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  1. BTF: Projecting the Futures Gamers

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    With baseball's All-Star Game only a few days away, the hype machine is in full gear. While "This Time it Counts" is firmly entrenched in my addled Gen-Xer brain -- along with other slogans such as "Where's the Beef?" -- the actual All-Star Game is ...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  2. BTF: C.J. Wilson's attempt at history

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    As of Sunday morning, the Rangers hold a three-game lead in the American League West. Perhaps the biggest reason is starter C.J. Wilson, who is 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA in eight starts. What makes Wilson's performance most surprising is he's a converted r...

    Blog | May 23, 2010
  3. BTF: Bonds' record will fall soon

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    Nearly three years ago, Barry Bonds hit home run No. 756 off Mike Bacsik of the Nationals to pass Hank Aaron on the all-time homer list. Bonds was unable to sign with a team after the 2007 season, and while he still hasn't officially announced his re...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  4. BTF: Projecting Ryan Howards career

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    Earlier this afternoon, word came out of Philadelphia that the Phillies have come to terms with first baseman Ryan Howard on a five-year, $125 million contract, keeping the slugger on the team through at least the 2016 season. This contract is an ex...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  5. BTF: Odds on NL leaders (Pujols Triple Crown?)

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    Earlier today, we took a look at using ZiPS to project the American League leaders using the Monte Carlo method. Now it's the Senior Circuit's turn. Will Albert Pujols win the Triple Crown? Time to find out. Triple Crown Batting average PCT H...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  6. BTF: Odds on AL leaders (three-peat for Mauer?)

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    With Opening Day upon us, let's project the 2010 leaderboards before a single pitch is thrown. Can Ichiro Suzuki pass Joe Mauer for the batting title? Can Zack Greinke lead the American League in wins despite playing for the lowly Royals? Let's find ...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  7. BTF: What if the Pujols-Howard trade happened?

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    Last week, the hottest rumor making the rounds was the possibility of the Phillies offering Ryan Howard to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols. It doesn't appear that the trade is going to happen, as both teams have loudly denied Buster Olney's report, ...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  8. BTF: No Crawford, no problem for Rays

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    Rays owner Stuart Sternberg recently announced that the team's payroll would drop in 2011, and that even shelling out $60 million is probably out of the question. With Tampa Bay's payroll above $70 million this upcoming season, it's clear that there...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  9. What if Nomar never got hurt?

    Dan Szymborski, Baseball Think Factory

    With Nomar Garciaparra announcing his retirement this morning, one can't help but wonder what might have been had the former Red Sox star not been riddled with injuries. One of the "Holy Trinity" shortstops of the '90s, Nomar was expected to eventua...

    Blog | March 10, 2010