Showing posts with label AL East. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AL East. Show all posts

Thursday, January 28, 2010

PECOTA Puts Yanks in 3rd

Baseball Prospectus has come out with their annual PECOTA projections and Yankee fans will not be pleased. Here is the AL East:

You could just say the nerds who live in their mother's basement have no idea what the hell they are talking about but here at the Chuck Knoblog we love and appreciate stats. PECOTA still has the Yankees churning out the most runs score by a lot and the highest OBP and slugging. So the offensive juggernaut that is the Yankee offense is projected to keep on kicking ass.

With only 20 days until pitchers and catchers report, baseball can start to take hold of our mind yet again.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Looking Good

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Yankees the Early Favorite in the AL East

According to SG at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog (and Sean Smith's CHONE projections), the Yankees are projected to win 96 games, and the AL East. However, it will not be easy, as the Red Sox and Rays both project to do very well. Click the link to see the projections, they're really great if you like the kind of thing.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


The AL east race is now over. The Red Sox have signed righty/fatass Bartolo Colon to a minor-league deal. Well, that's it. Colon is a bona fide ace. He posted a 6.34 ERA (72 ERA+) last year in 99.1 IP. In the last two years, he has thrown 155.2 innings. Work. Horse. He has a career 4.10 ERA (112 ERA+) and a 1.33 WHIP. He also has a career 7 K/0 and 3 BB/9. Sheer dominance. Not to mention his robust size. He is listed at 5'11, 250 lbs of sheer musc fluff. According to reports, Colon was throwing in the mid to high 80's in the Dominican winter league. MID TO HIGH 80'S! On top of all that, as if it could get any better, he has done this all before age 35. That's right, he's only 34 years old. The Yankees are screwed. SCREWED I tell you.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections came out today, and the Yankees are projected to win the AL East with a 103-59 record, with the Red Sox two games back at 101-61. Now, these projections are in an ideal season, and no season is ever ideal. Also, it is highly unlikely that two teams in the same division win over 100 games, but PECOTA is still a valid projection system, so this does mean something.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jays and Cards Swap Third Basemen

Pending physicals, the Blue Jays will send 31 year-old third baseman Troy Glaus to the Cardinals for 33 year-old third basemen Scott Rolen. There had been rumors that both teams were willing to their respective third basemen, so I guess they just swapped problems. Neither can stay healthy but I think that Glaus is a better player when healthy, so I think the Cards got the better end of the deal, which is good because it makes a division rival worse.

In other news, the Brian Roberts to Cubs deal may be dead.