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Scott Barzilla

Scott Barzilla

I am the editor at hardballchat.com and a contributor at baseballreflections.com and dailyhurricane.com. I am also the author of The Hall of Fame Index and Combating Ignorance.

Website: http://hardballchat.com

Twitter: @@sbarzilla

Starting Pitching Rankings

www.hardballchat.com - We continue our look at the analysis team's use to build their rosters by looking at the starting rotations. Ten different metrics were used to rate the current rotations based on career averages and/or numbers since 2007. These numbers will ...

The Rockies stake their claim on the future

www.hardballchat.com - The Colorado Rockies thought they were retooling for the future when they jettisoned Ubaldo Jimenez to the Indians for four prospects. As it turns out, they have used the waiver process to the favor. They acquired Kevin Kouzmanoff from the ...

Seattle Mariners in the crosshairs

www.hardballchat.com - The Mariners tabbed Jack Zduriencik as the general manager a few seasons ago when it became clear that Bill Bavasi wasn’t working out. The club had come off of a season where they had made a significant run for the ...


Tampa Bay Rays in the crosshairs

www.hardballchat.com - The Tampa Bay Rays are the baseball equivalent of winning the Masters with wooden drivers and wooden shafts. Sure, it can be done, but the odds just aren’t in your favor. Andrew Friedman may not be a household name yet, ...

Analysis Series: AL

www.hardballchat.com - We finished the National League analysis series last week, so it is time to take a look at the American League. Which teams are spending their money most wisely? Which teams pay attention to sabermetrics and which teams clearly wouldn't ...

San Francisco Giants in the crosshairs

www.hardballchat.com - The defending World Champions came out of nowhere to shock the world last season. While they looked really good on paper, there was no discounting the fact that the squad also had some serious flaws. They won 92 games in ...


Houston Astros in the crosshairs

www.hardballchat.com - All children of the 1980s remember Adam Ant. He was more or less a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was. “Good Two Shoes” topped the charts with a chorus that asked, “Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do ...

Breaking Down the Hunter Pence trade

www.hardballchat.com - The Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies hooked up again for the third time on a significant trade since 2007. This time, Hunter Pence joins the Phillies while four prospects join the Astros. There were up to six teams involved on ...

Three Team Deal Analysis

www.hardballchat.com - The St. Louis Cardinals finally rid themselves of Colby Rasmus and get Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, and two others in return. The White Sox shed some salary and added Jason Frasor while the Blue Jays bring in the embattled Colby ...

The New Moneyball

www.hardballchat.com - Billy Beane made a name for himself with the book Moneyball. He focused on OBP to build a playoff contender on the cheap. The rest of the league has caught up, so he is focusing on a new method to ...

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