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John Lackey: Back from the dead

Not too long ago, John Lackey was nothing more than a punchline in the Boston sports world. Tomorrow night, he'll take the mound in Fenway Park to begin Game 2 of the Fall Classic. How did that happen?

Jose Abreu: Less core strength, more money

The Chicago White Sox paid a lot of money for new first baseman out of Cuba. What exactly did they get?

Jim Leyland's sabermetric lineup

With a struggling offense in the American League Championship Series, Jim Leyland decided to shakeup his lineup by taking a page out of The Book. What should we think about the shuffle?

Dusty Baker's undoing

While we're still years away from fully understanding how to properly value managers, if you watch one long enough their strengths and weakness become clear. After the Reds failed to advance past the wild card game, the Reds have decided Dusty Baker'

Was Miami's offense the worst ever?

Back in April, Miami's offense was sputtering at a historic pace. Were they able to claim the title of worst offense ever?

Who starts for the Reds in the wild card game?

Who should start for the Reds in Tuesday's wild card game, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, or Johnny Cueto?

Celebrating Billy Beane

Another year, another division championship for the Oakland Athletics, which begs the question -- is Billy Beane the top general manager in baseball?

Does Todd Helton belong in Cooperstown?

For the last 17 years, Todd Helton has been putting together a strong resume with the Colorado Rockies. Will his production be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame?

The great Minor League Player of the Year debate

With the minor league season all but done, it's time to talk about the great seasons of George Springer and Byron Buxton.

Jonathan Lucroy, pitch framer extraordinaire

In 2011 the Brewers signed one of the best contracts known today, and it had nothing to do with Ryan Braun. The team from Milwaukee continues to reap the benefits of that deal, and thankfully now we can begin to understand the true value involved.

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