Archive for February 2016

Theme week alert! If you’re a longtime reader of the FanGraphs internet pages, you may be used to seeing FanGraphs+ this time of year. Well, we’ve unbundled FanGraphs+ this year. David Appelman will explain more about that tomorrow. Today though, and all week, we’ll be bringing you the rich, thoughtful pieces that have been a […]

The good folks at the Society of American Baseball Research have chosen the finalists for their 2016 Analytic Conference Research Awards. The Hardball Times is once again flattered to have the most pieces nominated, and also be the only blog with nominees in each category. It speaks to the great writers we have here at […]

The Hardball Times has a new podcast!

If you’re a constant reader of The Hardball Times, you may know that from time to time we like to run with themes. Some come in the form of author series, like Bruce Markusen’s “Card Corner Plus” or John Paschal’s “The Screwball,” and Stacey Gotsulias’ “Random Box Scores” may be a burgeoning theme. We’ll see. […]

The 12th edition of The Hardball Times Baseball Annual is now for sale in print form. You can purchase it in print from either Createspace or Amazon, and also digitally on Amazon for the Kindle. The book is a labor of love for our editors–Joe Distelheim, Jason Linden, Greg Simons–and for me. Travis Howell designed […]

Justin Verlander was so close.

With three unique “Killer B’s” at its 2015 induction ceremony, The Baseball Reliquary adds gravitas to whimsy.

I have had more than a few requests for the ability to slice and dice the data in my spray chart tool by teams instead of just individual players. As of today, this new functionality is live. Let’s see what you can do with it. We know the Royals have a great defensive outfield, but […]

Is winning everything?

Baseball is almost here. We’ve earned it. It’s been a long winter no matter where you live, and if you live in certain places in this country it’s been an unforgiving winter. But we can now not only see the light at the end of the tunnel, we can feel it shining on our faces. […]