Monthly Archives: February 2014

When Baseball Entwines With School: Clips on Sabermetrics, General Management, Markets

A quickish sabermetric presentation using clips from various sources. TWIB music ends the film piece. Forgive my editing work. First video culled together. Advertisements

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Spring Training Games!

The beginning of 2014 starts with these prep games.

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Prospects: What are they good for? WAR! (Say it again!)

This will be short. In honor of Baseball America’s 25 years of ranking prospects, I did an analysis on what have top 100 prospects equated to over the course of that time in terms of regular season wins. First, 2,500 … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects: Samardzija’s Value v. Target Teams

Last post, I discussed that Samardzija is a solid #2 starter based on peripherals and expected WAR. His value is about 10 WAR for two seasons – this accounted by the surplus value of his contract as an arb player … Continue reading

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Father Time in Baseball: Age Curve Equals Parabolas for All types of Players

The talk I hear most often in regards to players, most recently from fans, is: “He’s 30. He no longer worth the long-term investment going forward.” It perplexes me how jaded some have become about 30-year old players. The march … Continue reading

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A Valuation Project of Jeff Samardzija: What is he worth to the Cubs in trade for prospects?

Much has been said about the recent roulette spins the Cubs find themselves making. The gambles on lower investment, one-year players to be flip at the trade deadline. The international hunt for October players tied to the youthful, high-potential, but … Continue reading

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