Monthly Archives: May 2012

One More Similarity Between Angels, Phillies

Today, the two pitchers who finished second in last year’s Cy Young Award voting after spending much of the year as frontrunners both hit the disabled list. The Angels lost ace Jered Weaver, while the Phillies lost their top gun, … Continue reading

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2012 Quarter Season All-Stars

Most teams have played 42 or 43 games at this point in the season, enough to at least begin to evaluate player seasons. We know that Josh Hamilton’s excellence is more than a streak. Albert Pujols’s futility is more than … Continue reading

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The Best Last-Place Team Ever

When the Red Sox left Philadelphia this afternoon, having taken two of three from the Phillies, both teams were right where they were prior to and throughout the series- in last place. The Phillies, though, stand at 21-21, and were … Continue reading

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Underrating Josh Hamilton

Prior to the season, I posted a list of the 100 best baseball players going into 2012. I never expected my list to correlate perfectly with the results from the first six weeks of the baseball season, but I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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True Season Score Leaderboard

Most starting pitchers have made six starts at this point in the season, with a few aces having made seven. While that’s not enough of a sample to draw meaningful conclusions from many statistics, one of the selling points of … Continue reading

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The Six Two Great Teams in the American League

Prior to the 2012 baseball season, a few things were clear. The Astros were terrible, the NL East was loaded, and there were six great teams contending for five spots in the American League. The Rangers were coming off back-to-back … Continue reading

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Best-Pitched Games of the Season

Since 2007, I’ve stayed in a hotel eight or nine times. Three of those times, I’ve come back to my room just in time to watch the ninth inning of a no-hitter. When Clay Buchholz threw his no-no, I was … Continue reading

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