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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
Who’s going to SABR??
  by Mike Emeigh
Posted: July 14, 2014 at 08:29 AM
2013 Results: Bonds, Clemens, Piazza and Biggio are elected to the Hall of Merit!
  by Joey Numbaz (Scruff)

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio have been elected to the Hall of Merit!

The timing for our first year electing 4 candidates could not have worked out better, since class of 2013 is the strongest in terms of electees that we’ve ever had. The top of the 1934 ballot included ...

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Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:14 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 12:32 PM
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 11:26 AM
2012 ZiPS Projections - Tampa Bay Rays
  by Dan Szymborski
The Rays plan to win in 2012 the same way they usually do: pitching, defense, and catching just enough lightning in a bottle on offense around their core. The team is, at least by ZiPS, just behind the Red Sox for 3rd place, but the winter is over and given how relatively quiet the team has been ...MORE
Posted: January 18, 2012 at 04:01 PM
You could win the job of your dreams!
  by Mike Emeigh

Want to be the next Gleeman or Calcaterra?

We’re searching for the next sports social media personality to be a voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest nationwide sporting events this year. Submit your video to show us if you have what it takes for the job.

Posted: January 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM
2013 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
  by John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy

2013 (November 26, 2012)—elect 3*
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos

705 186.2 1986 Barry Bonds-LF
437 146.4 1984 Roger Clemens-P
428 73.8 1989 Craig Biggio-2B
325 68.7 1993 Mike Piazza-C
322 61.0 1989 Sammy Sosa-RF
252 75.4 1990 Curt Schilling-P
288 51.7 1992 Kenny Lofton-CF
297 41.3 1989 Steve Finley-CF
280 ...

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Posted: January 16, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Mariners - Acquired Montero
  by Ron J

Seattle Mariners acquire C Jesus Montero for P Michael Pineda and P Jose Campos

ZiPS projected Montero at .271/.333/.486 in Yankee Stadium. Good enough for a 112 OPS+. He’s going to a much tougher place to hit, so the raw stat line is not going to be nearly as pretty to get the same value. Let’s ...

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Posted: January 14, 2012 at 01:12 AM

 

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