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Family Feud Results

Below are the final results of my Family Feud party. Thank again to everyone who gave me answers! Best part of being in Ohio during an election season / REGULARNot Being in Ohio /...


OT: Online Family Feud Quiz

Hello, friends. Each year, some friends and I put together a live Family Feud game where we create questions, gather answers, and then have a game-show style competition in my basement. The...

Frisbee writing for Baseball Prospectus??


No wonder he quit his day job---dude's blowin' up! And, by the way, this is some of his best work.

Rangers Catcher Max Ramirez DFA'd


Good minor league numbers, good major league numbers. I think this guy could be an upgrade over Eli.

Huff Gets a New Agent


Dude wants to get paid.

Barret Loux a Free Agent


This is the dude who failed a physical with Arizona. I wonder how bad his medical issues are.

Fangraphs: Giants Should Trade for DeJesus


This article basically agrees with the groupthink: trading Molina was a good move that opens a spot in the outfield for an upgrade, with DeJesus being an ideal player, depending on the cost in prospects.

GM Candidates: Subscriber Only


Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus has put together a list of his top 10 General Manager Candidates. Note that he did this last year, and because he decided not to include candidates from last year, a bunch of the more well-known names are absent (Kim Ng, etc).

Giants Scouting Japanese Pitchers


Looks like Shun Kakazu has been hard at work. Also, the bit about Casey Fossum in the main article is pretty funny.

Alex Gordon Sent to Triple-A


Clearly the Royals are not very high on him at the moment---I wonder what it would take to get him.

Posey's Catching Defense: Just Fine


"What about Buster Posey, you ask? About +3 in 2007, with solid running-game and pitch-blocking stats. He lost almost a full run relative to the average number of plays made by D-1 catchers. 2008 was better, at +5, negating half of basestealing attempts and saving nearly an additional two runs by blocking errant pitches. Again, though, he made fewer ball-in-play outs than average." WORST CATCHER EVER

Cool Fangraphs article on MadBum


Discusses both Madbum's recent performance, as well as the controversies surrounding his personal life. A good read.

BPro: Giants Top 11


Subscribers only, but you get some of the idea. The phrases "Pedro Sandoval" are used, as well as "light-tower power" with regards to Dominguez.

Fangraphs:Damon a Dead-Pull Hitter


Apparently, since 2002, Damon has hit a whopping 97% of his home runs to RF. Perhaps it isn't so bad that we missed out on him.

Urban: SP Todd Wellemeyer to Giants


Nerd Job Opening with the Tribe


Looks like only nerds need apply. Title: Data Architect – Baseball Analytics Location: Cleveland, OH Description: The Cleveland Indians are currently scouting for a Data Architect to work in our Baseball Operations Department. This individual will report to the Director of Baseball Operations while assisting both the Baseball and Information Systems Departments. This individual will be a technical resource to the baseball analytics department, taking on increasing responsibility to design, implement, and manage the Baseball Department’s information architecture. Responsibilities include: • Creating data models, developing processes for extraction, transformation, cleansing, and loading a variety of internal and external data sources; • Creating and maintaining business rules and metadata to ensure data consistency, designing and implementing a data warehouse of baseball information. • Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, statistical analysis and baseball research, application and web development, and user interface and data visualization design. Candidates must possess: • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or a related field, along with demonstrated work experience designing and managing data warehouses, creating OLAP cubes, and using reporting tools. • Experience with Oracle (preferred) or another major database system including advanced knowledge of SQL and/or MDX is required. • Experience with any of the following are highly desirable: database administration, ETL and/or BI tools, application development in .NET and/or Java. • Proficiency in statistical analysis software packages (R, STATA, SAS, SPSS) is desirable, as is familiarity with current baseball research and analytics. For more information or to apply, visit , Requisition Number 10-0025. Interested candidates must apply online to be considered.

Giants Sign RHP Kevin Cameron


Interesting dumpster dive. Had a good season for the Padres in 2007, had good minor league performances before that, and even with recent injuries, his K numbers haven't suffered.



Schulman: Giants Linked to Chan Ho Park



Specific Terms for Scutaro


Worth between $12.5-$17 million over two years + draft pick considerations. LOL RENTERIA. LOL SABEAN.

SF Chron Notes: Giants Interested in NJohnson?


It says also that Skull Mountain LOVES Nick Johnson.

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