Archive for January 2011

A look at two potential closers for next year to see if they’re likely to succeed in such a role.

Because “Hate List 2011” was just a little too harsh.

From Buck to Werth, a look at five of the worst deals of the offseason

With help from SG of the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog, Chris rates the worst World Series champions of all-time.

New toon Monday with TUCK! brand toons

An analysis of The Hardball Times fantasy mock draft, courtesy of the drafters.

The drafters talk about their choices.

In the final article of the series, Max ranks the top five World Series with the help of a statistical tool.

George Crowe was quiet, lived part of his life as a recluse, and didn’t enjoy being interviewed. He was also a civil rights hero.

The second from our competition winners

Pitching sleepers for 2011!

On January 29, 1960 Steve Sax was born. Sax’s career took him from Rookie of the Year to Simpsons guest star to “Steve Sax Syndrome.” Richard looks back on these moments and more.

Colorado and San Diego round out the top 10 lists for 2011.

When a good portion of Tampa Bay’s bullpen qualified for free agency this offseason what’s a small yet competitive club to do? Luckily, Friedman and co. have been down this road before…

Beginning my 2011 research in earnest, I start by scanning ADPs and reacting to apparent bargains.

The first from our competition winners

Attempting to find that rare breed of pitcher who offers a useble ERA to go along with elite strikeout totals.

Could the Pirates have become the pioneers of integration and assembled one of the greatest teams in baseball history? We will never know for sure.

I remember when I was eight. Life was simple, girls were simple. Would you believe I actually ran for fun back then? This may creep out some of my readers. Please bear with me as I reminisce. Growing up, I lived in a house that backed up to a pet cemetery. That pet graveyard was […]