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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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For baseball fans young, old, and in between, a sequel to the ultimate guide to the new statistical thinking that's revolutionizing the game.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Statistics
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
The, Baseball Prospectus,
Extra Innings : More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus.
New York : Basic Books, ©2012
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Goldman
ISBN: 9780465029181 0465029183
OCLC Number: 794488603
Description: 1 online resource : ill.
Contents: Foreword; Preface and Note on Statistics; INTRODUCTION Beyond the Back of the Baseball Card; PART 1 The Elephant in the Room; 1 What Really Happened in the Juiced Era?; 2. How Should the Hall of Fame Respond to the Steroids Era?; 3. What Is the Next Stage in Athlete Enhancement?; PART 2 Questions of Team-Building; 1. How Are Players Scouted, Acquired, and Developed?; 2. How Does Age Affect the Amateur Draft?; 3. From the Buscone to the Big Leagues; 4. How Can We Evaluate General Managers?; 5. How Do Teams Like the Orioles, Pirates, and Royals Get Broken, and How Can They Be Fixed? 6. How Can We Evaluate Managers?PART 3 Questions of Pitching; 1. Why Is Building a Bullpen the Hardest Task a General Manager Can Undertake?; 2. Are Relievers Being Used Properly?; 3. Could Stephen Strasburg's Injury Have Been Predicted or Prevented?; 4. What Has PITCHf/x Taught Us?; 5. Is Jack Morris a Hall of Famer?; PART 4 Questions of Fielding; 1. Is It Possible to Accurately Measure Fielding without Shoving a GPS Device Up Derek Jeter's Ass?; 2. How Do We Value Hitting vs. Fielding?; PART 5 Questions of Offense; 1. How Did Jose Bautista Become a Star? 2. When Does a Hot Start Become Real?3. What Is the Effect of the Increase in Strikeouts?; PART 6 Wrapping Up; EPILOGUE Catching Up with Baseball's Hilbert Problems; Notes; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Index.
Other Titles: Baseball prospectus.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Goldman.

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