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  1. James' Sox projections were on mark

    Gordon Edes

    Among all those dissing the Red Sox's chances entering 2013, one optimist stood out: Bill James. We don't know what he was telling the Sox privately, in his role as senior adviser of baseball operations. Proprietary information and all that, altho...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  2. Morning report: 'A' is for Xander

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where further proof of Xander Bogaerts's great promise arrived in the mail this week. John Sickels, a Bill James protege who said his talent evaluations are a blend of sabermetrics and traditional sc...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  3. Bill James projects bright Boston Red Sox future

    Gordon Edes

    If Bill James knows anything, the Sox might be better than you think.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  4. Playing the over-under game with Bill James' projections for the ...

    Gordon Edes

    Playing the over-under game with Bill James' projections for the Sox.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  5. Kalish scores big in James' forecast

    Gordon Edes

    I guess we should throw in the disclaimer that this is not intended to be an exact science. If so, Bill James would not have predicted 13 home runs for Jose Bautista, instead of the 54 he hit. (As James archly notes, no one else saw that coming for B...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  6. James predicts big numbers for Big Papi

    Gordon Edes

    Bill James, the legendary statistical analyst and Red Sox consultant (did you see his cameo on "The Simpsons," where he says, "I made baseball as much fun as doing your taxes?"), pretty much hit the mark with David Ortiz last November when he predic...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  7. Five things to think about

    Gordon Edes

    Here are five things to think about during Tuesday night's game between the Yankees and Red Sox at Fenway Park, all courtesy of Bill James' 2010 Gold Mine: 1.A.J. Burnett, who is starting for the Yankees, threw more curve balls (1,067) in 2009 th...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  8. James: Move toward defense no trendsetter

    Gordon Edes

    So how does Bill James, the Red Sox senior advisor for baseball operations and legendary statistical analyst, evaluate the club's emphasis on defense this winter? Is this the new edge, replacing on-base percentage, that the smart teams have learn...

    Blog | January 14, 2010