Oakland’s plans to trade Milton Bradley to the Royals were scuttled last week when the hot tempered outfielder flunked a physical. Prior to said transaction, Catfish Stew’s Philip Michael “concocted this elaborate post where Billy Beane had employed a team of statistical analysts to produce a chart that predicted the likelihood of Bradley remaining injury-free for the remainder of the year.” (link courtesy Sam Frank)

If Dan Duquette hasn’t already offered Mike Gimbel a job as the new Israeli league’s statistical analyst, I certainly hope Philip gets the gig.