Lefty, righty, loosey, tighty, it’s time for wholes greater than sums of parts.
Look, the 1899 Spiders are the worst. No one can compete. But can you guess who came out as the worst team of the 20th century? Believe me, if I gave you five guesses, you still would not get it right.
… to help rewrite the history of MLB’s “steroid era”
On July 7, 1958, Glenn Hoffman was born. Why do we remember him? He is just one of the many brothers who found themselves watching as their siblings went on to greater glory.
Rather than sit around a bar stool debating who the worst teams ever are, let’s run 1000 computer sims of the game’s 28 worst clubs. First, to determine which teams go in the hopper.
Jeff dives into the numbers and determines which expansion-era teams were streakiest.
Scott Boras is priming baseball and the public for A-Rod’s opt-out
Jeff takes an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of the unheralded second round of the amateur draft.
A new look at the 1934 World Series champs would be a hit but for too many errors
Having looked at starting pitcher leveraging of the last few months, there’s still another issue to tackle: which franchises did it the most.
A look at past top high school pitching prospects with an eye towards this Thursday’s draft.
Could the Cardinals have won it all in 1941 if they had just brought up their young phenom a little earlier? Guy named Musial?
Read and find out when starting pitcher leveraging rose and fell over the decades.
Which managers did the most and least leveraging of the starting pitchers in baseball history? Click here and find out.
David Gassko reviews Derek Zumsteg’s new book, and comes away very impressed.
Take a look at Jonathan Eig’s new book on Jackie Robinson’s rookie season.
A continuation of Part 5, this lists the teams that saw the fewest LHP, and then gives the L# for just about every team from the days when teams leveraged their pitchers.
Previous articles showed platoon leveraging was a key component to pitcher leveraging. This article, examining SP platoon leveraging head-on, uncovers some interesting information that offers a modest revision to a point Bill James made in his Historical Abstract.
With the help of the masochistic Eric Chalek (he’s a regular reader—what more proof is needed?) we’ll take a look at four more potential Hall of Fame clunkers (plus a surprise!—No Dave I’m not quitting; nice try though).
The Hall of Famers tomorrow … today!