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Should we have a Sabermetrics forum in the Cafe?

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Would you like to have a Sabermetrics Forum in the Cafe?

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Postby Madison » Sun Nov 14, 2004 3:09 am

Lofunzo wrote:This stuff trickles into many discussions in all of the forums that it would be impossible to keep it out of every 1 except the Saber Forum.


Agreed. ;-D That should pretty well take care of it. :-)
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:56 am

If we segment every discussion some may not have the opportunity to learn something new through predisposed prejudices.

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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:50 pm

Not to mention that I don't feel like moving every saber thread to that forum. :-)
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:58 pm

Lofunzo wrote:Not to mention that I don't feel like moving every saber thread to that forum. :-)


LOL. :-D
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Postby Arlo » Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:37 pm

Overlooking just for the moment that this thread is in the entirely wrong forum... ;-)

We've considered this idea in the past, and decided that there's really no reason to separate discussions involving sabrmetrics from those that don't. It's all baseball, no matter what methods someone uses to anlyze it.

That said, another idea that I've been thinking about is a separate section devoted to research and analysis, in which sabrmetrics would no doubt play a key role. A fantasy laboratory, as it were.

From devising projection algorithms to tracking Coors Field performance, it could be both interesting and constructive to pool our resources and see what we can come up with. At the very least, this might be something fun for the off-season.

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Postby Zito is God » Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:43 pm

I guess it would be intresting to see random research and people comment on it. But I see the forum exploding into more rnadom off topic posting. :-/
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:22 pm

Arlo wrote:Overlooking just for the moment that this thread is in the entirely wrong forum... ;-)

We've considered this idea in the past, and decided that there's really no reason to separate discussions involving sabrmetrics from those that don't. It's all baseball, no matter what methods someone uses to anlyze it.

That said, another idea that I've been thinking about is a separate section devoted to research and analysis, in which sabrmetrics would no doubt play a key role. A fantasy laboratory, as it were.

From devising projection algorithms to tracking Coors Field performance, it could be both interesting and constructive to pool our resources and see what we can come up with. At the very least, this might be something fun for the off-season.

Thoughts?


I think that's a great idea. I would love to see ideas and theories...I have a few of my own ;-)
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:03 pm

Arlo wrote:That said, another idea that I've been thinking about is a separate section devoted to research and analysis, in which sabrmetrics would no doubt play a key role. A fantasy laboratory, as it were.

From devising projection algorithms to tracking Coors Field performance, it could be both interesting and constructive to pool our resources and see what we can come up with. At the very least, this might be something fun for the off-season.

Thoughts?

Yes that would be awesome. Hope you implement that. ;-D
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:07 pm

Arlo wrote:That said, another idea that I've been thinking about is a separate section devoted to research and analysis, in which sabrmetrics would no doubt play a key role. A fantasy laboratory, as it were.

From devising projection algorithms to tracking Coors Field performance, it could be both interesting and constructive to pool our resources and see what we can come up with. At the very least, this might be something fun for the off-season.

Thoughts?

Arlo,

This is what I've had in mind when I opened this thread. Most people got the wrong impression from this thread. Yes, people use sabermetrics when trying to discuss a point, i.e. Bonds MVP debates, but those threads are not really about sabermetrics. The sabermetrics used in those threads are not the main theme of the thread. I was thinking more along the lines of discussing the sabermetic stats themselves, RC, VORP, Win shares, etc and discussing their relative merits.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:42 pm

Yeah a research and analysis forum would be cool. I think I've heard that talked about being done before... can't remember for sure though.

I'd like to get other peoples' opinions on projections, finding player trends, ranking formulas, etc. Sounds like fun.
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