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  1. Voros McCracken changed the game

    Rob Neyer

    Below, a long excerpt from a much longer article about Voros McCracken, who merely changed baseball analysis as we knew it, practically overnight. Jeff Passan: When a Baseball Prospectus book suggested pitching and defense were too intertwined to b...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  2. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links aren't really trying to sell books or anything, even though we're entering a highly popular gift-giving season ... When MGL gives a little sabermetrics lesson, it's worth learning even if a little hair gets mussed up along the way. ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  3. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are beginning to worry that the games in San Francisco this weekend won't mean nearly as much as they'd hoped ... Your Must-Read of the Week: Carson Cistulli on sabermetrics, Bill James, and the science of words. (Oh, and I enjoyed ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  4. Sabermetrics will survive the war of WARs

    Rob Neyer

    Fresh from the mailbag, a matter of pressing urgency ... Not sure if you saw it, but updated their park factors and Sabathia is now the WAR leader. I posted something about it on my blog, but I think the bigger issue deals with your plea in...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  5. Twins thrive without sabermetrics

    Rob Neyer

    In the midst of a little Sports Illustrated primer on which teams are using sabermetrics and which teams aren't, we find this nugget: Twins assistant GM Rob Antony says the field is changing so much that the stats teams are criticized for not payi...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  6. Cubs threaten to join 21st century

    Rob Neyer

    Care to read some tea leaves? Paul Sullivan: Sabermetrics once was considered a four-letter word in the Cubs organization, where scouting reports trumped statistical analysis almost every time. Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, a former scout, sur...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  7. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't have to mean anything, you know? They're just beautiful to watch, like Willie Mays in center field or Mount Hood on a clear day in February ... * Oh, these pesky youngsters and their sabermetrics. What shall be done with them? ...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  8. 'Sabermetrics' (the word) remains free to all

    Rob Neyer

    All's well that ends well: The widely used baseball term "sabermetrics" will not be trademarked, and will instead remain in the public domain. The marketing firm that tried to trademark it, Deep Focus Inc., withdrew its application Wednesday fo...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  9. Do Phillies ignore sabermetrics?

    Rob Neyer

    From a solid enough piece about modern fielding stats, Crashburn Alley's Bill Baer honed in on this passage: Not everyone pays attention to these numbers, of course. While teams such as the Mariners, Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, who improved greatly ...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  10. Francona managing by the numbers?

    Rob Neyer

    John Harper on the surprise ending to the Red Sox's season: The Red Sox love their numbers, we know that. Bill James, the godfather of sabermetrics, is a consultant to the organization. GM Theo Epstein is a "Moneyball" disciple, and on...

    Blog | October 13, 2009
  11. Groupthink, sabermetrics, and Joe Mauer

    Rob Neyer

    Ken Rosenthal on what might become the latest raging debate: Joe Mauer is the American League Most Valuable Player. How do I know? The sabermetric community, through web sites, message boards and blogs, tells me so. I'm inclined to agree w...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  12. Sabermetrics make baseball even more interesting

    Rob Neyer

    Non-sabermetricians tend to think of the sabermetric community as a monolith. Which certainly makes it easier to throw out generalizations about moms' basements and never watching real games or talking to real players. But sabermetrics is a science o...

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2008
  13. Sabermetric revolution sweeping the game

    Rob Neyer

    Sabermetrics – pioneered by Bill James years ago – has put baseball on an almost scientific footing.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2005
  14. Sabermetricians truly color-blind

    Rob Neyer

    The thought that sabermetrics is the reason fewer American-born blacks are playing baseball is nonsensical.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2003