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IMPORTANT: A History of Jumbos

Weird uses of Baseball Reference seems to be a good way to use this blog. And, luckily, I have one! I was struck when I heard the name “Jumbo Diaz” today. Actually named Jose Diaz, he’s a pitcher in the Reds camp on an NRI. He’s in the Best Shape of...

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Big news!

You guys have probably noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet lately. It’s the offseason. I’ve been busy, and the Dodgers haven’t (until Wednesday). There’s more to the silence than that, though. It’s weird that I have big personal news the hour before the Dodgers are going to officially announce the biggest...

Dodger for a long time. Via Ron Reiring 29

Clayton Kershaw is a Very Rich Man

Finally, finally, FINALLY, the Dodgers have secured the future of Clayton Kershaw. It took them long enough. After getting close  last season, and again during the season, the Dodgers and Kershaw have reportedly agreed to a 7 year, 215 million dollar contract. The deal also has an opt-out five years into...

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More on Brian Wilson’s strikeouts

One of the most fun aspects of this blog (for me) is that I’m learning as I write. Digging further into the statistics on my own is exposing me to new things that I wasn’t expecting. Sometimes, this results in me getting an answer that isn’t as complete as it should be....

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Brian Wilson’s Strikeout Regression

Today at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, the series of player reviews continued with a very in-depth look at Brian Wilson‘s brief stint with the Dodgers in 2013. Friend of the site and mathematician Amy (@SpaceDodgers) brought up a potential red flag that she found Wilson’s numbers from last season – Wilson’s...

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Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to put up a quick post saying this site is going to be quiet for a few days. I’m travelling back to the LA area to spend the holidays with my family. I only go back once or twice per year, so I’m going to try...

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Analyzing the Potential of Chris Perez

Note: I don’t like to put up transaction analyses before deal terms are known, so I’m going to focus on Perez himself. Since I’ll be travelling over the next few days, I won’t have a chance to put this post up later. Last year, Brandon League had the second worst FIP...

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2014 Steamer Projections – Starting Outfielders

Previously: Starting Infielders Projecting the performance of the Dodgers’ 2014 starting outfield is a difficult task. If the season started today, the Dodgers would have four major league quality outfielders fighting for three spots. Trade rumors are still swirling around Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier in particular, so there’s a strong possibility...

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Josh Beckett and 2014 Expectations

As of now, it is still unknown if Masahiro Tanaka will be posted. In the last week, we’ve heard that he won’t be posted, we’ve heard that he will probably be posted, then we heard that he won’t. Now we’re back to where we started, not knowing anything more than we knew two...

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