## Basic Sabermetrics

### The effect of a good bullpen in one-run games

Elite relief pitchers like the pictured Wade Davis do little to affect a teams' fortunes in one-run games.

### Jake McGee, predictable and dominant

There are no gimmicks with Jake McGee. Hitters know what's coming but McGee beats them anyway.

### Piecing the Jays Together for their Playoff Push

The Blue Jays were quiet at the trade deadline. But they are due to get a few injured starters back. Here we take a look at how the Jays can best use their resources to continue the playoff push.

### Why is PITCHf/x important

A look into what else PITCHf/x can tell us and why it's so important to our understanding of the game. It's more than just numbers, it's about getting inside of pitchers' heads and seeing what...

### Updating the Intentional Walk Rage Scale (IWRS)

The Intentional Walk Rage Scale (IWRS) leaderboard is updated with all of the intentional walks from the first half of the 2014 season.

### Danny Duffy is a fun topic at saber parties

Danny Duffy is exciting Royals fans. His 4-6 record is offset by a 2.80 ERA. What do the saber people say?

### How to evaluate a pitcher, sabermetrically

Advanced stats might seem like a complicated foreign language, but becoming conversational is actually very easy. Learn how to analyze a pitcher's numbers.

### How to evaluate a hitter, sabermetrically

Advanced stats might seem like a complicated foreign language, but becoming conversational is actually very easy. Learn how to analyze a hitter's numbers.

### Basic Sabermetrics: WAR

No statistic seems to create more confusion, discussion, and aggravation than wins above replacement (WAR). There are plenty of misconceptions to clear up about the framework for one (or three) of...

### Basic Sabermetrics: WPA

Continuing the Basic Sabermetrics series, we're looking at a statistic used to examine the story of a game: Win Probability Added.

### Basic Sabermetrics: FIP

As part of BtBS's mission to bring objective analysis to the masses, we're introducing our Basic Sabermetrics series! We start with Fielding Independent Pitching.

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