Friday, February 29, 2008

Sheets: Expected Performance and Playing Time

This is nothing a Baseball Prospectus subscriber hasn't seen before but as part of a free article, BP published a graph showing a projection of Sheets' playing time and performance for 2008:

"Here, there is not much of a diagonal pattern; the Brewers have a pretty good idea of what Sheets’ performance level is likely to be, it’s just a question of how long he actually stays healthy to turn in that performance, reflected in a lot of variance along the playing time axis."

BP: The New-Look PECOTA Cards

Sunday, February 17, 2008


The Brewers were down 3-2 in the top of the 8th to the Cardinals very late in the 2007 season. There was one out and no one on when Yost called Seth McClung in to relieve King. The Cubs had already lost to the Marlins by the time Pujols settled into the batters box. If the Brewers could find a way to win this game, they would be only one game behind the Cubs and first place in the NL Central.

Time for the Brewers to set their sites on the singular goal of winning their first division title in over two decades? Nope. Time for Yost to continue a bean ball war with a manager who's team was playing for nothing and he's not afraid to admit it.

If that's really the only way to stop the opposition from throwing fastballs at your batters, I don't even want to watch baseball anymore.