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BILL JAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

STUDY: MLB Teams Should TWEET More Stuff

An academic study on MLB teams from the University of Missouri indicates that "an increased number of total tweets from an account over a long period of time, as well as long winning streaks, overall winning percentage, and how often teams played on national television all helped increase the number of followers a team had on its Twitter account". Hmm. Let's see, winning and national...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill James’ 2015 Chicago Cubs Projections

Bill James was made famous by his annual publication, Baseball Abstract a book which shaped the mind of Billy Beane and the Moneyball movement in MLB. His book began looking at new ways to predict future success of a ballplayer. So when Time magazine named Bill James as one of the 100 most influential people, his predictions have become like gospel in baseball circles. We have already...
Via Sports Mockery
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill James’ 2015 Red Sox Predictions: Mookie Betts Could Have Bright Future (Video)

Bill James has made a name for himself with his annual Major League Baseball predictions, and this year he’s got an interesting look at the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season. NESN.com Red Sox writer Ricky Doyle gives his take on some of James’ predictions in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Ricky...
Via NESN.com
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Bill James Handbook Projections 2015: Mookie Betts To Shine

The Bill James Handbook is a great tool for sparking debate. The guide, which is published annually, provides a whole bunch of Major League Baseball statistics and information, including projections for the upcoming season. Some of the Boston Red Sox projections included in the recently released 2015 version are rather interesting. The book is published under Bill James, a Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 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 MVP? If...
Via FenwayNation
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Bill James Projections – Clay Buchholz

Source 2011 projection: 13-9, 29 starts, 193 IP, 3.54 ERA, 74 BB, 168 SO 2011: 6-3, 14 starts, 82.2 IP, 3.48 ERA, 31 BB, 60 SO2012 projection: 13-8, 30 starts, 191 IP, 3.53 ERA, 73 BB, 162 SO2012: 11-8, 29 starts, 189.1 IP, 4.56 ERA, 64 BB, 129 SO2013 projection: 12-11, 30 starts, 205 IP, 3.56 ERA,  72 BB, 163 SO2013: 12-1, 16 starts, 108.1 IP, 1.74 ERA, 36 BB, 96 SO2014...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 15, 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

2014 Bill James Projections – Mike Napoli

©2013 Kayla Chadwick 2011: 113 games, .320 BA, .414 OBP, .631 SLG, 30 HR, 75 RBI2012 projection: 131 games, .271 BA, .364 OBP, .537 SLG, 31 HR, 83 RBI2012: 108 games, .227 BA, .343 OBP, .469 SLG, 24 HR, 56 RBI2013 projection: 127 games, .248 BA, .350 OBP, .498 SLG, 29 HR, 75 RBI2013: 139 games, .259 BA, .360 OBP, .482 SLG, 23 HR, 92 RBI2014 projection: 137 games, .246 BA...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Let's Talk About The 2014 Bill James Handbook, Since it's Cold Outside, Mostly...

2014 Bill James Handbook, with 27-year-old Texas Rangers ace RHP, Yu Darvish (209IP 2.83 SIERA / 277K / 3.46K/BB / 78 FIP- /5 WAR) pictured on the cover. If only I'd taken a better photo!   Before beginning, I would like to first apologize to readers and co-bloggers(!) for my absence during this off-season as a contributor here at the Brewers Bar. The types of contributions...
Via Brewers Bar
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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