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:

Stopping thru Dave Magadan City?
Posted on: 05/19/13
8 Comments
CERA: 3.15 -- after the patchwork RP game
Posted on: 05/16/13
8 Comments
"I think the best place, and the only place, for a player to learn to play in the major leagues, is in the major leagues" - Bill James, Red Sox VP
Posted on: 05/14/13
24 Comments
Pattern recognition: [does not compute]
Posted on: 05/13/13
7 Comments
Posted on: 05/03/13
17 Comments
That's not his main problemo
Posted on: 05/01/13
58 Comments
Felix gives him the ball after only 95 pitches
Posted on: 04/27/13
2 Comments
Blast from the past article - published April 2012
Posted on: 04/27/13
22 Comments
reverts to best bet status ... small "b"
Posted on: 04/25/13
25 Comments
Rob-o-tronic blast cheers the faithful
Posted on: 04/22/13
2 Comments
Gutierrez leading the M's in R and RBI ... in 57 AB's
Posted on: 04/22/13
6 Comments
This team is wayyyy underperforming
Posted on: 04/22/13
23 Comments
Puts Justin Verlander's head on his wall
Posted on: 04/18/13
9 Comments
LOOGY, next Arthur Rhodes, or ... SP?
Posted on: 04/16/13
2 Comments
Noodling on the idea of his return
Posted on: 04/15/13
17 Comments
Whups UP on da Texas Rangers
Posted on: 04/14/13
2 Comments
All downhill from here amigo (we hope)
Posted on: 04/14/13
6 Comments
Is he a viable option?
Posted on: 04/11/13
4 Comments
0.8, 0.6, and 1.8 WAR the last three years
Posted on: 04/11/13
5 Comments
Capt Jack wrings his hands over the 'slippage'
Posted on: 04/11/13
12 Comments
Thumb Up or Down?, dept.
Posted on: 04/09/13
7 Comments
The right handed Big Unit?
Posted on: 04/08/13
13 Comments

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