Baseball Musings: Win Shares I know Bill James has said that win shares are supposed to be applied retrospectively, but anyway… Gary Sheffield ranks second in the majors, first in the NL, with 12 WS so far. Rafael Furcal ranks fourth and third with 11.7. And John Smoltz ranks sixth and fourth, and as the … Continue reading “Braves Shares”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Reds at Braves – 05/27/2003 Where would the Braves be without Chris Reitsma? Reitsma, who allowed three runs in the eighth Monday to let the Braves tie the game, hung a changeup to Chipper leading off the tenth last night. Chipper deposited it in the right field seats to … Continue reading “Atlanta 3, Cincinnati 2”
Braves should try again to get Griffey Great idea, except that (a) the Braves already have three All-Star outfielders, and (b) Griffey makes a boatload of money and the Braves aren’t going to take his salary. His answer to (a) is that the Braves could move Griffey or Chipper to first base. Except that neither … Continue reading “Terrance Moore still at it”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Reds at Braves – 05/26/2003 Stupid Vinny. After the Reds led off the eleventh with a single, they graciously bunted to give the Braves an out. Instead of taking the sure out, Glove Boy tried force the issue at second. Fielder’s Choice, E-5, everyone’s safe, and three batters later, … Continue reading “Cincinnati 7, Atlanta 6 (11 innings)”
ESPN.com: MLB Index Bobby Valentine calling Bobby Cox a crybaby is like Danny DeVito calling Dustin Hoffman short.
Cincinnati Reds Blog Hey, Barry Larkin is hurt again! And the sun rose today!
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Mets at Braves – 05/25/2003 Greg Maddux got that good outing, seven three-hit scoreless innings. But he didn’t get a win, because Roberto Hernandez relieved him in the eighth and promptly allowed a homer to tie the game. For this, Hernandez was rewarded with his fourth win because Marcus … Continue reading “Atlanta 3, New York 1”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Mets at Braves – 05/24/2003 The Braves showed Tom Glavine exactly what he’s missing, knocking him out of the game in the fourth after giving up six runs. The Braves added four more in the inning to make it 10-0, at a time when the Mets only had one … Continue reading “Atlanta 10, NY Mets 4”
ESPN.com – MLB – Recap – Mets at Braves – 05/23/2003 The thing about baseball is that the line between winning and losing can be very fine. Like the difference between Javy Lopez dropping a throw at the plate and Vance Wilson not dropping one. Javy’s was the second run of a six-run sixth inning … Continue reading “New York 6, Atlanta 5”
Priorities & Frivolities compares the two and comes to the wrong conclusion.