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Transaction Oracle: 2011 Minor League Park Multipliers
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...
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 |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1966 Discussion1966 was the first season of major-league baseball in a Deep South city as the Braves moved from Milwaukeeto Atlanta. In the American League, once again the race ended rather early, with Baltimore taking the top spot in June. Although Detroit, the eventual third-place finisher, got as close as a game-and-a-half towards the end of June, the fell further and further behind as the season progressed. At the end they finished ten games out, and were passed on the day before the season ended by ...Read More...
82 comment(s)Posted: October 04, 2011 at 03:01 AM |
Sox Therapy: Thank You Terry FranconaIt appears that, per NESN, Terry Francona is out as the manager of the Boston Red Sox. Someone had suggested that we have a "Thank You Terry Francona" thread and that sounds like a good idea. Thanks Terry, you were at the helm during the most successful period for the Red Sox during my lifetime. It couldn't have been easy, and for whatever small criticism I might have had over the years, you deserve the credit for those accomplishments. Good luck in whatever you choose to do next. Have at it.
59 comment(s)Posted: September 30, 2011 at 10:25 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1965 ballotHere are the specific rules for this election: Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...Read More...
35 comment(s)Posted: September 26, 2011 at 07:41 PM |