Your Day Before the Season Dumb Stats Bashing

First of all, I don’t know what UZR has to do with a 2011 baseball preview, but we’ll roll with it. Secondly, the problem with heavy reliance on scouting is less the eyes and more the brain. Baseball lifer or not, the human brain simply can’t store and recall nearly enough information to make a scouting only approach effective except in cases of the most obviously talented major league players. That’s why we record data and information to cross-check with.Lastly, I wonder if Reusse is aware that UZR is tabulated by paying a bunch of former professional and college baseball players to watch every single game multiple times and record the outcomes of balls put into play. I’m guessing not.

Jim Fregosi played his first pro game in 1959. He was an All-Star with the California Angels and a manager with four big-league teams and has been a special assistant to the general manager with the Braves for the past 11 years.

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Questions for 2011: Rotation Edition

Without hesitation, many would say the biggest question mark of the 2011 Yankees is the starting rotation. I can’t say I’m inclined to disagree, though I do think the problems are a bit overstated, especially when the rotation is compared to other rotations across the American League. Still, each starter is worth examining just a...

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How does the Yankees' 2011 Opening Day rotation compare with years' past?

Your 2011 Opening Day rotation

As we all know, the biggest story of the 2010-2011 offseason was the state of the Yankee rotation, and how the team could possibly make it through an entire season in the aftermath of...

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TYA Trivia Open Thread for 3-29-2011

On every night throughout the year, one of the TYA writers will post a trivia question as the nightly open thread. The blog administrators will keep track of the winners, and the commenter with the most correct answers will win a prize that has yet to be decided upon. The answers will be posted in...

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Media Thoughts: Taking Advantage Of Twitter

(comic from geekandpoke.typepad.com)

Time Magazine recently released its list of the top 140 twitter accounts, and there were a number of accounts listed under the “sports” heading:

Old Hoss Radbourn
Eric Stangel
Dara Torres
Brian Wilson
Rory McIlroy
Apolo Ohno
Steve Nash
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Gardner to lead off on Thursday

(Photo c/o AP)

Per RAB (via Jack Curry), the Yankees are wasting no time in deploying the platoon advantage at the top of their lineup, as Brett Gardner will get the nod against the righty Read more

Jesus Montero’s Spring Training

"Oh my, I am certainly frustrated!" Courtesy AP

With news that Jesus Montero was officially demoted yesterday, Yankees officials insisted it was because they’d rather have him get regular at bats in AAA. Joel Sherman says BS:

The...

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