I’ll Show You the Bronx Banter Breakdown III

The third installment of the series shot Monday with Bronx Banter’s Alex Belth, Cliff Corcoran and myself is now up at the SNY.tv video channel. This one discusses the Twins, the Yankees’ first-round opponents (given that it was shot before Tuesday night’s Game 163 play-in, we also shot a Tigers’ segment that will never air). …

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I’ll Show You the Bronx Banter Breakdown II

The second installment of the series shot Monday with Bronx Banter’s Alex Belth, Cliff Corcoran and myself is now up at the SNY.tv video channel. This one previews the Red Sox-Angels series, and finds me in motormouth form trying to squeeze in all my points about the Angels’ offense and the Red Sox shoddy defense. …

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I’ll Show You the Bronx Banter Breakdown

Earlier today, I shot a series of short video segments with Bronx Banter’s Alex Belth and Cliff Corcoran for their SNY.tv video channel in which we discuss the 2009 Yankees, their playoff chances, and the rest of the AL playoff slate. Yes, we had to shoot two segments because the tossup in the AL Central …

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Momentum Is the Next Day’s Starting Pitcher

With the Dodgers nearly backing into the playoffs and the Yankees still waiting to find out whether they’ll play a streaking opponent or a slumping one in the first round, today at Baseball Prospectus I took a look at the link between late-season momentum and postseason success: Against long odds, the final week of the …

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The Secret’s in the Sauce

I’m pleased to announce my debut in this week’s issue of New York Magazine, with an article about the Baseball Prospectus “Secret Sauce” metric, first introduced by Nate Silver and Dayn Perry in Baseball Between the Numbers in 2006 and discussed at length here. With Nate having moved onto politics, the NY Mag editors were …

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Getting My Phil

From today’s Baseball Prospectus column: After nearly 48 hours of second-guessing regarding the circumstances under which Game Five was played and halted, speculation as to how the Rays could sustain their stay of execution to overcome a 3-1 series deficit, and unanswered questions about travel days and the amount of rest Cole Hamels might need …

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