Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #582 - Can players repeat ERA success?
It's February, so it's that time of year that I start to get excited about the start of Baseball season. The casual fan doesn't get excited in February. The casual fan actually gets excited in August or September if his or her team is headed for the post-season.
But dedicated Baseball fans get excited now as pitchers and catchers soon report to spring training facilities. Some report as earlier as Sunday.
It's also the time of year that I start to think about FANTASY BASEBALL and make my annual purchases of BASEBALL PROSPECTUS and BASEBALL FORECASTER. Actually, I have not bought BASEBALL PROSPECTUS in a few years, but I think I will this year.
I also have to decided if the yearly membership fee of $80 for access to Baseball HQ is worth it. I like the excel files Baseball HQ provides, so it may be worth it for that alone. But I often ask myself if I get $80 of reading value out of it over the course of the season. Last year, I did not. But that's on me. I just didn't choose to read it often enough. If I choose to read it, the value is there.
Anyway, the following article from ESPN caught my eye this morning, and so I decided to reprint it with credit to its author David Schoenfield.
This question of pitchers who had career years last year and whether those numbers are the new norm or a single career high year.
So, ponder that question if you're a Baseball fan. Mom, I know you could care less... :-)
Will Kyle Hendricks and Aaron Sanchez repeat as ERA champs?
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1702.08 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.