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The Babe Ruth Lineal Champion

In Other Topics by myles23 Comments

I was bored today, so I invented something: the Lineal Championship. It's easy; take a player that led his team in WAR for any year, and follow that player every year until he DOESN'T lead the team in WAR anymore (a caveat: only positional players. You could do something similar for pitchers, or include them in your calculations, but I …

Relegation in Baseball

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If we're talking about ways to shake up baseball, I've got a pretty off-the-wall idea. It's adding relegation (or tiered leagues) to baseball. Here's one way it could work.  Take the 15 teams in each league and put them in one mega-division. Then, organize them by record and make 3 new 5-team leagues.  From 2011 records: Philadelphia 102-60 Milwaukee 96-66 …

The Cubs' 40 Man Roster

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This is the Cubs’ 40-man roster. Links to individual player posts (when available) are included. The Cubs’ Player Page is used if I don’t have a Better Know a Cub post up yet. Last Updated: December 16, 2012 Pitchers # Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB Scott Baker R-R 6’4″ 215 Sep 19, 1981 28 Michael Bowden R-R 6’3″ 215 Sep …

I Miss Schultz Already

In Other Topics by aisle42441 Comments

Warning: This post barely mentions the Cubs and even then only in a tangential manner. It will also contain what I can only assume will be a nauseating amount of sentimental nonsense. Please feel free to skip straight to the comments and post inappropriate GIFs, hilarious Alvin photoshops, or even some baseball stuff. In fact, whether you read the post …

Post Deadline Open Thread

In Other Topics by dmick89123 Comments

We all want to thank you for helping make the last week to 10 days the busiest we've had yet. We've had a few days in that span that are among our 5 busiest. We passed our busiest day awhile ago today and there's really not even another day that's been close to as busy as today has been here …

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A few things that don’t make sense

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, News And Rumors, Other Topics by dmick89111 Comments

Carl Crawford and a prospect to the Marlins for Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell is something that Bob NIghtengale is suggesting is in the works that doesn't make the least bit of sense. Carl Crawford, a truckload of money and all the Red Sox prospects for Hanley Ramirez makes sense, but other than that this is just ridiculous. I've read …

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OV Contest mid-season update

In Other Topics, Projections by dmick89125 Comments

At the beginning of the season we started an over/under contest that would take wouldn't reveal a winner until the end of the season.  People chose whether a player would end the season over or under his projections. Under was a bit confusing for pitchers and I made that clear in the post. If you thought the pitcher was going …

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Our Dreamhost Review (they suck!)

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A few months ago we noticed during our busiest times the site would slow down considerably resulting in the occasional error. It became clear that our VPS (virtual private server) would no longer suffice. We were in need of a dedicated server, but we're not generating all that much money in ad revenue so the cost of the server is …