May 21, 2013
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If MVPs were handed out like the old-timey award that banned repeat winners.
Adapting the Power/Speed number to see who's contributed most to both halves of the game. Outfielders and catchers get ranked in this installment.
Adapting the Power/Speed number to see who's contributed most to both halves of the game. Infielders are covered this time around.
Baseball’s checkered history of expansion may be the real issue in competitive balance.
Reliever man meets Retrosheet meticulousness meets recent metric.
The more modern team wrecks that people chose to see, and the quality teams they overlooked.
The team wrecks that people chose to see, and the quality teams they overlooked.
In these seasons, if you had been away for awhile, not much.
Is the DH justifying its existence?
Short answer: seems like. Historical turnover rates and their potential implications.
The pitchers who destroyed pennant dreams over a season, and whether or not we should blame the manager. Now in HD!
The pitchers who destroyed pennant dreams over a season, and whether or not we should blame the manager. Now in Technicolor!
The pitchers who destroyed pennant dreams over a season, and whether or not we should blame the manager.
Or, how to succeed in the AL Central without really trying.
Behind the mind of the guy behind the scenes.
Teams that made the playoffs despite losing one of their best players.
The Mets make a dynasty of it, Pete Rose is a winner, Fred McGriff is important twice, and Tom Trebelhorn is a legend. If the major leagues had featured divisions and an unbalanced schedule throughout history, here's what might have happened.
Two divisions become three, Danny Darwin gets a near-gratuitious mention, and the best-hitting outfield in modern NL history isn't who you'd think. If the major leagues had featured divisions and an unbalanced schedule throughout history, here's what might have happened.
How the Cubs title drought since 1908 was more likely than the Expos/Nationals missing the playoffs for 27 years, and a bunch of math in between.