February 2015 archive

Feb 17

Position Players: a Little More Average

Author’s note: I began this journey attempting to determine approximately how much a team should spend on starting pitching relative to the overall team budget. The first two posts are here and here with an additional article here. I have as of yet been able to find any kind of answer, and honestly, I’m probably …

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Feb 16

Pitchers & Teams: Starting with Average

I haven’t abandoned the idea of attempting to identify what teams should spend on starting pitching. Or if it’s even possible. Or if there’s any reason to question the whys and hows of Major League teams in regards to overall spending and maybe I should just wait for spring training and be distracted with actual …

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Feb 08

An Addition – 1993 Cleveland Indians

As well as using 18 starting pitchers in a season, the 1993 Cleveland Indians were also struck by tragedy in spring training when pitchers Steve Olin, Tim Crews, and Bob Ojeda were involved in a fatal boating accident that left Olin and Crews dead from “blunt force trauma to the head” and injured Ojeda. A …

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Feb 06

Texas Rangers Use a Lot of Starters

Working on my articles (parts one and two) where I begin to make sense1 of what teams are spending on starting pitching I noticed that I had some data that needed to be cleaned. More specifically, I noticed that for one reason or another the 1985 and 1987 Texas Rangers didn’t have any money apportioned …

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Feb 02

Starting Pitching, the Mets, and Budgets

In the first post in this series, I explained that because of an article for District on Deck I started questioning the logic of spending big on starting pitching. Of course, that led me into wondering what teams should spend on starting pitching or if there’s any real answer to that question, and that led …

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