Archive for January 2006

A systematic look at the Hall of Fame candidacies (or former candidacies) of Jim Rice, Albert Belle, and Andre Dawson, among others, by putting their batting stats in a common context with other players with similar types of credentials.

The Red Sox sign Alex Gonzalez and the rest of the news around the majors.

Steve bids farewell to someone who taught him a thing or two, including how to be a baseball fan.

David takes a look at Ryan Freel’s excellent plate discipline.

Does a proficient base stealer on first base distract or disrupt the pitcher?

The Padres sign Mike Piazza and the rest of the news around the majors.

Maury goes over the debate on statistics, fantasy sports leagues, and the MLB Advanced Media’s attempt to impose licensing fees in conjunction with the players that generate the stats.

The A’s sign Mark Ellis and the rest of the news around the majors.

The Indians complete their trades with the Red Sox and Phillies, the Cubs re-sign Mark Prior and the rest of the news around the majors.

Snark anyone?

The Mariners sign Gil Meche and the rest of the news around the majors.

Answering a few questions.

The A’s sign Frank Thomas and the rest of the news around the majors.

David takes a look at Jeff Francoeur’s hot start and not-so-hot finish.

That’s Defense Efficiency Ratio to you.

Theo Epstein is giving the GM title again, Red Sox-Indians trade hits a snag and the rest of the news around the majors.

Chris re-writes baseball’s past and looks at re-alignment.

Bagwell is left out to dry, and the new Reds owner makes a statement.

Catch up on the Daily Graphings with a double-sized look at Coco Crisp (with PitchZone analysis) and the disappointing Ted Lilly.

In the third installment of his occasional series, Steve examines the workloads of minor league ace pitchers in the late 1950s. He finds that it was a period of rapid and dramatic change.