December 7, 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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Dave looks at how A-Rod's contract stacks up with those signed by other veterans in the recent past.
There have been several controversies in the world of baseball recently, and there's a common thread among all of them.
Dave examines Jose Reyes' disappointing performance down the stretch.
Are long-term contracts good for a team? And what about long-term contracts for relievers? Dave looks at the data.
The latest version of our flagship book is just about ready to ship.
We're not talking fantasy baseball—we're talking real money: over $2 billion in player salaries last year. Find out which players were the best and worst "deals" of 2007.
Baseball is in the middle of a baby boom.
Young playoff teams, improved bullpens, fielding awards and more.
It's Splitsville, baby.
A look at why David Ortiz hasn't had as many heroic home runs this season, and why baseball analysis isn't dead yet.
Batted ball profiles, this time for some the most interesting pitchers in the majors this year.
Which batters have gotten the most out of their flyballs and groundballs? Dave profiles some of this year's stars and disappointments.
Thank you, Scooter.
One of the most over-achieving teams of all time, the real reason the Pirates signed Matt Morris and a pitcher who is reminiscent of the Eck.
According to Jayson Stark, the Devil Rays are "headed for the worst bullpen ERA in the last 50 years (6.69 going into Tuesday night)."
Jeff Pearlman doesn't like Barry Bonds.
According to Hit Tracker, Vernon Wells has blasted the most powerful home run of the season. The ball traveled 121 miles per hour off his bat. Here's the video (scroll down to July 6th highlights).
Schoolboy Rowe and Hank Greenberg both played for Beaumont in the Texas League in 1932. Greenberg hit 39 home runs and drove in 131 runs and Rowe was 19-7 with a 2.34 ERA. Beaumont went 100-51.
It's a scandal as detrimental to baseball as steroids, and Major League Baseball can fix it without even asking the union. But they won't.
A look of what's currently available on our website.
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, who wrote Casey at the Bat, reportedly could never understand why it was so popular and refused to accept royalties for it, saying "All I ask is never to be reminded of it again."
A new feature at The Hardball Times
Total Baseball was the prize in the most famous bet in scientific history.
The most recent inductees into the Baseball Reliquary are Bill James, Yogi Berra and Jim Brosnan. Next time you see them, say congrats!
Dave adds up his favorite statistic, Win Probability Added, at this early stage of the season. Small sample size alert!
Forty of the first 48 pitchers elected to the Hall of Fame had nicknames. So that's what's keeping Bert Blyleven out of the Hall...
Is it Friday yet?
Nothing in here about Charlie Manuel. Honest!
Having fun with early-season shenanigans
Talking about a great new book about the greatest season in baseball history, featuring an interview with the author, Cait Murphy.
Will the White Sox win more than 72 games?
Sometimes the simplest way of looking at things is the best.
Whether you're a fanatical fantasy player, or just want to see what's up with your favorite team, the THT 2007 Season Preview is just for you.
A list of the best major league pitchers since 1900, according to Win Shares Above Bench™
Having gone through the top 80 everyday players since 1900, Studes looks at some of the leftovers, two by two.
Studes returns to his review of the all-time top 80 everyday players, ranked by Win Shares Above Bench.
Ranking the best everyday players of all time by tweaking Bill James' Win Shares.
Studes talks about a mathematical thingie, and what it means for 2007.