Archive for the 'Win Shares' Category

What can 2012’s super-rookie possibly do for an encore?

A reversal of fortune for “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

When two great teams, or two terrible teams, meet, does the game look different?

Matthew and Steve are back, this time with a passel of pitcher pairings, from Pennock-Pettitte to Dickson-Darwin.

Adapting the Power/Speed number to see who’s contributed most to both halves of the game. Outfielders and catchers get ranked in this installment.

Or… is Kenny Lofton a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate?

A different way to look at that old baseball saw about strength up the middle winning championships.

Discover the distant-decade dopplegangers.

Get acquainted with this most unusual breed of catchers, right up to the most current cohort.

It’s time for round two with the most peculiar of defensive hybrids.

Come along with Steve as he explores the most extraordinary of all defensive versatility.

Teams that made the playoffs despite losing one of their best players.

Four perennial losing organizations and the steps they’ve taken to get on the right track for this season.

It doesn’t make any sense, but nobody seems to have explained that to this tiny band of rugged individualists. You can probably guess who’s been the best. But who else is on the list?

The most exclusive club we’ve yet visited features tales of strikeouts, caught stealings, lawsuits and frostbite. It also includes some of the most underappreciated talent of all time.

That a population comprising, at most, about one second baseman in five should include both of the very best at the position is quite strange. But there it is.

The left turns at the hot corner include quite a few of the position’s very best, and one in particular who’s never been recognized as such.

Let’s meet the best of the southpaw-swinging backstop minority.

This obscure 1940s ballplayer with the funny name scaled a towering peak.