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September 02, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Diamond Mind, Managing, Player v. Player, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

You Make the Call: Rank the Top LF of All-Time

If you looking for some lively discussions related to baseball past, present and future, look no further than the Imagine Sports' Message Boards.  The running discussion threads offer some great insights, hints and practical comments from Diamond Mind managers and coaches (our customers). One post I recently came across was…
August 27, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Industry News, Pitching, Player v. Player, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

10 Finalists Named for HOF Consideration

On Tuesday, 10 former major leaguers were added to a list that will be considered for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009 by the Veterans Committee.  The nominated players had to have a career that began in 1942 or earlier and spanned 10 major league seasons. …
August 20, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Defense, Diamond Mind, Fielding, Player v. Player, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Mays vs. Speaker: Who Played Better Defense?

Earlier this week, I wrote about a recent ranking of the Top 10 Center Fielders of all-time, according to Bleacher Report senior writer Zander Freund.    Read the full four-parts piece here:  Introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III While my last post profiled the sim offensive stats of these greats,…
August 18, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Diamond Mind, Player v. Player, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Stacking Up Sim Stats of All-Time Best Center Fielders

Over at the Bleacher Report, Sr. Writer Zander Freund has put together an insightful top 10 list of the all-time great center fielders.  From Zander's perspective, only two on the list are still playing -- Ken Griffey, Jr. and Andruw Jones -- although "playing" for both these players may be…
August 13, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Diamond Mind, Injuries, Managing, SIM Analysis, Tips

True to Life, Injuries Can Scramble a Diamond Mind Lineup

With a number of MLB players hitting the DL today – BoSox World Series MVP Mike Lowell and Rays speedy OF Carl Crawford among them – I thought I’d touch on injuries and how they apply to Diamond Mind Online.  When playing our simulated DML game, just like in real…
August 12, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Diamond Mind, Drafting, Facebook, Managing, Salary cap, Tips

Manage Your Own MLB Team Through 'Total Baseball Manager 2008' on Facebook

Following last week’s post on Diamond Mind Live, I’m going to profile Total Baseball Manager 2008, our fantasy baseball application on Facebook.  We also offer on Facebook Total Baseball Manager Classic which uses historic players, but for this post, I’ll focus on the contemporary version of the game.  TMB 2008…
August 08, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Diamond Mind, Groups, Tips

'Diamond Mind Live' Offers Easy, Free Intro to Imagine Sports Games

I’ve spent the last few posts talking about sim stats, so I’m going to shift gears a bit, this time giving an overview of Diamond Mind Live.  DML lets you play live virtual head-to-head baseball games, whether its against a human opponent or the dreaded computer.  Both options are free…
August 06, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Coaching, Managing, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

7 Tips for Understanding Sim Stats

In some recent posts I’ve hit on the topic of real vs. sim stats.  To further support that trend, I thought it made sense to dust off a message board post that does a great job of helping one better understand how to work with simulation stats.  The article highlights…
August 04, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Coaching, Eras, Managing, Player v. Player, SIM Stats

Imagine Players from Every Era Living Forever

In last week’s San Francisco Chronicle, I ran across this short article by Kerwin Berk, "Sad Times When Stars are Put Out to Pasture." Berk laments about fantasy baseball stars who “just inexplicably fall off the table” from one year’s performance to the next.  One example he cites is Wade…
August 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Drafting, Eras, Managing, Player v. Player, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Sim City: Oscar vs. the Babe, Say Hey Kid and Flying Dutchman

Earlier this week I referenced the recent Negro League conference and Bill James’ comparison of Negro League great Oscar Charleston, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Willie Mays.  After reading this, I felt a little comparison was in order.  When comparing the Diamond Mind Online sim stats of Ruth, Mays, Wagner…
July 30, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Drafting, Eras, Industry News, Player v. Player, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Negro League Stars Shine On in Diamond Mind Online

The 11th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference just concluded outside of Chicago last weekend.   According to this piece on MLB.com, a few dozen scholars, fans, researchers and former ballplayers attended.  The article got me to thinking about how the great players of the Negro Leagues are largely unknown to…
July 28, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Coaching, Eras, Managing, Pitching, Player v. Player, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Normal Never Looked So Good

What many people don't realize is that baseball has had its eras.  Sure, there's talk of records being broken in the "modern era," but it goes deeper than that.  In fact, eras have significant impact on how players' career stats stack up against the rest, and further, their salaries on…
July 25, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Drafting, Managing, Pitching, Player v. Player

SIM Stats Give A Perspective That's Unreal

One of the key aspects with Diamond Mind Online is distinguishing between players’ real-life career stats, or the simulated stats they’ve accumulated in Diamond Mind Online ® leagues, referred to as “sim stats." I talk to a lot of our game players to help show the benefits of both when…
July 23, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Drafting, Managing, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Full of Promise, Some Seasons Just Don't Compute

Let's face it -- we've all been there.  The season begins with such promise (when everyone is 0-0) but the wheels quickly come off the cart.  Suddenly, all eyes point to next year and rare wins become "moral victories." A few months ago, one of our Diamond Mind Online customers…
July 21, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Coaching, Industry News, Managing, Tips

Hardball Times: What to pack for Denver

Last week I blogged about keys to selecting your home field and how there are distinct advantages and disadvantages to it with Diamond Mind Online.  To underscore this point, Hardball Times writer Josh Kalk recently put together this amazing analysis of Coors Field in Denver, baseball's most hitter-friendly park, using…

 

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