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Game Score: What it is and why it’s an effective stat

Those of you that follow me on Twitter @CardinalsFarm know that I have been pretty obsessed with Game Score (GSc) as a stat to measure the effectiveness of a starting pitcher. Game Score was created by Bill James as a way to give a score to a starter’s stat line. I don’t believe this stat would be classified as a sabermetric stat as it uses the standard pitching line (IP, W...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Razzball Streamonator TKO’s ESPN Fantasy Forecaster

The ESPN Fantasy Forecaster is a comprehensive weekly post chocked full of information to help fantasy baseballers in weekly leagues.  It is penned (typed?) by FSWA Hall of Famer Tristan Cockcroft who, incidentally, is our favorite ESPN fantasy baseball writer and someone very well-liked and respected among experts. Each week, the ESPN Fantasy Forecaster estimates the value of...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A cruel and joyless gang of revisionist historians has stolen the Yankees' 10,000 win celebration

Some lifeless, boring, never-had-a-woman office geeks at Baseball Reference - probably fans of the Redsock-leaning Bill James - have just rewritten their precious record books and successfully crushed all plans for Yankee jubilation over the franchise's looming 10,000th win.These "historians" have decided to remove the 1901 and 1902 Orioles from Yankee record books...

Bill James Is Wicked Bullish On Middlebrooks

(Keith Philpott for TIME)Scott Lauber points out in today's Boston Herald that Uber-Sabermatrician (and Red Sox employee) Bill James is wicked bullish on third baseman Will Middlebrooks. In his brand new Bill James Handbook, the former Stokely-Van Camp's pork and beans cannery worker projects Middlebrooks to hit 32 HRs, drive in 104 and put up an OPS of .800. Can you say...
Via FenwayNation
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Bill James knew all along

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump But when it came to projecting Sox players last season, James had a very good year. He was too high on Will Middlebrooks and too low on Daniel Nava, but close on many of the team’s other key components. He...
Via Ted's Army
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Cubs Projections: Bill James

The 2014 Cubs Projections are available now in the Bill James Handbook, or online. I thought I'd post them here and discuss a few things. First, the BJ projections tend to use a higher league average so please consider that when viewing the projections. In fact, please consider the league average of each projection system when you're looking at projections. Name...
Via Obstructed View OLD
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Geddy Lee Says He Checks Box Scores During Rush Shows, Studies Bill James, Sabermetrics (Video)

Is Rush Canada’s most popular export? As much as we love maple syrup and moose, it’s probably true. Well, singer, bassist and frontman Geddy Lee is sticking with his home country, and has been a Toronto Blue Jays fan for years. In fact, he’s often been spotted hanging out at Rogers Centre, cheering the team on. Likewise, with the Jays having completed an impressive offseason...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill James Projections For The Yankees Starters

These are the type of posts I absolutely dread writing. Projections, predictions, prognostication, life-line reading, forecasting, reading the smoke from a burned sacrifice; they all have their place, but often rely so heavily on things out of personal control, or flat out guessing, that indulging in them is largely a time wasting exercise. You can [...]
Via Suicide Squeeze
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 Bill James Handbook Projections!

The 2013 Bill James Handbook Projections courtesy of Baseball Info Solutions are now available on the players pages!
Via Fangraphs
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon - Sudden Superstar

Long before there was Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, there was Alex Gordon. And while the former two along with Lorenzo Cain (and others) form the core of the hopes of Kansas City fans, Alex Gordon finally took his rightful place as a star in Major League Baseball. And Gordon did so far out of the spotlight accorded the two young phenoms. And it was totally unexpected. The only...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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