Like a Record Baby, Right Round Round Round (Get it? A Rotation Joke!)

In addition to Brandon Belt flashing some leather on defense, Sandoval slugging dingerz like the Panda of old, and reports of Mark DeRosa’s death appearing to be greatly exaggerated, one tidbit of “news” has actually appeared, when Bruce Bochy announced an order for the stellar Giants pitching rotation.

Timmy remains the . . . → Read More: Like a Record Baby, Right Round Round Round (Get it? A Rotation Joke!)

Sabermetrics For Beginners Part III: The Plus Sign

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For our newest installment of SFB, I’d like to introduce you to two of the most deceptively simple and useful statistics, Adjusted On-Base Plus Slugging (OPS+) and Adjusted Earned Run Average (ERA+).

These two stats are used to show a player’s performance, either in hitting or pitching, as . . . → Read More: Sabermetrics For Beginners Part III: The Plus Sign

Can Barry Zito Find Redemption in 2011?

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In the offseason after the 2006 season, the Giants were reeling. Only 3 years after a wire-to-wire season ending in playoff humiliation, they finished just 76-85, good enough for 3rd place, and just half a game above the 4th and 5th place teams. Their ace pitcher Jason Schmidt was . . . → Read More: Can Barry Zito Find Redemption in 2011?