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    Baseball-related Books

    What are your favorite baseball-related/themed books? Some of mine are listed here: Amazon list Reading now: Game of Inches (vol 1) - meticulously researched look at how the game has evolved over time. Most striking to me is how little the game has changed in the past century or so, after constant and rapid change in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Just finished: Baseball Between the Numbers - the guys at BP tell you why "everything you know about the game is wrong", which should be a clue of who this book is for. I've been an avid reader of BP's stuff for a few years, and so found this book to be a primer, a recap of their recent research.
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    Baseball-related Books

    about halfway through Rick Ankiel's The Phenomenon. A notch or two above typical baseball books.
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    A discussion on WAR

    i was wrong about this part. when separating total WAR into the offensive and defensive subcomponents, there actually IS an adjustment for both parts. and that is likely the chief explanation for why Cal Ripken's 1991 season rates so much higher than Jim Rice's 1978 season, even on oWAR.
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    A discussion on WAR

    well, 15 years can be very important, especially if we're talking about, say 2000 vs 2015. There was about a 20% difference in runs scored. Ballpark DOES matter, too (that's what fangraphs means when they say it's park-neutral). So, say Coors Field vs. Petco makes a huge difference. Defensive position does not matter when it comes to offensive WAR.
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    Baseball-related Books

    i didn't care so much for The Arm (though i cannot remember why) my faves over the past couple of years are the one by Brian Kenny and The Only Rule Is It Has To Work eta: i now see upthread that you (NV) were the one to recommend TORIIHTW. Thanks.
  6. Will America ever have a Gen X President? Or, are we going to skip straight from Hillary/Trump to Millennials? Defining GenX as people born from 1965-1980 inclusive.
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    this might have been a mistake on my part. note to self: age before position scarcity
  8. Ian Desmond is still playing
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    @Koya @RnR @Greco @TobiasFunke
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    #FakeNews
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    I was surprised that Refsnyder went undrafted. Crowded roster in Cleveland, to be sure, but intriguing skills. Not that long ago that he was a higher ranked prospect than Gary Sanchez
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    Who would you have drafted next? for me... Shae Simmons (RP-Cubs)
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    50.03 Kyle Crockett - RP, Cin
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    49.23 Clayton Blackburn - SP, Tex
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    When you come off 3itc, how does the clock work? Are all 3 teams otc, or just the last one (and the other 2 are “skips”)?
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    Was wondering when you were going to pick him
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    forgot that scbf has pending skips cosjobs selects 49.13 Jake Peter - 2B, LAD so that makes 3itc = cheese, @Eephus & @jfranco77
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    i think you only owe 2 right now.
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    3itc = chemx, @Frostillicus & @cheese & @SoCalBroncoFan
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    I don’t think you’re up (or did you owe one?)
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    *** Official Texas Rangers 2018 Thread ***

    no, that's Lincecum
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    3itc = spartans, @Chemical X and @the moops
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    BTTF 2018: Draft Complete

    Pretty sure he’s gone