Archive for December 2006

Don Fehr has served the players’ financial interests well. But…

What we talk about when we talk about starters.

“The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.”
– Gaylord Perry

OK, no hips, but David does share a wealth of DIPS 3.0 statistics for 2006, and introduces a new stat to help further weed out luck from a pitcher’s statistics.

Minor league news and BALCO leaks

Pitch sequence matters. Or does it? (Yes, it does.)

Hint: Probably not as good as you think.

The end of the year is upon us. Time for reflection. Time for a really long list that accomplishes nothing.

In this month’s check of the competition between farm systems, we encounter the all-time single season record for organizational Win Share Production.

Part 3 of our ‘Baby Pictures’ Series

Which minor league pitchers best controlled the basepaths in 2006?

Going into its fourth year of existence, the Hardball Times is looking to expand. Want to help?

Thanking our readers, Studes reviews the current state of The Hardball Times.

Or, 149 reasons to worry – or not worry – about the Angels’ top prospect.

Jeff Suppan and Barry Zito are the best pitchers left on the market. A handful of teams have some soul-searching to do.

MLB Advanced Media strikes back, and Angelos refuses to sell.

A Hall-of-Fame debate, fantasy baseball and sabermetrics. What else could it be?

Steve’s inquiry into the follow-the-bouncing-ball scoring conditions of the 1980s and 1990s concludes with examination of the very best talents of the era.

Oh no! Not another Daisuke Matsuzaka column!

Which young catchers best controlled the running game in 2006?