About: Paul Noonan

I love Sabermetrics and try to apply the same style of analysis to football. That said, I'm not above childish name calling.

Twitter: badgernoonan

Recent Posts

Tom Oates wrote a “Statement Column”. The statement: “I am out of ideas this week.”

Tom Oates wrote a “Statement Column”. The statement: “I am out of ideas this week.”

There are a few staple columns that writers use when they just have nothing interesting to write about.  “ The team is soft .” That’s a good one. “The team isn’t showing any emotion.” A classic. And then you have this nonsense... read more »

 

Aaron Needs His Swagger Back, You Guys

Aaron Needs His Swagger Back, You Guys

Football analysis could really use more nerds. Casual fans will always have their place*, but baseball is better for having passionate, analytically-minded fans, bloggers, and yes, journalists, to identify and eradicate any garbage.  You can... read more »

 

A Slightly Late Packer Preview

A Slightly Late Packer Preview

Note: I wrote this a week ago, well before last night’s game was played, however various real life things prevented me from posting and editing until now, so while it’s admittedly odd to post a preview after a game has been played... read more »

 

Tell us what you really think, Bob

Tell us what you really think, Bob

Bob McGinn interviewed Ted Thompson the other day , but it really told us more about McGinn than anything. Let’s have some fun and convert Bob’s leading questions into statements. For instance: Q. Given this franchise’s money,... read more »

 

Tyler Thornburg, Longman

Tyler Thornburg, Longman

I was worried about this. Early this year Tyler Thornburg made a few multi-inning appearances and I got my hopes up but it looks increasingly likely that he is going to assume a traditional* bullpen role sometime soon.** This opinion comes... read more »

 

Grantland And The Up-Tempo Dick Bennett Offense

Grantland And The Up-Tempo Dick Bennett Offense

You know what, I’ve read a lot about baseball lately, I’d like to read something about basketball. Hey, Bill Simmons, he knows a lot about basketball and runs Grantland, I’ll bet I can find something good over there, maybe even on the... read more »

 

Is Yo The Worst Brewer Starter?

Is Yo The Worst Brewer Starter?

I think he probably is. People have been waiting for Yovani Gallardo to make the leap to “ace status” whatever that means, but it’s safe to say at this point that that isn’t happening. Some people think Gallardo is due for a bounceback... read more »

 

How a Baseball Prospectus Meetup Turned Into a Brewers Preview.

How a Baseball Prospectus Meetup Turned Into a Brewers Preview.

I meant to ask Harry Pavlidis (@harrypav), PitchFX guru extraordinaire, if new research into pitch framing may begin to change the ways umpires call games thereby decreasing the effectiveness of pitchers like Jonathan Lucroy. That was my intention.... read more »