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salb918

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DLD 3.14: Pi Day

Happy pi day! 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066470938446095505822317253594081284...

Staturday: Small sample size

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Grab a snack and pull up a chair.  This will be long. I think I've been called, indirectly at least, a small sample size Nazi.  I don't have the patience to discuss with anybody who insists on...

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DLD 2/26: Bonus, baby!

Prophetic words from Beck: We like to ride on executive planes We like to sit around and get real paid A's to get mad money for season-opening trip to Japan. All players who travel to Tokyo for...

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DLD Feb 20: Meyer has option remaining

Susan Slusser reports that Dan Meyer has an option remaining: As it turns out, they don't. Meyer said he found out earlier this week that he's one of those handful of players who winds up with four...

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Staturday: what the heck is a replacement player?

In between cheap jokes and a poor frame (alien invasions - how trite!), last time I occupied this space we discussed the real way to measure offense: by using runs. You can read about that here....

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Look! He's waving at Jennifer!

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DLD: Erratum

In my description of linear weights two Staturdays ago, I made an error.  Tom Tango of The Book Blog pointed out that I had the wrong run values for stolen bases and caught stealing.  Here is the...

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Staturday: How to measure offense

When Blez asked me to write something for the front page, the first thing I said to him was, "How much money is involved?"  When he told me "zero," I knew immediately that I was getting a good...

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Link Dump 1/10: The Story of Billy Beane, as told by Metallica

Kill 'Em All October 1997: Beane takes over as GM and begins to rebuild a struggling ballclub by letting Jose Canseco walk, trading Scott Brosius, leaving Tony Batsita unprotected in the expansion...

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Le Link Dump 1/7

A look at the best outfield arms of 2007 Have a look at Nick Swisher's Kill+ — actually, he doesn't have one. To be fair, Swisher did have one extra assist in his 481 center field innings. The...

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Link Dump 12/14: The Day After Yesterday

I am going to choose five random songs from my iPod and then attempt to find a link that corresponds.  I encourage those who want to dump a link to use a random song as a guiding theme. "The...

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Link Dump 8/30: Ceci n'est pas un Link Dump

I told you, this isn't a link dump.  There's nothing here.  Why are you dumping links?  Dumping links doesn't make you popular on AN.  To do that, you need to talk about ass or stats.  Or both....

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DLD 8/23: Beat it, AN

You Are Not Alone For all the medical staff haters: Clayton Hamilton felt the persistent pain in his lower side for more than a year. The Pittsburgh Pirates doctors and trainers kept telling the...

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Link Dump 7/30: Teixeira --> Braves

Out of our division, thank goodness. link. It looks like the Braves will get Tex and relieve Ron Mahay for Elvis Andrus and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

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DLD 7/27: Offense primer

Is the A's offense too heavily focused on on-base percentage versus batting average?  Would they do better if they got more hit-for-average types? The quick answer is yes. The most important...

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Link Dump 6/15: Welcome back, Tony La Russa

Oakland welcomes the Cardinals tonight, including Tony La Russa's first managerial visit to the Coliseum since he left Oakland in 1995.  Says Bob Geren: "Tony was very helpful to me when I got the...

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DLD 5/1: Duke is a stathead

An article on the A's bullpen struggles.  In it, Duke lets it slip that he's most certainly a stathead, showing his familiarity in concepts such as regression to the mean... "The way I look at...

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Link Dump 4/25: Pictures>Words

Let's be honest.  I could spend time linking to lots of stories and provide analysis.  But do you care that Torii Hunter might have broken a rule that could net him a three-year suspension?  Or...

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DLD 4/17: Late Dump

salb918's shit list: Ozzie Guillen Jason Giambi Keith Foulke K-Rod Dwight Schrute FOX All you lazy m-----f-----s who won't make a link dump People who make shit lists Here's a link. Okay, here's a...

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March DLD usage stats

After a successful February of DLDs, let's see how we did in March.

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Link Dump 4/1: 25-man roster set

link PITCHERS (12) 15 Dan Haren, RHP 20 Huston Street, RHP 37 Joe Kennedy, LHP 40 Rich Harden, RHP 41 Alan Embree, LHP 45 Jay Witasick, RHP 50 Kiko Calero, RHP 52 Jay Marshall, LHP 55 Joe Blanton,...

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DLD 3/30: Choose title carefully - cannot be changed!

Tom Fitzgerald gives us the rundown on Oakland injuries: Esteban Loiaza, the listed starting pitcher, was scratched because of tightness in the trapezius muscle in his right shoulder. He never...

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DLD 3/27: Almost there...

Erstwhile Oakland leftfielder Jay Payton is out for up to three weeks. Jay Payton, whom manager Sam Perlozzo had anointed as the starter in left field, left the Orioles' exhibition game yesterday...

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Link Dump 3/7: The real 3/7 DLD

You may have noticed that a certain DLD had the wrong date.  Still, not bad for.../for a first-timer/. People, welcome to the real 3/7 DLD, which will feature the following links:

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February Link Dump Usage Data

The first of what I hope is a monthly series...

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Link Dump 3/2: Soy Bomb

Jay Witasick is working on a new pitch: "I don't know anything about it,'' Witasick said. "I wish I knew. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. That's one topic I can't indulge. There's a legend...

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Link Dump 3/1: The John Stockton of DLDs

Sports Illustrated reports that Gary Matthews was not simply on a customer list for the alleged steroid dealers: According to law enforcement documents we've reviewed, Matthews is not just on a...

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Link Dump 02/19: Politics only!

Ha! Just kidding. After this weekend's snoozefest of political talk, how about some spring training fluff from the reg'lars... Swisher: Swisher faces some uncertainty this season. He's likely to...

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Link Dump 2/16: Foulke retires

Keith Foulke, brought in by the Indians to compete for the closer's job, has reportedly decided to retire before the season. Rosenthal: Foulke, who signed a $5 million free-agent contract this...

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Link Dump 2/13: Worst Dump Ever

Around the Majors... Mo Rivera on his upcoming free agency: "I definitely want to finish my career here, but if they don't give me the respect I deserve, I have to move on."   Zambrano is putting...

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