Archive for August 2017

How can we best use previous data to accurately predict the future?

Seeking the balance between skill and “the mean” when determining just how good players truly are.

Part 2 of our all-world team takes a look at the starting lineup.

From Europe to Asia to the Carribean – and even, in one case – an actual ocean, we begin the construction of an all-world team.

What’s the best way to estimate a team’s true talent level?

A sextet of baseball poems.

Is he as good as Koufax? Can we even know for certain?

Can just anybody play first base?

It wouldn’t take radical changes to make the process fairer, more efficient, and less unpleasant for everyone.

And how it brought down the reserve clause.

When the time came for peace between the leagues, surprisingly, the AL had most of the leverage.

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

At least one of these two pitchers had a Hall-of-Fame career.

The designated hitter didn’t materialize out of nowhere.

A case for expanding the Hall of Fame ballot

A new approach to an old system.