December 13, 2013
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About Chris JaffeHistory instructor by day, statnerd by night, Chris Jaffe leads one of the most exciting double lives imaginable; with the exception of every other double life possible to imagine. Despite his lack of comic-book-hero-worthiness, Chris enjoys farting around with this stuff. His award-winning book, Evaluating Baseball's Managers is available for order. Chris welcomes responses to his articles via e-mail. Oh, and now he's on twitter.
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Ending the year with a look back at 2008, with a big assist from a massive bout of insomnia.
The three worst things a person can be are: 1) child molester, 2) Nazi war criminal, and 3) Steve Garvey
A look at two noteworthy Hall of Fame news items from last week.
What are the most well rounded offensive seasons of all-time? Read and find out.
A look at where Hall of Fame candidates stack up based on how long they've been on the ballot.
Based on the season simulator database put together by SG from the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog, let's find out who were the best teams to ever miss the World Series.
With the help from the season simulator by SG from the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog, let's find out who was the best team to completely miss the World Series.
An interview with former THT contributor and current Diamondbacks scout Carlos Gomez
I come not to praise the 2008 Cubs, but to bury them.
A look at the Hall of Fame prospects for the most notable current skippers.
THT's (self-proclaimed) manager expert looks at history's managerial removals most similar to Ned Yost's unexpected departure last week.
Chris takes another look at the BBWAA's voting process to uncover what really makes it tick.
An attempt to find just the right song to describe each team's 2008 season.
An examination of the most extreme examples in baseball history when a batter overcame a dreadful start to have a stellar season.
In a follow-up to his most responded to column from last year, Chris compares add-on costs like order processing charges and convenience fees for all 30 teams to see who gouges the most and least in MLB.
Finishing up where last week left off.
Just a fun mental exercise — take every president and find the ballplayer from his administration that best resembles him.
Finishing up the investigation on how good a job the BBWAA has done picking Hall of Famers over the years.
So ... how good a job has the BBWAA really done selecting Hall of Famers?
Some men age gracefully and gradually. Then there are these guys.
THT's annual recap of the most enjoyable weekend of the year.
The history of the BBWAA Hall of Fame vote can be divided into two phases: pre- and post-DiMaggio.
In the century the Cubs have gone without a title, what has been their best squad? Let's have SG from the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog run 1000 sims of the best teams to find out.
Or, more precisely, the 10 most impressive lineups ever held hitless.
Now that he's finally retired, THT looks back at how the world has changed over the course of his life and career.
A review of Hammerin' Hank, George Almighty, and the Say Hey Kid: The Year that Changed Baseball Forever by John Rosengren.
What does the Cards' hot April start tell us about how they'll play the rest of the season?
Certain teams like going after particular types of managers. A look at the half-dozen teams with the most striking hiring tendencies.
THT sits down with the statworld's favorite mainstream writer.
One of the Cubs' best chances since 1908 to win it all may have come in 1964, when they were 76-86, 17 games out of first.
A review of a special installment of Mythbusters, featuring Rob Neyer.
Plus a pair of hitting ones for good measure as well.
A look into the crystal ball to see what 2008 holds for the Brew Crew
Having downloaded nearly 150 team splits for every squad since 1957, Chris clues us in on which teams' hitting and pitching achievements from last year were the most amazing.
A look at which players and teams should see the biggest changes to their power numbers, based on the info at Greg Rybarczyk’s Hit Tracker website.
Traditionally, when people talk about who is a choker and who is clutch, they point to how they hit in clutch situation. Let's flip it around and look at who is at his best when it matters least.
He's got a new book coming out. And a new website. So behold THT's interview with baseball's bearded wizard.
Chris completes his World Series journey with an examination of the ultimate ultimates.
A chance to pick the brain of one of the godfathers of sabermetrics.
Well, no, not really. But, if you track 10 basic trends for BBWAA voting, you can essentially figure out how tomorrow's announcement will go before it happens.
It turns out a lot of your finest Game Sixes occur when the team that's down three game to two wins. Makes sense if you think about it.