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A New Way of Awarding Wins, Losses and Saves

The Problem Wins, Losses and Saves are possibly the most arbitrary statistics in all of baseball. At times, wins are given to pitchers who had poor games, but were saved by their offense driving in...

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Clemens and Minor League Baseball Size

I read in today's Clemens update: ""I did everything I wanted to do with the baseball, pretty much," Clemens said, though he cited some problems with his splitter because of the difference in size...

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Winter Ball Records

Was discussing the Carlos Zambrano mystery with a friend of mine, and it came up - did Zambrano play winter ball? Could he be nursing an injury from then? Is there anywhere that has, at the very...

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Playing around with VORP conversion

A while back I mused on converting player VORP by position to see what a player might be worth at a different position. For calculations I used the formula stated by hentler a few diaries ago. It's...

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VORP calculation, conversion - possible?

Jeez the offseason is TOO LONG. Killing me. Come on baseball!!!So Neyer had a short article on ESPN today about VORP. I showed it to a non-saberfriendly pal. His biggest question was: OK, so how...

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Article Idea Submission

Can someone tell me how Pedro had a month like he did and get no wins? Dear lord....has anything that ridiculous happened before? You'd think that 42.0 IP, 55K, 2.14ERA, 0.74WHIP, and 9.17K/BB...

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WPA Totals now on Fangraphs

Via Hardball Times: Fangraphs is now tracking WPA stats for all players.Fangraphs, which has been generating Win Probability Totals graphs for every game, is now collating the Win Probability Added...

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RSS Feeds

still not working! For any SB site that I read too. Any word on this? I can't be the only person who relies on RSS... 8(One-line diaries are prohibited on Beyond the Box Score. Give your diary a...

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HRs Galore

Saw this on Baseball Analysts: "# In total, there were 156 runs scored--or an average of 11.2 per game--in the first 14 contests. Last year, the average number of runs per game for the season was...

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Long Term Thoughts

Around many of the SBNation blogs I've noticed site admins doing the "predict player x's line" posts. They then take the users' predictions, average them, and say "here's our prediction!"I had two...

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BtB Fantasy Football League Postmortem

Congrats to the winner! (dunno who it is though, hehe)I had fun, and I was in the Championship Game, which was exciting. Only league I made it that far in this year. I woulda won too if I had...

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Can Dusty just stop talking? Please?

"He's a guy who's gotten better. I remember my old general manager Al Campanis telling me that a player doesn't reach his peak until he's somewhere between 32 or 36 [years old] and beyond, and it...

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Baker Baker Baker

So prickly! http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-cubnt19.htmlAnd so full of it! Come on, no youngsters in a playoff chase - please. Comparison to LaRussa and Cox. Come on. Man he drives me...

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Question: Are the Cards Better?

In honor of the Cards being tops in the BtB powerpoll (and just because I'm curious) I ask the BtB Oracles: Are the Cardinals better this year than last? I'm personally inclined, on gut instinct,...

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mOPS Revisited

We had a nice discussion of salb's mOPS a while back. I just wanted to point out (because it was new to me) Mark Pankin's OPS work for SABR34 last july.His conclusion: Relative value depends on...

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Eric Byrnes won't be ours either

http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20050713&co ntent_id=1130468&vkey=pr_col&fext=.jsp&c_id=col DENVER - In their second transaction of the day, the...

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What is Rate?

What is it? I dont want the little Baseball Prospectus definition, I want to know what it takes into account and how it is calcluated. I have a friend who doesn't believe its indicative of...

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Rickey Henderson Pitcher Harrassment

To see what I could see, for myself, I downloaded retrosheet data for Oakland 1982. Rickey stole 130 bases that year. What I wanted to know is if having Rickey on first with 2nd open bothered...

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My Favorite Angel

http://www.philhanksart.com/fsoils/wallyj.JPG My "real" favorite angel is Nolan Ryan. But when I was a kid, he was already on the Astros. So I got swept up in Wally World. Poster on the wall....

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Won't get Easier

Swept by the Mariners. Doh! As I've said before, sometimes teams just have someone else's #. The Devil Rays are 7-4 vs. the Yankees. But really that's not what happened to the Halos. Their...

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Calling for Dusty's Head

I hate Dusty. I've said it before, for years, that the Cubs success in 2003 was in spite of, not because of, Dusty freakin' Baker. And he's really proving now that he can't manage his way out of a...

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Newest Trade Rumor

Since Sheff has made it clear he's not going anywhere, I'm starting to hear that the Eye of Sauron...er, I mean the Yankees are starting to really talk to Beane about Kotsay. Which means...what...

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