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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby Schwetty Balls » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:44 pm

fugeddaboudit wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:24.99 on baseball HQ.
16.47 on Amazon.

Yeah, I always griped about the pumped up cost, but if you order direct from Shandler, you get the book about a month before it hits the bookstores and you get the book in electronic form -- pdfs and Excel files. It's worth the extra 8 and half bucks, in my opinion.

Bob


I got my copy on Friday and it made for a nice weekend surprise.

I could not agree more with Bob, the fact that I get all this info in a spreadsheet makes my draft prep so much easier and saves me a lot of time.

to answer a previous question, I prefer Forecaster over Prospectus, but there are many who would disagree, buy ythem both one year and see which one suits your needs/style more.
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby converge241 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:27 am

Think this is available in the stores now?

Every year I dont pre-order it because I prefer Prospectus myself (and pre-order that) yet every year I end up buying Forecaster too just for "offseason baseball reading".

I kow I know, should just start ordering it :-L
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby SignGuy » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:06 pm

Joba number one? Lincecum not in top ten? Cain not in top 45?

Odd but ballsy.
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby J35J » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:13 pm

SignGuy wrote:Joba number one? Lincecum not in top ten? Cain not in top 45?

Odd but ballsy.


Huh?
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby San D » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:51 pm

J35J wrote:
SignGuy wrote:Joba number one? Lincecum not in top ten? Cain not in top 45?

Odd but ballsy.


Huh?


Those are Shandler's rankings in the book. In my experience, you can not go by his rankings. However, his insights leading to those rankings are invaluable as far as trends in different rate type stats. Each player is layed out nicely so the important trend stats for previous years are easy to look at.
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby J35J » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:09 pm

San D wrote:
J35J wrote:
SignGuy wrote:Joba number one? Lincecum not in top ten? Cain not in top 45?

Odd but ballsy.


Huh?


Those are Shandler's rankings in the book. In my experience, you can not go by his rankings. However, his insights leading to those rankings are invaluable as far as trends in different rate type stats. Each player is layed out nicely so the important trend stats for previous years are easy to look at.


So you pay money for his book so that you have to decipher the good information out of it?
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby Pochucker » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:23 pm

You dont buy the book for its "rankings" . You buy it for its "skills" analysis .
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby J35J » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:30 pm

Pochucker wrote:You dont buy the book for its "rankings" . You buy it for its "skills" analysis .


Maybe I don't understand...how good is the skills analysis if he has Joba #1? :-?
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby pjalst » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:16 pm

Got my copy today and I immediately opened it up. My wife was pissed, I was suppose to help her wrap gifts. :-)
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Re: Received your Baseball Forecaster?

Postby swyck » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:50 am

J35J wrote:
Pochucker wrote:You dont buy the book for its "rankings" . You buy it for its "skills" analysis .


Maybe I don't understand...how good is the skills analysis if he has Joba #1? :-?


What's to understand, Joba's got skills. Do you doubt that? ;-D
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