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22112I think I made maybe $1500 in a season umpiring high school and summer programs bill3425-an hour ago
22111[youtube video]FUBHO19 hours ago
22110The five most important words in the English language: PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REbill34254last Wednesday
22109DirecTV Fights U.S. Antitrust Suit Over L.A. Dodgers Channel by Edvard PetterssSr K2last Tuesday
22108 Here's my layman's description of OPS and OPS+... OPS is simply addingJeffrey S. Mitchell-January 25
22107Thx, but I just copied/pasted from baseball-reference.com... great resource...JimisJim-January 25
22106Nice explanation Jims. I don't know if I get it but following along with whfreelyhovering-January 25
22105There's no denying Biggio was a gritty player who was versatile and durable.Bill1January 20
22104I think Edgar will make it. His saber stats are very good, and more HoF voters rBill2January 20
22103IMO Edgar Martinez should be in the HOF. The argument is no way...he was mainly sixty2nds-January 19
22102Baseball Reference uses six components to calculate WAR for position players: ThJimisJim-January 19
22101Jim, thanks for trying to clarify it for me. I, as you know, have two degrees ibill3425-January 19
22100Bill, We will have to agree to disagree on Biggio. His biggest fault, as was Babill34251January 19
22099The basic principle is to take a player's OPS (which is the sum of on-base pJimisJim-January 19
22098Somebody out there help me,,, Explain how WAR and the new one, OPS+, are calculbill3425-January 19
22097Big Papi was one of the 104 players on the anonymous test list from 2003. MLB diBill2January 19
22096Bagwell (from Killingsworth, CT and popular here) and Piazza are always lumped tJeffrey S. Mitchell-January 19
22095Another thing... Curt Schilling is 26th in lifetime WAR and every one of the eliBill4January 19
22094My impression of Vlad is that he was a great hitter always in the mix with top pBill3January 19
22093There were supposedly 100+ names on the juicer list, not to mention that Bonds, Jeffrey S. Mitchell-January 19
22092Pudge was a juicer and Raines was not HoF material in my view. Next year, yes onBill1January 18
22091Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez bound for Cooperstown Jeffrey S. Mitchell-January 18
22090 SOURCES: FORMER RED SOX MANAGER BOBBY VALENTINE BEING CONSIDERED FOR UNITED STAJeffrey S. Mitchell212/9/2016
22089I found him overrated. But they will have to find another closer...FUBHO-12/8/2016
22088And in the end, it was just a rental to put the Cubs over the top. My fantasy lBill-12/8/2016
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