The Pirates have one of the best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball going for them today.
No. Not Jeff Locke, who is starting for the Pirates against the Braves tonight. 290 more words
It seems almost unnecessary and somewhat obtrusive to rehash this point again, but Moneyball didn’t argue simply that walks were to be desired, but rather that baseball put an undue premium on batting average that devalued on-base percentage, allowing the astute (Billy Bean in this instance) to acquire above average players for below-average-player prices. 846 more words
The system is apparently similar to “run differential” winning-percentage expectation formulas, but it seems to be based upon other advanced statistics such as weighted Runs Created Plus, xFIP, and FIP Minus. 176 more words
The Pirates payroll is currently $79 million.
Here is how they could bring back both Francisco Liriano and Russell Martin without raising the payroll any higher than $84 million. 225 more words