Archive for January, 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Chuck

By Bob Owens

Quick, who represents Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger? Or Sidney Crosby? Or LeBron James? Now tell me who represented  Alex Rodriguez when he left Seattle for Texas, and when he opted out of his contract with the Yankees? We all know the answer to the last question is Scott Boras. [...]

Home Run Milestones – Who Might Reach Them?

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 by KerryWhisnant

Who has the best shot at breaking Barry Bonds’ record of 762 home runs? Who is likely to reach 500 or 600? We all know the usual suspects, but is there a way to estimate their actual probabilities? Using past performances beyond a given age level, we can try to quantify what we think we already know.

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 by ThomasWayne

Instead they’ve played a little media game here….drop a quote there….with no real progress at all the whole time frustrating and irritating no one but Albert, his fans, Cardinal fans, millions of peace loving peoples around the globe and essentially all life on the planet Earth.

Best players at their experience level

Friday, January 28th, 2011 by KerryWhisnant

We present the third annual list of best players at a given experience level, as determined by Runs Created per Plate Appearance.

Dugout Central’s American League Central Division Preview

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 by Chuck

By Cameron Nelson
While not as exciting as the AL East or having standout studs like the NL West and its pitching, the AL Central is always fun to watch. As a fan of the division, and my hometown Royals in particular, I’m proud to be the one to give Dugout Central a preview of (what [...]

Time to end the Experiment; Joba Needs to Start

Monday, January 24th, 2011 by Chuck

By Bob Owens
While baseball has generated a sizable number of debates  and arguments over the course of its long history, there are at least two truths to the sport which have remained true and constant;

1. No team can ever have enough pitching.

2. Starting pitching is more valuable than relief pitching.

Which [...]

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 by JohnBowen

Share your thoughts on the Mike Napoli trade. That’s what we’re calling it, right?

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 by Chuck

The comment section won’t let me post links, thankfully, there’s more than one way to skin a cat; or

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by JohnBowen

John looks at some of the best seasons by non-All-Stars. How many days till opening day?

Is the American League’s dominance coming to an end?

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by KerryWhisnant

Last season the National League won its first All-Star game in fourteen tries, but has the NL really caught up with the AL? An analysis using Pythagorean expectation indicates that the answer may be “yes.”

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 by ThomasWayne

It’s time to be strong. Speak up…give us the goods. Tell us what you want to see from your favorite baseball writing site.

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Alright Braves fans, how did I do?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 by JohnBowen

John looks at the all-time Cardinals Team – even though a 25-man roster of only first basemen would have been plausible.

Free Agent DH’s – Where will they end up?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 by JohnBowen

It’s a stupid job, but someone’s gotta do it.

What’s the Deal with the BBWAA?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 by Shaun

Many members of BBWAA view the game as a contest in artistry rather than as a game and a sport.