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  • The Hardball Times Season Preview 2009 Is Now Available

    The Hardball Times Season Preview 2009 Is Now Available

    January 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2009 Season Preview. The bulk of the Season Preview consists of team essays, player comments, and projections. In all, we have 1,050 player projections and comments in the book, meaning that we’ve covered just about anyone who might […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 2008 Preseason Mathematical Projections: A Look Back

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The 2008 Preseason Mathematical Projections: A Look Back

    November 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm 1 comment

    Back in Spring Training we took a look at several different projection systems and how the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays could be expected to perform. Each of the systems (ZiPS, PECOTA, Diamond Mind, CHONE, The Hardball Times, CAIRO) uses a different set of projected stats and simulates the 2008 season […]

     
  • [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The Mathematical Definition Of "The Rays Are Getting Warmer"

    [2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS] The Mathematical Definition Of "The Rays Are Getting Warmer"

    March 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm 3 comments

    Using six different projection systems, one website projects the Rays to finish 82-80. In 2006 and 2007 we called this “The Mathematical Definition of ‘No Chance In Hell’”. In 2008? It is now more like the “The Mathematical Definition of “Getting Warmer”. The good folks over at Replacement Level Yankees […]

     
  • [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    [HARDBALL TIMES 2008 PREVIEW] The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 Is Now Available

    February 11, 2008 at 11:30 am 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2008 Season Preview. This year’s effort includes 240 pages of team essays, player comments for almost 900 different players, projections, and other goodies. We’ve adopted Bill James’ “Team-in-a-Box” format for the essays and tried to maintain a similarly […]

     
  • It Is Like Rays Index On Amphetamines

    It Is Like Rays Index On Amphetamines

    March 21, 2007 at 11:42 am 0 comments

    *Insert shameless self-promotion disclaimer here* If you have ever wondered what this site would be like if we cut-loose in a Bill Simmons-style and rambled on for a few thousand words, here is your chance. Head on over to The Hardball Times today. They have been running their “Five Questions:” […]

     
  • The Hardball Times 2007 Season Preview

    The Hardball Times 2007 Season Preview

    March 6, 2007 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

    The fine group over at The Hardball Times have just released their 2007 Season Preview. The book features previews for all 30 teams, as well as three-year projections for all Major League players and select minor leaguers. For some reason, unbeknownst to us, they asked us to write the Rays […]