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  1. What's the best pitched game in Rangers history?

    Mark Simon

    Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in his last start got us to thinking. What is the best performance by a starting pitcher in the history of the Texas Rangers? Bill James has a stat that allows us to check- Game Score- which credits a pitcher with points f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  2. A random blog on Bob Gibson

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has one of his fun studies up on BillJamesonline.com, where he asks: How often does a team's Opening Day starter turn out to be actually the best pitcher on the team? Anyway, it's behind the pay wall so I don't want to give the entire a...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Morning Briefing: Off to Jupiter

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: The Mets take a relatively short drive to Jupiter on Saturday to face the Miami Marlins. Bartolo Colon, who appears lining up for the second game of the season, opposes Marlins left-hander Brad Hand at 1:05 p.m...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  4. The chaos theory of basketball

    Curtis Harris

    It seems counterintuitive that chaos is something NBA coaches could ever want on the court. "In all sports," Sloan panelist Bill James chimed, "all coaches overuse strategies that give them the illusion of control." Calling copious plays and taking t...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  5. Jack Morris: The results are in

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has published the final article of his 10-part series on Big Game pitchers and takes a look at everybody's favorite Hall of Fame candidate, Jack Morris. Was Morris a Big Game pitcher? James writes, He was not. He had the one brilliant ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  6. Bill James looks at 'big game' pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has a fascinating series over at the Bill James Online website, attempting to examine the idea of how pitchers fared in "big games." It's something I've always wanted to do, but the task always seemed as daunting as climbing Mount Everest ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  7. How will Colon fare in 2014?

    Mark Simon

    What can the Mets expect from Bartolo Colon at age 41 in 2014? Three stat-based predictions systems have released numbers for the upcoming system. The namesake of the 2014 Bill James Handbook gives Colon an 11-10 mark and 3.61 ERA in 30 start...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. Browns' Horton happy with defensive effort

    Pat McManamon

    Ray Horton might have been born into the wrong sport. The Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator reels off numbers and statistics better than most in the NFL -- to the point that he'd probably be a great Bill James kind of guy in baseball. His ...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  9. B.S. Report Special Investigation: The JFK Assassination (Part 2)...

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 2 of a two-part B.S. Report special investigation into the assassination of JFK, Bill and Chris Connelly are first joined by Bill James, who explains why he supports the "friendly fire" theory about the assassination, and then joined by JackO...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Offseason joy: The Bill James Handbook

    Christina Kahrl

    With the season over and the hot stove league's coals just heating up, if you're like me, you're probably moving into your offseason rituals. As a kid, that meant trying to get a copy of the December issue of Baseball Digest, to make sure I had compl...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  12. Bill Barnwell on Carson Palmer

    Bill Barnwell

    Carson Palmer was destined for stardom coming out of USC, but luck, timing, and injuries were never on his side.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  13. Andrew Bailey, Joel Hanrahan both can claim closer role for Bosto...

    Gordon Edes

    Andrew Bailey has filled the closer's role well, but will he stay there?

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  14. Hall of Famers without their home parks?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the first major impacts Bill James made as a sabermetrician was pointing out the huge effect that ballparks had on statistics. I mean, people always knew that Fenway Park and Wrigley Field were good hitting parks, or that the Astrodome was a l...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  15. Injuries and ground ball pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    A few days ago, I linked to a post about a column Bill James had written on Bill James Online, where he suggested ground ball pitchers get injured more often then fly ball pitchers. Bill admittedly hadn't studied the issue but tossed out a list of gr...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  16. Bill James doesn't like groundball pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    Rob Neyer of SB Nation has an interesting post on a column Bill James wrote for Bill James online, where James sort of suggests we're all overrating groundball pitchers a little bit. Here's the link to Rob's piece, and the link to Bill's original pie...

    Blog | March 22, 2013