1. Cleveland Indians: Quick & Dirty Second Half Projections

    The Hardball Times recently released a tool that uses the Marcels projection system to create quick-and-dirty projections of a player's performance over the rest of 2008...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 125 reads 1 comments

  2. Baseball News: Golden Spikes, Team USA, Samardzija, Manship, Ty Cobb

    From a list of five finalists, all first round draft picks, Florida State catcher Buster Posey won the 2008 Golden Spikes Award as the country's top amateur player. Baseball America, The College Baseball Blog, and MLB...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  3. Weekly Cleveland Indians Lineup Analysis

    Once again, this is the weekly series where I plan take the top 9 Indians in terms of OPS and feed them into Dave Pinto's Lineup Analysis Tool to determine the theoretical ideal batting lineup...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 94 reads 1 comments

  4. Home Run Derby Monday at 8:00 on ESPN

    Monday night is the Home Run Derby, at 8:00 PM Eastern on ESPN. HitTracker is a site that attempts to track and graph every home run hit, so I thought it would be a good way to preview ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 286 reads 0 comments

  5. Futures Game Sunday at 12:30 on ESPN2

    This year's Futures Game, a showcase of the top minor league talent, can be seen live Sunday at 12:37 PM Eastern on ESPN2...

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  6. Professional Baseball: Upcoming Major and Minor League All Star Schedules

    More coverage (hopefully) of the Futures Game and Home Run Derby are to come. For now, here's a look at upcoming All Star events. All times are Eastern. Futures Game: Sunday, July 13, 12:37 PM...

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  7. Thoughts on the CC Sabathia Trade

    If you're reading this, you know enough about baseball to have heard about the CC Sabathia trade already. My initial reaction came in four parts:1. At least he didn't go to the Red Sox or Yankees...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 138 reads 3 comments

  8. Weekly Cleveland Indians Lineup Analysis

    For those who missed last week's edition, this is a new weekly series where I plan to take the top nine Indians in terms of OPS and feed them into Dave Pinto's Lineup Analysis Tool to determine the theoretical ideal batting lineup...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 148 reads 3 comments

  9. How Do I Become a Sabermetrician?

    Pizza Cutter over at MVN had a great introductory post on how to get started in sabermetrics. In addition to linking to many of the great stats blogs out there, he offers this piece of advice: Draw from your background...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 2,312 reads 3 comments

  10. Welcome to the International Signing Period

    July 2 marks the start of Major League Baseball's International Signing Period, a time when clubs can sign eligible foreign players age 16 and up as free agents...

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  11. More Playoff Predictions

    I just got an email from Ken Roberts, who pointed me to his own playoff odds site - Sports Club Stats. Ken provides verydetailed predictions, recaps, and "what ifs." For example, here is the Indians team page...

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  12. Weekly Indians Lineup Analysis

    I've decided to start a new weekly column for the rest of the year. Every Sunday (I hope), I'll take the top 9 Indians in terms of OPS and feed them into Dave Pinto's Lineup Analysis Tool to determine the theoretical ideal batting lineup...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 100 reads 2 comments

  13. Cleveland Indians: Not Quite Dead Yet

    I was all set to write a post mortem for the Indians. A second straight home loss to the San Francisco Giants dropped them into last place. Baseball Prospectus gives them a 2% chance of making the playoffs; PlayoffStatus...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 141 reads 1 comments

  14. Cleveland Cavaliers Last-Minute Draft Links

    The NBA Draft starts Thursday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers have the 19th pick in the first round, and that's it. Here are some links that can serve as a last-minute cram session for Cavs fans...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 6 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  15. Baseball Updates

    Some updates on my recent Notre Dame Baseball Alumni article, plus some other baseball odds and ends. Matt Macri wins the next-alum-to-be-called-up contest...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 6 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  16. Cleveland Cavaliers' '08 Draft Needs by Position

    I have to admit that I'm stepping a little out of my comfort zone with this article, as I didn't get much of a chance to follow college basketball or even the NBA much this year...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 6 years ago 558 reads 1 comments

  17. Ken Griffey, Jr. and What Might Have Been

    Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his 600th career home run the other night. As a kid in Seattle, he looked destined to flirt with Hank Aaron's home run record. But as we all know, The Kid* was hit often by the injury bug...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 6 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  18. Cleveland Indians: All-Star Caliber Tools

    Joe Posnanskirecently had a blog post about the Royals' 60 tools. In summary, baseball scouts take each of a player's tools (for batters: hitting for average, hitting for power, speed/ ...

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  19. Cleveland Indians: Can the Offense Really Improve?

    The Cleveland Indians offense has struggled mightily this season, barely topping the 200-run mark through 49 games...

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  20. Cleveland Cavaliers: Are They Really That Bad Off?

    Bloggers everywhere are decrying the "sad state" of the Cavaliers, calling for head coach Mike Brown's job and pining for the days when LeBron James will get some "real help" on the roster...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 6 years ago 604 reads 9 comments

  21. Notre Dame Baseball in Big East Tournament, Seeking Revenge against USF

    Notre Dame's baseball team begins the Big East tournament against South Florida on Tuesday. The game is at 8:00 PM Eastern, and it appears the only coverage you're going to get is through the UND...

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  22. Notre Dame Football 2008: An Early Look at the Players to Watch

    Notre Dame's football team may be a year older and (hopefully) a year wiser, but many of the players are still relative unknowns. Who are these guys? The following is a quick position-by-position breakdown of Irish players to watch in 2008...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 6 years ago 2,261 reads 2 comments

  23. Notre Dame's Jansen, Brockington, and Thomas Sign As Undrafted Free Agents

    Snapper JJ Jansen has signed with the Green Bay Packers. A multi-year "starter," JJ definitely got his share of playing time with the punting unit last year, and yet he only had one or two bad snaps...

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  24. Twittering the NFL Draft

    I've been meaning to give Twitter a try, and I figured the NFL Draft was as good a reason as any to start. So, go ahead and follow me on Twitter, if you're into that kind of thing...

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  25. Notre Dame Baseball: Irish Face St John's on ESPNU

    If you have ESPNU and find yourself bored with the NFL draft today (or if, say, your team has no Day 1 draft picks), be sure to check out the ND baseball team in their only nationally televised regular season game...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 6 years ago 407 reads 0 comments