Archive for March 2015

We kick off our season preview week with some fascinating visual aids.

What were the odds that that a couple of 30-something rookies would win 20 for a mediocre team?

Projection systems do most of the heavy lifting, but there are marginal improvements to be made.

Updating a particular slice of the record book that doesn’t reflect how the game is played today.

The former outfielder had a tumultuous career. It’s hard to believe we’ll ever fully understand him.

Tommy John surgery is still a dangerous procedure that carries no guarantee of success.

Baseball’s box office strategies can help build the game.

How might have Games 4-7 gone down differently had they been played under the conditions of baseball today?

An examination of the potentials of batted-ball platooning.

Even if we completely trust projections, some win totals will miss by a fairly large margin.

Why baseball fans who actually go to games don’t care how long the games take.

Before trains ran under the city, New York had a local rivalry.

At last, we have more answers than questions

Proposing a new pitcher quality estimator that approximates the pitcher’s current ability.

The annual rite has evolved over the years for teams, players and the rest of us.

An addict’s perspective on Josh Hamilton’s relapse, and what should be done about it.

The beginning of a step-by-step look at the questions we should be trying to answer when we explore pitch sequencing.

The experiences of the former A’s pitcher make us think about what has and hasn’t changed over four decades.

Rounding the bases requires, well, rounding.