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Freddie Freeman does not have baseball's best eye

Michael Salfino of the Wall Street Journal used balls per called strikes to argue that Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has the best eye in baseball, but there's a problem with his metric.

Could the baseball landscape be shifting?

Discussing a possible shift in aging curves, one that is highly debatable, but also possesses massive potential to change the baseball landscape

Discussing MLBAM's new tracking system

Neil Weinberg, Kevin Ruprecht, and Bryan Cole discuss what to expect from MLBAM's new tracking system, and how it will change the way we watch and think about baseball

The O's spend on Jimenez, but will it be enough?

The Orioles fell short of the postseason last year, and their pitching played a big role in that. Can their recent free-agent moves help them improve in that department, and will the boost be enough to take them back to the playoffs?

Teheran, Braves agree to extension

The Braves lock up another young asset to an extension that buys out some free agency time. Is Teheran a good bet to provide value?

Remembering Jim Fregosi

Beyond the Box Score remembers former All-Star shortstop and MLB manager Jim Fregosi.

Was Michael Wacha Tipping His Pitches? A Follow Up

Wacha's changeup didn't nail the Red Sox in Game 6. Maybe they knew it was coming.

How has sabermetrics changed baseball?

Sabermetrics and objective analysis have given many a better understanding of the game of baseball. Does a deeper understanding make the game more enjoyable?

Rangers Sign Choo, Put Final Touch On Scary Lineup

The Rangers added to their scary lineup by signing Shin-Soo Choo, but did they overpay for the 31-year-old outfielder?

Royals swap Lough for Orioles' Valencia

After adding Nori Aoki, the Royals weren't going to have enough at bats for David Lough in 2014. As a result, they sent him to Baltimore for Danny Valencia. Who got the better end of the deal?


What does it mean to be average?

A ton of analysis is done based on league average players. Well, what was a league average player in 2013?

Phillies buy rotation insurance, add Hernandez

Going into the season, Roberto Hernandez was a buy-low darling of the sabermetric community. Surprisingly, he's heading to one of the least saber-friendly organizations in the league.

Charlie Morton a good fit in Pittsburgh

Why did the Pirates give Charlie Morton their biggest contract for a starting pitcher in franchise history? Well, in a Pirates uniform, Morton may be more valuable than you think.

Mariners sign Hart, trade for Morrison

The Mariners added Corey Hart and Logan Morrison. But did they add them as complimentary pieces or centerpieces? That isn't an answer we have just yet.

Evaluating the Adam Eaton trade

What are the Diamondbacks doing? Last offseason it was grit, now it's power. Whatever the case, they traded for Mark Trumbo in a three-team deal where the White Sox received Adam Eaton and the Angels received Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago.

Athletics add depth, Rockies gamble on Anderson

The Oakland A's have a reputation as one of the most erudite organizations in baseball. The Rockies aren't exactly viewed in the same light. Tuesday's trade only served to further the images of these two teams.

Nationals Bolster Bench With McLouth

The Washington Nationals bench lacked firepower in 2013, but the addition of Nate McLouth could pay huge dividends.

A Lone Star return for Scott Feldman

Scott Feldman signed a three year, $30 million deal ply his wares with the Houston Astros. Will his return to the state of Texas be a fruitful one for him and his new team?

Mike Napoli: Back With Boston On Two-Year Deal

Mike Napoli is returning to the Boston Red Sox having signed a two-year, $32 million deal.

The Yankees re-signed Hiroki Kuroda

The Yankees wouldn't be thrown off course after losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners. They re-signed veteran right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million. He's been remarkably consistent. Can he continue to produce in 2014?

Curtis Granderson switches leagues, not cities

While the Yankees were busy losing out on Cano and revamping their outfield, one of their recent stalwarts moved across town.

The Dodgers, the Red Sox, and paying for relievers

The Dodgers gave Brian Wilson an expensive one-year deal, while the Red Sox signed Edward Mujica to a far more sensible two-year contract. What do these deals tell us about the two franchises differing attitudes toward roster construction?

Evaluating an enigma: Dexter Fowler

One of less heralded trades of the offseason, the Houston Astros acquisition of Colorado Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler was a trade for upside.

Jacoby Ellsbury gets his money

Last night the New York Yankees followed up their Brian McCann signing with the offseason's largest contract thus far. What did they buy this time?

Dominoes fall in MLB's catching market

Amidst a flurry of moves across the MLB landscape, baseball's catching market sharpened into focus. Here is all you need to know about Tuesday's catcher-related transactions and what they mean for the teams involved.

Doug Fister Trades: 2011 vs. 2013

Doug Fister has now been traded twice during his career. How do the return packages in those deals compare?

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