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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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