Archive for October 2007

David presents his MVP ballot for 2007.

David looks at whether hitters stick to doing what they’re best at and whether or not some hitters get more value out of their batted balls than others.

David looks at how players at different positions have hit throughout baseball history.

David takes a look at all the trades made near baseball’s trading deadline.

Has Manny really lost his power?

David takes a look at Boston’s recent mediocrity.

David investigates Mark Buehrle’s new contract.

David ponders whether Scott Kazmir’s strikeout rates are hurting the young pitcher.

Which pitchers have been lucky this season?

Are some places just harder to succeed in?

David reviews the best fielders of 2007.

David discusses his pitching woes.

David considers whether there is any way for teams to systematically outperform their expected record.

David Gassko reviews Derek Zumsteg’s new book, and comes away very impressed.

David answers a couple questions about last week’s column.

David takes a look at a popular statistic.

David continues his look at the evolution of league quality, and gives us some conclusions.

How much better are players today?

David examines whether breaking balls really cause young pitchers to break down.