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Batting Order Analyzed

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How often do hitters actually bat in their batting order slot in an inning? Find out here.

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The Problem With Cleanup Billy

When Ned Yost first put Alex Gordon in the leadoff spot, not many fans had ever considered making that move - it did not compute. Gordon had been promoted as a number three hitter or somewhere...

Quick Note On Debating The Rangers' Batting Order

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Arguing about batting order is wasting your time on something not very meaningful, but it's still fun. As long as you're doing it, how can you do it better?

World Series Batting Order Optimizer: Philadelpha Phillies

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Some wacky ideas for how the Philadelphia Phillies should set their batting order versus the New York Yankees in the 2009 World Series that Charlie Manual will definitely adopt.

World Series Batting Order Optimizer: New York Yankees

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What would be the best batting order for the New York Yankees in the 2009 World Series?

Thinking About My Lack of Thoughts Regarding the Eric Wedge Firing

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The Cleveland Indians announced that Eric Wedge and his coaching staff will not return next season. It's an understandable move, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking that Wedge was one of the...

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: San Francisco Giants

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Yet another installment in an intermittent series of articles optimizing the batting orders or teams with bad offenses. This article takes on the revamped lineup of the San Francisco Giants as they...

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Pittsburgh Pirates

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the...

Optimizing the Padres' Batting Order

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I didn't see if this had been done on this blog, but in any case, I'm doing an occasional series at Driveline Mechanics using the principles from The Book optimizing the batting orders of some teams whose offenses at least project to be... less than great. This iteration discusses the Padres. I think some might find it interesting. Or irritating. Or something.

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: San Diego Padres

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the...

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