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Tempering wild card expectations

As the trade deadline approaches, people want to know if their teams are buyers or sellers. Chances are it's already pretty obvious.

Tempering wild card expectations

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As the trade deadline approaches, people want to know if their teams are buyers or sellers. Chances are it's already pretty obvious.

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Mark Buehrle's HOF case: The value of durability

The (now) Toronto left-hander has lasted for a while, and has done pretty well for himself in doing so. But should he head to the Hall of Fame when he retires?

Mark Buehrle's HOF case: The value of durability

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The (now) Toronto left-hander has lasted for a while, and has done pretty well for himself in doing so. But should he head to the Hall of Fame when he retires?

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Jake Arrieta's cutter the key to success

With drastically increased cutter usage, Jake Arrieta has realized his big potential with the Chicago Cubs.

Jake Arrieta's cutter the key to success

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With drastically increased cutter usage, Jake Arrieta has realized his big potential with the Chicago Cubs.

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Should Dustin Pedroia's bat be feared?

There was a time when a Dustin Pedroia at-bat was a scary proposition for opposing teams, but in 2014 that's no longer the case.

Should Dustin Pedroia's bat be feared?

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There was a time when a Dustin Pedroia at-bat was a scary proposition for opposing teams, but in 2014 that's no longer the case.

Sabermetric Extrema: 74 HR Season

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First there was Ned Williamson, then there was Ruth a few times, then Maris, McGwire, and finally Bonds. The question becomes, what are the odds that we see 74?

The Shift Episode 10: What if?

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Alex Skillin joins Bryan and Stu to talk about some of the best "what if" scenarios of the last twenty years.

Detroit Tigers pick up Joakim Soria v3.0

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His second Tommy John surgery firmly in the rear view mirror, Joakim Soria is poised to help the Detroit Tigers through the rest of the season.

The Jose Abreu experience

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Putting Jose Abreu's start in historical context

Brady Aiken's UCL: A question of stability

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Brady Aiken's failure to sign with the Houston Astros apparently hinged upon the revelation that the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow is smaller than average. What are the anatomical...

Francisco Liriano's formerly invaluable slider

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Liriano's slider was one of the best in baseball last season. Getting it back on track is the key to his second half success.

Create your own park factors

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A guide to the theory and practice of creating park factors, using ISO as an example.

Innings per pickoff career leaders

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Pickoffs are an oft-overlooked pitcher skill. Who's shown the best ability to catch runners napping on a consistent basis?

Danny Salazar is Back in the Big Leagues

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Danny Salazar, pre-season darling, is back in big leagues after a brief stint in the minor leagues. What should we expect?

Jean Segura's predictable 2014 hitting struggles

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Although 2013 was a breakout for the Brewers' shortstop, 2014 has been anything but. Could we have seen it coming?

The Twins would be fools not to trade Kurt Suzuki

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Trading an aging veteran who's trade value is through the roof to acquire maybe one or two more prospects in addition to making room for a young prospect is as simple as 1+1.

The Shift Episode 9: Projections and prospects

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Everyone loves prospects. It's just science. Chris St. John developed a system to project them. The system is named after a prospect. Because everyone loves prospects.

Yankees acquire Headley, bet on improved bat

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Are the Yankees playing moneyball? Not really. (But kind of.)

Why is PITCHf/x important

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A look into what else PITCHf/x can tell us and why it's so important to our understanding of the game. It's more than just numbers, it's about getting inside of pitchers' heads and seeing what...

Jake Odorizzi is pretty good

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Jake Odorizzi, the lesser piece in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade, is coming into his own.

Sabermetric Extrema: The .400 Season

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The .400 season has long gone the way of the dodo, but every few years, there seems to be a run at the fabled number. But what realistically are its chances from year to year?

Approaching Pujols

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We've already established that Albert Pujols has seen the cut fastball more often over the last four years, but are teams intentionally approaching him that way, or is it simply a result of the...

The lifespan of an ace

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We spend a lot of time arguing about which pitchers are aces and if any of them are worth investing in long term, but how long do their reigns typically last?

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