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The Backlog, What They’re Missing, Pitchers

As we continue another trek through our backlog, today we tackle the pitchers who have been giving us trouble. We’ve already done the same for… 3,121 more words


The Backlog, What They’re Missing, Outfielders

In the last few months, we’ve made tremendous progress at the Hall of Miller and Eric. So it’s once again time to check out our backlog. 2,814 more words


Adding It Up on Offense

Everything counts. Or at least everything we can count counts.

On offense, we can currently count a lot of things, and on BBREF, they roll up under three things: 1,031 more words


The Horde at the Hot Corner

And you thought the 1970s was chock full of catchers. Wait ‘til the third basemen come parading through.

Sal Bando kicked things off in 1987, and I’ve listed the below the debut years for the horde at the hot corner along with my equivalent WAR calculations for them: 1,148 more words


Positional Talent Clusters: Johnny Bench and Friends

What happened in the late 60s and early 70s? I mean besides the acid rock, the acid itself, the grass, the hippies, the protests, Watts, the moonshot, Vietnam, Nixon, the Pentagon Papers, and Watergate. 599 more words


SIDEBAR - Night Shifts

“Gonna be a sweet sound!   Come.  In.  Down.  On the NIGHT SHIFT!!”

Ahhh … Lionel Richie couldn’t have said it any better.  We get asked about this a lot, so I thought, now – as we’re about to ease into our final night’s passage before the Keys – was as good a time as any to delve into it.   2,189 more words


Catfish and Luis, Redux

It’s pretty amazing how the sheen of “Hall of Famer” can color our perception of reality. Even while participating in this project, conducting extensive research to help determine what constitutes greatness, and having tremendous faith in the accuracy of the inputs I’ve chosen, I have a pull toward those who are already in the Hall of Fame. 871 more words