Calculating Extreme Suck: What Would Your Stats Look Like If You Played Professional Baseball?

Backup catcher Gerald Laird is a blessed man. In 2011 he won a World Series with the Cardinals, and in 2012 he'll get a chance for a second with the Tigers. (What beats glory and a full playoff share?) Laird is also the prototypical "replacement-level" player, producing 0.0 wins above replacement (WAR) this year and… » 10/24/12 6:00pm 10/24/12 6:00pm

What If Every Pitcher In Baseball Were Mariano Rivera?

Trying to compare Mariano Rivera to other pitchers is like trying to compare a photon to other sprinters. Out for out, the difference between him and Pedro Martinez is the difference between Pedro and a league-average player. He hasn't had a full season much better or worse than any other, but he's been an order of… » 5/07/12 5:28pm 5/07/12 5:28pm