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Tommy Bennett

  • joined Jun 22, 2009
  • last login Feb 04, 2012
  • posts 153
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"He's got a little what I call slick on him."

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2010 CHONE hitter projections are live. Gentlemen, start your spreadsheets. Here are the free agents. Why game theory promises more than it can deliver. How often do you think, "we could solve this...

Ryan Doumit and the Prospect of "Selling Low"

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A look at wether the Pirates would be making a mistake to trade Ryan Doumit, who is coming off of a wrist injury.

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The high inside fastball is most effective when thrown after another fastball, and other interesting findings from Nick. I wonder about his conclusion comment that pitchers are worried about...

Was Joe Mauer Streakier than Jimmy Rollins?

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Was Joe Mauer Streakier than Jimmy Rollins?

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Alex Anthopolous will lead the scouts' counter-revolution! Well, that or he will allocate his firm's capital to the resources expected to yield the highest internal rate of return. You know, one or...

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How transaction costs increase player movement under free agency. The Coase theorem does not apply when transaction costs are high; anyone know how much Scott Boras took home last year? The...

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A history of MLB parity, part 1 (part 2) Type B free agents had a higher average 2008/2009 WAR than their Type A counterparts The Great General Manager Debate: NL Central edition Did Moneyball...

Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Gains

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A look at the Phillies decision to decline Pedro Feliz' option and their potential replacements.

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Harry on Bard's breaking ball: "That which we call a slider, by any other name, would smell as sweet." Visual scouting reports for batters using R. Or, alternatively, Jeremy Greenhouse keeps things...

The Coming Avalanche of Non-Tenders?

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The economic reasoning of the non-tender decision.

Red Sox Acquire Jeremy Hermida

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A look at the Red Sox deal to acquire Jeremy Hermida.

The Mistake Lottery

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Derek Zumsteg proposes an idea that is either foolish or brilliant. I cannot decide which.

Andy Pettitte vs. Pedro Martinez: WAR by Age

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Pedro Martinez faces off against Andy Pettitte in Game 6 this evening. Here is a look at each pitcher's career trajectory by WAR.

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Survey on Attendance

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This is a survey written by Dylan Jesse, a student at the University of South Carolina. He is attempting to evaluate the causal factors responsible for the decline in sports attendance in 2008, particularly in MLB. Take a minute to answer the survey. He has promised to provide us with the results at the completion of his project.

Spahn, Sain, and the Other Guys

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The true story behind "Spahn and Sain and pray for rain"

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New Look

As part of SB Nation's visual refresh, Beyond the Box Score has a new look. Some widgets have moved around, but nothing should be too hard to find. Like all upgrades, things may not work perfectly...

Examining the Ex-Fish

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As A.J. Burnett takes the mound for the Yankees in the World Series, here is a look at the young pitching of the 2003 Florida Marlins.

BtB on Twitter

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Let's let Sky have his Twitter account back. But don't unfollow him! Just follow @BtBScore.

My Philosophy

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I am sure you all came here to read insightful baseball analysis, not my views on life, the universe, and everything. After all, good analysis has been what this site has provided since long before...

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Month-by-month fastball velocity splits, disaggregated in just about every way imaginable. Why to love the offseason, even if you're an Astros fan. Should the Braves trade Javier Vazquez? The role...

Andy Pettitte is Slightly Above Average

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Andy Pettitte is a slightly above average pitcher.

How to improve basketball

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Would playing a best-of-seven quarters contest make basketball more exciting?

How the Economy Will Affect Salaries

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Does the growth in GDP augur well for free agents to be this offseason? Or will discerning teams still find bargains?

Will We See an Exciting World Series?

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Will the disparate team strength keep this from being an exciting World Series?

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Comprehensive umpire statistics, including a comparison of the World Series umpires Sale of Chicago Cubs to Ricketts family completed How game theory refines win expectancy, or how Joe Girardi...

Daily Box Score 10/26: Guess Again

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Beyond the Box Score's column of musings on links around the web and statistical oddities. Today's box score wonders about the accuracy of in-game win probabilities.

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