David looks at the five-year deal the Blue Jays gave B.J. Ryan.
Dan provides additional support using the log5 method to predict the results of batter/pitcher matchups.
David’s head explodes talking about the AJ Burnett Sweepstakes.
A look at who’s gotten the most out of their plate appearances over the last four years.
David doesn’t answer if I-Rod is better than Mike Piazza, but he does tell you lots of other use(less)ful things.
What binomial distributions, p-values and the log5 method have to do with 5-by-7 index cards.
Dan takes a look at the book Mind Game by the writers of Baseball Prospectus.
A quick look at the WPA leaders of the White Sox-Astros World Series
David looks at baseball’s best and worst defenders.
How fast fortunes can change. Game 5 from a Win Probability perspective.
Steve concludes his examination of batting history, as viewed through the conversion of team and league stats into an individualized form.
When it comes to RBIs equality of outcome is governed by equality of opportunity.
In the case of the AL Central the answer is April.
Taking a shot at creating a new defensive metric.
Take a close look with Steve, using Player-Seasonal Notation as the lens through which to examine the ever-changing character of major league run production.
Andy Pettitte reaches 40 RSAA, Mark Buehrle has a good game, the Nationals are mathematically eliminated from the postseason and the rest of the news around the majors.
Barry Bonds hits number 704 and Dan explores his visceral reaction
Steve introduces us to his favorite method of converting team stats into a more understandable and useful form.
Rick Ankiel as the next Rube Bressler and the role of decreasing variation
Larry uses some elementary sabermetric concepts to respond to Tony Massarotti’s implication that David Ortiz is getting robbed of MVP consideration this season.