BILL JAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill James: Beyond the Stats

Winning three championships in less than 10 years is not luck. It had nothing to do with breaking the curse either. And even though the new ownership deserves credit for embracing some outside-the-box theories, even they would have to admit they never expected these results. Then how? The Red Sox have made arguably the best use of a (now) not-so-secret weapon -- statistics. ...
Via Fenway Refugees
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill James: Will Middlebrooks Primed For Monster Season With Red Sox

Bill James is among those who believe Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is poised for a breakout season in 2014. James, a senior adviser in the Red Sox’s baseball operations department who also happens to be the father of sabermetrics, publishes an annual reference guide that includes both statistical data from the previous season and projections for the upcoming season...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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

2014 Bill James Projections – Daniel Nava

©2013 Kayla Chadwick 2012: 88 games, .243 BA, .352 OBP, .390 SLG, 6 HR, 33 RBI 2013 projection: 87 games, .266 BA, .367 OBP, .414 SLG, 6 HR, 35 RBI 2013: 134 games, .303 BA, .385 OBP, .445 SLG, 12 HR, 66 RBI 2014 projection: 121 games, .285 BA, .377 OBP, .435 SLG, 11 HR, 59 RBI Daniel Nava has been fighting for his baseball life throughout his career. He was undrafted out...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill James On Mike Piazza

MMO reader Pete Sinapi, sent me a link to an article written by Bill James about a year ago in which he stated his case for Mike Piazza as a Hall of Famer. It was very compelling and worth sharing with the MMO community. He uses Runs Created which he invented and has since evolved into other popular stats such as wRC. In his Baseball Abstract, James explains that it is essential...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 09, 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
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

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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