William Watson: The line on Bill Morneau

So what’s the line on Bill Morneau, as they say when the pitcher walks off the mound and the announcers tell you how many innings he pitched, how many runs and hits he gave up, how many batters he struck out and, if he’s being pulled in the middle of an inning, how many men […]

2020 Bill James Handbook Review via The Joe Sheehan Newsletter

The Joe Sheehan Newsletter Vol. 11, No. 114 November 12, 2019 The day after the World Series ended was Halloween, and I had to be in Brooklyn early to see TWCFG’s class performance. It was the capper to an incredibly hectic few days, and I was sleepwalking when I arrived home that afternoon. Sitting by […]

Christian Yelich’s run game and other lessons from Bill James Handbook

So much happens during the World Series — and there’s always another game to look ahead to until the final one — that a lot of small, important plays get lost in the big-picture takes. Two plays, quickly forgotten in aftermath of Stephen Strasburg‘s mastery and Anthony Rendon‘s brilliance and Howie Kendrick‘s home run and […]

2019 Fielding Bible Awards

For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Simon  (610) 261-2370 Mark@baseballinfosolutions.com Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Fielding Bible Awards. This marks the 14th season that BIS has honored the best defensive players in MLB. The awards are voted on by a panel of experts. This year’s winners are: Position […]

Hall of Fame Value Standard Shows Mike Mussina’s Worthniess

The Baseball Hall of Fame voters are slowly but surely supporting Mike Mussina’s Hall of Fame candidacy. Mussina isn’t quite there yet, though statistically there’s not much doubt that he belongs.

Open the Handbook and Let the Numbers Tell the Story

By MARK SIMONYou can purchase the 2019 Bill James Baseball Handbook here The Bill James Handbook is 622 pages of baseball goodness. It’s easy for me to say that – I was one of many who worked on it at the end of the regular season and through the beginning of the postseason. But as a full-fledged baseball nerd, […]

2019 Bill James Baseball Handbook: “Shift Update”

This is an excerpt from the 2019 Bill James Baseball Handbook. You can purchase it online here. By JOHN DEWANReports of the demise of The Shift are greatly exaggerated. Last year we reported on these pages that the number of shifts employed by Major League Baseball teams declined for the first time after five straight years […]

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