NL Central preview: Houston Astros

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Last Year: The Astros started off the year with eight straight losses, and were sitting at 17 games below .500 at the all-star break. However, they turned things around somewhat in the second half of the season, going 40-33 despite trading co-faces of the franchise Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt at the trade deadline. Much like the Pirates the Astros …

The Stats We Use: wOBA

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Several people on Another Cubs Blog had asked us to write something that explained some of the stats that we often reference in articles and comments. It was always something that I wanted to do, but never got around to it. Since several have asked before and now that we’ve created a new blog with Tim and Adam, it seems …

2011 Playing Time Projections

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Each of the last few years Tangotiger has put together a survey for people to enter in their projected playing time for each player. It’s a valuable tool and one that doesn’t take much time to fill out. Pick your favorite team (mostly the Cubs around here I assume) and start predicting how much you think each player will play. …

NL Central Questions & Answers: Milwaukee Brewers

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Throughout the week we’re going to be posting some Q&A’s with other NL Central bloggers about the upcoming season.  Berselius has written some nice previews for each team so we’re going to try and post those fairly close to one another.  These are some very good blogs and I encourage all of you to check them out.  Up first is …

NL Central Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

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Last Year: The Brewers finished in third place in the NL Central with a 77-85 record. They had the second-best offense in the NL with a team .334 wOBA, trailing only the surprising Cincinnati Reds. However, it was their pitching and defense that proved to be their downfall. Brewers pitchers posted a 4.21 FIP and 4.59 ERA on the season, …