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By the numbers

Posted at 3:15 PM on June 22, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Baseball Smarts: The Best Percentage Players in the Game
In the New Historical Baseball Abstract, Bill James suggests a method for measuring baseball intelligence, by factoring stolen base percentage, fielding percentage, strikeout-to-walk ratio, and overall walk rate.

Ten Things I Didn't Know Last Week
The first part of this article graphs the salary vs. performance of MLB's bullpens. The Twins seem to be getting good bang for their buck.

Twins sign first-round pick Parmelee
This falls in the "no numbers" category: The Twins don't release the contract terms of draftees, apparently. But The Kid is signed, which is good.

Game tonight

Posted at 4:12 PM on June 22, 2006 by Ben Tesch

I haven't heard much about it on any sports media, but apparently there's a game tonight with a bit of a pitching matchup. Francisco Liriano will take the hill against some guy who just signed with the Astros, who has 0 (zero!) wins this season. I think he just got called up from the minors or something. Care to make a game prediction?

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