Posts Tagged ‘awards

06
Apr
09

Official Awards Predictions 2009 (Complete With Top 5 Voting)

Figured I’d follow up my divisional predictions with the awards coverage I said I’d have.

Because I’m mean, I’m going to make you follow the jump. You can’t resist the urge to figure out why this post is tagged with “Luke Hochevar”! You know you can’t!

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05
Apr
09

Official Division Predictions 2009

I just want to see how wrong I’ll be.

Actual predictions and pretty pictures are after the jump. (I do have AL predictions, I just don’t like their logo.)

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01
Apr
09

UCLA’s Trevor Bauer is your Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week!

UCLA righty Trevor Bauer won the honors after posting these stats on the week: 2 wins, 13.1 innings, 12 strikeouts, 2 earned runs, infinite awesomeness.

Let the blatant homerism ensue!

Oh, and remember Gerrit Cole, whom the Yankees drafted in the first round but who chose to go to UCLA instead? Here’s a graph of his performance vs. Bauer’s. (If the value is positive, it means that Bauer’s been better — if it’s negative, it means that Cole’s been better.)

ucla-pitching-graphs

(Sorry about the excessive whitespace. Click on the graph to see it full-size.)

Here’s what I see when I look at this graph.

  1. There are 14 categories.
  2. Bauer’s better in 10 of them, and one’s a draw.
  3. H/9 is the only non-ERA rate stat on there — I put it up so you won’t be mislead by the fact that Bauer has allowed 5 more hits. I think since you can see that the positive difference in their IP is greater than the negative difference in H, he’d be allowing hits at a slower clip — but maybe that’s just Crane being Crane at one in the morning. (Yeah, that’s a valid excuse now. So hey kids, do as I say, not as I do: go to bed before 11 PM and wake up before 11 AM.)

Dude, I seriously hope I don’t have any typos in here.

Bored yet? Hey, at least I didn’t make you download a PDF.

11
Mar
09

How we’ve been found: March 5th to March 10th

What’s The Point: This is an installment of our “How We’ve Been Found” series, which will appear approximately every Wednesday. The point of this is to give you a bit of information about how we’re doing statistically, and how people (including you, of course,) have been getting to our blog.

Individual Pageviews:

  • 03/05: 31
  • 03/06: 15
  • 03/07: 10
  • 03/08: 7
  • 03/09: 14
  • 03/10: 4
  • Total: 81

Search Engine Terms:

  • 03/05: “barry zito hat”, “jon lester”
  • 03/06: “find a amoral in a sentence”, “dan uggla”, “joe mauer running”, “jon lester”
  • 03/07: “wbc”, “+’dan uggla’ +’derby'”
  • 03/08: “wbc japan korea”, “kevin mench”
  • 03/09: “yu darvish wbc photos”, “wbc korea vs japan”, “japan vs korea”
  • 03/10: (none)

This week’s Potentially Funny Prize is for anyone who wants to know about Kevin Mench and/or Barry Zito Hat. If you’re one of those people, I’d like you to tell me why you care. No, seriously.

Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday to Dan Uggla.

05
Mar
09

How we’ve been found: February 26th to March 4th

What’s The Point: This is the first installment of our “How We’ve Been Found” series, which will appear approximately every Wednesday. The point of this is to give you a bit of information about how we’re doing statistically, and how people (including you, of course,) have been getting to our blog.

Individual Pageviews:

  • 02/26: 1
  • 02/27: 4
  • 02/28: 7
  • 03/01: 8
  • 03/02: 6
  • 03/03: 10
  • 03/04: 6

Search Engine Terms:

  • 02/26: “pics of kevin mench”
  • 02/27: “cole hamels wallpaper”, “funny red sox pics”
  • 02/28: “jon lester”
  • 03/01: (none)
  • 03/02: “cole hamels”, “phillies sexy”
  • 03/03: (none)
  • 03/04: “funny boston red sox fan photos”, “j.a. happ”

I’d like to award a Potentially Funny Prize to whichever peculiar soul searched for “pics of kevin mench”. Congrats.

27
Feb
09

Introducing: Your 2009 Europa Eccentrics

I have to warn you all that this is my first year running a fantasy team, so I might fail epically… but I’m pretty sure I’ll have fun. I’m in a Yahoo! public league, roto 5×5 (BA, RBI, RS, SB, HR, W, K, ERA, SV, WHIP), with 11 other teams. It was an autopick draft, and I had my priorities a little bit messed up — but without further ado, I present: Your 2009 Europa Eccentrics (with their 2008 stats in italics)!

Hitters:

  • C: Joe Mauer .328 BA, 9 HR, 85 RBI, 98 RS, 1 SB

I literally have nothing bad to say about this guy.

I literally have nothing bad to say about this guy.




on twitter:

  • "See, the internet is in colour." I don't know what that has to do treadmills, but I'd like to thank this Sears employee for telling me. 7 years ago
  • Does the McDonald's on 5th St in Roscommon MI have a drive-through? 7 years ago
  • RT @Psych_USA: It's 10pm....... you best be here this time next week or I'll cry.... don't make me cry. 7 years ago

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