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Days in First, Largest Leads

While rummaging through The Bill James Handbook 2011, I found some interesting items. Without wishing to dwell on the past, one such item is a list providing the number of days each team led (or shared the lead of) their division, as well as each team’s largest lead. Here are the top 10 in MLB [...]

Bud Black’s Short Leash

I was flipping through The Bill James Handbook 2010 the other day and got to wondering about Bud Black’s managerial tendencies. Now that Black has three years under his belt, maybe we can start to make meaningful assertions about his style in the dugout. James evaluates managers according to several different factors — adherence to [...]