I don’t do enough linkage on this site. Usually it’s because I just generally assume that you all read as much as I do and then I realize “Hey you may have a life and don’t spend hours traveling around weird sites and forums scavaging for great baseball analysis”. So in that vein of thought here is a great post that was put up over the weekend for those of you that may have missed it. It’s on Ichiro and his decline and is by Bill Chuck. It’s not long but has great information. It has graphs, so you know I was pleased. Overall it’s just a really insightful piece.
For 10 years, Ichiro Suzuki has been a hitting machine for the Seattle Mariners, but even the best machines start wearing down and that’s exactly what seems to be happening to the 37-year old in season number 11. – Bill Chuck, baseballanalytics.org