Category Archives: Perpetual Post Contribution

Manning vs. Manning

Statistically there isn’t much of a comparison between Eli and Peyton Manning through their age-30 season. Peyton had 275 touchdowns, a QB Rating of 94.4 and was named the league MVP twice at that point in his career. He also … Continue reading

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Capuano or Marquis?

There is no doubt that both the Dodgers value signings of Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang provide some upside. In pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium both hurlers could win 15 games in rounding out 2/5th of their rotation. I do have to … Continue reading

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Papelbon to the Phillies

I do not subscribe to the theory that “anyone can close” a ballgame, but I find contracts of more than 3 years to pitchers too risky for my taste; and absurd when it comes to bullpen arms. I guess from … Continue reading

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Best Athletic of the Moneyball Era

The biggest complaint about the book Moneyball is how it didn’t delve into the foundation of the A’s real success: their starting pitching trio of Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, and Mark Mulder. Yes, finding undervalued assets like Chad Bradford, Scott … Continue reading

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Toxic Red Sox

 We often talk about process versus result when discussing baseball. A bad process will often get dissected and criticized even if the end result turns out positive. Misuse your bullpen for an entire season and it might not burn you … Continue reading

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Wally Backman’s Future

Since the end of the 2011 season the Mets have extended Terry Collins another year to 2013, and announced an overhaul of their coaching staff. The latter didn’t include Binghamton manager Wally Backman, who many speculate will be offered the … Continue reading

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Jason Isringhausen and 300 Saves

The save statistic is probably one of the least sexy marks in baseball history. First, it’s controversial, due to its nature. We have seen very nondescript hurlers accumulate huge single season save totals. Relievers like Jeff Shaw, Joe Borowski, and … Continue reading

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The State of Independent Baseball

I believe independent baseball has an important place in the game today. First, from a standpoint of continuing to provide big league clubs with the largest pool of talent. Second, to continue to market the game to various American outposts … Continue reading

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Carlos Zambrano’s Legacy

Isn’t it too early to talk about Carlos Zambrano’s Legacy? Normally a player has to be retired for us to eulogize his career. We may no longer see him in a Cubs uniform, but I am not sure we have … Continue reading

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State of Soccer in USA

Every four years after the Olympics we hear stories about how soccer can grow in the United States. The discussion lasts a few days, and then our sports culture returns to normal with the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL (in … Continue reading

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