Tag: sabermetrics

Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

Twenty men have sat in the Met managerial hot seat. Some have served as momentary stopgaps, Mike Cubbage for only seven games. None survived long enough to rival the longest surviving managers of the modern game, guys like Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa. In fact, none wore the Met orange and blue for more than […]

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Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

While most traditionalist stats are all but completely gone from most Major League Baseball front offices, the casual fan and the older generations of die-hard fans have stuck with the statistics. Classic and easy to remember, a century of celebrating records has some people holding on to these numbers for good. Sometimes, classic theories and […]

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MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

MLB Advanced Media announced today the launching of a new data gathering system to eventually be implemented in every MLB ballpark. The new tracking system will gather data on every play of every game. For this year, systems will be ready in Milwaukee, Minnesota, and Citi Field, with every team getting systems by 2015. The […]

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Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Signing

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Chris Young Signing

After passing his physical, the Mets officially announced the signing of our new rightfielder Chris Young this afternoon. “Chris has had a distinguished career to this point and we think with regular playing time we think he can return to his all-star caliber performance,” GM Sandy Alderson said. “He’s a tremendous defensive outfielder, brings some power, the […]

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(Updated) Know Your Stats: Win Probability Added (WPA)

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) Know Your Stats: Win Probability Added (WPA)

Every play in every game has some effect on the odds of winning a baseball game. Whether you are down by ten runs in the second inning or tied up in the bottom of the ninth, every action can be measured. Baseball has been played for over a century and a half. Major League Baseball […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our intro to sabermetrics series with a relatively new statistic, but a very relevant one nonetheless: Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement (Fangraphs version). One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA and On-Base Percentage is […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the best and most popular sabermetric stats available to the public.Today, we begin with OPS+ OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was the first sabermetric stat to go mainstream. It is On-Base Percentage plus Slugging Percentage. It’s crude and simple, but it’s a decent […]

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Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance towards the other side, a lack of […]

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Fear & Loathing of Sabermetrics

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Fear & Loathing of Sabermetrics

People fear what they do not understand. There’s no way to deny that. The truth is, baseball is still a game where people continue to hold on to “the way things used to be” in their hearts. It’s why there is no full replay yet, it’s why people are against the DH in the NL […]

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How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

In 2003, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, a book written by Michael Lewis, sparked the interest of not only baseball fans, but also management and statistical scholars across the country. [1] Recently in 2011, this book was introduced as a sports drama movie starring Brad Pitt. Basically the storyline of the book […]

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