Archive for April 2010

There’s really only one question for the Yankees.

Over his last two starts Joba Chamberlain has pitched quite well. Did speeding up his game have anything to do with it?

Are “beer-league softball players” more likely to hit into double plays?

A different way to look at that old baseball saw about strength up the middle winning championships.

Examining how the timing of a stolen base attempt affects its value; or why Rickey Henderson’s 130 steals in 1982 weren’t that special.

Smoltz and Eckersley: The two biggest transitions from successful starter to successful closer.

A look at the history of stealing home in the 2000s.

Investigating whether wasting an 0-2 pitch really makes sense.

Identifying under what circumstances a pitcher will “waste” a pitch on a 0-2 count.

A look back at the great families of the Retrosheet era.

A look at the relationship between how hard a pitcher throws and his ability to prevents hits on balls in play.

He has had two down years in a row, and is owed $117 million. What can the Blue Jays expect now?

Delving deeper into the effect of contact quality (or lack thereof)

Further examination of a pitcher’s control of balls in play.