Jay Jaffe uses the JAWS metric -- he invented it, as an average of career WARP and peak (best seven seasons) WARP -- to evaluate the eight players on the 2010 expansion-era HOF ballot. Only Davey Concepcion, Ted Simmons and Tommy John come close.
Jay Jaffe of BP explains the True Average metric (a new approach to the old EqA), and highlights five guys who are better than you think (Prince Fielder, among them) and five who are worse (Ichiro is one, oddly enough). Explore the analysis.
Baseball Prospectus brings the heat with a controversial idea: the best team ... of the entire 2000s ... was the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Wait, what? They lost in the ALCS. Ah, but you can prove it with metrics. To explore, come inside.
There likely will never be another player like Rickey Henderson statistically. Baseball Prospectus looks at the current game and finds that no one is really close, but names such as Brian Roberts, B.J. Upton and Johnny Damon fall into the discussion.
The Blue Jays are 18-10 and leading a division in which we projected three other teams to win 94 games. Says here it'll be hard for them to keep up their pace. The Royals and Mariners? That's another story.