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Right field: Skill position?

MLB teams have not treated right field as a skill position akin to "up the middle" positions. But should they?

Baseball bumslayers

What's more vital to team success, winning at home or beating inferior opponents?

Smoking aces? Tobacco use and UCL re-tears

There are myriad potential causes of a re-tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Could tobacco use play a role in why some players suffer a re-tear sooner than others?

2014 Team Previews: St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals suffered a bitter defeat in the 2013 World Series, but that hasn't stopped them from building a contender in 2014. Can the Cardinals match expectations?

How do hitters fare swinging 3-0?

How often do hitters swing on 3-0, and what results do they get?

Manny Machado is the next Mike Trout

Why Machado is the most likely of a deep pool of young superstars to strike it big with his club.

Bullpen workhorses

Using 70 innings pitched each of the last four years without any starts as our filter, who are the most turned-to bullpen arms?

Did Lester change his release point?

Anecdotal evidence seemed to suggest that Jon Lester changed his release point in 2013, but does the data back up that claim? What else might be at play in Lester's second half resurgence from last year?

Jeremy Guthrie is about to regress

The Royals are counting on Jeremy Guthrie to continue his career trend of beating his peripherals. What is driving that trend, and is it likely to continue?

Opening Day records

As baseball dawns across the country today, let's consider what it would take to break Opening Day records.

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