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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 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 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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