As we inch closer to the regular season, the sabermetric world continues to buzz on, We have the World Baseball Classic, which is pretty sweet too. Let's get this show on the road.
Yesterday at Beyond the Box Score
I attended #SSAC13 and took in a few baseball-related panels and presentations.
While it seemed like Greg Maddux was untouchable on top of the National League pitching mound from 1992-95, Jose Rijo had one season that was overlooked by many.
Around SB Nation
How many major league players can a club expect to make it to the major leagues from each year's draft? We break down the numbers, and the expectations here.
In which "darlings" is defined as "84 wins or so" and "not horrible."
A roundtable with the DRaysBay masthead on the failing of the Rays offense in regards to BABIP and in-field flyballs.
Steven Wright is intriguing, but as a knuckler, it's going to be tough to know he's good until he proves it one way or the other
Around the Sabersphere
Zach Levine of Baseball Prospectus does a great job of exploring the secretive nature of sports analytics, and why the industry is this way.
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs explores whether or not the stricter punishments could help with the PED "issue." I think you will find his thoughts to be interesting and they are certainly worth checking out.
Once again, the media are too excited about prospects during spring training. Jeff Moore of The Hardball Times does his best to try and temper the excitement. Although Oscar Taveras is a combination of Ruth and Bonds, but as a centerfielder.