Archive for February, 2012

Swings and Misses

Monday, February 27th, 2012

My latest column for the NYT, in which I use SwStr% to uncover some over and undervalued pitchers.

How to Address Closers

Monday, February 20th, 2012

My latest column for the New York Times.

New York Times Column

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Players I’m targeting in fantasy baseball drafts this year.

Bet On It

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Last week I went 1-1, bringing my postseason record to 6-4 (best bet is 2-1). Two weeks later, I’m still depressed over the 49ers’ loss, but here’s my Super Bowl pick:

Comments: My first instinct was the Giants are going to win in a blowout. Then it later became clear most people were backing New York, which while ultimately shouldn’t really matter (remember when the Steelers were backed by seemingly everyone when they beat the Seahawks in the worst officiated Super Bowl game ever?), it gave me pause. Tom Brady rarely if ever has two bad games in a row, but the Giants’ pass rush looks like a perfect match against this Pats’ team, especially with an obviously hobbled Rob Gronkowski. But the Patriots will have revenge on their minds after the Giants prevented them from a perfect season during Super Bowl XLII. New England had a much easier path to the Super Bowl (they didn’t beat a team that had a winning record in the regular season until the Championship Game), but this is a team that finished 13-3 in the regular season versus one who squeaked into the playoffs at 9-7. If New York wins Sunday, it will mean they ended its last six opponents’ season, which is pretty remarkable. I HAMMERED the Giants (my biggest bet ever), mainly because I like fading Bill Belichick in rematches and Tom Brady coming off a bad game. Wish me luck! Giants 31-24.