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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...
72 comment(s)Posted: October 24, 2011 at 03:52 PM |
Sox Therapy: Statements from the Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, John Lackey, and Terry Francona | redsox.com: Official InfoTomorrow 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...
41 comment(s)Posted: October 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM |
Transaction Oracle: 2011 ZiPS Minor League Translations 0.9Archive 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...
10 comment(s)Posted: October 16, 2011 at 08:09 PM |
Transaction Oracle: 2011 Minor League Park MultipliersAs 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...
5 comment(s)Posted: October 15, 2011 at 05:34 PM |
Ben Cherington has been told he'll be next GM of Red Sox, according to Y sources.
37 comment(s)Posted: October 13, 2011 at 06:45 PM |
One floor below street level on Yawkey Way, in his windowless corner office which looks out upon a bank of cubicles ...Read More...
11 comment(s)Posted: October 13, 2011 at 01:43 PM |
1 comment(s)Posted: October 07, 2011 at 12:49 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1965 ResultsCongratulations to Willie Mays, unanimously voted the Most Meritorious Player of 1965!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Willie Mays 14 210 Sandy Koufax 12 2 194 Juan Marichal 2 7 1 3 1 174 Ron Santo 5 1 2 ...Read More...
12 comment(s)Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:06 AM |
53 comment(s)Posted: October 05, 2011 at 08:28 PM |
Sox Therapy: Not so ‘Free’ AgencyI stole this link from Philly over on SOSH: This BA article, which measures how homegrown each playoff team is, includes a comparison of the Red Sox and Yankees free-agent signings. The results are... not pretty. The whole thing is worth reading, but the takeaway is: in 2011, the Red Sox $67 million for free agent players and got back 2 (2!) WAR. That number is particularly friendly in that a) it doesn't count Dice-K (because he wasn't a free agent, per se?) and b) it uses $14 mil. for ...Read More...
27 comment(s)Posted: October 05, 2011 at 01:28 PM |