December 5, 2013
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About Dave StudemanDave Studeman and Pete Simpson are the creators of the Baseball Graphs website, and Dave is currently the manager of the Hardball Times. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other fancy journals, and mentioned in several books, such as Fantasyland. His work has even been translated into Taiwanese, a language in which he actually makes some sense.
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Looking at the LOOGY's and ROOGY's of 2004.
What it is, and why we like it.
Another look at the dollars and sense being thrown around this offseason.
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Analyzing the latest player deals.
$7 million a year for Kris Benson? $4 million a year for Paul Wilson? $3 million plus for Lidle? $2 million for Rusch? Troy Percival? Eric Milton? What is going on?
Studes asks what it all means.
A quick look at not only who hit what, but who hit what when.
Nearly 20 percent of last year's Win Shares have filed for free agency. Here's a quick review of the impact free agent losses will have on each team.
A quick look at the deals a couple of pitchers signed this weekend.
Brian Sabean just signed a 37-year-old shortstop to a three-year contract. What was he thinking? A look at age, salaries and a couple of Francos.
Have I mentioned that we're going to sell a book? Here's a sneak preview of the Table of Contents.
Another sneak preview of The Hardball Times 2004 Baseball Annual, this time revealing the batting tendencies of major league batters.
Studes reviews some of the stats that will be included in the 2004 Hardball Times Baseball Annual, which will go on sale next week.
Studes combines salaries and Win Shares to introduce a new definition of valuable.
Taking a look at Saturday's games, including two wild division clinchers.
Studes reviews Friday's games and uses Win Expectancy to shed a little light on the outcomes.
With the season almost over, Studes rambles on about a few things, including Victor Diaz, Win Expectancy and the 2004 Yankees' place in history.
Double plays are a pitcher's best friend. Studes takes a look at which infields would be voted "Most Popular" at pitcher high school.
Studes discusses why Win Shares are the best statistical tool to use for those MVP debates.
Can you stand another article about Ichiro's quest to break the record for most hits in a season? Sure you can.
Studes pulls together a few graphs to illustrate how some major league teams are scoring runs this year.
Randy Johnson's and Steve Carlton's Win Shares, and the Win Share totals for each team this year.
How rare is Brooks Kieschnick's dual role with the Brewers? Let's take a look.
A look at how players perform across the fourth dimension.
Denial and isolation, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. Same old story.
Studes gets lost wandering around this year's ballparks.
Studes looks at the original eight teams in each league and how their century-long pennant race has progressed. And he also finds some insight into today's game along the way. Remember, "those who do not graph the past are doomed to repeat it."
A midseason look at each of the league's best and worst fielding catchers.
Studes uses his entire Latin vocabulary for the title of his article, which is filled with non sequiturs and caveats. Alas, it is no magnum opus.
40% of the flyballs that Dustin Hermanson has allowed this year have been infield flies. Okay, that's interesting, but what does it mean? Studes tries to figure it out.
We're not talking about Nathan Lane or Matthew Broderick, the former stars of "The Producers." We're talking about Scott Rolen, Vlad Guerrero and baseball's run-producing stars. Dave takes a look at them all, and determines who should REALLY be leading each league in RBIs.
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.
We're almost a third of the way through the season and the Red Sox, as expected, are having a fine year. In fact, there are so many players contributing to the team's success, it's hard to pick a team MVP. Dave looks to Win Shares for help.
Studes looks at the unbalanced schedules of each team, and how they might affect the pennant races.
We've computed Bill James' uber-statistic, Win Shares, for all players so far in 2004. You can find them in our Stats Section, and you can read a bit more about them in this article.
A quick graphical look at this year's version of the Anaheim Angels.
A closer look at those batting ball types we're collecting.
Dave reviews some of the statistics we're posting on The Hardball Times, with a closer look at what some of the stats mean and where we're going with all these numbers.
Combing through his hard drive, Dave came across the preseason preview that he wrote for the Florida Marlins, but forgot to submit. Wonder what Dave had to say about the fast-starting Fish?
The Mets could use some healthy young arms in their starting rotation. So what's up with 27-year-old Jae Seo?
Sunday night, TNT will show "The Winning Season," a movie about the guy who is likely to remain the greatest shortstop of all time, if ARod continues to play out of position. A look back at the accomplishments of the man called "The Flying Dutchman."
Dave thinks back on those APBA cards, older brothers, and the metallic ring of shaking dice.
What can Win Shares tell us about player salaries? A lot, as it turns out.
What will history say about the beginning of Ozzie Guillen's managerial career? Studes examines the back-to-back AL Central second-place finishers, by way of their new manager.