All about the nail-biters.
Dave returns to a subject from his last “Ten Things” column and hopefully does a better job of explaining himself this time.
A look at the Smart Ball Sox of 2005 and an investigation on the reliability of the Pythagorean method in the middle of a season.
Derrek Lee moves into the Cubs single season top 10 in RCAA, Roy Halladay passes Roger Clemens on the Blue Jay career RSAA list and the rest of the news around the majors.
Ben takes a look at some of the statistical feats being performed right now, even though most of them will fall apart before the end of the season.
A continuing look at THT’s special stats leaderboards—this time from the batting perspective.
Billionaires, Bud and the Babe
Who are the league leaders in stuff only The Hardball Times tracks?
Not 10 graphs, some graphs.
J.C. analyzes the predictive power of DIPS and digs a little deeper to examine how much control, if any, pitchers have over hits on balls in play.
It’s a little early in the season to be discussing Win Shares, but here are some of the Win Share figures that merit discussion.
While there is no such thing as a perfect metric to evaluate how well a player is playing absent luck, J.C. thinks there may be a way to get a better grasp on how well players are performing than just relying on the standard raw statistics.
Steve, er, closes his four-part series focusing on modern bullpen usage — how it came to be, and where it might be headed. And he (finally!) gets around to offering answers to those questions he’s been dragging around for three weeks!
A closer look at some of the 2005 individual baseball stats now available on the Hardball Times.
Consider this a pseudo-review of Michael Schell’s Baseball’s All-Time Best Sluggers.
Steve’s examination of the modern bullpen has been through the LOOGYs: we’re ready to bring on the Closer.
A look at the lineups across the major leagues
The Yankees have a shakeup, Juan Rincon is suspended, Kerry Wood will be out at least 3 weeks and the rest of the news around the majors.
The Hardball Times’ 2005 Graphs are up. Here’s the background.
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.