What I Learned


BASEBALL I need to thank Colin Wyers at  The Hardball Times for writing Databases for sabermetricians, Part One. He has introduced me to databases and SQL.  I should probably understand this better so I can know how data is pulled from our College’s databases. Using queries I researched the top paid players all-time as Detroit Tigers. […]


Polanco, Animoto and Geogebra

BASEBALL Placido Polanco has an OPS of around 729 and is worth about three wins above replacement primarily because of his defense.  If the Tigers are really playing for 2011 when a number of contracts (Willis, Robertson, Ordonez) come off the books it might be better not to offer Polanco arbitration.  This would allow Scott […]