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PED debates aside, those are some sick numbers. He did have 10+ WAR in '90, 92, 93, and 96. I...

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PED debates aside, those are some sick numbers. He did have 10+ WAR in '90, 92, 93, and 96. I wish someone smarter than me could calculate the WAR for Mantle and Mays before 1955 so their entire career was included. Fangrahs and Chone's WAR produce slightly different results with Bonds showing a 2002 value of 13.3 at FG and 12.3 at Chone.

PRAA Leaders (5/13)

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  1. Zack Greinke: 22.37
  2. Johan Santana: 16.09
  3. Tim Lincecum: 12.50
  4. Wandy Rodriguez: 11.28
  5. Roy Halladay: 10.21

How to Watch Games Like a Geek

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Joe Sokolowski at Mets Geek gives us all an example of how using stats helps him minimize the frustration of watching the Mets play baseball on TV. I'm not sure what an admitted sabermetrician is doing actually watching games I don't know, but it's a good read. Though I'm still going to sit there and throw things and scream for every Ranger to be DFA'd when he strikes out. . .

That's Big Papi's batted ball chart at Fenway this year. Look at the 300 foot quarter-circle. ...

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That's Big Papi's batted ball chart at Fenway this year. Look at the 300 foot quarter-circle. He's hit one ball beyond it to the right half of the field, while there are nine hit the other way. No pull power at all, although I'd like to see previous years' charts.

Here are the percentage of plate appearances given to white guys (for the NL, I eliminated pitchers...

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Here are the percentage of plate appearances given to white guys (for the NL, I eliminated pitchers from the calculations): 1. Rockies - 85.8% 2. White Sox - 74.5% 3. A’s - 70.3% 4. Cardinals - 69.6% 5. Braves - 65.1% 6. Orioles - 64.9% 7. Twins - 64.6% 8. Rangers - 63.7% 9. Red Sox - 63.0% 10. Blue Jays - 62.9% 11. Pirates - 55.2% 12. Padres - 55.0% 13. Diamondbacks - 54.5% 14. Brewers - 52.2% 15. Marlins - 50.3% 16. Nationals - 48.8% 17. Reds - 44.2% 18. Astros - 40.9% 19. Phillies - 37.0% 20. Cubs - 36.4% 21. Rays - 36.0% 22. Mets - 34.6% 23. Indians - 30.6% 24. Dodgers - 30.6% 25. Royals - 30.0% 26. Tigers - 29.9% 27. Yankees - 26.8% 28. Mariners - 20.7% 29. Giants - 18.4% 30. Angels - 12.9% Average: 47.7%

Bugs & Cranks " The Boston White Sox

Portait of a lost cause

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An excellent post by Jeff Sullivan at Lookout Landing on Yuniesky Betancourt's ineptitude as a player.

Pujols WAR compared to the clubhouse leaders.

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Pujols WAR compared to the clubhouse leaders.

PITCHf/x profile: Yovani Gallardo -- The Hardball Times

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Gallardo has emerged as one of the top pitchers in the National League. He has an amazingly effective slider and a plus fastball.