Monthly Archives: December 2010

In Defense of Bonds: Revisiting the 1998 NL MVP

If one believes Barry Bonds when he asserts that he did not take steroids until after getting upstaged by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998,* one might revisit the 1998 National League Most Valuable Player race and write a … Continue reading

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Shin-Soo Choo, Logarithms, and the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year

The 2010 National League Rookie of the Year race was the subject of much spirited debate. After giving all due respect to Neil Walker and Jose Tabata, most folks agreed it was a two man race between Giants catcher(/first baseman) … Continue reading

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Better to Burn Out?

Did you get a chance to see the kid pitch in 2010? It’s true the rookie only pitched [23.1, 13.1, 15.1, 27, 20.2, 68] innings this year, but small sample sizes be damned he was awesome! He mowed down batters … Continue reading

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Alternate History: Part I

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: “It might have been!”                                                  ~John Greenleaf Whittier Cliff Lee’s surprise signing with the Philadelphia Phillies and the resulting juggernaut of a starting rotation has spurred a … Continue reading

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