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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.

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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.

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.

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Strikeouts are popular in 2014

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

Strikeouts are popular in 2014

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

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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?

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?

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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.

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.

Attention agents: obtain overuse clauses for RPs

Relief pitchers coming off of heavy use seasons, especially consecutive ones, may have to settle for discounts or shorter-length contracts in free agency. There may be a remedy for that.

The runs-to-wins conversion, revisited

For years, some sabermetricians have been using a shorthand conversion of 10 runs into 1 win. It's probably time for a change.

The ‘other’ Boston reliever

Although Junichi Tazawa isn't even the most well-known reliever in his team's bullpen, he's one of the best relievers in the game.

Felix Hernandez, king of the quality start

Bryan Cole looks at what a stricter definition of the quality start tell us about a starter's performance, and thinks about whether a solo home run is better for the pitcher than a run scored another way.

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