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The White Sox - Huge Contracts to 2010 and Beyond

The White Sox have added over 110 million dollars with the contracts of Alex Rios and Jake Peavy. With an already high payroll, will the White Sox be able to operate from under these contracts?

Number of Saves vs. Games Over .500

Comparing a teams games over 500 to the number of saves it gets.

Analysis of a Fire Sale: The Pittsburgh Pirates, Pt. 2

In Part 1 of this series, I looked at the players that the Pittsburgh Pirates traded that I believed would provide the most value for their respective new teams. Using ZiPS rest-of-season projections and some projecting and estimation of expected value, I came up with WAR values for the remainder of their team-controlled years and calculated the surplus value you would estimate using Sky's Trade Value Calculator.

BtB Power Rankings: Through Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

The Phillies fall from first, the Yankees are back on top, and the Diamondbacks may have found themselves in this week's installment of the BtB Power Rankings

Daily Box Score 8/13: How to Implode

Beyond the Box Score's daily roundup of saber-slanted links from around the web. Today's links include things teams do when the wheels fall off.

Vladimir Guerrero Joins the 400 Home Run and .320 Batting Average Club

Look at the 400 homerun club and .320 batting average club that Vladimir Guerrero just joined.

Pedro Martinez Returns

A PITCHf/x review of Pedro's impressive return to action.

Daily Box Score 8/12: Tooling For the Stretch

Beyond the Box Score's daily roundup of saber-slanted links from around the web. Today's links include things teams can do to prepare for the home stretch.

A few weeks ago Studes joined us for a discussion about what makes for a quality graph. Somewhere...

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A few weeks ago Studes joined us for a discussion about what makes for a quality graph. Somewhere in the comments I put forth the idea that everyone take a shot at improving upon the basic career WAR graph that we use a lot here at BtB. This is Studes' entry. Some of his tips include: - Make the HoF lines look different (now a shaded area instead of lines). - Use bold, easily-differentiable colors, and consider using more than color to set lines apart, such texture, thickness, and symbols. - Remove unnecessary text and make the format of the graph explain what's going on. - Remove other unnecessary ink, such as axes and legend borders. All good advice, and definitely moves us forward. But I think we can do even better, mostly with the aesthetics, but also maybe reducing empty space -- all the lines in these graphs tend to follow the same general shape. So, a challenge to you. Take this another step forward. Show us what you've got to help make WAR graphs pretty and useful.

Why Javier Vazquez Is Baseball's Invisible Man

Javier Vazquez has flown under baseball's mainstream radar for nearly a decade. Why?

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