Found July 20, 2012 on
The Crazy Crabbers:
The Phillies have been an under performing team this season but by no means does it feel like this should be an easy series. For one going into Philadelphia is never easy, the crowd I am sure still has no love for the Giants and will want to let it be known, the weather is going to be pretty gross with warm nights (at least not hot) and thunderstorms, oh yeah and their is a still pretty good baseball team that plays there.
In case you forgot or haven’t seen the explanation, here is a quick description of how the model works:
I start by estimating the runs scored and allowed for each team given the starting pitcher, bullpen, defense and each team’s offense.
The data used in the projection model is based on the current season’s statistics to date and ZiPS projections, with the weighting shifting more toward the actual stats as the season progresses.
The estimated run differential is then converted into a projected winning percentage using the pythagorean expectation.
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Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says outfielder Nate Schierholtz is ready to move on if another team wants to give him a larger role. Schierholtz doesn’t get very much playing time these days for the San Francisco Giants.
“There’s no place I’d rather play than here, says Schierholtz. “It’s where I grew up. It’s home to me. I love the fans. I love the...
Welp, the Giants blew their chance at a sixth consecutive win, falling 3-2 to the Braves today. Madison Bumgarner pitched very well (7 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 3 H, 2 ER), but two of the three hits he allowed left the yard — and that was the difference in the game. But who can complain about a series win on the road in Atlanta? The Giants are now 5-1 in the second half; I’ll take it.
Jimmy Rollins and the soldiers of the Philadelphia Phillies return tomorrow night for local consumption. Will they continue to kick up a fuss?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many season-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a...
We were all good and happy last night at reports that the Phillies were offering free agent-to-be Cole Hamels between $142 and $144 million over six years. But this morning on 97.5 the Fanatic, Assistant Program Director and weekend host Joe DeCamara had an interesting take: the face that we are learning of this offer is proof that Cole Hamels will not sign.
DeCamara makes a...
A balk and then he forgets the outs, what can’t Tim Lincecum do
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, contract negotiation talks between the Phillies and lefthander Cole Hamels are beginning to pick up quickly.
According to Stark's sources, the club and Hamels and his agent John Boggs have begun to seriously negotiate as the club pushes to get Hamels signed before the July 31 trade deadline. As well as trying to get the deal done, the...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the title will...
Episode 84: Santiago Ca-See-Ya is out!
In the eighty-fourth episode, Thomas and Danny talk with Wendy Thurm about the Giants, playoff hopes, Brandon Belt, the bullpen, and much more, and speak with Chris Faina of LND Apparel about their new MelkMen t-shirt.
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Cole Hamels waved to an appreciative crowd that gave him a standing ovation after a mediocre outing.
Was it his last time wearing a Philadelphia Phillies uniform?
''I can't control it,'' Hamels said after a 6-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants in 10 innings Saturday.
Hamels and fellow All-Star pitcher Matt Cain hit homers in the same inning, but Gregor Blanco...
Cross posted from Bay Area Sports Guy:
One of the hardest questions as a Giants fan is do you want to offer Melky Carbrera a long term contact. If so, how high would you be willing to go?
Complicating the matter is the fact that he has two distinct periods in career, on e in which he has produced at a below average rate and one at an above average rate. Prior to his 2011 stint...
Earlier this week, we learned that the Phillies were preparing a $120 million offer to left hander Cole Hamels, but apparently he wanted more money. Today, sources close to Jon Heyman of CBSSports said that the Phillies and Hamels are “moving in the right direction” regarding the contract talks.
Heyman says that the Phillies' willingness to offer Hamels six years “is a...
From Kevin Kernan:The easy route would be to do nothing and hope the old guys, Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones, continue to produce loud hits for the Yankees.
The Yankees, though, need to make a deal for an outfielder. Send a limo down the New Jersey Turnpike to pick up speedy Shane Victorino from the Phillies.
Victorino would put the Yankees that much closer to victory. The Athletics...
"Two out of three ain't bad", our Erik Seybold wrote on our Facebook page Baseball Talk: Philadelphia right after the Phillies lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon. In normal circumstances, that may be true. But this is the 2012 Phillies.
To win two out of three all season long, the end result would be 108 wins. A team winning 108 has not happened...