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Can Matt Cain still dominate with his fastball?

Matt Cain's fastball usage has decreased significantly since 2010, but after carving up the Colorado Rockies in his third start of 2014 with a good dosage of fastballs, has Cain proven that he can still dominate with his heater?

Can Matt Cain still dominate with his fastball?

Matt Cain's fastball usage has decreased significantly since 2010, but after carving up the Colorado Rockies in his third start of 2014 with a good dosage of fastballs, has Cain proven that he can still dominate with his heater?

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What happened to R.A. Dickey?

Is it more than knuckleball problems plaguing R.A. Dickey?

What happened to R.A. Dickey?

Is it more than knuckleball problems plaguing R.A. Dickey?

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Early season records: predictors of performance?

How well do good or bad early season records translate into making the playoffs?

Early season records: predictors of performance?

How well do good or bad early season records translate into making the playoffs?

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Are the Dodgers targeting pitchers who rake?

In 2013, the Dodgers pitching staff led the majors in wRC+. It looks like the Dodgers have targeted pitchers who rake in free agency and via trade.

Are the Dodgers targeting pitchers who rake?

In 2013, the Dodgers pitching staff led the majors in wRC+. It looks like the Dodgers have targeted pitchers who rake in free agency and via trade.

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A closer look at Scott Kazmir's triceps tightness

We look at the role of the triceps muscle in throwing through the lens of Scott Kazmir's last start.

A closer look at Scott Kazmir's triceps tightness

We look at the role of the triceps muscle in throwing through the lens of Scott Kazmir's last start.

Who else needs a contract extension?

The Padres locked up Jedd Gyorko to a contract extension. Extensions like his are becoming more frequent within baseball. Here is a look at some other players that should be considered for extensions.

Strikeouts are popular in 2014

Two weeks into the 2014 season, it looks like strikeouts are still on the rise

Fact or fiction: is the Brewers bullpen for real?

The Brewers are off to a red-hot start thanks to the strong production from the Brewers bullpen, but is it sustainable production from their relievers or are they in line for a sharp drop?

Zach Britton's sinker is the key to his career

Britton fell off the prospect map after under-performing in his first three chances in MLB. This season though, he's reinvented himself as a reliever and used his sinker to remind us all why he was once one of the best prospects in all of baseball.

Viewing Masahiro Tanaka Through Similarity Scores

With Masahiro Tanaka's much-heralded start, many try to find his best comparison as a pitcher. Who is Tanaka's most comparable according to Pitcher Similarity Scores?

Ben Sheets has a distinct place in history

Ben Sheets was awesome. Let's use standard deviations to see how awesome.

Jose Bautista’s keen eye

While Jose Bautista might be known for his power, it's not the only place where he excels.

An interview with Sean Forman

Baseball-Reference.com founder Sean Forman answers some questions about his site and advanced baseball metrics.

Alexei Ramirez might be getting better

We're only about a dozen games into the regular season, but Alexei Ramirez is doing a fine job controlling the strikezone.

The Cuban Crusher

It’s still early, but Jose Dariel Abreu has already begun to make a name for himself.

Beyond the Box Score guide to box scores

We call our blog "Beyond the Box Score," so how do we look beyond the box score?

The best non-Opening Day starters

Who were the pitchers with ace-worthy stuff the year previous that didn't get the Opening Day nod?

Prospect's delight: Which top 100 list is best?

Looking back since 1990, which prospect list best ranked the future top 100 players?

Justin Verlander's wOBA split: Cause for concern?

The season is still very young, but Justin Verlander shows a significant left-right wOBA split for the first time in his career.

The Zero K Club: Simmons and Navarro

Early into the 2014 season only two qualified batters have gone without a strikeout in a league where the K is more common than ever.

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