Archive for April 8th, 2009

  • The GBT Open Thread: Rays @ Red Sox

    The GBT Open Thread: Rays @ Red Sox

    April 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm 33 comments

    This gameday open thread will have two parts and it is all user-generated… Up until first pitch, use the comments section to predict who you think will be the Sunburst Player of the Game. (be sure to use a valid email address while leaving the comment). The commenter that correctly […]

     
  • 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    2009 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    April 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm 8 comments

    Now that the 25-man roster has been finalized and the regular season is under way, let’s take a look at the opening day 40-man roster and payroll… 40-Man Roster and Payroll (notes on the roster can be found below the table)… Notes on the 40-man roster projection Ages are as […]

     
  • Simulating Stolen Bases Is Far Too Simplistic

    Simulating Stolen Bases Is Far Too Simplistic

    April 8, 2009 at 10:01 am 7 comments

    Alan Schwarz of the New York Times wrote a great article about the use of simulations in baseball. in doing so, Schwarz looked at the impact of specific aspects of the game. One of those was the stolen base. Specifically, Schwarz showed that if a team such as the Tampa […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Opening Day, The Verducci Effect And Kazmir’s Quest For 300

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Opening Day, The Verducci Effect And Kazmir’s Quest For 300

    April 8, 2009 at 7:20 am 14 comments

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Gabe Gross and Jason Bartlett. Great double-steal in the 8th with one out to get both runners in scoring position, […]