Discussion: Rivera or Jeter Harder To Replace?

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With the expiration of their contracts looming, a future without Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera is on the minds of many Yankees fans. Today, River Ave Blues asked their Twitterati the following question: which one of the two will be easier to replace once his time as...

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Visualizing pitcher performance

Earlier this year, Justin Bopp over at Beyond the Box Score showcased a unique illustrative method termed DiamondView (it was Bopp’s creation), in order to evaluate team capabilities with regards to fielding (UZR/150), getting on base (OBP), base-running (EQBRR), and power (ISO). Last time, he provided us with the following review of...

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Wishing Glavine well

Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA GS CG SHO IP R ER SO ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1987 21 ATL 2 4 .333 5.54 9 0 0 50.1 34 31 20 78 1.748 9.8 0.9 5.9 3.6 0.61
1988 22 ATL 7 17 .292 4.56 34 1 0 195.1 111 99 84 80 1.352 9.3 0.6 2.9 3.9 1.33
1989 23 ATL 14 8 .636 3.68 29 6 4 186.0 88 76 90 99 1.140 8.3 1.0 1.9 4.4 2.25
1990 24 ATL 10 12 .455 4.28 33 1 0 214.1 111 102 129 94 1.446 9.7 0.8 3.3 5.4 1.65
1991 25 ATL 20 11 .645 2.55 34 9 1 246.2 83 70 192 153 1.095 7.3 0.6 2.5 7.0 2.78
1992 26 ATL 20 8 .714 2.76 33 7 5 225.0 81 69 129 133 1.187 7.9 0.2 2.8 5.2 1.84
1993 27 ATL 22 6 .786 3.20 36 4 2 239.1 91 85 120 127 1.362 8.9 0.6 3.4 4.5 1.33
1994 28 ATL 13 9 .591 3.97 25 2 0 165.1 76 73 140 106 1.470 9.4 0.5 3.8 7.6 2.00
1995 29 ATL 16 7 .696 3.08 29 3 1 198.2 76 68 127 139 1.248 8.2 0.4 3.0 5.8 1.92
1996 30 ATL 15 10 .600 2.98 36 1 0 235.1 91 78 181 147 1.305 8.5 0.5 3.3 6.9 2.13
1997 31 ATL 14 7 .667 2.96 33 5 2 240.0 86 79 152 141 1.150 7.4 0.8 3.0 5.7 1.92
1998 32 ATL 20 6 .769 2.47 33 4 3 229.1 67 63 157 168 1.203 7.9 0.5 2.9 6.2 2.12
1999 33 ATL 14 11 .560 4.12 35 2 0 234.0 115 107 138 109 1.462 10.0 0.7 3.2 5.3 1.66
2000 34 ATL 21 9 .700 3.40 35 4 2 241.0 101 91 152 135 1.191 8.3 0.9 2.4 5.7 2.34
2001 35 ATL 16 7 .696 3.57 35 1 1 219.1 92 87 116 125 1.413 8.7 1.0 4.0 4.8 1.20
2002 36 ATL 18 11 .621 2.96 36 2 1 224.2 85 74 127 140 1.282 8.4 0.8 3.1 5.1 1.63
2003 37 NYM 9 14 .391 4.52 32 0 0 183.1 94 92 82 93 1.478 10.1 1.0 3.2 4.0 1.24
2004 38 NYM 11 14 .440 3.60 33 1 1 212.1 94 85 109 119 1.290 8.6 0.8 3.0 4.6 1.56
2005 39 NYM 13 13 .500 3.53 33 2 1 211.1 88 83 105 116 1.363 9.7 0.5 2.6 4.5 1.72
2006 40 NYM 15 7 .682 3.82 32 0 0 198.0 94 84 131 114 1.333 9.2 1.0 2.8 6.0 2.11
2007 41 NYM 13 8 .619 4.45 34 1 1 200.1 102 99 89 97 1.413 9.8 1.0 2.9 4.0 1.39
2008 42 ATL 2 4 .333 5.54 13 0 0 63.1 40 39 37 76 1.642 9.5 1.6 5.3 5.3 1.00
22 Seasons 305 203 .600 3.54 682 56 25 4413.1 1900 1734 2607 118 1.314 8.8 0.7 3.1 5.3 1.74
162 Game Avg.
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Preventing Dutch Disease

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I’ve touched on this idea nin the past, but I would like to fully form it today.

The pre-lockout New York Rangers and the current New York Knicks have more in common with the 2000s New York Yankees than a home city. All three functioned with a huge payroll relative...

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Projecting the Captain

Coming into 2009, we weren’t quite sure what was going to happen to Derek Jeter’s bat. In 2008, Jeter had a 102 OPS+, which was the first time he was below 110 since 1997. His wOBA was .343, still a good mark, but it was the first time ever in a full season that...

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PP – Top 20 Yankee Prospects Averaged List

Sean over at Pending Pinstripes did what I was thinking about doing but too lazy to pull the trigger on: he averaged the top-20 prospect lists of every major prospect pundit out there, including my list, and merged it in to one list. Austin Jackson and Arodys Vizcaino were eliminated the the lists were adjusted.

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Different players, different outcomes

Former Yankees Chien-Ming Wang and Johnny Damon have been making contract news lately, but in different directions. Damon is still unemployed, and while it’s rumored that the Braves have sent him an offer and...

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