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Is Dayton Moore the Bravest GM in Baseball, or the Bavasi-est? Miscellanea in the Betancourt Aftermath

You can find my "objective" analysis of the Betancourt trade at Driveline Mechanics (it also covers the Francoeur-Church trade, which is actually probably even awesomer). At Driveline, I pretend to...

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Dayton Moore's Masterful Three-Year improvement of the Royals: A Series of Graphs

While the season so far has taken a troubling turn, the Royals' record has improved each season since Dayton Moore took over the helm, and, without looking, I believe they are still ahead of 2008's...

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(Possibly) the 239 Greatest Single-Season Offensive Performances in Royals History, 1969-2008

Given the Royals' recent struggles, I thought it might be nice to revisit some better times. So, in the continuing series of me learning about sabermetrics in order to prove that anyone can, here...

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So What is the Deal with Wins Above Replacement? Or, WAR, What is it Good For? A (Relatively) Brief Primer Using the Current Royals' Leaderboard

  This is an adaption of the current (as of 5/20/2009) Royals'  WAR leaderboard for position players  at FanGraphs:   Name Batting Fielding Replacement Positional RAR WAR Coco Crisp 2...

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(Perhaps) the 182 Most Valuable Seasons By Royals Starting Pitchers: A Second Look In a Series of Probably Around 68; or, the Return of the Son of Fun with Google Spreadsheets

I might as well revisit this now, especially in light of Zack Greinke's amazing start. A little historical perspective never hurt anyone. In my early days as a seat-filler at Driveline Mechanics,...

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What Should We Expect Going Forward from the Royals' Offense?

With the end of the Royals' best first month of the season in recent memory, fans are understandably wondering how sustainable it is. Obviously, the pitching has been good  (some young guy whose...

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Somewhere in a KC office building

This conversation was taking place between an administrative assistant and his boss:  

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Choose-Your-Own WAR Projection! 2009 Royals Position Players

As one of the millions of people who undoubtedly read yesterday's Driveline Mechanics column on optimizing the 2009 Royals' lineup, I have little doubt you saw all those numbers for the Royals...

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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...

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CHONE/BtBS/d_f Quasi-Projection for the 2009 Royals BETA

Yup, it's the moment you've all been waiting for -- me to give away the dirty little secret that was going to net me a RR t-shirt next fall. Or not.  

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