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Jim Bowden and GM Corner are back with a roundtable on sabermetrics, featuring , as you'd expect,...

Video: GM's Corner: Week 3

Jim Bowden and GM Corner are back with a roundtable on sabermetrics, featuring , as you'd expect, Theo Epstein, Jon Daniels, Justin Upton (!), my boss Dave Cameron, Kevin Goldstein, and, hey, it wouldn't be a sabermetrics roundtable without... you guessed it... Dayton Moore. No, that is not a joke. Among Dayton's favorite stats are, and this is a quote as close as I can remember "runs created, runs scored... it's about runs scored and runs driven in." The whole thing is worth watching, although mostly for unintentional comedy. Watch all the way to the end for pure Bowden-y comedy.

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Why Using 2009 Results to Predict 2010 Does Not Work, or Yes, Yuniesky Betancourt Can Only Get Better

Dave Cameron at Fangraphs has a nice article on the perils of using the prior year's result as the baseline for projecting the next year's results, including a few encouraging words on postive...

Royals Slightly Better than the Yankees

Only the fifth least-efficient team in baseball in in the Dayton Moore era! Don't ever badmouth the process! The process is sound! The process is fine! [h/t: Tango]

Verlander Chasing Greinke

Throw Halladay into the mix (always the bridesmaid...), and it could be a heck of a race for the AL Cy Young...

Catcher Throwing Isn't That Big of a Deal

Nice article for the Wall Street Journal by Dave Cameron. Here's a nice quote: "Over the last five years, the percentage of runners thrown out on the bases only has a .15 correlation with run prevention, which suggests there's almost no impact on a team's chances of winning (a correlation of 1 represents a direct relationship, whereas 0.0 shows there's no relationship at all).... So don't worry if your team's catcher throws to second like a nine-year-old. The best way to stop the opposing team from scoring is to avoid putting runners on base in the first place."

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Attention Aspiring Nerdlings: Some introductory sabermetric links

In an earlier post,  FretFriendly expressed some concern about the somewhat technical nature of some discussions that use sabermetric concepts, and other commenters on this post  agreed. I'm not a...

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