Author Archives: Bryan

Let’s Pick Some All-Stars

If you’ve been around these parts before, you know I’m not a fan of picking all-stars based on a 50-game sample at the beginning of a season, and that I don’t like giving lifetime-achievement awards to aging players in July either.  … Continue reading

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Wait ‘Til Next Year – 2016 Baseball Preview

I’ve been writing season previews for a long time.  Everyone writes season previews.  There’s not much I can say that others haven’t said.  The Braves are really bad.  The Cubs are really good.  The Red Sox are hard to predict. … Continue reading

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Top 100 MLB Players – 2016

In less than two weeks, Bryce Harper will take meaningful swings and Chris Sale will throw meaningful pitches and Andrelton Simmons will make meaningful dives to his right and throw out determined, incredulous baserunners.  As the Royals begin their first … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Outfielders

I suppose this isn’t really a tale.  Rather, it’s what I hope you come to this little corner of the interwebs for- stats about baseball players.  More specifically stats about Ken Griffey, Jr., Larry Walker, and Jim Edmonds. Each of … Continue reading

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A Hall of Fame Ballot for the BBA

The long-dormant Baseball Bloggers Alliance is building steam again and reestablishing its Hall of Fame vote, after skipping this season’s player awards.  As it seems most Hall of Fame simulators do, the BBA continues to mimic the and counterintuitive and often … Continue reading

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Larry Walker was Al Simmons (and other helpful comps)

This piece by Adam Darowski, published this morning at The Hardball Times, explains how similar Larry Walker was to Al Simmons, a Hall of Famer elected by the BBWAA. The Walker section ends thusly: “Even if you don’t believe WAR … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Booger!

Larry Walker turns 49 today.  I took to Twitter this morning to share some birthday wishes for @cdnmooselips33.  For posterity’s sake, here they are: Happy birthday to Larry Walker, the last guy to hit .375 in a season. Happy birthday … Continue reading

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