A recent Internet baseball craze and a new baseball book produce some intriguing lineup guidelines.
Dan clears up some issues that came up in recent articles on competitve balance and the sacrifice fly.
Dan takes a quick look at just who scores on sacrifice flies.
A follow-up to John’s sacrifice fly study
John answers the age-old question.
Let’s go down to the crossroads. Fall down on our knees. And consider who treads upon the well-traveled dirt of The Hot Corner.
The White Sox blow away all contenders and claim their first World Championship since 1917. Dan takes a look at Game 4 from a Win Probability perspective.
David takes a look at what kind of pitchers succeed at Coors Field.
David presents a system for ranking Epstein, Sabean, Beane and the others.
The objective — establish the average home field advantage for the 1999-2004 period. The results? Well, see for yourself…
Do managers use their closers effectively? Here’s a look, based on some insight contained in The Hardball Times Bullpen Book.
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?”
Take a walk with Steve — and another walk, and another, and then one with the bases loaded! — through the league in which the base on balls was king.
Steve turns his attention to the modern bullpen, where he finds a Closer, a few varieties of Setup Man, and at least one LOOGY. He doesn’t find an efficient use of resources.
Larry shows how last week’s trade between the Dodgers and Marlins has illustrated the divide between sabermetrics and traditional analysis.
Now that ESPN is tracking Productive Outs, Larry takes one last look at the junk stat.
Aaron has come to the end of his rope. He’s mad as hell and, well, he has no choice but to keep taking it. But he doesn’t have to like it!
Dave’s last article on managerial strategies sparked a couple of e-mails that sparked some more research that sparked this article.
Dave looks at this year’s managers, and how often they use their favorite strategies.