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Early season records: predictors of performance?

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

Are the Dodgers targeting pitchers who rake?

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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.

Strikeouts are popular in 2014

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

The best non-Opening Day starters

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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?

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

Attention agents: obtain overuse clauses for RPs

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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

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

Dylan Bundy and reputations

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By all accounts, the Baltimore minor-leaguer has a bright future; even a year-long hiatus couldn't diminish the optimism he's receiving. Have there been any other prospects with similarly glowing...

Is the infield shift ruining baseball?

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Barry Bloom of MLB.com posed this question at last month's SABR Conference: is the infield shift ruining baseball? I think you know where this is going...

Guys who should be bunting

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Bunting catches a lot of flack from the sabermetric community, and rightly so. But are there players for whom bunting would be more beneficial to their team than swinging away on average?

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