Where would this team be with Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez still fully healthy? We can’t really just predict, but just imagine Pablo Sandoval. Now think about what this team would look like if Sandoval could bat 3 times through a lineup.
I guess that’s the best that I can do in terms of explaining . . . → Read More: Post-Game Notes: Lights Out Bullpen [as usual] and Home Improvement, but from who?
This was just one of those games, where you have no choice but to tip your cap to the other pitcher. Today that was Ryan Dempster, who simply had everything working while dominating the Giants offense through 8.0 IP and only surrendering 1 ER on 6 hits.
Tim Linceum picked up where he left off . . . → Read More: Post-Game Notes: Improved First Half, Romo’s [usual] dominance, and more
With Ryan Vogelsong continuing to excel as a starting pitcher for the Giants, questions about his continuation on the starting rotation are beginning to arise. Most revolve around the return of Barry Zito, but another factor that is often being overlooked is that of workload.
Vogelsong has never been a workhorse, the likes of Roy . . . → Read More: Limiting Ryan Vogelsong
95, 129, and 136, baby.
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
For those of you who have already listened to Episode 6 of the podcast, yes, I know that konnichiwa means “good afternoon,” and not “thank you for listening to our podcast.” Language has never been Thomas’ strong suit, so please forgive him. We felt a shout out to our Japanese listeners was in order after . . . → Read More: Sabermetrics for Beginners Part II: The Violent Stats