Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 5, 2006
BASEBALL: No Derby Downer

Mike Sheets looks at recent participants in the Home Run Derby and doesn't find a dramatic second-half dropoff to substantiate concerns over David Wright and (in 2005) Bobby Abreu. Even the effect he does find is probably partly explained by the tendency of All-Stars to be people who played at or above their expected level in the first half, and thus inherently more likely than average to decline in the second half.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:25 PM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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I'd have traded David Wright for Larry Andersen.

Posted by: Lou Gorman at September 6, 2006 3:05 PM
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