Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm Still Alive!

Just wanted to note that I'm still alive and kicking.  The lack of posts this off-season is partly because there is not that much news this off-season, but also because there are a great crop of Giants blogs that I've been reading a lot of and spending my time commenting there.  As I noted in the original purpose of my blog, part of the reason I started it up was because I was not finding a lot of things like I wanted to read about the Giants.  That is no longer true.

Now, I can't go through every blog (I have provided links to all the ones I'm aware of down to the right) and therefore will risk insulting some, I thought I would give some shoutouts to ones I've been reading frequently recently:
  • El Lefty Malo is de rigueure, I've been going there forever
  • DrB's When the Giants Come to Town is a great addition, I've been reading his comments forever at other blogs, glad he finally put up a shingle.  Great info on prospects there, best around, I think, plus he's very knowledgeable about the Giants as well and will throw out sabermetrics now and again.
  • Paapfly is a new one that I read a lot, lots of cool saber analysis there; got himself a gig at THT recently, congrats!
  • Splashing Pumpkins is another new one I read a lot, lots of good current Giants news there and links to other sites, plus their original work as well
  • Bay City Ball is another great one for saber analysis, and ESPN links up to them
  • I enjoy me some 8th Inning Weirdness as well
  • I was recently turned on to 24 Days of Magic
  • Also baseball monk
  • And Remember 51, though they have not written in ages, they must have went into a coma sometime after the 5th game.  :^)
  • And for general baseball stuff as well as Giants mixed in, there is Saber by the Bay, though they haven't done a Giants post in a while...
  • And another recent one for Giants stuff that I've been checking out is Triples Alley
And, of course, there are all the other usual suspects that any good Giants fans probably already know about, and they are in the list down below as well.

Giants Thoughts

But I haven't been doing nothing.  I am working on an update of my analysis of the draft, using updated and better player measurement.  That's a huge project and I will probably put it up in pieces before the next draft.

Up next will be my going over a chapter of Baseball Prospectus' book which is a strong part of the foundation upon which I have built my ogc business plan.  There is a lot of good information there that most people don't know about, and since the book is out of print (at least, Amazon itself is no longer selling it), I figure it is safe enough for me to discuss one chapter out of the book without disturbing the copyright police.  This chapter provides a lot of good info that I used in my business plan, so I thought it would be good to put this out there so other perhaps will understand as well.

And I will do my usual Big 6 lists just before the start of the season (Big 6 in honor of Christy Mathewson, who was nicknamed that).

Plus, of course, cover any big news that happens during spring training, which starts soon:  pitchers and catchers report next Monday, Valentine's Day, 2/14, position players next week Friday, 2/18.

Play Ball!

Go Giants!!!  Again!!!

2 comments:

  1. Great work, OGC. I especially enjoyed your post on the A's and San Jose thing. That was very well done. Look forward to more great work in the future.

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