Having gone through the top 80 everyday players since 1900, Studes looks at some of the leftovers, two by two.
After a one week hiatus, the Mailbag is back to tackle whether switch hitters hit for more power from the left side and Scandinavian baseball fraud.
A lot of great links today, from the first fantasy columns filtering in to great blog entries from Mets Geek, Athletics Nation and Baseball Analysts.
Does it sometimes seem to you that batters are getting hit by pitches more often than they did 15 or 20 years ago? Guess what: They are. A lot more often.
Nine average pitchers—1,910 major league wins…one Hall of Famer
On Jan. 22, 1969, the Expos traded Donn Clendenon to the Houston Astros. Unhappy with the move, Clendenon announced his retirement. So how did he end up the MVP of the World Series for the Miracle Mets that year?
Studes returns to his review of the all-time top 80 everyday players, ranked by Win Shares Above Bench.
In 17 starts last year, the Brewers ace made history.
Who knew there was so much young talent in the NL West?
25 pitchers, from A-ball to the big leagues, who surrendered the most home runs with the wind blowing to the outfield.
Would you pay $29 for PI? If the answer is no, then think again.
Sometimes “average” is pretty darned good
Ranking the best everyday players of all time by tweaking Bill James’ Win Shares.
Final thoughts on the 2006 Hall of Fame elections
Sure, but does he deserve any?
What do Hall of Fame shortstops and second basemen look like?
A look at the home runs of 2006 that didn’t even travel 300 feet!
On January 6, 1992 the Yankees made Danny Tartabull the highest-paid player in the game. What made him deserving of this honor, and what did it say about the Yankees and Royals?
Changes are afoot at the Hardball Times. Read about them here, along with a look at Jack Morris’ clutchiness, Kenny Williams’ offseason and the ever ubiquitous “more.”
Who’ll be the next Hall of Fame class that will make us say “HUH?”