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Tommy Bennett

  • joined Jun 22, 2009
  • last login Feb 04, 2012
  • posts 153
  • comments 610

"He's got a little what I call slick on him."

Charlie Manuel

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  • MLB Philadelphia Phillies
  • NBA Portland Trail Blazers
  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles
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Ken Funck wonders what would happen if baseball writers spoke a language that required justification for each verb. The language Tuyuca requires the basis of knowledge (assumption, personal...

DiamondView: 2009 Boston Red Sox

BtB's DiamondView reviews the 2009 Red Sox

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Pat Andriola compares this year's non-tender class to those of 2007 and 2008. He is of the opinion that this year's is clearly the best. But is that just hindsight talking? Pizza Cutter quantifies...

DiamondView: 2009 New York Yankees

A striking graphical look at the World Champion New York Yankees.

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Texas Leaguer's PITCHf/x tool is something you should add to your bookmarks right now. My jaw dropped at the spray charts.  Hey, check it out! Erik Manning is writing for the world-wide leader!...

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When I read Geoff Young, I find myself knowing less after I'm done that I knew when I started. And now he tells me that's the whole point? Oh, brother, now I'm really confused. The punchline: T...

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The big news is the three-team trade that will send Roy Halladay to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee to Seattle. Phuture Phillies has a comprehensive look at the deal. Pitchers & Poets successfully u...

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An interesting take on Mark Teixeira's effective use of an uppercut swing, by Jonas Fester. I think the reason guys like Teixeira and Howard get away with it is because of how quick their wrists...

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MGL joins the aging fray with a 20 page PDF. He tries many different methods, including correcting for survivor bias by using "phantom" seasons. If you just want the punch line, he comes down on...

Grudge Match: Burnett vs. Lackey

John Lackey recently compared himself favorably to A.J. Burnett. The comparison is closer than you might think.

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Maury Brown has the complete list of Rule 5 draftees. Kevin Goldstein adds his (subscriber-only) analysis; he lists Rangers' pick Ben Snyder as most likely to stick in the majors (2-1 odds). Why...

The Braves Were Right to Offer Soriano Arbitration

Why the Braves are so glad they offered arbitration to Rafael Soriano.

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Bill James on what you cannot learn from college baseball statistics. Who cares what you can learn from something? I'd rather know what not to know. Mop Up Duty takes the (CHONE) projected WAR for...

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Chris Moore have a Bayesian hot dog with me. Could there be a reason why Tom Glavine always seemed to get the outside call?  The longest disquisition of athlete handedness I have ever read. The...

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Sam Page at Amazin' Avenue tells the story of the year he attended the Winter Meetings. Don't wait until you are sick of reading rumors to read this and you won't be sorry. Tommy Rancel continues...

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Alex Remington of Big League Stew has been on a bit of a roll lately. First, he began offering a series of primers on important statistics--the most recent entry is on FIP. He also offered up ten...

Grudge Match: Polanco vs. DeRosa

Why are Placido Polanco and Mark DeRosa rumored to be pursued by so many teams? Who is more valuable?

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The latest issue of the journal Bayesian Analysis contains a series of articles on Bayesian modeling of hitting in baseball. It includes a contribution by Phil Birnbaum. Should instant replay in...

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Today is arbitration offer day. Dave Cameron has an interesting look at a team's decision to offer arbitration or not. If I had to guess the single biggest mistake teams will make this offseason...

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How Jared Diamond explains the usefulness of strikeouts, or what Mark Reynolds and Anna Karenina have in common. I think what you're really seeing here is some other cause which is correlated with...

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New title, same great links. No pepper against the fence. Shawn Hoffman takes a swing at the revenue-sharing kerfuffle. He notes that the whole dispute is an artifact of the secrecy of the teams'...

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Carson Cistulli offers yet another "Etherview," which for my money is the best interview series on the web. This time, he's got Dan Szymborski, BBTF maven, ZiPS creator, and classical pianist. A...

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Do metrics blind our perception? There is perhaps a legitimate risk that you get only what you quantify, but you must ask the question, "how important are the things we cannot quantify?" Listen to...

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Jonah Keri explains why the Yankees should go after young players. So...you're saying Matt Holliday, right?  Doug Glanville explains the allure of free agency, or you never knew Arlington could be...

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Dave Cameron on the value of depth, or how to minimize risk while adding wins. Of course, there is the difficulty of knowing whether a player whose production falls in the right-tail of the...

Zack Greinke and Tim Lincecum by LOWESS

A local regression of the course of the season by FIP and xFIP for the two Cy Young award winners.

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Jeremy Greenhouse's Visual Scouting Report 1.0: Bay vs. Holliday. The heat is on! A Wrigley mystery contained in a photo. If you'd like to take a crack at it without seeing the answer, the question...

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J.C. Bradbury takes on the world! He argues players peak at age 29-30, then Phil Birnbaum replies, then Bradbury fires back armed with graphs, then Colin Wyers gets into it. Bottom line is that...

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The art and science of well-timed acquisitions and trades. Why everyone looks like a genius in hindsight and true value is tough to find. Tommy Rancel interviewed Andrew Friedman. He discusses the...

Rookie of the Year and the Mythical Sophomore Slump

Why Rookies of the Year are sometimes so bad and why the sophomore slump is a mere illusion.

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