elijah Dukes, bastard guy and terrific baseball player, was benched for a game, fined 500 bucks and threatened with a demotion to AAA for coming 5 minutes late. What had he been doing, you ask?...

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Highschool hitting prospects from '08

There were, in the last draft, a whole slew of interesting high school hitting prospects, which is a little rare considering the difficulties many of them face in actually fulfilling their...

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Minor league draft

I always like reading other peoples' drafts, so here's one. It's from a 24 team dynasty league   Round 1 Pick Team Player 1 NY Savages Alvarez, Pedro 3B PIT 2 Upstate...

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Royals Pitching Prospects

The Royals have kind of an interesting set of about 6 pitching prospects, none of whom have gotten a ton of attention, but all of whom have a fairly solid chance of being very good pitchers. John...

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Tim Beckham or Jemile Weeks

Just to clarify from the start, I'm not actually arguing that they are equally strong prospects. Also, as fair warning, this is a fantasy-related question. I'm in a deep dynasty league with fairly...

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Future Hall of Famers

One of the fun games many of us like to play is to bash the Hall of Fame comps for prospects - Tim Alderson is the next Greg Maddux, Pedro Alvarez is the next Mike Schmidt, etc - and of course in...

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Hard Fastballs, Soft opposition

Over the last few weeks there have been a series of debates about whether pitchers like Neftali Feliz and Madison Bumgarner are stronger than pitchers like Jhoulys Chacin and Derek Holland. Most...

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1997 Draft

After I did this for the 1998 Draft, somebody wondered if maybe that year was unusual, and suggested that the 1997 one was considered to be significantly stronger. After having done the 1997 one...

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