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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

Articles marked with a padlock are only available to subscribers. To read them, join BJOL now.
A couple of bigger things
A wider look at those two little things I was discussing last time
Ranking the Top Starting Rotations
Using Bill's Starting Pitcher Rankings, John previews the league's best and most improved rotations.
Diamond vs. Cash
Looking at anomaly seasons......
A Couple of Little Things
Intro to a more complex and controversial article
The Kid Who Could Only Hit Doubles
A new way of understanding Billy Hamilton.
Praising Arizona
The D'Backs lost a big bat this off-season in JD Martinez but could a couple under-the-radar acquisitions keep them competitive in a tough NL West?
Held and Hansen
Back to the greatest shortstops ever.

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Rankings and Ratings

The NFL Power Ratings from 1/22/2018 are:



New England Patriots 109.3
Jacksonville Jaguars 106.4
Pittsburgh Steelers 104.5
Los Angeles Chargers 103.8
Baltimore Ravens 103.1


Philadelphia Eagles 110.8
New Orleans Saints 109.3
Los Angeles Rams 108.0
Minnesota Vikings 107.7
Atlanta Falcons 106.3


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