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October 02, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim is Feeling Smug; Predicted Phillies-Dodgers NLCS Looking Good

Here's a recap of today's predictions from The Sim, Imagine Sports' simulation software, along with the real-life results from the games: RAYS-WHITE SOX, game 1:  Well, our Diamond Mind simulation picked the Rays and that the James Shields would deliver.  That he did, and so did the Rays.  The Sim…
October 02, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Predicts Sabathia's Durability is Key in MIL-PHI Game 2

For game one, we said the Phillies were big favorites, having won 676 of our 1,000 sim runs.  We just finished 1,000 runs of game 2 on our Diamond Mind simulation, and The Sim expects different results today.  With C.C. Sabathia on the mound, that's no surprise, really.  But the…
October 02, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Cubs' Zambrano Huge Factor in Game 2, But LA's Game 1 Win Increases NLCS Chances to 74%

Another coin toss!  Like yesterday's Angels-Bosox game, this one is extremely close - the Dodgers won 502 of the 1,000 runs of The Sim, with the Dodgers averaging 4.8 runs to 4.6 runs for the Cubbies (making this the second-closest sim we've ever done!)   That indicates we might see a…
October 02, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim Heavily Favors Rays in Game 1 over White Sox, But Intangibles Loom

Of all the playoff teams, the Tampa Bay Rays project as our heaviest favorite to win its series and the most likely to sweep by far, and game one projects the same way.  Out of 1,000 simulation runs of game 1, the Rays won 639 games to the just 361…
October 02, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Imagine Sports Simulation Opens 3-0, Accurately Calls Shots in MLB LDS

Predicting baseball games is a precarious business - even the bad teams win about 40 percent of the time.  That said, we knocked the ball out of the park on Wednesday! (see details below)  More importantly to us, however, is that our simulation is correctly projecting the underlying fundamentals.  As…
October 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Boston's Lester, Ortiz Key in Tight Red Sox-Angels ALDS

Toss a coin!  We ran the simulation for game 1 of the Angels-BoSox series.  Out of 1,000 simulation runs, the Angels won 501 games to the Red Sox 499... but the Red Sox average 4.0 runs, compared to 3.8 for the Angels!  We have never had a simulation so close…
October 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Imagine Sports Sim Nails Method Behind Phillies Game 1 NLDS Win

Well, did we nail game one of the Phillies-Brewers or what?  We said that walks would be the key, especially likely from Howard and Victorino, and that Hamels would get the win.  Sure enough, a 3-1 Phils win behind Hamels, and they had 6 walks, 3 from Howard and 2…
October 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Cubs-Dodgers Game 1 a Virtual Tie

We just finished 1,000 runs of game 1 of the Cubs-Dodgers series on our Diamond Mind simulation.   The results?  It's close!  L.A. won 536 times to 464 for the Cubs, so this is almost a toss-up.  The Dodgers scored an average of 4.8 runs compared to 4.1 for the Cubbies. …
October 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Imagine Sports Sim Predicts Dodgers, Phillies Take NLDS

The 2008 regular season was another good run for fans of the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies, both repeating as division champions.  Those fans are hoping, however, that their favorite teams do not repeat their failures in the 2007 playoffs, when the red-hot Diamondbacks defeated the Cubbies while the super-red-hot…
October 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Imagine Sports Sim: Phillies Dominate Brewers in Game 1

We just finished 1,000 runs of the Game 1 of the Phillies-Brewers NLDS using our Diamond Mind simulation.   The results?  The Phillies won 676 times out of 1,000, scoring an average of 5.4 runs compared to 4.0 for the Brewers.  Getting on base was the key for Philadelphia, not the…
October 01, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

A Playoff is Worth A Thousand Sims: Rays, Angels Predicted to Win ALDS

The 2008 American League playoffs include three teams who have won four of the previous six World Series – the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels, who won the 2002 World Series, the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox, who won the 2005 World Series, and the Boston Red Sox,…
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…

 

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