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:

Posted on: 12/07/16
3 Comments
Mantis! You need more suddenness
Posted on: 12/06/16
23 Comments
some irrational fears are more rational than we realize
Posted on: 12/02/16
7 Comments
not exactly a Carter Capps extension there, keed
Posted on: 11/25/16
3 Comments
if you don't come get me Jerry I'll pull this arm out of its socket.
Posted on: 11/23/16
17 Comments
if they ain't gonna put up a Plexi screen, I'll take care of it myself
Posted on: 11/11/16
4 Comments
tremendous baseball face for a vet catcher, man
Posted on: 11/11/16
what - Weber's - fatal flaw might be, we're not too sure yet
Posted on: 11/04/16
6 Comments
but can he follow Pat Venditte out of the pen
Posted on: 10/28/16
2 Comments
KKKarns and Miranda take two sides of the Athleticism continuum
Posted on: 09/30/16
2 Comments
In vain they set a net in the sight of any bird, Dept.
Posted on: 09/19/16
7 Comments
Pictured below: a man who can talk championships
Posted on: 08/20/16
3 Comments
Know, O prince, that between the years when Grover reigned and JeDi arrived ...
Posted on: 08/11/16
1 Comments
K-Pax getting ready to press the SMITE button on his keyboard
Posted on: 08/08/16
5 Comments
Posted on: 07/29/16
1 Comments
Addition by Subtraction, Dept.
Posted on: 07/27/16
9 Comments
A win is worth 1,000 words... for a bullpen Scrub, that is
Posted on: 07/13/16
1 Comments
you can grok a lot more if you avoid LOOKING
Posted on: 07/13/16
2 Comments
SABRMatt has a comp for us
Posted on: 07/13/16
5 Comments
and doing some other things
Posted on: 07/08/16
4 Comments
great baseball face. little bit Mike Mooreish.
Posted on: 07/07/16
1 Comments
Posted on: 07/04/16
2 Comments
well, we know he gets his weight through the ball, anyway
Posted on: 06/24/16
3 Comments
as if we didn't have enough subplots in 2016
Posted on: 06/07/16
13 Comments
sing us a song, you're the RBI man
Posted on: 06/04/16
2 Comments
Not pictured below: either player
Posted on: 06/03/16
13 Comments
scrounging for PREDICTABLE depth
Posted on: 06/02/16
2 Comments
some pretty cool teams have had Steady Eddies at third base
Posted on: 06/02/16
2 Comments
Padres 14, M's 6
Posted on: 06/02/16
5 Comments
Posted on: 05/25/16
3 Comments

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