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Bobby Valentine’s Cover Letter

With Bobby Valentine’s exit from Boston nearly assured, especially with Ben Cherington’s recent radio comments, Bobby V will surely be looking for work this offseason. With the job market in such a precarious position, Valentine has already put together a cover letter to send out to prospective employers. I have reprinted it below in hopes […]

Alternative Metrics For Awards Season Voting

With only one week left in the regular season, the internet has turned their collective mind power to the MVP vote. As Mike Trout’s numbers have taken a dip over the last two months and with Miguel Cabrera threatening for the triple crown, a small, online-only battle has broken out. Some writers like Jon Paul […]

#MVPosey

This is going to be one of those years when so much attention is paid to one awards race (the American League MVP, of course), we kind of forget there are other things going on. It’s too bad, because I think the National League race is a lot more interesting. The AL race is one […]

Change Is Here

We have news! Well, a bunch of it! And it’s exciting! We’ve been keeping a secret from you, which has been difficult because Cee is the worst at secrets, but we’re excited to announce that TCM, Cee, and I have been invited by SB Nation to join their growing team of writers. You’ll start seeing […]

An Open Letter to Uninformed Baseball Fans

Dear Readers, Hello. I’m the famous Internet baseball writer Numbers McAnalysis. You may know me from my writing about baseball on the Internet. I’m here to talk to you about the assault on reason that is the Baltimore Orioles. You see, the Orioles have a real good chance of making the playoffs this season. That […]

A Brief Interuption, Watch This Trailer

If you’re a baseball fan, I dare you to watch this and not get excited.  I can’t wait to see this movie: The movie’s scheduled to come out on April 12, 2013 and stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher, John C. McGinley as Red Barber, […]

One Game Circus

It’s amazing to me how much of a difference a couple days can make.  On Monday, on Getting Blanked, I was singing the praises of the second Wild Card team, defending it from those who thought it would bring shame on the otherwise noble house of the MLB postseason. I didn’t see a problem with […]

The AL MVP Race: Still Over.

Hey guys (gender inclusive)? Guys. I hate to interrupt. But listen for a second.  Look, I know that Miguel Cabrera is an awesome baseball player, and I know he had a huge game last night, and that he’s currently two homers back of Josh Hamilton from being in a position to win the first Triple […]

Why The Postponed Game Could Help The White Sox

Last night’s pitchers’ duel was postponed due to rain. Justin Verlander and Chris Sale will not face each other again this season, as the finale of the four-game series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox never began due to heavy rain the Chicagoland area. The Tigers led the series 2-1 entering last night’s game, […]

Why The Postponed Game Could Help The White Sox

Last night’s pitchers’ duel was postponed due to rain. Justin Verlander and Chris Sale will not face each other again this season, as the finale of the four-game series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox never began due to heavy rain the Chicagoland area. The Tigers led the series 2-1 entering last night’s game, […]

Alfredo Aceves Needs An Attitude Adjustment

Performance forgives a multitude of sins. If you’re a pitcher that exudes attitude on the mound with fist-pumps, swearing, and a tense brow, it is seen as tenacity—you can Jose Valverde all over the mound, as long as you keep the saves high and runs low. But when performance starts to slip, the actions that […]

We Had All the Answers, and Rany Jazayerli Just Changed the Questions

I’ve talked before about how my journey as a skeptical reader, a journey that eventually landed me here as a semi-respected writer on baseball matters, began with reading Rob Neyer and Rany Jazayerli’s Rob and Rany on the Royals columns in my freshman dorm 15 years ago.  So it’s with that same skeptical eye that […]

Wednesday Morning Cram Session, 9/12

Those who know me can easily pin down some simple facts about me; my impeccable dress, my razor-sharp wit, and my ability to wax poetic about baseball. The third of these I have employed in my short time here at TPA. Not today, folks. I’ve had a really crappy day. It was a tough day […]

I get older, my baseball cards stay the same

I’m not going to go horning in on the territory of people who actually care about baseball cards, don’t worry, but I do want to note that I feel a certain attachment to the old guys still hanging around baseball (Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Omar Vizquel, mainly, though not exclusively) in large or perhaps […]

Tuesday Morning Cram Session: 9/11

The good news is that it sounds as though Brandon McCarthy is going to be ok.  The news about his recovery, after having his skull fractured by a wicked line drive back to the mound has been generally positive and he’s even back on Twitter being more or less hilarious.  Disaster was, for a day […]

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