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MLB: American League Preview

by Bill M April 9, 2015
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Welcome to MLB 2015!  Here’s a quick outlook for each team.  I’ll tackle them in order by my predicted order, picking up with the American League today. AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST  BOSTON RED SOX The Sox are trying to go from worst-to-first for the second time in the last three years, and I think at least […]

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MLB: National League Preview

by Bill M April 7, 2015
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Welcome to MLB 2015!  Here’s a quick outlook for each team.  I’ll tackle them in order by my predicted order, starting with the National League today. NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST WASHINGTON NATIONALS Really going out on a limb with this one.  After signing the belle of the ball free agent Max Scherzer this offseason, the Nationals […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M August 3, 2014
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A lot of mediocrity this week… *Stats and records through 08/02/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 67-42 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s simply treaded water this week (3-3), but it was a good time to do it because nearly all of the teams in the Top 10 did the same thing.  The stats are deteriorating […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M July 29, 2014
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And away we go with the unofficial 2nd half getting underway. *Stats and records through 07/26/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 64-39 (Last Ranking – #1) After coasting for a couple of weeks leading into the All-Star break, Oakland came out with guns a blazing (6-3 since the last ranking).  They are still just dominant in […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M July 14, 2014
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The last Power Ranking before the All-Star Break.  It will be very interesting to re-visit this list in October. *Stats and records through 07/12/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 58-36 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s have kind of been coasting the last couple of weeks (4-3 in each week), but they also still have the […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M July 8, 2014
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The MLB Power Rankings are back!  This is also the true mid-point of the season. *Stats and records through 07/05/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 54-33 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s didn’t have their best week (4-3), but they still have the best record in baseball.  They have over double the closest run differential and […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M June 30, 2014
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The MLB Power Rankings are back!  This is also the true mid-point of the season. *Stats and records through 06/28/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 50-30 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s are far and away the best team is baseball.  They have scored the most runs and have allowed the fewest for a run differential […]

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Fear & Loathing in Small Samples

by Bill M June 11, 2014
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After looking at pitching performances, I’m turning my attention toward offense. Like using xFIP for the pitchers, I’m going to use an advanced statistic for the hitters as well.  Pulled from FanGraphs again, I’m using Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) for the hitters.  To quote FanGraphs, “Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) is one of the most important […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M June 9, 2014
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After a week off while I was on vacation, the MLB Power Rankings are back!  The top 3 is the same, and the gap between them and the rest is growing.   *Stats and records through 06/07/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 38-24 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s do not have the best record in […]

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MLB Box Scores At A Glance

by Bill M June 4, 2014
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BOS 3 @ CLE 5 Rookie J.R. House continues decent run since being called up, gets win. Peavy continues descent. Bourn a catalyst lately. Sox rookie Alex Hassan with a Golden Sombrero in his second career MLB game.   PHI 0 @ WSH 7 Jordan Zimmermann gets off the snide with 8 scoreless. Ryan Zimmerman […]

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