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  1. the kimbrel piece just made me laugh out loud

    Comment by verd14 — March 23, 2011 @ 9:04 am

  2. This kind of research is very valuable for us deep leaguers. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Mike D — March 23, 2011 @ 9:41 am

  3. I think the BB/9 columns should have been included as well

    Comment by Nik — March 23, 2011 @ 10:00 am

  4. I LOL’d at the Kimbrel. The OMG table showed up on my RSS and that was that for me.

    Comment by sparbz — March 23, 2011 @ 10:05 am

  5. That’s a pretty NL-heavy lineup thus far. Is there inherently more joy in the NL?

    Comment by suicide squeeze — March 23, 2011 @ 10:12 am

  6. I don’t see why it’s so impressive. In 2008 in high A ball he struggled to reach 7 K/9 in over 3 innings of work. Maybe that’s his true talent level?

    Comment by MikeS — March 23, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  7. As a Cubs fan I can assure you this is not the case.

    Comment by Jack Weiland — March 23, 2011 @ 10:41 am

  8. don’t be mad that it didn’t make you chuuckle

    Comment by verd14 — March 23, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

  9. watchability-cum-performance..nothing like a little bit of esoteric Latin to make your readers wonder what the hell you’re talking about

    Comment by Tim — March 23, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

  10. When workling on formulas to convert stats into player ratings for ‘The Show’, Kimbrel and Marmol break every formula for K/9. You just have to say “okay these 2 are 99′s, no matter what” and then figure it out for the rest of the league.

    I have now just become a Tim Collins fan.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — March 23, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

  11. If this is an attempt at sarcasm, it’s brilliant …

    Seriously …
    [1] “In 2008″
    [2] “in high A ball”
    [3] “in over 3 innings of work”
    [4] Maybe that’s his true talent level?

    That’s brilliant.

    If this is a serious question at a statistical analysis website, it’s not funny at all.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — March 23, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

  12. Actually, it might be worth trying to quantify the amount of joy there is in different baseball locations. I can take a stab at the top and bottom:

    1. Tampa Bay
    2. Cincinnati

    27. Pittsburgh
    28. New York (Queens)
    29. Houston
    30. Chicago (South Side)
    31. Mudville

    Comment by matt w — March 23, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

  13. Pretty good list, but I’d say the Sox are definitely higher than 30th. Matt Thornton, Alexei Ramirez, and Adam Dunn not playing defense are enough to push them at least into the low 20s.

    Comment by suicide squeeze — March 23, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

  14. …oh crap, I totally got the South Side and the North Side mixed up, didn’t I? I’ll never be able to show my face in Chicago again.

    Comment by matt w — March 23, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

  15. I’m so glad you corrected that. The Cubs are possibly #30, but the White Sox are possibly in the top 5 with Morel set to blossom. And watch out for Beckham’s bat now that he isnt trying to learn a new position in the spring for the first time ever. And then there is Stefan Gartrell who would make this team based on my eyes but not his age and minor league stats.

    Comment by doug K — March 23, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

  16. Well, the point (besides riffing off Jack’s comment) was really #31.

    Comment by matt w — March 23, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

  17. TRHDH H

    Comment by aldenrobinson — March 23, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

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