Archive for July 2013

A slightly more detailed answer than just “down low.”

Comparing demographics to years past.

Good news for southpaws: there are now more LH batters in recent years than ever before.

The easy answer is Scott Boras. But is he truly the king?

Can you carve out an advantage by starting your fifth starter first? No, no you can’t.

That’s a lot of frequent flyer miles.

Yes, the WBC doesn’t generate many headlines in the United States. But that’s not what it’s all about.

Another year full of platoons and strong pitching should have the A’s near the top of the AL West for the second year in a row.

Sure, the basic idea is that the best players go in more quickly. But is it that simple?

A graphic tracking BBWAA voting over the years.

The public doesn’t forgive very easily. Baseball is still too close to the steroid era for comfort.

Josh Hamilton just took everything we knew about a tight upcoming division race and turned it upside-down.

With a little tinkering under the hood, we can modify WPA’s Clutch score to grade bullpens.

With a little tinkering under the hood, we can modify WPA’s Clutch score to grade bullpens.

Every bad team gets one representative, but teams with one All-Star aren’t always bad.

A graphic with all the homers and their flight paths.

Melky was betrayed by biochemistry.

Who added the most talent?

Bud Selig’s second Wild Card experiment might just get the testing ground it needs.