Monthly Archives: November 2013

Turkey Day 3-Way Deal: Cubs meet the Mets and Arizona


The possibility that all three teams get needs filled are remote. As usually one team feels screwed, and therefore, would never do the deal at all. var docstoc_docid=”164403711″;var docstoc_title=”The AZ-Met-Cub Potential Trade Idea”;var docstoc_urltitle=”The AZ-Met-Cub Potential Trade Idea”; The AZ-Met-Cub … Continue reading

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2014 Baseball HOF Class: A new system, a non-moral standard devised


Greg Maddux: Dealing from HOF Strength  My Current 2014 HOF Class Selections and Reasons: Greg Maddux – wins aside, he compiled a healthy WAR in his career. Won on great teams, and the Cubs. 1st ballot is a no brainer.Tom … Continue reading

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Masahiro Tanaka to the Detroit Tigers: Is the plan for Dombrowski & Towers to Improve by Risk Analysis?


Masahiro Tanaka: The Next Ace of Detroit??? First Dombrowski Domino: Miguel Cabrera Can Deliver At 1st Base Last week, Detroit and Texas pulled off one of those trades that shook the MLB world because it made so much sense. Prince … Continue reading

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JFK 1961 Inaugural Address: 50 Years since his passing


I was not born when the shots rang out that fell John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this date, 50 years ago. Kennedy was a hopeful man, in a critical time, that was found more wanting of his positive spirit after he perished. … Continue reading

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Hitting Instructor Wanted: Barry Lamar Bonds


It’s been awhile. Since I could hold my head up high… Barry Bonds was locked in a battle with Major League Baseball for the last decade. He was followed around by ESPN’s Pedro Gomez. The FDA/IRS’s Jeff Novitzky made him … Continue reading

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2013-14 Hot Stove: The Starting Pitcher Options


Since it would be inordinately difficult to post on 10-15 options in the market, and all the statistical analysis or insights, I have decided to put this up at DOC STOC and below. It details the following pitchers, their recent … Continue reading

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FA OF Analysis: David Murphy, Curtis Granderson, Chris Young, Rajai Davis


The Tales of the Tape for 4 FA OFs Curtis Granderson (left) pulls more hits, given Yankee Stadium in 2012-13; Murphy more spray, but power to Left Center in this 275 feet or greater hit/ out chart (red is an … Continue reading

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TV Economics of Baseball: Bubble of Money Will Drive Up Salaries And Burst


Your Dollars At Work To Fuel A Bubble Unless you have been in a coma since 2008, you have heard that the U.S. Fed has employed quantitative easing (QE) to increase liquidity for their BFFs: the U.S. Banks. From investopedia: … Continue reading

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Free Agent Analysis CF Franklin Gutierrez: New Tools for Big Data and Old Fashion Park Factors


The New Tool: Online Spray Charts for Players Comparisons/Parks/Yearly Recent technology is great. New ways are being created and adapted daily to handle and analyze Big Data. For baseball, this is highly important. As it is at the heart of … Continue reading

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2014 Cubs Plan B (Hitting): The Low Cost and Unloved Over 30 Male


In the pitching part, I discovered a few quality buys for the Chicago Cubs. Today, will explore the hitting side of the equation. Fielding too is important, but since Rizzo, Castillo, and Castro and Barney, are likely as not, going … Continue reading

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