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International Notes: Bonus Pools, Alvarez, Olivera – MLB Trade Rumors
  by Jim Furtado

Some info about Yadier Alvarez’s free agent status.

Posted: February 27, 2015 at 08:49 AM
The 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
  by Repoz

The 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!

Updated: Jan 6:  1:45 ~ 205 Full Ballots ~ (35.9% of vote ~ based on last year) ~ As usual…BBWAA ballot digging is welcome!

98.5 - R. Johnson
97.6 - P. Martinez
86.3 - Smoltz
84.9 - Biggio
76.1 - Piazza
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63.4 - Raines
62.4 - Bagwell
51.2 - ...

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Posted: January 06, 2015 at 09:03 AM
SABR 45 Call for Abstracts
  by Mike Emeigh

45 years of research presentations, and still so much we don’t know…

SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR45. Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be ...

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Posted: January 02, 2015 at 11:59 AM
2015 Election Results - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez & Curt Schilling elected to the Hall of Merit!
  by Joey Numbaz (Scruff)

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have been elected to the Hall of Merit.

The election was dominated by pitchers. In addition to the top 3, Mike Mussina was a strong 4th, followed closely by John Smoltz. Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa were 6th ...

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Posted: December 22, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1960, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 January 2015.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a ...

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Posted: December 15, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Recent Updates and Turning off Advertisements
  by Jim Furtado

As you may have noticed, I’ve been working on the server and making some software updates. The downtime was required so I can move forward with some of the things on my off-season to-do list. I hope the outages didn’t inconvenience you too much.

First up on my to-do list was setting things up so ...

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Posted: December 07, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Loser Scores 2014
  by Mike Emeigh

Bill James came up with Loser Scores after the 2010 season, in an effort to measure how the Pirates’ string of losing seasons compared to other lengthy stretches of bad baseball. I’ve updated the totals every year since then.

You compute Loser Scores in this fashion:

1. A team that has a losing ...

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Posted: October 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Winning Pitcher: Bumgarner….er, Affeldt
  by Mike Emeigh

One of the major story lines from Game 7 of the World Series was the decision by the official scorers to initially award the win to Madison Bumgarner, only to reverse themselves upon review after the game was over, and give the win to Jeremy Affeldt instead.

The decision that the scorers ...

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Posted: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Sean Forman talks to MLB Network
  by Jim Furtado

If you can’t get enough of Baseball-Reference.com’s Sean Forman (and if you know Sean no one would blame you), here’s his television debut on the MLB Nework.

Enjoy!!

Posted: January 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM
2012 ZiPS Projections - Toronto Blue Jays
  by Dan Szymborski
Is there any team more happy about baseball adding a second wildcard spot than the Toronto Blue Jays? In the short-term at least (and probable long-term unless the top AL East teams start showing some serious incompetence), Toronto's prospects improve considerably if they don't have to better both ...MORE
Posted: January 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM

 

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