Alex Rodriguez sets a Yankee Stadium record, Bud Selig wants tougher steroid penalties, Ken Griffey Jr. finally homers and the rest of the news around the majors.
Aaron looks at some of the wacky early season numbers around baseball.
Looking for some pitchers who FIP might not catch.
How did major league hitters fare in 2004 relative to what we’d expect from their number of Line Drives, Fly Balls, and Ground Balls?
A quick look back at last season’s stats, to see who’s most likely to improve this year.
The objective — establish the average home field advantage for the 1999-2004 period. The results? Well, see for yourself…
Announcing The Hardball Times Bullpen Book — a different look at a controversial subject.
Do managers use their closers effectively? Here’s a look, based on some insight contained in The Hardball Times Bullpen Book.
Aaron takes a look at what to expect from the newest Japanese League imports.
How extreme of a pitcher’s park is it? How would Derek Lowe have performed had he pitched for the Dodgers in ’02-’04? How will the changes to the park affect its effect on runs scored? The answers to these questions and more!
Complete DRA Test Results for 2001-03
Explanation of DRA Testing Methodology
Includes an introduction and summary of results, explanation of DRA testing methodology, and complete DRA test results for 2001-03
Michael Humphreys reintroduces his revolutionary new fielding statistic, in the first of a three-part series.
Steve takes a close look at the decade of the 1910s, and the transition between the Deadball and live ball eras. We see that there were quite a number of dazzling hitting performances obscured by spit, slime, scratches, and stains.
Roger Clemens is getting $18 million? Win Shares, salaries and the big bucks thrown at the top players.
The best reliever in the major leagues last year wasn’t high on the list of Save or Hold leaders. Can you guess who he was?
In the second of a series on relief pitching, Studes takes a unique look at team bullpens — including THT’s official team bullpen rankings.
Looking at the LOOGY’s and ROOGY’s of 2004.
Steve conducts the “careful scoring-environment context assessment” look at the achievements of the best players of the 1930s that he challenged himself to do last April. You might want to print this one out: it’s mighty hefty!