Review roundup, July 27

July 27, 2012 · 0 comments

* Baseball Prospectus is adding a mid-season “addenda” to its annual publication: The Call Up 2012. Here are a couple of review, the first from SouthsideShowdown, the second from ValueOverReplacementGrit.

My question is: why is a book like this necessary? Those interested in such information would probably find it easier to get the most recent and relevant information from BP itself (or similar sites). In addition, I think sites like these are predisposed to offer positive comments. After all, if you didn’t like the “main” volume, why waste time on its progeny. VORG, to its credit, notes a couple of issues:

When the Baseball Prospectus annual book becomes available in late-February, its already at least six weeks behind the latest transactions.  The forward-looking aspect in some team essays suddenly becomes obsolete.

and

For those new to Baseball Prospectus, there might be a bit of a learning curve, and perhaps a introduction to the site and its vernacular might be in order.

* From The Washington Times, a  review of Damn Yankees.

 

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