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Another Look at Rod Smith’s Quarterbacks

Maize n Brew's Markus takes an in-depth look at the Michigan Football Quarterback competition, Coach Rod Smith, all the stats and numbers behind Smith's protegees, and offers some thoughts on the coming season.

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Celebrate the 1986 Mets Championship

In 1986, the New York Mets made the Big Apple turn all of their attention to Shea Stadium through their sheer talent, fun-loving attitude and swagger. This rare combination catapulted them to a World Series Championship and allowed them to "Make the Dream Work".

Graphing Chris Dickerson

Red Reporter takes a look at Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson and profiles how he has managed to be successful in the majors this season.

Mystery WAR Graph III: Two Contemporary Sluggers. Click here for the answer and...

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Mystery WAR Graph III: Two Contemporary Sluggers. Click here for the answer and discussion. Hint: Cookie Monster versus Fat Elvis

Mystery WAR Graph III: Two Contemporary Sluggers

Mystery WAR Graphs returns with a graph comparing the top seasons of two of the more devastating offensive producers of recent times. How do they stack up, and how are they? Are they Hall-worthy?

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Today's Mystery WAR (Wins Above Replcaement) compares to careers of two outfielders who are currently two of the bigger names in baseball circles.

From the WAR Database. Wright really has a chance to establish himself as the best of the bunch...

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From the WAR Database. Wright really has a chance to establish himself as the best of the bunch this year.

In light of John Henry's recent statements, here's a graph I did about how often the Red Sox have...

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In light of John Henry's recent statements, here's a graph I did about how often the Red Sox have publicly and nobly stood up for their small-market brethren. I can't see any reason to doubt their altruism, do you? (Click here for a larger version.)

Drawing on the idea that spawned by long, incomprehensible, and thus not-as-funny-and-illuminating...

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Drawing on the idea that spawned by long, incomprehensible, and thus not-as-funny-and-illuminating as I'd hoped Gold Glove DH Award, here is a graphical representation of Adam Dunn's Positional Adjustment + Defense (bUZR/150) in left field over the years. I figured I owed it to him given that due to the way FanGraphs does its leader/trailerboards, he probably got jobbed out of a Gold Glove from me this season. Don't worry Adam, you're still in the NL, and you have a similar level of excellence at 1B, so there's always next year... For a larger version, click here.

Over at Royals Review, we were trying to list some of reasons to like some of the "New Guys" about...

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Over at Royals Review, we were trying to list some of reasons to like some of the "New Guys" about whom some of us have... doubts. Anyway, I had heard that Mike Jacobs was a nice guy, but then someone asked me to quantify it. Well, Will Carroll swore me to secrecy on the super-duper awesome "niceness" metric that the Marlins front office let him in on, but I did manage to graph it in relation to his other skills, as pictured above. Click here for a larger version.

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