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Mon Sep 1

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tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 4:32 AM

Re: Playoff Power Rankings

Here are the projects for the start of September


AL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT
East : Red Sox Jays Jays Orioles/Jays Orioles
Central : Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers
West : Athletics Athletics Athletics Athletics [more]

Wed Aug 13

Caps Pick

tecmo made a pick in CAPS. 9:44 AM

King Digital (KING) will Underperform the S&P 500

Tue Aug 5

CAPS Underperform Pitch

tecmo wrote about Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) . 3:22 PM

ALK Underperform

Betting against an airline in an improving economy is risky. I will likely close this out quickly once the valuation is closer to industry standard.

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tecmo replied to the Canada (General) board. 3:14 PM

Re: Nibble

Another nibble today. I still expect more opportunities in the next few weeks / months.

Market is down ~4% from the high; in the past I missed some of the pullbacks because the market rebounded before I pulled the trigger - hence my strategy [more]

Mon Aug 4

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tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 3:19 PM

Re: 2015 HOF ballot!!!

Here is who I would vote for

-Randy Johnson
-Pedro Martinez
-John Smoltz
-Craig Biggio
-Tim Raines

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Fri Aug 1

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tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:04 AM

Re: Playoff Power Rankings

Here are the projections for the start of August.

http://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=Standings...


AL MAY JUNE JULY AUG
East : [more]

Thu Jul 31

NL

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tecmo posted to the Canada (General) board. 4:57 PM

Nibble

Took a nibble at the market today - I have a feeling there will be more (and better) opportunities through now and the end of August).

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Fri Jul 25

NL

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tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 1:56 PM

Re: Billy Bean vs. Babe Ruth

Seriously, I just don't get all the love. In 15 years, he has had 9 winning seasons, 5 losing seasons, and 1 500 season.

If you look at other teams with similar payrolls you would be very happy with those results (Pirates, Royals, [more]

Thu Jul 24

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tecmo posted to the Major League Baseball board. 3:55 PM

Billy Bean vs. Babe Ruth

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/billion-dollar-billy-bea...

Interesting analysis of the impact of Billy Bean relative to players. The author makes an argument [more]

Thu Jul 10

Caps Pick

tecmo made a pick in CAPS. 12:10 PM

CYNK TECHNOLOGY CORP (CYNK) will Underperform the S&P 500

Mon Jul 7

NL

Boards Post

tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 5:24 PM

Re: All-Star voting

I guess it depends on what the definition of "Star" is. Britney Spears is a star; but clearly not the best singer. Star is often deemed the most popular - which is what the voting leads to. I don't have a big problem with a the most popular [more]

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tecmo posted to the Major League Baseball board. 5:20 PM

California Baseball

MLB is hot in California. With the #1 As (55-33), #2 Angels (51-36), #5 Dodgers (48-37) and #7 Giants (49-39) all near or at the top of the league. Even the Padres are doing "ok". It could be an all West Coast World [more]

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tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 4:39 PM

Re: Gammons on the trade!

After his monster year I had hopes of him hitting 300 wins. Now, I think he'll top out in the 170-175 range, and that's my most optimistic projection.

I suppose after 2008 the projections were equally pessimistic? (17-9, 18-6 and then [more]

Tue Jul 1

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tecmo posted to the Major League Baseball board. 3:52 PM

Player of the Decade

Best Peak Players (3 years) by decade (using WAR).



2010 : Trout*
2000 : Bonds
1990 : Griffey Jr.
1980 : Boggs
1970 : Morgan
1960 : Mays
1950 : Mantle
1940 : Williams
1930 : Foxx
1920 : [more]

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tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 3:46 PM

Re: Mike Trout - Power

The next 4-5 years of Trout could be very important historically.

Top 3 peak years in MLB History (WAR)


Babe Ruth 35.7 1926-28
Barry Bonds 35.0 2001-03
Mickey Mantle 32.7 1955-57
Rogers Hornsby 31.5 [more]

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tecmo replied to the Major League Baseball board. 3:38 PM

Re: Playoff Power Rankings

Here are the projections for the start of July.

http://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=Standings...


AL MAY JUNE JULY
East : Red Sox [more]

Sun Jun 15

NL

Boards Post

tecmo replied to the Canada (General) board. 12:04 PM

Re: Global Bond Yields

I still suspect I wouldn't buy bonds, certainly not at current yields.

Note: I don't have a government pension.

I have been buying bonds since last summer's big drop in prices (rise in yields). I don't do this with a lot of [more]

Thu May 29

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tecmo posted to the Canada (General) board. 10:13 AM

Global Bond Yields

If you think interest rates can't get lower in Canada (or the US) it is probably worth looking at other yields around the world. As you can see rates here are still much higher than in other developed countries.

The US Yield is now down to [more]

Sun May 11

Caps Pick

tecmo made a pick in CAPS. 11:05 AM

Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) will Underperform the S&P 500

Mon May 5

NL

Boards Post

tecmo posted to the Major League Baseball board. 3:31 PM

Playoff Power Rankings

From FanGraphs here is what they project for Playoffs.


AL
East : Red Sox
Central : Tigers
West : Athletics
WC#1 : Rangers
WC#2 : Angels

NL
East : Nationals
Central : Cardinals
West : [more]

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