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  1. Stars of the Forgotten '80s

    Christina Kahrl

    The recent votes for the Hall of Fame have seemed to engender a lot of controversy. Whether it's Bert Blyleven finally getting in thanks to the efforts of sabermetricians such as Rich Lederer and Jay Jaffe, angry disagreements over the BBWAA's elect...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  2. Young pitchers, strikeouts, and good defense

    Rob Neyer

    Following up his survey of run production in 2010 (summary: It's down), Jay Jaffe digs into strikeouts and young pitchers and what that means this season. Jaffe's big finish: My guess is that this is where a good bit of the talk about the Year o...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  3. BP: Fixing Javier Vazquez

    Jay Jaffe, Baseball Prospectus

    During Javier Vazquez's first home start this season, Yankees fans wasted little time before booing the struggling starter, who had been rocked in his 2010 debut at Tampa Bay and was off to another shaky start. By the time the boos finished raining d...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  4. BP: More on power rankings

    Jay Jaffe, Baseball Prospectus

    For the past six seasons, I've been charged with generating Baseball Prospectus' power rankings via the weekly Prospectus Hit List. Rather than a subjective evaluation, the rankings are based on the Hit List Factor, an objective formula I devised tha...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  5. BP: Which active pitchers will reach Hall?

    Jay Jaffe, Baseball Prospectus

    As Tim Kurkjian notes today, there does not appear to be an active starting pitcher who is a lock for Cooperstown. The Baseball Writers Association of America voters haven't elected a starter with less than 300 wins since Fergie Jenkins in 1991, and ...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  6. BP: Look for Damon to lead off

    Jay Jaffe, Baseball Prospectus

    The Detroit Tigers barely missed the playoffs last year, ultimately losing a Game 163 play-in to the Twins. Among the myriad reasons they wound up on the outside looking in during October were the performances at the top of their lineup. Though they...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  7. BP: Inside Ozzie's identity crisis

    Jay Jaffe, Baseball Prospectus

    It's tough to beat Ozzie Guillen for entertainment value. But one of Guillen's funnier bits is unintentional, and has caused a bit of confusion for those of us trying to make sense of the Chicago White Sox's roster construction. While Ozzie has made...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  8. Slider makes Kershaw a Cy contender

    Jay Jaffe, Baseball Prospectus

    This past weekend, Clayton Kershaw shared the company of Sandy Koufax -- the Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw to whom all other Dodger southpaws are inevitably compared. Kershaw has yet to lead the Dodgers to a championship or rack up the individual acco...

    Blog | March 03, 2010