POTD

Player of the Day, ya mooks ya's. Like: SSI's 2011 Best Bet, Kyle Seager

I think it was the 1995 Player Handbook, which was the one that Bill James formatted in a Q-and-A format.  He intro'ed it by saying he was only going to ask those questions that some readers might NOT know the answers to.

That, in a nutshell, captures the Think Tank.  If it's "fresh," it's fair game.  

In the past, SSI has sharply disagreed with the general consensus on players like Tim Lincecum, James Paxton, Kyle Seager, Brandon League, Michael Pineda, and of course SSI has always been right.  We defy you to find a counterexample.  ... hey, if we'd been wrong, would we be listing them here?  I think NOT

We usually try to start by matching a player up with a template - say, Felix Hernandez with Tom Seaver / Roger Clemens / The Bill James Pitcher Family of "polished righties."  We'll ask what the aiki mechanics say.  In 600 words or whatever (ha!) we hope you'll have your arms around the situation.  If not, please call for a refund.  Dial 1-800-THERAPY

Cheers,

Dr D 

Posts in this blog:

"CAN" you, sure. Will you, that's another matter
Posted on: 05/15/19
1 Comments
Death to flying things, Dept. (if they fly 60 feet)
Posted on: 05/14/19
18 Comments
Fangraphs goes to bat for Beckham
Posted on: 04/03/19
55 Comments
Brandon Brennan's tunneled FB and change
Posted on: 04/02/19
3 Comments
the Think Tank betting pretty long on this dude
Posted on: 03/21/19
12 Comments
the Mainframe crunches the logic of the situation
Posted on: 03/15/19
6 Comments
Cleanup hitter for sale or rent ... 100 RBI to let, fiddy cents
Posted on: 03/08/19
8 Comments
only one flaw in the entire performance: none of it counted. :: sob ::
Posted on: 03/24/18
3 Comments
concise lil article from FG lays it out for yer
Posted on: 03/23/18
3 Comments
Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
Posted on: 03/22/18
5 Comments
wait'll they get a' load a ME
Posted on: 03/22/18
1 Comments
Posted on: 03/15/18
16 Comments
something is going to have to change from this point here, or else...
Posted on: 03/07/18
9 Comments
not much way to measure "legend factor"
Posted on: 03/06/18
30 Comments
Matty likes his command pretty well. So does the 'Frame
Posted on: 02/27/18
14 Comments
the first eye-opening performance of camp strikes the field
Posted on: 02/26/18
10 Comments
the good "noise" keeps rollin' in the first couple days ;- )
Posted on: 02/23/18
4 Comments
Centaur, indeed
Posted on: 02/17/18
10 Comments
They've got the right orientation. Soon, grasshopper, will you
Posted on: 01/09/18
7 Comments
so saith Ron Shandler
Posted on: 12/31/17
3 Comments
eyes slideways on a cool relief pitcher
Posted on: 12/26/17
Posted on: 12/23/17
8 Comments
NNNNNOOOOOoooooooooo ..... wait, though
Posted on: 12/19/17
24 Comments
or churn, baby, churn - take yer pick
Posted on: 11/19/17
11 Comments
Stars & Scrubs, Dept.
Posted on: 11/16/17
20 Comments
dude plays that strike zone like a true artiste
Posted on: 11/13/17
3 Comments
goooooood article
Posted on: 11/08/17
8 Comments
If you were wrong, how would you know?
Posted on: 10/28/17
12 Comments
February thinking in October, Dept.
Posted on: 10/21/17
3 Comments
Dr. D's running aspiration? or Erasmo's WAR? You be da judge
Posted on: 10/21/17
3 Comments

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