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SABR - BBTF Chapter: SABR46 Recap
By Mike Webber
SABR 46 in Miami will always be remembered as the year we had “The Greatest Ballpark Experience of All-Time”. We’ve had good seats before at SABR conventions, but this year we were 40 rows from the field, between home plate and the first base dugout. The Cardinals pounded the Marlins 11-6, so it wasn’t much of a game, but Ichiro was just two hits from 3,000 yet as I write this a week later he’s still just two hits away.
But the event that made this “The Greatest ...Read More...
26 comment(s)Posted: August 08, 2016 at 08:47 AM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Dog Days of Summer
I haven’t had a lot of specific things to write, and we’ve gotten our fair share of threads lately, but I still thought I’d put up a new open post and people can take it whatever direction they’d like.
Some random assorted thoughts…
- How about Javy Baez? His defense has been even better than I could have imagined. He’ll make the occasional error, either on a play he tries to force or where someone isn’t expecting him to make the throw, but I could only imagine what his defensive numbers ...Read More...
104 comment(s)Posted: August 05, 2016 at 10:54 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1996 Discussion
The Yankees beat the Braves in the World Series. Vote for 14 this year.
Player SH WS BBR WAR Barry Bonds 37.8 9.6 Alex Rodriguez 32.2 9.4 Ken Caminiti 35.5 7.6 Jeff Bagwell 39.8 7.5 Mike Piazza 33.3 5.4 Ken Griffey Jr 26.9 9.7 Barry Larkin 31.3 7.2 Chuck Knoblauch 31.5 8.6 Bernard Gilkey 25.5 8.0 Gary Sheffield 32.6 5.9 Brady Anderson 30.6 6.9 Jim Thome 28.3 7.5 Chipper Jones 25.5 6.2 Steve Finley 27.6 5.7 Lance Johnson 25.3 7.2 Frank Thomas 27.0 5.5 Mark ...Read More...
15 comment(s)Posted: August 03, 2016 at 07:05 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1995 Results
Congratulations to Greg Maddux on winning back to back MMP awards.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Greg Maddux 157 11 8 Barry Bonds 137 11 2 Edgar Martinez 127 11 0 Randy Johnson 119 11 0 Mike Piazza 105 11 0 Albert Belle 102 11 0 Tim Salmon 88 11 0 John Valentin 86 9 0 Craig Biggio 70 10 0 Barry Larkin 62 9 0 Frank Thomas 45 6 1 Reggie Sanders 43 8 0 Mark McGwire 36 6 0 Jim Thome 36 6 0 Chuck Knoblauch 28 5 0 Mike Mussina 22 5 0 Bernie Williams 13 3 0 David Cone 6 1 0 Tom Glavine 5 2 0 Jim ...Read More...
9 comment(s)Posted: August 03, 2016 at 04:25 PM |
Sox Therapy: Thoughts on Andrew Benintendi
As you likely know by now the Sox have called up outfielder Andrew Benintendi with Michael Martinez being DFAd to make room for him. According to WEEI Benintendi and Bryce Brentz will share time in left with Brock Holt returning to his more productive utility role. The Mariners send lefty Wade Leblanc to the mound tonight so presumably Benintendi will spend the first couple of hours of his big league career as a well paid spectator.
I have had the opportunity to see Benintendi in person on a ...Read More...
39 comment(s)Posted: August 02, 2016 at 09:56 AM |
Sox Therapy: The Tire Fire Brigade
I shared this little bit of data in the OmniChatter after Ziegler surrendered the homer to Cabrera. It seems like a relevant discussion point at the moment as the Sox embark on a long and crucial road trip. This is the list of Red Sox relievers in 2016 and their current streak of games pitched without allowing a run (the bold are on the active roster);
Koji Uehara (DL) - 4
7 comment(s)Posted: July 27, 2016 at 04:53 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1995 Ballot
For 1995, each voter should rank the top 14 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 August 2016.
Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 2 August 2016.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
12 comment(s)Posted: July 26, 2016 at 05:54 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: 4-2, 5QS
After yesterday’s win, the Cubs are 4-2 after the break and saw their starters give them Quality Starts in 5 of those games with the 6th being Lackey’s 8IP, 4ER start. The last Quality Start before the break was June 30th, meaning we had 10 straight games where the starter failed to qualify for a Quality Start (the Cubs went 2-8 over that stretch). Whatever the Cubs did to get them back on track seems to be working.
Bryant and Rizzo are the top two in the NL in WAR among position players. ...Read More...
15 comment(s)Posted: July 21, 2016 at 10:25 AM |
Sox Therapy: How Good Does Pomeranz Need To Be?
Boston is 1.5 back of the division lead, 2 up (3 in the loss column) on Toronto. They’ve added Drew Pomeranz for the stretch run. How good does he need to be for them to take the division?
I’m going to look at this somewhat simply because I’m crunched for time.
23 comment(s)Posted: July 19, 2016 at 03:23 PM |
Sox Therapy: Why I Love The Pomeranz Trade/Why I Hate The Pomeranz Trade
Why I love acquiring Drew Pomeranz for Anderson Espinoza;
We overvalue prospects - By the time Jake Peavy’s first start with the Red Sox was over he had more wins than Frankie Montas (who I adored) has had in three years since. Prospects give a team value not only by becoming stars but by allowing you to trade for players. I’d rather not have dealt Espinoza but I don’t mind the Sox dealing one of those big four prospects.
Drew Pomeranz is pretty good - Like Espinoza Pomeranz was once a ...Read More...
16 comment(s)Posted: July 14, 2016 at 08:15 PM |