Opinion & Editorial

Embracing a new platoon advantage

14

Managers are always trying to give their teams an edge and platooning is one of the easiest ways for them to impact the game. Could rethinking relief pitching increase the advantage?

Are pitchers getting better?

9

Over the last ten years, league ERA is down and strikeouts per nine innings are up. But, can we definitively say that pitchers are getting better?

The Fairness of the Qualifying Offer System

26

In the two offseasons since the qualifying offer system was put in place, a handful of players have been greatly impacted -- but that doesn't necessarily mean the consequences of QOs are unfair or...

Finding WAR without power

1

There aren't many position players who are able to post high WAR totals without hitting a lot of home runs, but this special group is the exception to the rule.

What's Next for the Australian Baseball League?

4

Major League Baseball has a controlling interest in the Australian Baseball League, but although it has several options, what MLB should do next with the ABL is not so clear.

A.J. Burnett, Best Pitcher Available

15

Forget Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana, A.J. Burnett is the best pitcher–and player-still available on the free-agent market.

Young bargains on contending rosters

4

To what degree should median-payroll teams rely upon minimum-salary talent when building a contending roster?

Replacing the draft with an auction

11

Could changes to the current draft system make things a little more interesting?

How valuable is Josh Reddick?

3

After a sub-par season last year, what can we expect from Josh Reddick in 2014?

The Likely Financial Benefits of Signing Tanaka

4

In signing Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees are likely to benefit from increased revenue from Japan -- but not as much as they enjoyed by signing Hideki Matsui.

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