The Best of FanGraphs: November 6-10, 2017

Each week, we publish in the neighborhood of 75 articles across our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times and blue for Community Research.

Strong Ratings for Series Despite Lack of Drama in Game 7, by Craig Edwards
Game 7 was boring, but the rest of the World Series was pretty great.

The Teams That Will Run the Off-Season, by Dave Cameron
Well, three teams and a person.

Baseball’s Framing Wars Are Not Over, by Evan Davis
Fans, writers and even managers don’t appreciate the skill enough.

Clayton Kershaw Had Something Else Up His Sleeve, by Jeff Sullivan
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a wheel of cheese. I wish it had been a wheel of cheese. I’m hungry!

What Should the Pirates Do with Andrew McCutchen?, by Travis Sawchick
I’d vote for:

But nobody asked me.

First Pitch Arizona 2017: A Review, by Alex Chamberlain
I’ve always wanted to go to this event, but never managed to get there. Alex has a good recap here.

Valedictory Dingers: Home Runs In Farewell At-Bats, by John Paschal
Some players got to go out on a high note.

What I Loved About Roy Halladay, by Dave Cameron
The sure to be Hall of Famer’s death was a shock to all of us, but Dave and Jeff were able to put his death into perspective.

How Bad Was Amed Rosario’s Debut, Exactly?, by Eno Sarris
Not catastrophic, but Eno argues that his debut limits his ceiling moving forward.

Auction Calculator Results: Starting Pitcher Tiers, by Jeff Zimmerman
♪ ♪ Auc-tion cal-cu-la-tor, flying through the sky so fancy freeeeeee! ♪ ♪

My Mother, the Yankees and Me, by Rachael McDaniel
Why a Jays fan loves The Evil Empire — a little. This piece was very well written by Rachael.

Aaron Bummer on Surreal Feelings and the Cherry on Top, by David Laurila
This interview was most definitely not a bummer.

Accounting for the “No Nulls” Solution, by Andrew Perpetua
Digging into the data to see how it is being accounted for and how best to move forward.

The Innings-Pitched Analysis You Didn’t Need by bensnider94
If I don’t need it, then I want it!

A (Future) Red October, by Bob Protexter
Phillies pitcher Anton Kuznetsov hopes to become the first Russian to reach the majors.

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Paul Swydan is the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for He has written for The Boston Globe, ESPN MLB Insider and ESPN the Magazine, among others. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.

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