1942 was when Ted really got screwed. He won the Triple Crown but lost the MVP to Joe Gordon. Difference in WAR: Ted 11.0, Gordon 8.4. Now THERE was a case of voters giving it to the guy with better teammates.

]]>Yes, actually. Bill James is best known for inducing handjobs. I’m shocked he wasn’t “Sexiest Man Alive” this year, but it’s all politics really…ya know?

]]>Where are the folks above talking about defense when people question joe D?

]]>Why the shot at Michael Young in a NL MVP article? What’s the point?

It’s called a joke, and one he stole from either The Common Man or Bill @ The Platoon Advantage who mentioned it on twitter earlier.

or in other words, lighten up francis…

]]>My mom doesn’t even have a basement. I’m sitting in her living room, moron.

And it’s the Bill James Handbook, thank you very much.

]]>See, if I say my tiebreaker is the number of 9th inning game winning doubles in the month of August, that doesn’t mean my statistic that I pulled out of my ass is anything other than worthless. Can you pull up a number of examples that put your stat to the test to confirm the hypothesis that % of “runs produced” correlates with value? You see, when Bill James made runs created, he tested his formula with various teams and discovered punching in those fancy and scary number did correlate to the numbers of runs scored.

Math and science is your friend! But throwing out a hypothesis without testing it is just pulling stuff out of your ass. See, I have hypothesis that your are in fact a genius, but just really bored, so you entertain yourself by playing a complete f**king moron on the internet…because seriously, no one can actually be this stupid.

]]>Why the shot at Michael Young in a NL MVP article? What’s the point? You’ve made it obvously, you don’t like Young, but the extra shot in this article is juvenile to say the least. As a Texas fan, I love Michael Young. I believe he was every bit as much of an MVP for Texas as Verlander was for Detroit. How much of an MVP could Verlander have been if his teammate, Cabrera, was also as close as he was to being the MVP. Texas had no one else even close. With Kinsler, Beltre, Hamilton, and Cruz on the DL so much this season, I don’t believe Texas even makes the play-offs without Michael Young’s bat and leadership. Yes, I realize you question his leadership and his glove has been suspect, but Young should have been at least Top 5 after a great year at the plate and keeping his team alive while his teammates were on the DL.

]]>x = {q + [q2 + (r-p2)3]1/2}1/3 + {q – [q2 + (r-p2)3]1/2}1/3 + p

where, p = -b/(3a), q = p3 + (bc-3ad)/(6a2), r = c/(3a)

But since this could be expanded to 2(cos(ax−bx)−cos(ax+bx))−k2(cos(ax+bx)+cos(ax−bx))=−1

Which can be simplified to:

(1−k)cos(ax−bx)−(1+k)cos(ax+bx)=−2

therefore clearly Kemp is WAY better than Braun, therefore should have been the MVP no question. ]]>

Yovani Gallardo had 0.9 **batting** WAR (by Fangraphs) this year. His pitching WAR was 3.1 and 2.7 by Fangraphs and B-R, respectively.