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  1. Day-of-the-week statistical breakdown reveals exploitable trends ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft examines offensive production by day of the week and comes across some interesting findings.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  2. What geeky stats can say about starts from Miguel Cabrera, Chris ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at what geeky stats can say about starts from Miguel Cabrera, Chris Colabello, Edwin Encarnacion and more.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  3. How many wins is a manager worth?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the great unanswered questions of sabermetrics is how much value a manager brings to a team. Maybe it's ultimately something that can't be properly evaluated, since aside from on-field strategic moves, much of what a manager does is difficult ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  4. SABR Day 3: Evolution versus revolution

    Christina Kahrl

    PHOENIX -- As the third and last day of SABR's third Analytics Conference wound down, I wanted to focus on the question that I came into it with, asking whether or not sabermetrics today is more revolutionary or evolutionary. Moneyball's pop culture ...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  5. Does Simmons get deal without metrics?

    David Schoenfield

    If we didn't have advanced defensive metrics, think Andrelton Simmons gets paid?
No sir..- Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) February 20, 2014 Brian Kenny, friend of sabermetrics and host on the MLB Network, suggested this after the Brav...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  6. Who can't top what they did in 2013?

    Christina Kahrl

    You might think sabermetrics is merely the pursuit of joyless predictability, but a big part of my enjoyment of sabermetrics doesn't come from the results that match our expectations but rather is derived from the guys who totally upset them, guys wh...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  7. Hurdle's defensive moves lead to award win

    David Schoenfield

    How do you evaluate a manager's performance? It's one aspect of baseball that sabermetrics hasn't figured out exactly how to tackle, in part because much of a manager's duties are the behind the scenes: keeping a positive clubhouse culture, keeping p...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  8. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    ESPN NFL analyst Damien Woody dishes on whether the Colts can top the Texans in the AFC South, his expectations for the Cowboys, Bears and Giants and more. Woody ESPN.com's Jim Bowden shares his thoughts on Jim Leyland's comments about sabermetrics...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  9. Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers manager, blasts run-support statistic...

    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland blasted a statistic that could potentially devalue Max Scherzer's outstanding season, repeatedly saying that he doesn't care about "all that stat stuff."

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri Podcast: Jon Heyman and Dave Dameshek

    Grantland Network

    Raise the Jolly Roger, it's Pirates day on the Jonah Keri Podcast. First, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com and MLB Network talks about developing sources, awards voting, the evolution of sabermetrics in baseball writing, and working the beat. We then brea...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  11. Quick primer on sabermetrics

    Kyle Brasseur, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    Two friends walk into a bar. Friend A looks at the other and says, "Man, Jose Iglesias has been on fire the past few weeks. This guy isn't slowing down anytime soon." Friend B is taken off guard. "I'm actually not too sure how long he can keep ...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  12. Sabermetrics? Hawk prefers TWTW

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson may have started a new ad campaign for the team when he offered "the will to win" -- TWTW -- as an alternative to sabermetrics. Harrelson engaged in an animated live TV discussion with MLB network h...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  13. Morning report: 'A' is for Xander

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where further proof of Xander Bogaerts's great promise arrived in the mail this week. John Sickels, a Bill James protege who said his talent evaluations are a blend of sabermetrics and traditional sc...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  14. Homer Bailey, Alex Cobb among those who pitched better than their...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft highlights pitchers who met specific criteria in 2012, which can be used to predict strong future performance.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  15. The sacrifice bunt isn't dead yet

    David Schoenfield

    "There is a place for the sacrifice bunt and it's deep in your closet." -- Earl Weaver Before sabermetrics, there was Earl Weaver, who managed the Orioles to five 100-win seasons and four American League pennants. Weaver believed in playing for th...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  16. How the Cardinals use sabermetrics

    Anna McDonald

    ST. LOUIS -- On the bookshelves in John Mozeliak's office, several books with a dark background and bright red letters on the spine stand out. The shelves hold many items, some pictures and many baseball books, but it is the red letters the eye gravi...

    Blog | February 04, 2013