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The Data of Presidential Approval

A quick look at presidential approval ratings At NEIFI, we’re apolitical. Though we do enjoy data analysis. And as such, inspired by the widespread attention currently being given to President Trump’s approval rating (much of that attention being drawn by

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The Texas Rangers Might Be Finished

The Texas Rangers Might Be Finished Last winter, we produced a tweet which received strong attention by our modest standards. Via #Frazier trade, aggressive #WhiteSox move to within a mere 14 games of #Indians in projected AL Central. — NEIFI

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NEIFI’s 한국야구위원회 (KBO) Team Projections for 2016

NEIFI’s 한국야구위원회 Team Projections for 2016 Introducing NEIFI’s KBO Team Projections for the 2016 season, which opens 4/1.

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NEIFI’s 日本野球機構 (NPB) Team Projections for 2016

NEIFI’s 日本野球機構 Team Projections for 2016 Introducing NEIFI’s NPB Team Projections for the 2016 season, which opens today.

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Lazarito Armenteros, Arbitrary Coherence, and the Vanity of Amateur Competitive Balance

Lazarito Armenteros, Arbitrary Coherence, and the Vanity of Amateur Competitive Balance It’s reported that 16-year-old Lazarito Armenteros will soon receive a signing bonus in the $15-20 million range. In his book Predictably Irrational, distinguished behavioral economist Dan Ariely

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The Marlins, Depth, and Measurement of Front Office Strength

The Marlins are an underrated club. Post-Chen, NEIFI has them at 82.0 wins. Doing nothing as of yet to replace Cespedes, the Mets are not as far ahead as one may expect. The Nationals are strong, but this is an

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Does Free Agency Truly Matter?

Zack Greinke’s record-breaking deal recently made many people say “overpay.”

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Andrew Friedman’s $72m Systematic Framework

There’s a critical distinction to be made between having access to player projections of some sort versus having a systematic decision-making process. Andrew Friedman, and his former mates with the Rays, are by far the best exponents of the systematic

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The Mariners and Identity Theory

From a recent Jerry Dipoto interview, via Fangraphs: Jerry Dipoto on the Mariners New Direction “We see ourselves as a run-prevention club… Most teams have a run-prevention model, it’s a matter of how much they subscribe to it. Most of

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