I don’t know about you, but I think I’m officially tried of hearing about Manny Ramirez and the Giants. It’s been one of the hotter topics of late on the Internet and Giants websites. We’ve even talked a little about what Manny would bring to the Giants here on BCB. There’s been a lot of good discussion regarding the merits… Read more →
In yesterday’s post we had a little fun with the TTO (Three True Outcomes) statistic. TTO% measures the chances a hitters AB will end in a home run, strikeout, or walk. Or, to put it another way, it celebrates hitters who do not put the ball in play. In today’s 2nd half post on TTO, we’ll look at the opposite… Read more →
You’ll often hear a baseball player referred to as a “Three True Outcomes” hitter. Players like Rob Deer, Adam Dunn, and Russell Branyan are a few classic examples of TTO hitters. Each one of these players are either going to strike out, walk, or hit a home run in the majority of their at-bats. Thus, the “Three True Outcomes” are… Read more →
It’s no news to any observer that this year’s free agent market is down for players not named C.C. Sabathia or Mark Teixeira. A perfect example is Bobby Abreu. In 2008, Abreu hit: .296/.371/.471 with 20 HRs and 39 2Bs for the New York Yankees. Abreu wasn’t the same hitter he was with the Phillies from 1999-2004, but his bat… Read more →
Just when I thought it would be a slow news day, something happens. Let’s give Juan a quick look-see with my new player value graphs. (Click to enlarge) Quick Thoughts: I guess that answers the question of who is going to play shortstop if something happens to Edgar Renteria. At this point in his career, Juan Uribe probably isn’t an… Read more →
Bear with me, it’s another sloooooow Thursday afternoon. Thankfully, we’re just 16 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. Mid-to-late January is probably the worst time of the year for baseball, the offseason is still trudging along, but you can almost see baseball in the distance. Just a few more weeks and we’ll be even closer. Despite… Read more →
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I’ve been playing around lately with some graphs depicting what a player contributes — offense, defense, and both combined with a positional adjustment — versus the theoretical replacement level. It’s a pretty quick way to see the peaks and valley’s of a players last few years. Aaron Rowand might want to forget his first season with the San Francisco Giants… Read more →
Getting back online after a week hiatus, so we won’t be doing any heavy lifting today. Instead, I’ll be posting a few Giants-related links. Let’s check them out. ~ The Giants avoided arbitration with LHP Jack Taschner with a 1-year deal worth $835K. Here’s something you might not know, Taschner will be 31-years-old next season. He made his debut in… Read more →