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  1. is still using the old Jays logo. Tsk tsk tsk

    Comment by Somebody — April 17, 2012 @ 10:12 am

  2. I’m restraining myself so hard from saying judgmental things about confused SI readers wondering what happened to the usual catty power rankings, in case they come over here and read this comment and think we’re all condescending twits. Hey, confused SI reader, it’s just me. I’m an Englishman and being a condescending twit is in my heritage. Everyone else here is really lovely.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — April 17, 2012 @ 10:22 am

  3. Apart from me. I have the same affliction.

    Comment by Aaron (UK) — April 17, 2012 @ 10:26 am

  4. How does early (or partial) season WAR work? If Kemp broke his leg and missed the rest of the season, would he still have 1.2 WAR at the end? Or has he only been worth 1.2 WAR so far when compared to the production of the rest of the hitters in the NL?

    Comment by Big Jgke — April 17, 2012 @ 11:21 am

  5. I don’t get this comment from the Power Rankings article at all:

    “So far, the Miguel Cabrera experiment has not resulted in any more stitches, but according to Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), we can safely anticipate Cabrera’s defense will cost the Tigers upwards of half a win this year.”

    Setting aside the fact that UZR data is currently completely unreliable, which makes it impossible to safely anticipate anything based on 10 games worth of data, Miggy actually has a positive UZR at 3B to date.

    Now I get that the FanGraphs party line (based on precious little data, I might add) is that Cabrera will be a disaster at 3B. But I don’t understand how you can credibly assert that the data in so far supports a conclusion he’ll cost the team a half a win.

    Comment by Natty G — April 17, 2012 @ 11:48 am

  6. He would end the season with 1.2 WAR.

    Comment by John — April 17, 2012 @ 11:50 am

  7. FanGraphs: changing the world one small sabermetrics step at a time

    Comment by Eric B — April 17, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

  8. Let’s make it up to the poor American folk. I’ll put the kettle on.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — April 17, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

  9. SI readers are thinking, “Fangraphies have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.”

    Comment by 1776 — April 17, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

  10. They may be using UZR from past seasons to make that assumption (similar to the FanGraphs party line).

    Comment by Dave K — April 17, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

  11. Please quantify “small”. Show your work. Condescend.

    Comment by Sabermetrics — April 17, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

  12. Randall Delgado, who starts tonight for Atlanta, posted a strikeout rate above 20% at literally every stop he made in the minor leagues .

    Even at the White Castle drive thru?

    Comment by William Strunk Jr. — April 17, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

  13. Carson, I am not sure what exactly I was occupying my time with in May of last year; however, your work on centrally located recording devices was and still is brilliant.

    Thanks for the link

    Comment by Bill but not Ted — April 17, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

  14. Why did Fangraphs decide to get rid of the weighting for the Power Rankings? I thought that made a lot of sense.

    Comment by Ben Hall — April 17, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

  15. Sad that the LAN B-Team of announcers is so awful that people watch Milwaukee’s horrid TV team. I wish Milwaukee would put Uecker on TV more.

    Comment by AA — April 17, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

  16. So I know it’s not the primary topic of the post, but I just wanted to comment on the preferred broadcast article that’s linked to.

    The first thing I thought, after watching the Tigers play the White Sox and accidentally watching the Chicago feed for a second, was how much I hoped their announcers were at the bottom of the list. And to my absolutely glee, they were.

    Dude has to have the most annoying home run sound effect/phrase/squeal I have ever heard in my life. First, how do people not berate him for his ridiculousness–and if they do, why has he not corrected his goofy self OR been let go? Just wretched stuff.

    Comment by Brandon — April 17, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

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