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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Astros - Signed Lamb
Houston Astros - Signed IF Mike Lamb to a 1-year contract.
When this transaction came over the wire, I thought that perhaps this would be uninteresting to humans given the action-packed offseason so far. But, if humans don’t find a lot exciting about a 1-year contract to Mike Lamb, perhaps computers can find it more exhilarating.
So, I decided to have a discussion with Jabberwacky’s George, one of the AI Chat programs that has attempted to “beat” the Turing test and see what it thinks about Mike Lamb. Ken Arneson of Catfish Stew led the way a couple of months ago, pioneering the use of computers to evaluate baseball.
That about sums it up. Mike Lamb is neither cool, nor the best 3rd baseman in baseball history.
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