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5th Starter expectations and MIcah Owings

There have been articles in the past at places like The Hardball Times  breaking down pitching numbers by the "number" of the starter.   I think that Jim even covered this as well a year or two...

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Re-Defining the Quality Start

As anyone who has listened to the D Backs broadcasts over the last several years know, there used to be a pretty good natured debate between Daron and Mark over the value of the Quality Start...

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Projected pitching matchup for Philly series

Yeah, I know.....I shouldn't be looking this far out ahead...but I did anyway. Here are the projected starters for the Philly series. August 16th  Saunders vs. Lee August 17th  Kennedy vs.  V...

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Bloomquist's outs on base

For a guy that has no power, doesn't walk, and hits for just a slightly above  lg. avg batting avg, he needs to be doing all the "little things" right.   All these outs on the bases are TOTALLY...

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Why are DBacks playoff Odds so low ?

4 games out does not seem like all that much, right ?   So why does Baseball Prospectus playoff odds report show Arizona with just a 3.6% chance of making the playoffs.  As Jim pointed out the...

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Is the Golden Hour upon the Diamondbacks?

Is the team getting close to promoting slugging 1B Paul Goldscmidt? We look at what the organization may be telling Diamondbacks fans.

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Are the D Backs likely to regress ?

Within a few hours of Buster Posey's injury, an article appeared on Fangraphs: Buster Posey's Injury opens door for Colorado The heartless bast...........oh wait....thats not what this post is...

Why the D backs need to stay hot right now and get over .500 before end of May

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Good article here about the odds of winning 90 games if at or below .500 at different points in the season

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KT is "Tempted" to make a win now move before deadline

His (KT's) effect on the organization has been so positive that ownership told him he can make upgrades at the trade deadline, should something look appealing. "I'm going to wait another month,...

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The One that got away

Brett Anderson Since July 1, 2009, Anderson ranks 7th in MLB in FIP. And among the top 25 guys in FIP since then, only Jaime Garcia has a better GB/FB and GB% Obviously presentation of his...

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The first 5 innings

Jim and I discussed ST results last year or the year before, and I think as a result he started posting something that came out of that conversation. Specifically, the point that in the first half...

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Too many players with same weakness spells trouble

  Bill James wrote in the 1988 Baseball Abstract: "It is dangerous for a baseball team to have too many players with the same weakness, no matter what the weakness. . .So in building a...

Live Chat with Josh Byrnes

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I know Jim mentioned this in his post today, but thought I'd throw a fan shot out here as a reminder.

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Evaluating where Chris Young has improved

There are some positives to take out of Young's season. (We all know the negatives and they have been discussed all season, HR's were down, K's were up, Steals were down)  But I want to focus on...

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CJ Wins Player of the Week Award for 2nd time this year

Jackson led the N.L. with a .542 (13-24) batting average, a 1.083 slugging percentage and nine runs scored, and he tied for the N.L. lead with 13 hits. The 26-year old first baseman hit two...

Best Left Field OPS+ since start of 2007

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This just kills me to to look at Nos. 13, 14, & 23

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Q & A with Josh Byrnes Aug 23rd, 2008

I just posted this at DBBP: After seeing our disappointment (At DBBP)  at not being able to attend a Q &A with Josh, Derrick Hall reached out ....again.....and let me know he wanted to arrange...

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Will the real D Backs please stand up ?

Sorry for the cross post, but  I assume not everyone here reads DBBP   First 17 G,, 13-4, .281/.364/.496 .860 OPS, 112 runs, or 6.6 R/G Next 24 G, 13-11 .265/.336/.425 .761 OPS, 116 runs, or...

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D Backs WARP1 Report

Per baseball prospectus glossary:   WARP-1 Wins Above Replacement Player, level 1. The number of wins this player contributed, above what a replacement level hitter, fielder,...

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RBI Opportunites report

Time for the first annual update of the D backs RBI Opportunities. For those unfamiliar with this report, it is available to subscribers only at Baseball Prospectus. What this report does is...

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A word about DER

The simple act of turning balls in play into outs.  Simple, easy, clean concept. Jonah Keri wrote the following in the NY Sun today in a review of the success the Florida teams are having this...

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Updating EB vs Q, Vs. Hairston D backs Watch

Jim hasn't had time lately to update this section of the site, so I thought I would lend a helping hand, and add a little "nuance" to things.  ;) OPS+ since the begginning of the  2008 season: Q...

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The truth about Conor Jackson

It has been put forth by one poster that Jackson doesn't hit the "tough righties" and the only reason his numbers were good in the second half last year was because he didn't have to face tough...

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Composite Projections

I looked at the projections for D Backs hitters and pitchers currently projected to be on the 25 man roster. The projections are from 5 different sources:Pecota, from baseball prospectus ZIPS, from...

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PITCHf/x Primer

Since the PITCHf/x entry by Jim is no longer available for comments, I just wanted to add this link here, intended to compliment Jim's summary from earlier.It's an excellent Primer on the system,...

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Traditions

I know some of you will be surprised seeing this question from me. I am not talking about colors, or the decisions to keep or let go of certain players. A poster on another board was asking about...

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Chris Young

Johngordonma called me to task for some excessive negativity...(rightfully so).  I went and looked at Chris Young a little closer.The respect for CY's power  is finally turning into some walks.It's...

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The 2007 Scouting Report by the Fans

This is a really good project that Tangotiger does every year, and I would like to encourage everyone to participate. It only takes about 10 minutes.Be sure to read his instructions carefully prior...

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What it takes to be a good GM

There was an interesting Q & A with Keith Law at this bloghttp://lioninoil.blogspot.com/2007/06/lio-interviews-espns-keith-law.htmlIn particular, the portion dealing with GM's was quite...

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Meet Josh Byrnes in person for Q & A

June 23  "Scouting, Signing and the Minor Leagues"A discussion with D-backs General Manager Josh Byrnes and Assistant General Manager Peter WoodforkThe sessions are free to anyone who pre-registers...

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