1. Major League Baseball: Projecting Chance of Making the Hall of Fame

    Post originally published at the author's blog , with various code removed. It is the favorite time of year for many a sports nerd like myself: the time when the Baseball ...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 4 years ago 878 reads 2 comments

  2. Worst of The Worst: Ranking The Cellar Dwellers of Major League Baseball

    It has been a season to forget for many teams.While many teams, whether it be from front office mismanagement, injuries, or simply bad player performances, have disappointed in 2010, among them the Red Sox, Mets, Cubs, and Dodgers...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 4 years ago 2,136 reads 10 comments

  3. Lou Piniella: Quick Retirement Ends His Overrated Career

    "A good ball club" - Yogi Berra, when asked about what makes a good manager. Recent history has shown what a good baseball team can do to the perception of a manager...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 4 years ago 3,516 reads 19 comments

  4. A Season to Forget: Which MLB Franchise Has Disappointed The Most?

    This season has not been a good season for many high-payroll MLB Franchises. The Red Sox have endured countless injuries, putting their backs against the wall for the Wild Card chase...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 4 years ago 1,515 reads 8 comments

  5. Stephen Strasburg on the DL: Should The Nats Be Concerned?

    Through his first nine career starts, Stephen Strasburg has been nothing short of excellent, posting a 12.4 K/9, 1.067 WHIP, and a 178 ERA+. In 2002, another rookie pitcher came up and caused quite the sensation...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 4 years ago 492 reads 9 comments

  6. Jim Wynn: A Deserving Hall of Famer

    A .250 batting average, 291 home runs, and 964 runs batted in. Not exactly numbers you would associate with a Hall of Fame outfielder...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 792 reads 10 comments

  7. MLB Trade Rumors: Five MLB All-Stars That Could Be on the Move

    The biggest domino fell first: Cliff Lee was traded to the Rangers for a handful of prospects that include 1B Justin Smoak...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 3,946 reads 2 comments

  8. MLB's 10 Players on the DL That Will Most Influence the Pennant Races

    The trade deadline is less than three-and-a-half weeks away, and most teams have solidly positioned themselves as either buyers or sellers to this point...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 4,538 reads 14 comments

  9. MLB Trade Deadline 2010: 10 Potentially Available Bats

    Nearing the midway point of the season, the differences between the "haves" and "have nots" have become relatively clear. With this, comes the debate of which players from the latter group could help teams in the former...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 1,503 reads 18 comments

  10. Five Aspects of the College World Series That Trump The MLB Postseason

    Rosenblatt Stadium serves mostly as the home of Omaha Royals of the Pacific Coast League, and soon will be the home of Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 434 reads 3 comments

  11. Flaming Out: MLB's Top 10 Fast Starters Who Have Regressed

    As fans, we see it every year. Players get off to hot starts, pleasing their fans and giving many a sportswriter a story to write about. Of course, most of the time, the player reverts right back to the level of play we as fans expect, or worse...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 1,139 reads 4 comments

  12. Crapshooting 101: The 2010 MLB Draft and Team Needs

    "With the first pick in the draft, the Washington Nationals select Bryce Harper." It is one of the few phrases I will be shocked to not hear on June 7th. Drafting based on need is a strategy that is frowned upon by most experts, and for good reason...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 663 reads 6 comments

  13. Bringing the Lumber: The Top 10 Hitting Pitchers in Baseball

    Let it be known, I hate interleague baseball. I hate the manufactured rivalries, and I especially hate the chaos it encourages in lineups...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 4,811 reads 10 comments

  14. Crash the Party: The 10 Least Worthy All-Star Game Candidates

    Nothing like the popularity contest known as All Star Game voting to drive an attentive fan crazy. The All Star game is meant to be for the fans, so logically, the fans should get the right to choose who they get to see in the game...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 1,468 reads 10 comments

  15. Turning Two: The Top MLB Middle Infielder Combinations

    Whitaker and Trammell. Morgan and Concepcion. Tinker and Evers. Maz and Groat. So often, the 2B and SS are linked together on great teams...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 2,018 reads 15 comments

  16. The Elder Statesmen: MLB's Top 10 Pitchers Aged 35 and Older

    Whether it is conditioning, better care in the earlier part of careers, or simply positional evolution, any fan can recognize the trend of older pitchers lasting longer than ever...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 912 reads 19 comments

  17. Birth of an Albatross: The Ryan Howard Extension

    The sabermetric era has had a notable effect on the general baseball viewing population, from the fans in the $3 seats, to the media, to the higher-ups...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 179 reads 1 comments

  18. 2010 MLB: Are Hitters Like Vernon Wells Off to Hot Starts Real or Fake?

    A great start can do wonders for a player. For some, it is the fulfillment of hard work, whether it be a new workout regiment, a changed approach at the plate, or new found work ethic in the field...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 295 reads 1 comments

  19. Power Ranking the Top 15 American League Closers

    With the fall of the pictured Joe Nathan, the American League was rocked. As it should be. A Closer/Relief Ace is the primary guy in the bullpen, and the one stable asset in what is a volatile part of any team...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 1,552 reads 8 comments

  20. Two-Headed Monsters: How Platooning Can Shape the 2010 American League

    When people think lineup positions known for big bats and power, the first two that come to mind are first basemen and designated hitters...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  21. Major League Baseball's All-Decade Team: 2000s

    The 2000s were a hell of a decade for baseball. We saw home run power, the walk become en vogue, the Red Sox win as many World Series as the Yankees, and the statistical revolution take over almost all MLB front offices...

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  22. Montreal Expos' Tim Raines: A Player Analysis

    In contemporary America, they are known as the Nationals, and to many, as the six year purgatory that Stephen Strasburg, and soon Bryce Harper, will begin their likely long, successful careers in...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 370 reads 3 comments

  23. Top 10 Questions Facing the American League in 2010

    For me, there are three things that symbolize the end of winter, and beginning of spring. My birthday (March 17), the ability to actually leave my apartment and go outside during the day, and of course, baseball season...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 567 reads 4 comments

  24. Is Scott Rolen a Hall of Famer?

    As anyone who has read examples of my past writing can attest, I tend to focus a lot of my historical analysis pieces on the Hall of Fame...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 2,590 reads 18 comments

  25. Hall of Very Good: The 10 Most Overrated MLB Hall of Famers

    The Hall of Fame is a weird place. Every year, the BBWAA members explain to the reader what their own view of the Hall is. Some like a big one, and would welcome a fringe player like Harold Baines...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 8,009 reads 83 comments