THE FUTURE OF PITCHING

There was a time when there was no such thing as bullpens and closers. In fact saves! weren’t even an official statistic until 1969. Starting pitchers were expected to pitch the whole game, and relief pitchers were used for spot starts and multi-inning relief appearances when a starter would struggle or get injured. Things changed however… starters went from pitching

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FANTASY BASEBALL: FINDING VALUE

I propose a new system of finding value. Predictions can be different (though lately I prefer ATC) but while it’s impossible to predict exact player performance, we can predict their “rough numbers”. How do we know whether the player is worth his price however? I primarily deal with auctions and decided on the tier system based on standard Rotisserie leagues.

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WHY 1 WAR BEING WORTH $8-9 MILLION IS A SILLY IDEA AND HOW MUCH 1 WAR IS REALLY WORTH

Over the last few years there’s been a silly idea floating around… the idea that 1 WAR is worth $8-9 million in annual salary on the open market (note: I’ll be using rWAR). Before we look at that, let’s quickly look at annual salaries and payrolls.. The best players cost $20 million+. $30 million or even higher is reserved for

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