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Yanks About to Put Sox to Bed Early

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Anything can happen in baseball. The Yankees know that as they came back from a 14 game deficit in July of 1978 to win the division. Just three years ago the Yankees looked dead on Memorial Day, 14.5 games out of the division and miles away from the Wild Card. Joe Torre’s final season still […]

Early Season Results On the Defensive

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Defensive statistics have been a hotly contested debate, especially at this site. Just three short years ago, when I started the radio show, the only defensive statistics I bothered to look at were errors and my mental database on range. Now every website (radio as usual hasn’t caught up) cites UZR or plus/minus when discussing […]

Consistent Scoring vs. Bully Offense

Friday, March 12th, 2010

I always like to read, even if I disagree, the latest thoughts by the statistical community regarding baseball. Kerry Whisnant, an Iowa State physicist, has taken the Bill James run differential concept and studied whether a team that scores runs in bunches have a better chance of winning than a team that scores on a […]

Boston Can’t Let Go of Bay Rejection

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

All offseason we heard how brilliant the Red Sox were for reinventing the game of baseball. Instead of scoring runs they were going to do one better: defend and prevent them from scoring. In the modern world of advanced statistical metrics it appears the old philosophies of offense and OBP are replaced by a plus/minus […]

Is the Yanks Budget Coming from MLB?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Two interesting pieces of business news came out yesterday regarding MLB. First, it was reported that both MLB and the players association came to an agreement with the Florida Marlins that mandated them to invest more on payroll. The agreement goes as far to state that disagreements by the three parties could lead to arbitration. […]

Comparing Yanks and Sox Rotation

Monday, January 11th, 2010

I said yesterday the Yankees and Sox have moved more to a pitching and defense philosophy. I am assuming we won’t see more of these types of games, which should make the scoreboard operator in Fenway resemble the “Maytag repairman”. As of today, the starting five for both would be: Yankees Sabathia (5.6) Burnett (3.3) […]

Bay Makes Great First Impression

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Jason Bay made no phony “I love New York” statements, canned quotes, or challenges to “wipe the smile off his face.” He simply stood at the podium and was open and honest with the New York media. He may yet to have a run, hit, or RBI in New York, but Jason Bay already may […]

NYBD Mets “All Decade Team”

Friday, January 1st, 2010

I did the all decade team a little different. Instead of compiling the “best at each position”, I put a player who I felt had the “best individual” season on the team. This includes starting lineup, pinch hitting performance, bullpen, and manager. Here it goes, give me your thoughts. The Mets All Decade Team (2000 […]

Are The Sox Taking Back The AL East?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

I have mockingly called Theo Epstein “boy wonder” because he often gets too much credit from the media when he succeeds, and not enough blame when he fails- at least nationally. Yesterday he may have earned that moniker as he made a couple of bold moves that could vault the Sox back atop the AL […]

Everybody Loves Curtis

Monday, November 16th, 2009

With rumors flying in regards to the availability of Curtis Granderson, the usual suspects, including the Yankees, have been mentioned as possibly destinations. I understand the fascination with Granderson. He’s relatively young, talented, athletic, a great clubhouse presence, and has a hardnosed mentality. All of these attributes make him appear to be a perfect fit […]