Archive for May 2008

National League Waiver Wire pickups for Week 9

Mike sat down with the Pirates general manager on behalf of THT and discussed everything from the impact of sabermetrics in the front office to strategies for the draft.

And now for something completely different.

Who took the high road and who took the low road?

Expectations were high following a breakout 2006 season. How it all went wrong.

On May 29, 1945 John Odom was born. By the time he was in the fifth grade, Odom was known as “Blue Moon,” and by the time he was a teenager, he was pitching in the majors. Richard looks back on Odom’s life and career.

The Royals are sinking fast.

The stories aren’t following their scripts.

Where Fernando Valenzuela, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Dr. Seuss collide.

Results from the Hardball Times reader survey.

Why relying on the “law of averages” is a bad idea in fantasy baseball and how it can be used to fool your opponents.

A review of the Peter Schilling Jr. novel

Even more toons by TUCK!

A look at how age affects pitchers’ fastball speed using PITCHf/x data

Do teams know more about their own prospects than other teams do?

Don’t touch that dial! Stay tuned for Treder’s take on a tome about teams on the tube.

Or, more precisely, the 10 most impressive lineups ever held hitless.

American League Waiver Wire pickups for Week 8.

THT Fantasy Focus looks at Johnny Cueto, using PITCHf/x data to illuminate his success thus far.

We’ll do it live!