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!
What it is, and why we like it.
Robert looks at what high and moderate pitching workloads might tell us about future performance.
In the lid-lifter of a twin bill, Steve estimates the impact that the 1963-68 top-of-the-shoulder-to-the-bottom-of-the-knee rule book strike zone had on every player’s and every team’s numbers. Maybe it “really” wasn’t as much of a pitcher’s era as we might think.
A quick look at not only who hit what, but who hit what when.
Come along with Steve, as he explores a wonderful new database that catalogues how well (or badly) various pitchers have been able to dominate that imaginary three-dimensional rectangle. We gain a new appreciation of just why they were so Dazzled.
Brian Sabean just signed a 37-year-old shortstop to a three-year contract. What was he thinking? A look at age, salaries and a couple of Francos.
Robert looks at the first of the reference annuals to hit the market.
Another sneak preview of The Hardball Times 2004 Baseball Annual, this time revealing the batting tendencies of major league batters.
Studes reviews some of the stats that will be included in the 2004 Hardball Times Baseball Annual, which will go on sale next week.
Craig continues to look at the importance of throwing strikes, and tries to settle the old question “what’s the most important count in baseball?”
Studes combines salaries and Win Shares to introduce a new definition of valuable.
Craig breaks down the numbers to show why pitchers should be more aggressive.
A historically great infield, a historically bad pitching staff, and Barry Bonds, who is just plain historic. Plus the rest of the 2004 season through the eyes of Win Shares.
From the hitter’s haven in Colorado to a couple of pitcher’s paradises on the West Coast, Aaron takes a look at how the ballparks around baseball have played this year.
With the season almost over, Studes rambles on about a few things, including Victor Diaz, Win Expectancy and the 2004 Yankees’ place in history.
Double plays are a pitcher’s best friend. Studes takes a look at which infields would be voted “Most Popular” at pitcher high school.
Studes discusses why Win Shares are the best statistical tool to use for those MVP debates.
Studes pulls together a few graphs to illustrate how some major league teams are scoring runs this year.
Randy Johnson’s and Steve Carlton’s Win Shares, and the Win Share totals for each team this year.