Archive for November 2008

Hi. I’m Craig, and this is ShysterBall. For those of you who have no idea what this blog is all about, know this: I’m a 35 year-old lawyer from Ohio with a wife and a couple of kids. I’m not a stats guy, but I am a fellow-traveler of sabermetricians and I generally groove to […]

When baseball almost matched table tennis in diplomatic impact.

Ted Simmons, Hall of Famer? Definitely maybe.

This past season was mostly a lost one for John Smoltz and the Braves. Let’s look at what he might have left for a 2009 campaign.

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Bob Kennedy’s boy pays THT a visit, and shares stories of growing up around big leaguers and following his dad’s footsteps to devote a lifetime to the game.

If the major leagues had featured divisions and an unbalanced schedule throughout history, here’s what might have happened.

Replacement level theory became big when applied to MLB baseball. Let’s explore its applications to fantasy baseball strategy.

A look at Twins’ outfielder Delmon Young’s prospects of a 2009 breakout.

Now that we know who has shown a sustainable jump in FIP over the past six years, let’s see if we can apply it to 2008 statistics and make some guesses at 2009 breakout candidates.

John answers questions from all over.

A look at where Hall of Fame candidates stack up based on how long they’ve been on the ballot.

Chase Utley’s hip injury, and what it means for fantasy baseball managers in 2009.

Checking up on the reliable, yet not old, Baltimore outfielder

Ichiro Suzuki and Al Wingo?

According to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, it’s pitching.

Don’t forget to think about rules for the end of the season before the season starts.

Will it be Burnett upped or burn it down for the Jays in 2009?

David continues his examination of whether experience makes a difference in the playoffs.

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