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The Values of Common Golf Statistics

Like most other kids on the golf course, I focused on driving and neglected putting. Whenever I had an especially bad putting performance my dad would say, “drive for show, putt for dough.” I always hated this saying, but now I’m curious–how much, if any, truth is there to this aphorism? 1,126 more words

Golf

Walking is evil

As I mentioned in a previous entry I’m a slow type, so naturally I rather walk than run. Walking is in a way a mechanical form of equality; we are more of less the same when we stroll. 386 more words

Advance Statistics

Do MLB Teams Get What They Pay For?

The Boston Red Sox spent about $47 million more than the league average on their payroll last year. Their 2014 won-loss record, however, was 20 games below average at 71-91. 806 more words

The New and Improved Pedro Alvarez Trade Market

When Pedro Alvarez hit for a .717 OPS in 2014, provided a 0.2 wins below replacement level, and suddenly lost the ability to throw a baseball within the vicinity of first-base, his trade value went down. 176 more words

Is Giancarlo Stanton Worth it?

Giancarlo Stanton had many thinking that he wasn’t going to commit to the Miami Marlins. Frankly, why should he, as it is one of the worst managed teams in Major League Baseball. 984 more words

Sports

Russell Martin's Most Comparable Players: Who will Blue Jays be paying when Martin is 36?

As you surely know, Russell Martin has just signed a 5-year, $82 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. So, as I did earlier today regarding the Giancarlo Stanton signing, I wanted to post my findings regarding players who were most comparable to Russell Martin through age 31; Martin’s age in the 2014 season. 362 more words

Giancarlo Stanton's Player Comparable: Who will the Marlins be paying when Stanton is 35-37?

There are reports that Giancarlo Stanton is about to sign a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins, which will take him through his age-37 season. 659 more words