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Extra innings : more baseball between the numbers from the team at Baseball prospectus

Author: Steven Goldman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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A latest guide to the statistical logic that is revolutionizing baseball outlines 20 arguments about how the game is played today, assessing topics ranging from the impact of steroids and the amateur draft to the roles of managers and the art of building a bullpen.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Goldman
ISBN: 9780465024032 0465024033
OCLC Number: 744287796
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 446 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface and note on statistics: once aroused to anger, a sacred cow is a frightening thing to behold --
Introduction: beyond the back of the baseball card: baseball 101 --
Part I. The elephant in the room. What really happened in the juiced era? --
How should the Hall of Fame respond to the steroids era? --
What is the next stage in athlete enhancement? --
Part II. Questions of team-building. How are players scouted, acquired, and developed? --
How does age affect the amateur draft? --
From the Buscone to the big leagues: how is Latin-American talent acquired and developed? --
How can we evaluate general managers? --
How do teams like the Orioles, Pirates, and Royals get broken, and how can they be fixed? --
How can we evaluate managers? --
Part III. Questions of pitching. Why is building a bullpen the hardest task a general manager can undertake? --
Are relievers being used properly? --
Could Stephen Strasburg's injury have been predicted or prevented? --
What has PITCHf/x taught us? --
Is Jack Morris a Hall of Famer? --
Part IV. Questions of fielding. Is it possible to accurately measure fielding without shoving a GPS device up Derek Jeter's ass? --
How do we value hitting vs. fielding? --
Part V. Questions of offense. How did Jose Bautista become a star? --
When does a hot start become real? --
What is the effect of the increase in strikeouts? --
Epilogue: catching up with baseball's Hilbert problems.
Other Titles: Baseball prospectus.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Goldman.
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