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April 06, 2009   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, Managing, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

NYTimes Profiles the Science of Simulation

With the 2009 baseball season underway, today's New York Times Science section covers baseball's "what ifs," exploring the science of simulation -- and how close to the real-life game it actually is.  Imagine Sports' Diamond Mind simulation plays a significant part inthis article.  Here are a few quotes and points…
March 03, 2009   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, Managing, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tournaments

Olney's $39 Million Payroll Trumps Yankee's $200 Million

By virtue of defeating three other ESPN.com baseball writers, Buster Olney faced the New York Yankees in a Battle of the Budgets best-of-seven series.  The simulation baseball tournament was created by Imagine Sports recently for the top baseball writers at ESPN. Despite a meager $40 million salary cap to work…
March 03, 2009   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, Managing, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tournaments

Battle of the Budgets: Neyer vs. Olney

Rob Neyer and Buster Olney faced off in Round 3 of the Battle of the Budgets, the Imagine Sports simulation baseball matchup of four of ESPN.com's top baseball writers. Click on the ESPN logo to check out the video recap on ESPN.com. 
March 03, 2009   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Drafting, Industry News, Managing, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Battle of the Budgets on ESPN, Day 1

Imagine Sports recently worked with ESPN.com to create Battle of the Budgets.  In this simulated draft and head-to-head competition, four top baseball writers -  Steve Phillips of "Baseball Tonight," Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine, and ESPN.com's Jayson Stark and Rob Neyer -- drafted their own 25-man rosters with a…
October 27, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Expects Low-Scoring World Series Game 5 With Slight Edge to Rays

The Sim correctly projected a high-scoring affair for game 1 and that one team would score its highest run total for the series.  The Sim projected that most likely to be the Rays, but it turned out to be the Phillies.  The Sim cited Joe Blanton's performance as the key…
October 26, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Projects High-Scoring World Series Game 4, Rays Pulling Even

Neither Matt Garza nor the Tampa Bay bullpen pitched as well as projected by The Sim, though The Sim did project Garza not to do as well as he did in his previous start.  However, the Phillies got a slightly better performance from Jamie Moyer than projected.  But the key…
October 25, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Favors Rays in World Series Game 3, Pens Make the Difference

So, game 2 went as projected by the Diamond Mind simulation - it projected the Rays to win, most likely by more than a run, and that the key would be Shields out-pitching Myers.  Shields pitched 5 and two-thirds of shutout ball, while Myers gave up 4 and took the…
October 23, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Still Feeling Smug, The Sim Likes Rays in World Series Game 2

So, the Diamond Mind simulation is feeling good about its call for last night's game... the Phillies topped the Rays in a close 3-2 pitching battles.  The Sim's projections were that game one would be (a) a close game that was a toss-up as to the winner; (b) the Phillies'…
October 22, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Predicts Low-Scoring Game 1 from Hamels-Kazmir Matchup

In our Diamond Mind simulations of the 2008 World Series for ESPN, we projected the Rays as overwhelming favorites to defeat the Phillies and claim their first championship.  In fact, the Rays won a greater percentage of the simulated series than any that we've done over the past few years,…
October 22, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Says Tampa Bay Will Bring Home the Title

The 2008 postseason has produced one of the more intriguing World Series match-ups of recent years: a pair of “Cinderella” stories.  The young upstarts from Tampa  Bay, who went from worst to first, beating the defending champion Red Sox and the big market, big-spending Yankees for the AL East title,…
October 19, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Projects Game 7 Toss-Up; Rays Staking, Holding Early Lead Key Factor

Well, The Sim predicted the Rays as favorites for game 6, but it said that the key leverage point was the pitching of Josh Beckett... if he pitched well and topped Tampa Bay starter James Shields, the Red Sox would win.  Sure enough, he did just that, allowing only 2…
October 18, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Predicts Rays Will Bounce Back Behind Shields

Wow, that game 5 was really something.  And, true to form, our Diamond Mind simulation called it: "This indicates a good probability of a high-scoring game, with Boston having the edge if the game is low-scoring and/or close." It was indeed high-scoring, and it was close... giving the edge to…
October 16, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Rays Projected to Close Out ALCS in 5, But Can BoSox Pull It Off Again?

Unfortunately for the Red Sox Nation, our Diamond Mind simulation's prediction that the Tampa hitters would handle Tim Wakefield's knuckleball and then hammer the bullpen turned out to be all-too-prescient.  The Rays hammered Wakefield even better than projected, while the bullpen imploded as projected, leading to a 13-4 Tampa Bay…
October 15, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Sees Dodgers by a Dread in Tight NLCS Game 5

Sorry, LA.  As a former resident of Los Angeles, I feel your pain.  To make it worse, we called it:   "the Dodger pen projects as having a high risk of being shaky for this game.  So, your key leverage points are whether Lowe is able to do well on…
October 14, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Says Rays To Take Game 4 If They Solve Wakefield's Knuckleball

Our Diamond Mind simulation is on a roll.  Yesterday, it projected the Rays as slight favorites over the Red Sox, adding that the Rays were likely to win if it was not close but a close game favored Boston.  Well, it was 9-1, and the Rays won.  To top off…

 

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