Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weekend Round-Up - 1/16/2011

These links have been brought to you by the Rex Ryan Toe Sucking Experience.  You got lucky today Rex.  I hate you and your horrible team.  Go Steelers!
  • If you don't read the Platoon Advantage, you need to start now.  Bill takes a look a look at the inexact science that is Hall of Fame voting.  Using Bill James' predictions as a guide, he explores that topic in detail.  It was easily the most interesting article I read all week.  Also, he posts an interesting take on Josh Beckett's ability to bounce back. 
  • ESPN's Rob Neyer and IIATMS Larry Behrendt have an interesting give and take argument regarding steroids and amphetamines in baseball.  Here's Rob's Part 1 and Part 2.  Here's Larry's first and second take.  All four articles are outstanding.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs takes a detailed look at Albert Pujols and his potential contract.  If Cameron's projections are right, Pujols will clean up whether he fits free agency or not.
  • Vince Caramela tries to figure out why Ricky Nolasco is abandoning one of his most effective secondary pitches.  Here's Part 1 as well , in case you missed it.
  • Patrick Sullivan asks an interesting question:  Why should we assume that WAR overemphasizes defense?
  • The amazing Jonah Keri wrote his first post for Fangraphs this week.  Not surprisingly, it's a huge success.  He's an incredibly talented writer.


  1. Um this is a baseball website so you should keep your personal feelings about the New England Cheaters and coach Rex Ryan out of your posts. lol

  2. @Corrye - LOL. I'm sorry, I can't control myself. I hates me the New York Toe Suckers a lot--almost as much as your beloved Yankees.