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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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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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