Monthly Archives: May 2013

What Can Nerds Learn From Wedgies?

Here’s one I just posted at High Heat Stats. Check there for further discussion. Yesterday, Mariners Manager Eric Wedge blamed sabermetrics, “for lack of a better term”, for Dustin Ackley’s failure to perform at the major league level. From the … Continue reading

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An Early All-Star Ballot

In the past, I’ve used this space to name my quarter-season All-Star team. With the actual All-Star ballot now out, I’m tempted to post both a novelty piece about the players enjoying unexpected success through 40-45 games and an actual … Continue reading

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Rangers, Tigers Look Similar

A year ago, the Rangers and Tigers, then reigning ALCS participants, were something of a study in contrasts. The Tigers were front-loaded with superstar talent, but carried a lot of dead weight at other positions, while the Rangers’ only superstar … Continue reading

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