Projecting the 2009 Giants team with Wins Above Replacement.
Quick Update: You may have seen this post sometime last week but I had to take it down after some of my numbers didn’t jive. I’d like to thank McCovey Chronicles for helping me correct some of the finer points of the data and getting it back online. We are going to look at Giants pitching this morning by comparing… Read more →
During the press conference yesterday, when Tim Lincecum was asked what he said when he learned of his newly acquired CYA, Lincecum said he dropped a few “Woo-hoos!” and that was that. You’ve got to enjoy this guy. At the presser he was dressed in a army-styled jacket with a beanie. He looked like a 24-year-old but he pitched well… Read more →
Today the BBWAA named Tim Lincecum the 2008 National League CY Young Award Winner. From MLB.com: Lincecum became only the second Giant to capture the Cy Young, joining 1967 winner Mike McCormick, and the first second-year player to earn the distinction since right-handers Dwight Gooden of the Mets and Bret Saberhagen of Kansas City secured the 1985 awards in their… Read more →
The Giants’ season is over. Whew. I think we’ll all look back at the ’08 Giants as a team in transition. We were bad, but we weren’t that bad. Well, not 100-loss-bad like many of us expected. The Giants finished the year in 4th place in the National League West with a record of 72-90. That’s not a great record… Read more →
Tim Lincecum has had a wonderful season and last nights blip doesn’t change that. His W/L and ERA record might look a little different after his loss to the Rockies, but Lincecum has thrown better this year than anyone could have ever dreamed . Mixing a unique delivery with an arsenal of power pitches that we’ve rarely seen displayed in… Read more →
Sometimes I think the Giants could be the perfect Greek tragedy. The performance would be full of strikeouts, bad hitting, and a comedy of errors and at the end of the night we would learn a very important life lesson; don’t start defensive liabilities in the outfield. Last night was exceptionally tragic. Lincecum was throwing well enough to win until… Read more →
“You big dummy!” Hot off the Baggs Press: The Giants held a summit and decided Tim Lincecum will make two more starts instead of one after tonight’s outing against Arizona’s Randy Johnson. That plan wouldn’t change even if Lincecum fails to win No. 18 tonight, which would end any chance of being the Giants’ first 20-game winner since 1993. Lincecum… Read more →
Looking at Lincecum’s 138-pitch CG through the scope of PFX data.
No new content today because I’m in the middle of finishing a PITCHf/x analysis of Tim Lincecum’s 138-pitch complete game on Saturday against the Padres. Sneak peak early analysis: Dem’s alotta pitches he threw Any how, stay tuned for the PFX article, it might go up tonight or sometime by early-ish tomorrow. I probably would have had it finished sooner… Read more →