The Spreadsheets Are Back

Last year, I kept up (or did my best to keep up) two spreadsheets on Yankees pitching. Gamelogs that kept track of the usual stats (H, K, BB) plus groundballs, fly balls and line drives given up and then tallied the monthly totals. There were two spreadsheets because I kept one for the rotation and …

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Reminder: Bill Conlin is a Known Chass Clone

Grabbed from my Hall of Fame voting archives: I voted for Tim Raines his first year of eligibility. But when he failed to get 25 percent of the vote, he was moved to the back burner. Sorry, that’s just the way it has to be. Maybe more eligible ballwriters should have measured the Rock’s career …

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But What About My Attendance?

I am currently reading a Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball. The title pretty clearly explains what it’s about. In one of the early chapters I came across a little tidbit of information that I found to be rather amusing: When a Western Union operator tried to enter the grounds, [Charles] Comiskey refused …

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Maybe Curtis Granderson Traded For Actual Curtis Granderson

I had a dream where the Yankees traded their potential sort-of Curtis Granderson for the real thing, except that it really happened. There’s a whole lot of analysis better than anything I could provide you with about this trade (click on those Yankees links on the side for some of them), but I like talking …

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In Rememberance of Tommy Henrich

Tommy Henrich played on four Yankees Championship teams and was known for being a clutch hitter. Whether that’s true or not (it’s probably not, that title is just the kind of thing that winds up sticking around forever once you do it a few times) there are other, more important and frankly more interesting things …

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Hot Stove Authority Abuse

This article has no by-line but according to the Daily News, here are “Five Free Agents the Yankees are Eyeing”: 1. RHP John Lackey (11-8, 3.83 ERA): The Yankees will be hesitant to pay him what he wants, but if Andy Pettitte retires, they may have to. 2. INF/OF Mark DeRosa (.250, 23 HR, 78 …

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Following Up on Pre-Season Predictions

Since at the beginning of the year, I decided to compile pre-season predictions that I found I figure that it makes sense to review them now that the year is over. Here are the original posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Worst Predictions Sports Illustrated picked the Mets to win it all, reaching the …

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Offseason Reading List

There’s no more MLB baseball for me to watch in 2009 and while some games from the Dominican, Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Winter Leagues will be made available it isn’t the constant stream you get during the regular season. So I’ve assembled an offseason reading list to keep me from missing watching a game pretty …

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