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Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Pittsburgh Pirates

An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the third post in an occasional series going through some of those bad 2009 offenses and optimizing their batting orders. This article deals with the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates.

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: San Diego Padres

An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the second post in an occasional series going through some of those bad 2009 offenses and optimizing their batting orders. This article deals with the 2009 San Diego Padres

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Kansas City Royals

An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but the teams with some the worst offenses in baseball need all the help the can get. This is the first post in an occasional series going through some of those bad 2009 offenses and optimizing their batting orders. First up: the Kansas City Royals.

Optimizing Your Lineup By The Book

Finding the ideal batting order is overrated, but if you're going to do it, do it right. BtB shows how, from the leadoff hitter down through the number nine hitter (who shouldn't be the pitcher).

Wasting Time with the Tampa Bay Rays Batting Order

If one were to make a list of things that receive substantially more attention than they should, batting orders would be near the top. Unless a team does something disastrous, such as having two...

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