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Jim's Lab Notes: We’re Moved! (And Burst.net can bite me!)
Update Thursday, April 17th at 11:00 AM: I’ve been bogged down looking for a fix to a domain redirect issue caused by a new php handler that I’m using on the server. For now using some of the old domain names will produce an error if you try to go to a sub-directory (like www.baseballprimer.com/newsstand/). I’ve decided to put off fixing this until later so I can get to some other things on my to-do list. At the moment I’m working on removing ads for people who’ve donated. With the way I have ...Read More...
106 comment(s)Posted: April 13, 2014 at 09:00 AM |
$129 a night plus tax at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria.
2 comment(s)Posted: March 06, 2014 at 06:35 PM |
Hall of Merit: 2013 Results: Bonds, Clemens, Piazza and Biggio are elected to the Hall of Merit!
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 Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, Pop Lloyd, Smokey Joe Williams and Cristobal Torriente, but only 2 were elected.
Bonds and Clemens were each unanimous at 1 and 2. I believe that’s the first ...Read More...
61 comment(s)Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM |
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.
53 comment(s)Posted: January 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM |
Transaction Oracle: 2012 ZiPS Projections - Toronto Blue JaysIs 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 the Red Sox and Yankees to make the playoffs. That obviously helps Tampa Bay and Baltimore as well, but the Jays are in that sweet spot where it's pretty darn useful - the Rays can compete for the ...Read More...
42 comment(s)Posted: January 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM |
Transaction Oracle: 2012 ZiPS Projections - Tampa Bay RaysThe 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 with minor-league signings (outside of Luke Scott, they've made very few), they've still got some empty bottles to fill.
Tampa won't have that starting rotation, forever. A team competing on a ...Read More...
29 comment(s)Posted: January 18, 2012 at 04:01 PM |
Want to be the next Gleeman or Calcaterra?
0 comment(s)Posted: January 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM |
Hall of Merit: 2013 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
2013 (November 26, 2012)—elect 3*
231 comment(s)Posted: January 16, 2012 at 05:08 PM |
Transaction Oracle: Mariners - Acquired Montero
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 put it this way. Justin Smoak (a name not chosen at random of course) put up a 104 OPS+ with .234/.323/.396. I like Montero an awful lot but I’d downgrade him a fair amount in anything like a Strat ...Read More...
35 comment(s)Posted: January 14, 2012 at 01:12 AM |
Transaction Oracle: 2012 ZiPS Projections - Kansas City RoyalsIf you watch the Food Network, you might have come across a competitive cooking show called "Chopped" in which chefs are given baskets of mystery ingredients. Some ingredients are pretty cool, some ingredients have tremendous use in specific areas, and some ingredients are downright awful. Each one of the chefs that survive each round have to use all the ingredients together in a non-horrible way. < That's a lot how the Royals are right now. There are a lot of the ingredients of a winning team in the future. Some of them are finished, quality products, like Alex Gordon and Billy Butler. Some of the ingredients, like Eric Hosmer and Johnny Giavotella, are exciting to work with. But a lot of the team's prospects, at this point, fall into the category of "interesting" like most of the pitchers having at least one serious flaw or concern to worry about. All these ingredients are scattered and all over the place and the Royals at this point, are still going to likely struggle to hit 75 wins.
There's still a lot more offseason left, but as of now, the good news is that there really ...Read More...
31 comment(s)Posted: January 13, 2012 at 04:11 PM |
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