Watch out! The numbers say the game is getting more boring.
Looking for the game’s ultimate hackers.
Or why there are no articles by Max in October
To remove or not to remove a rolling starter in the ninth?
A defensive evaluation conundrum.
The most exciting games of the last seven days, according to the methodology outlined in this article, are listed below. date game stars 07-20 White Sox @ Royals *** box score 07-19 Mariners @ Blue Jays ** box score 07-17 Giants @ Padres ** box score 07-20 Cardinals @ Mets ** box score 07-19 Indians […]
In a limited number of contests, due to the All-Star break, no game has exceeded the minimum one-star rating. Here are the best five played in the last seven days. date game stars 07-16 Angels @ Athletics * box score 07-10 Reds @ Brewers * box score 07-14 Giants @ Padres * box score 07-15 […]
Not the most exciting week, as a lonely two-stars game tops the list. date game stars 07-09 Twins @ White Sox ** box score 07-08 Padres @ Dodgers * box score 07-03 Yankees @ Mets * box score 07-03 Red Sox @ Astros * box score 07-08 Cubs @ Pirates * box score
Max tries to further improve his estimate on runs saved by virtue of framing pitches
The five most exciting games from June 26 to July 2: date game stars 06-30 Giants @ Cubs *** box score 06-26 Angels @ Dodgers ** box score 07-01 Giants @ Tigers ** box score 06-29 Giants @ Cubs ** box score 06-28 Indians @ Diamondbacks ** box score The best of the month of […]
Time to rank the five most exciting games of the past week. date game stars 06-22 Athletics @ Mets *** box score 06-24 Reds @ Orioles ** box score 06-21 Rockies @ Indians ** box score 06-24 Nationals @ White Sox ** box score 06-22 Angels @ Marlins * box score The Athletics @ Mets […]
Digging further into the skill.
According to the rating system we have been using since the beginning of the season, the past week has not seen very exciting games. Only a couple of contests get two stars. Here are the top five, from June 12 to June 18. date game stars 06-16 Rangers @ Yankees ** box score 06-14 Orioles […]
Another week of baseball is in the books and here are the five most exciting games of the past seven days. date game stars 06-08 Diamondbacks @ Pirates *** box score 06-10 Reds @ Giants ** box score 06-06 Nationals @ Giants ** box score 06-06 Blue Jays @ Royals ** box score 06-11 Rays […]
Max estimates the impact a catcher can have by framing pitches effectively.
It’s time again for the top games of the week. date game stars 06-04 Athletics @ Red Sox ** box score 06-04 Cubs @ Cardinals ** box score 05-31 Rangers @ Rays * box score 06-01 Giants @ Cardinals * box score 06-04 Tigers @ White Sox * box score The month of May is […]
Welcome to the May 22-28 edition of Top Games of the Week. The greatest contests of the past seven days are ranked as described in this article: date game stars 05-25 Reds @ Phillies *** box score 05-26 Royals @ Orioles *** box score 05-28 White Sox @ Blue Jays *** box score 05-24 Cardinals […]
A simple formula to assess how much a pitcher’s ERA can be affected by his BABIP fluctuations
Welcome to the new edition of top games of the week, ranked as described in this article. This has been an intense week. In fact, as you’ll see below, all the games in the top five get three stars out of five. date game stars 05-18 Yankees @ Orioles *** box score 05-20 Rockies @ […]
Welcome to the sixth installment of Top games of the week. Last week one reader asked that I include the scores, so the games are easier to remember; or at least link to the box score. I’m going with the latter. I can imagine (and that’s exactly what I had in mind when I began […]