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.
Baseball Prospectus brings out a new metric to predict MVP voting -- JUMP -- and finds that Joe Mauer doesn't have much of a chance at the AL award. The NL MVP, though, should be a runaway for Albert Pujols.
Baseball Prospectus examines the NL playoff odds for the remaining contenders by focusing on schedule strength. The San Francisco Giants are sliding while the division leaders (Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers) are in prime position.
Baseball Prospectus looks at various teams that could land Roy Halladay and the potential impact he'd have on their playoff chances. And even though the Phillies are out of the running now, they wouldn't have been the best fit anyway.
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.