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Transaction Oracle: 2012 ZiPS Projections - Boston Red Sox
Despite the September collapse, the Red Sox managed to still win 90 games, but the collapse is what will be remembered about this team in the year 2050. Hopefully, as we listen to baseball
games in our rocket cars or watch with our virtual reality Ballparksperience contraptions. Still, what it came down didn’t really have much to do with beer drinking in the clubhouse
(drinking beer and playing video games seemed to work just fine for the 5/6th of a season during which the team was one of ...Read More...
Posted: October 25, 2011 at 09:08 PM | 46 comment(s)
With so many interest in parties, keeping track of who owes who what is a monumental task. To make things simple, I've made a quick diagram that sums up Frank McCourt's proposal to the bankruptcy court.
Posted: October 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM | 6 comment(s)
As most of you probably ought to know by now, I've been contributing regularly to ESPN.com for about a year and a half. As such, a lot of the transaction analysis stuff that went on in this area has gone by the wayside, simply because I've done a lot of articles for ESPN that involve player signings and trades. While I don't write up every
trade for ESPN, I do enough that to oraculate about the rest here would tend to leave this blog unsatisfyingly fragmented. After all, what good's a ...Read More...
Posted: October 24, 2011 at 07:40 PM | 19 comment(s)
Transaction Oracle: 2012 ZiPS Projections - New York Yankees
And heeeeeeeere come the pretzels!
Just a reminder, that I'm going in reverse from last year. Starting next year, I'm going to randomly draw for order.
ZiPS is rather grumpy again about the Yankee starting pitching. Banuelos and Betances still have a lot of upside, but ZiPS is suspicious about them immediately making an impact in the rotation, given that they both walked way too many batters in AA. The good news for Yankees fans, of course, is that the team has an open wallet and is likely ...Read More...
Posted: October 24, 2011 at 03:52 PM | 72 comment(s)
Tomorrow anonymous sources will report about satanic rituals in the bullpen.
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!
PRESIDENT/CEO LARRY LUCCHINO ON BEHALF OF THE BOSTON RED SOX: "Tonight our organization has heard directly from Jon, Josh, John, and former manager Terry Francona. Each has assured us that the allegation that surfaced today about drinking in the dugout during games in 2011 is false, and we accept their statements as honest and factual.
"As we continue our internal examination to fully ...Read More...
Posted: October 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM | 41 comment(s)
Transaction Oracle: 2011 ZiPS Minor League Translations 0.9
Archive with files .xlsx and .csv can be found here
. I'm calling this 0.9 for now as there are usually some errors to massage out, sometimes big ones I overlooked.
As a reminder, these are translations, not projections and subject to the same pitfalls as any seasonal line is.
Any errors, omissions, or other questions, feel free to ask.
For those that don't remember, I have two flavors, one with no $H regression and one with mild $H regression. I post the latter one as people have found it ...Read More...
Posted: October 16, 2011 at 08:09 PM | 10 comment(s)
As usual, the raw data for these would be a complete pain to accumulate without the scripting wizardry of Jeff Sackmann
. Jeff runs College Splits
, GMAT Hacks
and has a weekly column on college baseball on ESPN Insider during the season. Jeff also has a tennis sabermetrics blog, Heavy Topspin
. So make sure to support Jeff, or else I'll have to put the information together myseful, resulting in a gigantic headache and me retaliating on the community with random beatings and pessimistic ...Read More...
Posted: October 15, 2011 at 05:34 PM | 5 comment(s)
Ben Cherington has been told he'll be next GM of Red Sox, according to Y sources.
Posted: October 13, 2011 at 06:45 PM | 37 comment(s)
This may have been posted when it first came out but I couldn't find it in our archives. This is especially relevant with Theo heading out the door. The next GM may very well continue the transformation the Red Sox front office has undergone since John Henry purchased the Sox. Then again, maybe he won't.
In any event, if you haven't read the article already, you should read it.
One floor below street level on Yawkey Way, in his windowless corner office which looks out upon a bank of cubicles ...Read More...
Posted: October 13, 2011 at 01:43 PM | 11 comment(s)
Some very interesting comments and ownership insights into the team. Give it a listen.
Posted: October 07, 2011 at 12:49 PM | 1 comment(s)
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