Showing posts with label Sports Illustrated. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports Illustrated. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lots of Links

  • A-Rod's rehab is going well he is planning on a workout return in mid April.
  • Yankees released info on the New Yankee Stadium tours.
  • New Stadium Insider has the scoop on NYY Steak
  • C.C. will be gracing the cover of tomorrows issue of SI (right). They are predicting Mets over Angles (Mets!?!).
  • The Yankees star CF Brett Gardner snagged the Dawson award.
  • As reported earlier Bob Shepherd will be missing the start of the season, officially.
  • Sliding Into Home has yet another New Yankee Stadium photo update.
  • Joba pitched very well in his final spring start.
  • The virus Conficker is supposedly going live tomorrow so if the internet explodes here are my last web words: "I Love Adam Dunn".
  • The pitching staff has been set; Albalaledajo got the last spot.
  • The Chuck Knoblog Fantasy League of Champions is still looking for a few more people to play email me: charlie@thechuckknoblog.com.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Pleasant Surprise

Sports Illustrated's baseball preview issue came today, and as the title of this post suggests, I was pleasantly surprised. SI continues to prove itself as the best publication of the mainstream media. First of all, I was surprised at how reasonable the playoff projections were. First of all, SI has the Tigers winning ninety games this year, as opposed to ESPN's prediction of 177, as well as the Yankees winning the AL east. They have the Tigers over the Cubs in the World Series, but I won't argue here, as the playoffs are basically impossible to predict. In the team previews, SI truly shines. They still include useless stats such as batting average, RBI, runs, W-L record, and saves, but they now include K/9, BB/9, as well as a new influence on OBP. They even included PECOTA projections, as well as a mention of OPS+ (!). I completely understand the inclusion of the older, useless statistics, because this will keep the ignorant majority happy, but the transition to more sabermetrically inclined statistics will help spread these stats.