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About John BeamerJohn is a consultant for a Boston based strategy firm and has been so for far too long. John was born in London, England and despite spending time in Washington, Seattle, Orlando and San Francisco he natuarlly decided to follow the Atlanta Braves once they started winning in 1991. In his spare time John watches and reads about baseball as much as possible. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and son, who will grow up an Atlanta Brave fan. He welcomes comments via e-mail
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They should be at least as good as last year.
Even in a tough division, the Braves look likely to make the postseason.
Can they win it? Yes they can...or can they?
In typical THT fashion John and Alex ask and answer five questions about your 2010 Atlanta Braves
The figures challenge the reputation
Can the Braves ascend to the top of the NL East?
John returns to look specifically at regression analysis.
Three lessons to follow when using correlation and regression in baseball.
A look at some of the surprises of the 2008 season.
John chats with Eric Seidman about his new book and much more.
John gets out the microphone and talks to Jorge Costales, an expert on baseball finance and a Marlins fan to boot.
What the markets think about the senior circuit.
What are the prediction markets saying about the junior circuit?
John returns with his final installment looking at how much ball clubs are worth
There is a new stadium in the rotation: Nationals Park
John's annual moan about Forbes' franchise values.
A look at some of the studies in JC's book, The Baseball Economist
One year on, part 3 on John's ball club valuation series hits the press!
John takes a look at what the prediction markets are prognosticating for the coming year.
It's trade review time again. Bobby Abreu steps up to the plate.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, can the M's win it all?
John and Geoff chat about life, the universe and everything over a cold beer.
Surely it is worth a team taking a punt on Barry Bonds. Surely.
Are the Mets built to contend only in 2008? What about 2009 and beyond?
For those who aren't bored with the Santana circus ...
The response to the last rules and quirks column was overwhelming. John checks out the thoughts of some THT readers.
The Marte/Renteria deal was slammed by Braves fans. However, it looks as though John Schuerholz once more came out on top.
John dives into the rule book to find 10 rules of baseball that if you do know you probably shouldn’t, and if you don’t know you probably wouldn’t want to.
John investigates the merits of less competitive balance
A precis of the strange goings on at Yankee Stadium this offseason.
A teaser from our 2008 Annual.
What to make of the possibility of using instant replays to adjudicate on controversial calls.
It was Matsuzaka mania this time last year. In retrospect it was all slightly underwhelming.
A look at Frank Wren's strategy for the Braves.
John laments the 2007 postseason, which promised much but has delivered very little.
Who's going to be pocketing the loot in the Hot Stove?
The answer may surprise you.
John uses prediction markets to peer into the likely outcome of the most exciting division races.
The Yankees have their noses in front in the race for A-Rod's signature.
You'd have thought it would, but in reality he'll still get a nice juicy offer from someone, somewhere.
John explores the current thinking on the subject. The answer? It is unclear, but probably not.
Pedro, no, Johan, no, Pedro—actually, I'll take either, thanks
John completes his look at the divisions by analyzing the super competitive NL West.
Although considered a win-win for both sides this deal lands Atlanta with the risk and Texas with the upside.
Coming to a theater near you soon (again)!
John delves into his box of tricks to run the rule over the NL Central.
A look at whether a healthy Ken Griffey Jr. would have out-homered Barry Bonds.
A look at the happenings in the NL East with the THT projections, Tradesports and PROTRADE.
John uses Gameday data to get closer to Tim Hudson—a little too close perhaps.
John breaks out his toolbox once more to look at the AL West under the glare of THT projections, Tradesports and PROTRADE.
John takes a look at why 132 is the new 756.
John revists the THT division projections, prediction markets and PROTRADE for the AL Central.
John concludes his two part interview with Greg Rybarczyk.
The AL East under the lens of THT projections, prediction markets and PROTRADE
John chats with the proprietor of Hit Tracker, Greg Rybarczyk.
A look at the reliability of the Forbes 2007 valuation data.
Can we believe what Enhanced Gameday tells us?
There is another sport that uses a small white ball and some lumber. It's cricket.
A look at PROTRADE, the sports stock market.
A look at prediction markets, Dice-K, the King, and other cool stuff.
THT's division standings take on the wisdom of the crowd.
Derek Zumsteg gives the skinny on his book about cheating in baseball.
John tries to work out whether 2006 was a blip or the start of a new, less desirable streak.
John dusts down the THT crystal ball and predicts the 2007 division winners.
John jets to four countries to review the state of the game.
How accurate are the Forbes valuation data?
How to take one factoid about strikeouts and end up with an entire article.
Ball club value and the link to payroll.
A look at how 10 pitchers are expected to perform in 2007.
John applies a little science to the debate.
What three different projections say about 10 well-known hitters.
Would you pay $29 for PI? If the answer is no, then think again.
John looks at whether by delaying his return until June 22, Clemens cost the Astros a play-off spot.
John checks out speed guns and tries to work out how hard Zumaya throws.