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Fear and Loathing In Small Samples

by Bill M May 28, 2014
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I ranked the top ten in xFIP for qualified pitchers over the last 30 days (from FanGraphs).  Some of the names are expected, but there were a few you may not have expected.  Here is the entire list: PLAYER TEAMS xFIP ERA Corey Kluber Indians 2.38 2.45 Dallas Keuchel Astros 2.47 1.79 Brandon McCarthy Diamondbacks […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M May 27, 2014
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*Stats and records through 05/24/2014   #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 30-19 (Last Week – #1) The A’s only went 3-3 last week, but part of that was because they dropped two to the red hot Blue Jays. They are still very strong statistically (2nd in combined WAR), so I didn’t feel like going against a […]

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MLB Box Scores At A Glance

by Bill M May 22, 2014
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DET 10 @ CLE 11 (13 innings) I cheated and found that the game had a bunch of clutch hits and ended on a bases loaded balk.  Go Tribe!  Zach McAllister is officially a dumpster fire. Josh Tomlin truly earns the win with 6 Ks in 3 IP to finish the game.  Brantley with 4 […]

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MLB Box Scores At A Glance

by Bill M May 21, 2014
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This is going to be a series where I take a look at the box scores and share my first impressions in a stream of consciousness sort of way.  Hopefully it sheds some light on some nuggets you can get from a box score and be entertaining at the same time. BAL 9 @ PIT […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M May 20, 2014
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*Stats and records through 05/17/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 27-16 (Last Week – #2) The A’s were #2 last week and put together a 5-1 record this week, posting the most combined WAR in the majors during the period.  They also now have the best season combined WAR.  I was close to putting them #1 […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M May 12, 2014
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*Stats and records through 05/10/2014 #1 – COLORDO ROCKIES, 23-16 Sure, we know they have the Coors Field advantage offensively, but led by Troy Tulowitzki’s crazy explosion, they have an OPS 98 points higher than any team in baseball.  That’s just crazy.  To put it in perspective, you have to go down to #24 on […]

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Fear and Loathing in Small Samples

by Bill M May 8, 2014
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Every year you have some guys that start out like a house of fire in the first month of the season.  Who can last and who will fade? Who the fuck knows, but at least I can give it a shot on a few guys… HOT-SO-HOT Charlie Blackmon (OF, COL) put up good minor league […]

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MLB Fantasy Breakdown: Houston Astros

by Bill M March 19, 2014
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NOTE: The MLB team write-ups are based on my preparation for my fantasy season rather than trying to breakdown teams with a focus on actual MLB.  The main fantasy format I play is Scoresheet baseball, which is a simulation service, so skills are more important that counting numbers for me.  But, a good player is […]

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MLB Fantasy Breakdown: St. Louis Cardinals

by Bill M March 17, 2014
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NOTE: The MLB team write-ups are based on my preparation for my fantasy season rather than trying to breakdown teams with a focus on actual MLB.  The main fantasy format I play is Scoresheet baseball, which is a simulation service, so skills are more important that counting numbers for me.  But, a good player is […]

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MLB Fantasy Breakdown: Pittsburgh Pirates

by Bill M March 14, 2014
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NOTE: The MLB team write-ups are based on my preparation for my fantasy season rather than trying to breakdown teams with a focus on actual MLB.  The main fantasy format I play is Scoresheet baseball, which is a simulation service, so skills are more important that counting numbers for me.  But, a good player is […]

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