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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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Cubs Vs. Indians (1)
Just messing around.
Who are the 2016 Fielding Bible Award / Gold Glove Contenders? (Part II)
In the second of his two-part series, John projects the 2016 Gold Glove Winners for the outfield, pitcher, and utility.
All of Yaz, why not play all of Yaz?
What to do when your Hall of Famer doesn’t play like a Hall of Famer against every opponent, and you have a very clear idea of who those opponents...
Who are the 2016 Fielding Bible Award / Gold Glove Contenders? (Part I)
In a two-part series, John projects the 2016 Gold Glove Winners starting with catcher and infield. Is there a new king crouching behind the plate?
Pitching to the Score
Measuring how well a pitcher has pitched to the score.
A Sabermetric Amber Flashing Light
Extreme Seasons
What makes a season "extreme"? And how does 2016 stack up?

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Clayton Kershaw 603.3
2 Max Scherzer 589.8
3 Corey Kluber 581.1
4 Madison Bumgarner 572.7
5 Jon Lester 570.5
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