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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…
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 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 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 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…
July 18, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Coaching, Managing, Pitching, Player v. Player, Salary cap, Tips

What Was Your First Big League Park Experience?

Nothing beats the nostalgia of the old ball yard.  Old ballparks like Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field stir memories, while new parks like AT&T Park and Enron Field create new ones.   Oops, ok, well, naming rights and corporate fraud may have diminished the nostalgia a bit, but the uniqueness of…

 

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