Interview with Tom Tango (aka tangotiger)

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, theory, Unobstructed Views by myles4 Comments

As most of you probably know, Tom Tango now exclusively consults with the Cubs. This is incredible news: Tom Tango, also knows as tangotiger, is one of the greatest baseball minds in the game today. Many of the foundational statistics that we have today come from The Book, the spiritual successor to The Hidden Game of Baseball. Mr. Tango has …

US Roster for World Baseball Classic

In Major League Baseball, News And Rumors by dmick8918 Comments

The rosters for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) were announced yesterday's and here is the US roster. Player Pos. Team Mark Teixeira 1B Yankees Brandon Phillips 2B Reds Jimmy Rollins SS Phillies David Wright 3B Mets Joe Mauer C Twins Ryan Braun LF Brewers Adam Jones CF Orioles Giancarlo Stanton RF Marlins Ben Zobrist INF Rays Willie Bloomquist INF D-backs …

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Daily Facepalm – 1.13.12

In Commentary And Analysis, Facepalm, Major League Baseball, News And Rumors by dmick8920 Comments

Good teammate To the surprise of no rational Cubs fan here or elsewhere, Alfonso Soriano is a good teammate. During his time in Chicago, Theo Epstein has come to realize what a tremendous teammate Soriano is and how willing he is to help younger players. Epstein considers Soriano an excellent clubhouse presence, and after a 32-homer, 108-RBI season, the Cubs …

Hall of Stats

In Major League Baseball by dmick894 Comments

Glad someone did it. I like it better than the real thing. They inducted 13 from this ballot. I created the Hall of Stats so we wouldn’t be ignored. And today, the Hall of Stats includes: Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Curt Schilling Jeff Bagwell Larry Walker Mike Piazza Alan Trammell Edgar Martinez Kenny Lofton Tim Raines Craig Biggio Mark McGwire …

Colin Wyers on the Hall of Fame electing no one

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick8936 Comments

Colin Wyers wrote an excellent article for Baseball Prospectus in response to the BBWAA not electing a single player on a ballot that had more than 10 qualified Hall of Famers. the Hall is dedicated to preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations of baseball fans. The debate over the latest slate of players focuses on the second point, and …