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Sabermetrician In Exile

Linked is a fascinating article about Robert "Voros" McCracken. McCracken is the saber metrics enthusiast who pioneered the groundbreaking concept of Defense Independent Pitching Statistics, or DIPS. The profile, written by Jeff Passan, gives a glimpse into McCracken's mind as well as some of the struggles he has had in his life since DIPS.

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Cubs

In 1984, the Chicago Cubs captured the hearts and minds of Chicago sports fans. Even though they fell short of winning the World Series, the team left an indelible mark on a generation of Cubs fans who remember hearing Van Halen's "Jump" open WGN telecasts.

Alfonso Soriano: most valuable defensive LF in baseball, last 3 seasons

According to the Fielding Bible (per Sabernomics). Here's the list of leaders in runs saved by position: Pos. Player Runs Saved 1B Albert Pujols 61 2B Chase Utley 63 3B Pedro Feliz 50 SS Adam Everett 48 LF Alfonso Soriano 42 CF Carlos Beltran 44 RF Alex Rios 49 C Jason Kendall 27 P Kenny Rogers 27

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Murton vs. Johnson

Nate Silver compares the merits of a Fukudome/Murton center/right combination against lefties, versus a Johnson/Murton combo: However, there is another option in the form of Matt Murton, who...

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