USSM Year-end Best-of: March 2006

DMZ · December 28, 2006 at 8:16 pm · Filed Under Site information 

Book review: The Museum of Clear Ideas
Dave on the Thornton-for-Borchard trade

Bugs Bunny, Greatest Banned Player Ever

Dave scouts Daniel Bard and Andrew Miller

Dave compares Meche and Pineiro, which includes

Basically, Gil Meche sucks and Joel Pineiro doesn’t.

It’s a good piece of analysis, and also demonstrates that we get stuff wrong all the time.

Position roundtables: RF


5 Responses to “USSM Year-end Best-of: March 2006”

  1. joser on December 29th, 2006 12:43 am

    “Bugs Bunny, Greatest Banned Player Ever” — greatest post, ever.

    Oh, and the M’s sure got a lot for Thonton when all was said and done, didn’t they?

  2. Goose on December 29th, 2006 12:53 am

    Getting rid of Matt Thornton was enough by itself.

  3. NBarnes on December 29th, 2006 3:12 am

    I’m convinced that the Mariners’ inability to get anything out of Thornton reveals serious problems with their pitching coaching.

  4. terry on December 29th, 2006 6:34 am

    Concerning the Meche vs. Joel thread…. it was good analysis. All it lacked was context… i.e. they both suck 🙂

    What was really missing regarding context was a third year of data to more clearly demonstrate the trend… Seriously, did anyone see the transformation of Joel (into whatever the hell bag of ugly attributes he turned into last season) coming? Adding ’06 into his numbers for ’04 and ’05 and its shocking to so obviously see a pitcher fall off the planet….

    This is a very important lesson to me and I greatly appreciate the authors of USSM for both their willingness to share their knowledege and for their courage to put arguments out into the marketplace where potential failures would become a matter of record.

  5. Graham on December 29th, 2006 10:08 am

    NBarnes: I, on the other hand, am convinced that Thornton couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with any of his pitches.

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