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  1. The Max Info (TMI)

    The Max Info (TMI)

    The Max Info - TMI

    The Max Info (TMI) blog gives you access to the same information and analysis provided to our on-camera talent, from SportsCenter to Baseball Tonight to the game broadcasts. Contributors will include an all-star team of ESPN researchers and analysts, as well as cutting-edge sabermetricians...

  2. We're Still Waiting for Stephen Strasburg to Surpass Cliff L...

    During Friday night's NL East clash between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, all eyes will be on the two teams' respective aces: Stephen Strasburg and Cliff Lee. It's early going, but both pitchers are having ou...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. What Arizona's Rough Start Says About MLB (and the NFL and N...

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a pretty bad start this season. In fact, it's been downright wretched: Their 4-14 record ties them for the second-worst 18-game season opening of the past 11 seasons (since 2003,...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Joey Votto should bat second for the Cincinnati Reds - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law explains why Joey Votto should bat second for the Cincinnati Reds.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  5. Q&A: New Cubs 'saberist' Tom Tango

    Jon Greenberg

    On Monday, the advanced statistics-loving community of Chicago Cubs fans got a welcome surprise when noted "saberist" Tom Tango announced he was working exclusively for the Cubs. In a post titled Psst...wanna work for the Cubs (and with me)?" Tango not...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  6. NBA - The utility of the plus/minus statistic - ESPN The Magazine...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating investigates the efficacy of the plus/minus statistic and its utility in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  7. MLB: Derek Jeter should get a deal similar to the one Placido Pol...

    Tom Tango

    Tom Tango looks at 19 players who are historically similar to Derek Jeter at this point in his career. He breaks down what they did after age 36, in terms of WAR, and determines Jeter should get a contract of around three years and $25 million.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  8. Welcome to the New Stats & Info Blog

    ESPN Stats & Info

    This season, the TMI Blog has given you access to ESPN's Stats & Information department along with cutting-edge sabermetricians, with exclusive pieces from our friends at Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs along with Tom Tango among others. Sta...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  9. A new way to evaluate setup men

    Mark Simon and Ryan McCrystal, ESPN Stats and Info

    Earlier this year, our colleagues in Stats and Information took a crack at redefining the quality start. Our TMI colleague Tom Tango devised a means to evaluate all relievers based on their win probability contributions (shutdowns/meltdowns). We hav...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  10. Tango: The most efficient team in baseball

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    Last week, I introduced a simple equation to determine the chances that a team will make the playoffs based on its payroll: Chance of Playoffs = (Payroll Index / 2) - 23 For example, from 1998 through 2009, the Tampa Bay Rays had a Payroll Index th...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  11. Tango: Don't be fooled, payroll matters

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    Imagine a league in which you have a three-team division made up of the Yankees, Red Sox and Mets, and two of those teams make the playoffs each year. And imagine a league in which you have a 15-team division made up of low spenders, like the Royals,...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  12. Tango: The baseball census

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    It's census time in the United States, so let's take a look at the demographics of Major League Baseball. In doing so, we can see that based on the influx of foreign players over the past few decades, baseball would be better off expanding before con...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  13. Tango: What to expect from Strasburg

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    Though Stephen Strasburg won't begin the year in the majors, he won't be down on the farm for long. So once he comes up, what can we expect from him as a rookie? Last year, the best rookie pitcher was Atlanta Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson, who ha...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  14. Tango: Four young aces destined to regress

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    Clayton Kershaw (2.79 ERA), Felix Hernandez (2.49), Jair Jurrjens (2.60) and Tommy Hanson (2.89) had their breakout seasons in 2009. Can we expect them to repeat those performances in 2010? If history is a guide, the answer is no. To clarify, I'm d...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  15. Tango: How many wins does $100 million buy?

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    Last week, we built a team of 25 free agents on one-year deals for a total cost of less than $100 million. The obvious next question is: How many games could this team win? To figure it out, let's examine each player, come up with a reasonable asses...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  16. Tango: Lincecum, Cy Young and the Oscars

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    In case you didn't know, the Academy Awards use a voting system known as an instant run-off. In the spirit of Sunday's festivities, I thought it would be fun to see how last year's MLB awards would have looked had they used the same system. Most nota...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  17. Tango: Four hybrid DH solutions (vote)

    Tom Tango, Inside The Book

    Debates on the designated hitter rule tend to end in a stalemate because of an "all or nothing" approach -- it's either everyone has a DH, or everyone doesn't. But once you compromise and get creative, it becomes a more reasonable discussion. For th...

    Blog | March 05, 2010