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Jan 12

Pythagoras, Bill James, and the Mets

Yesterday I was working with simply using a linear regression to determine expected wins based on run differential (runs scored minus runs allowed). What about Bill James’ Pythagorean expectation? So, just to be thorough (sort of) I went ahead and looked at the difference between what the ’93 Mets should have won based on James’ …

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Dec 08

Free Agent Fun with Comps: the Broken Arms

This is part 11 of an ongoing series featuring a breakdown of the current free agent players at each position. Positions completed so far: catchers, first base, second base, shortstop, third base, left field, remaining outfielders, designated hitters, and starting pitchers part one and part two. As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m assessing the …

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Nov 29

Free Agent Fun with Comps: Starting Pitchers

This is part 9 of an ongoing series featuring a breakdown of the current free agent players at each position. Positions completed so far: catchers, first base, second base, shortstop, third base, left field, remaining outfielders, and designated hitters. As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m assessing the current free agent players seeking their respective …

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Nov 24

Free Agent Fun with Comps: the DHs

This is part 8 of an ongoing series featuring a breakdown of the current free agent players at each position. Positions completed so far: catchers, first base, second base, shortstop, third base, left field, and remaining outfielders. As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m assessing the current free agent players seeking their respective paydays by …

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Nov 17

Free Agent Fun with Comps: the Left Fielders

This is part 6 of an ongoing series featuring a breakdown of the current free agent players at each position. Positions completed so far: catchers, first base, second base, shortstop, and third base. As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m assessing the current free agent players seeking their respective paydays by comparing each player with …

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Jul 29

Some Thoughts on Fair Play from the Sportsmaster

I don’t know much about sports.  In fact, I know very little about the subject.  So when approached about writing an article for a sports blog, I was hard pressed to find a topic.  Until I remembered that what I do know about sports, I learned from comic books. In the 1980’s when I went …

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