Lots of good stuff on the internets today:
- Lest this long list of links pushes our article today down too far, be sure to read Mike Pindelski's wrap-up of some recent transactions.
Nate Silver looks at some popular comps. It's worth reading just to get to Bert Blyleven's comp list. Very impressive.
- On his blog, Dan Fox figures out which teams most frequently had the platoon advantage after a pitching change.
Sean Smith has a guest piece at The Hardball Times about the case of Randy Johnson. The Unit's projections for 2007 are incredibly optimistic for a aging pitcher who had a 5.00 ERA last year, and it's interesting to read why that might be.
Dan Szymborski introduces a quickie tool to convert relief performances to starting performances. Judging from the comments so far, it looks like it's a bit optimistic, but it's great to see Dan (and Nate Silver) go to work on the issue.
- Rich Lederer continues his look at the intersection of K rate and GB%. Amazingly, Dennys Reyes is an outlier...in a good way.
- Jay Jaffe writes on the pitchers on the Hall of Fame ballot this year. In other news, the official announcement is coming in just a few minutes.