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Something Fishy Is Going On In Miami

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Something Fishy Is Going On In Miami

While most in baseball still shudder at the thought of that monstrous $325 million deal that Giancarlo Stanton signed with the Marlins, it’s not as outrageous as it seems on the surface when you consider what Miami owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson told Pirates president Frank Coonelly recently. “They thought it was a […]

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Ranking the NL East First Basemen

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East First Basemen

Opening Day is still months away, but it’s never too early to start looking at how the National League East is shaping up. Let’s take a look, position by position, at how each team shapes up around the diamond. Of course a lot can still happen between now and Opening Day – players may be […]

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Ambiguity, Interpretations, and Assumptions in Sabermetrics

An article by posted on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Ambiguity, Interpretations, and Assumptions in Sabermetrics

An MMO Fan Shot by DerpyMets Two seasons ago I set forth on a somewhat insane, ambitious project to calculate all of the Mets pitching stats by hand for an entire season. This included watching every game, carefully marking down everything that happened (balls, strikes, fly balls, ground balls, line drives, bunts, blah blah blah, […]

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Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

Titanic is one of Hollywood’s most successful films. Winner of an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards, the James Cameron blockbuster ran 3 hours 14 minutes. The Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves won 7 Academy Awards and was exactly 3 hours. The most frequently quoted movie of the last 20 years is Pulp Fiction. Tarantino’s masterpiece […]

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What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

The deal between the Mets and Michael Cuddyer made me a little sick and a little confused and a little perplexed and a little vindicated. That’s a lot for a Monday. What we have here is a 36-year-old who has a career .261/.328/.425 slash on the road, plays terrible defense, can’t stay on the field […]

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Dodgers Are Aggressively Shopping Kemp, Crawford and Ethier

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Dodgers Are Aggressively Shopping Kemp, Crawford and Ethier

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported via Twitter on Sunday night, that the Los Angeles Dodgers are aggressively trying to move one of Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, or Matt Kemp. This comes as no surprise since Yasiel Puig has burst onto the scene and with super-prospect Joc Pederson ready to go. The Dodgers are stuck […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

Yasmani Tomas Position: Right/Left Field Bats: Right, Throws: Right  Age on Opening Day: 24 2014 Snapshot Compared to his 2012 and 2013 seasons, Tomas’ 2014 season saw a big drop in production in the Serie Nacional, the main baseball league in Cuba. In 68 games last season (seasons are significantly shorter in Cuba), Tomas hit […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Long Term Deals (Part 1 of 3)

Baseball is a game that is constantly evolving and the team’s that successfully navigate the natural growth of the sport are identifying their strengths and maximizing the results.  The traditional format of growing pitching and buying bats is transitioning into an all organic format.   The majority of playoff quality teams are rounding out their lineups of homegrown […]

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Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

“If there is anything underrated about the Giants,” John Harper of the Daily News writes. “It’s the pressure they put on defenses with an old-school offensive approach that is more about attacking aggressively than working counts. Partly as a result, they’ve managed to score 10 runs in this postseason on plays where they didn’t produce […]

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Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Morning Grind: James Shields Should Stay in Kansas City

Big Game James Shields will likely leave Kansas City this offseason and will command a hefty deal in free agency this offseason. But if the Royals win the World Series, he should consider staying. While I certainly won’t begrudge Shields the opportunity to enter free agency as a top flight, durable pitcher who may command […]

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