For most people, February 17th, 2016 is just another Wednesday. But for folks like me, it’s Christmas in February, as the pitchers and catchers from select teams report to camp. Because of this glorious day, The Morning Biscuit crew decided… Read More ›
Inside are simulated seasons of 4 players (courtesy of OOTP16). Each data set shows the 1-2 starting pitcher combinations for division rivals. On the left are 24 wins with 396 strikeout, and on the right are 27 wins 412 strikeouts. The left pair accumulated 8.5 WAR. The right duo accrued 10 WAR. The left pitchers pitch a ballpark with a .845 ballpark factor, while the right pitchers throw at a field with a 1.062 ballpark factor (anything above 1 favors hitters, under favors pitchers).
Which pair do you want?
Back in 2005, the Evil Empire, the New York Yankees, had a star-studded roster. On paper, the Yankees lineup seemed unstoppable, with eight former All-Stars in the starting nine, with the other ultimately being the Rookie of the Year that… Read More ›
Yesterday the Cubs signed Ben Zobrist and traded Starlin Castro to the Yankees for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan. Although Warren is a good asset to have in any bullpen, I think the Yankees got the better end of this… Read More ›
The Detroit Tigers signed 30-year old starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann to a 5-year, $110 million deal. Is he worth it? And what does this signing mean for the rest of the free agent starting pitcher market? Career Stats for Zimmermann Look at Zimmermann’s… Read More ›
Bryce Harper and Josh Donaldson had monster years. With 83 home runs, 222 RBIs, 79 doubles, 240 runs, and 356 hits between the two of them, they had almost as much offensive production as the Atlanta Braves did… Read More ›
Bryce Harper’s season was worth quite a bit more than his $2.5 million salary.
If you were the GM of your favorite team, who would you rather sign this offseason?
Baseballessential.com estimates that the starting point for a David Price free agent contract would be around $210M over 7 years, and probably closer to $215M. Let’s stay conservative and go with $210M, which equates to $30M per year for those… Read More ›