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In Memoriam

Long-time BJOL poster Bob Gregory passed away recently.  Bob was a frequent contributor to the Reader Posts section of Bill James Online, known for his deep understanding of 19th century baseball, his wit and his warmth.  Bob organized a regular feature of our Reader Posts, an alternative to the Hall of Fame called the Gallery of Renown, in which BJOL readers voted on their favorite players each "year."

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Our Latest Articles

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How Well Do You Know Your BBWAA?
An invitation to participate in a friendly Hall of Fame prediction contest
A Different Thought Process
Craig's follow up to his previous article, Fixing a Presidential Election.
Before I can put Cy Young to Sleep
Building outward from last week's research​
The Flat Bat Award 2016
Who were the best bunters in 2016? John does some math to find out!
Forgetes Cespedes
Did the New York Mets get the right guy?
The 2017 Gallery of Renown
The latest installment of a Bill James Online member project. Read....participate....and (eventually) vote.
Destruction by Analysis
A discussion regarding the nature of statistical analysis.

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Rankings and Ratings

The NFL Power Ratings from 11/29/2016 are:



New England Patriots 107.5
Denver Broncos 105.3
Pittsburgh Steelers 104.4
Kansas City Chiefs 103.6
Oakland Raiders 103.5


Dallas Cowboys 107.5
Atlanta Falcons 107.4
Philadelphia Eagles 104.5
Seattle Seahawks 104.0
New Orleans Saints 103.5


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