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Thursday, February 5, 2015

So, I lost the Super Bowl for you this year, giving you Seattle +1.

Let me make it up to you by offering you Boyhood, -150, for Best Picture.

After the Globes, that number was about -800, giving you just no play at all, but given Birdman's SAG/PGA success, they're essentially co-favorites now.

I don't know if that stays true after this weekend's BAFTAs.  I think your last, best chance to get in on Boyhood is right now.

Forever Giants:1966 San Francisco Giants Year 9 (84)

1965 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season.  The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1966 86-76
C Tom Haller 2.85 
1B Willie McCovey 7.1 
2B Hal Lanier -.1 
SS Tito Fuentes 1.05
3B Jim Ray Hart 5.75 
LF Len Gabrielson -1.5 
CF Willie Mays 8.4 MVPQ  
RF Ollie Brown -1.4
OF Jesus Alou  -2.3 
IF Jim Davenport 1 
LF Cap Peterson -.85 
OF Don Landrum -.45
SP Juan Marichal 9.5 MVPQ  
SP Gaylord Perry 5.3
SP Bobby Bolin 4.35 (8.85)
SP Rob Herbel -.45 
SP Ray Sadecki -1.45
RP Frank Linzy  1.85 
RP Lindy McDaniel  1.85

-Inexplicably, a 28 year old Cepeda gets moved.  Mays passes Ott and Foxx on the all time homer list, he's still MVPQ every year in the decade, but Marichal had a better season.  It's the Giants worst pythag since '60, and the number of WAR seasons worse than -1 is startling. No way that's not on Franks.  This is a real "what the hell are they doing" season.  Cepeda's overrated as an all-time Giant; in franchise history he's just below Antonelli for career value.

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