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Former Rangers OF Murphy signs deal with Indians

The Cleveland Indians moved quickly, signing former Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy for 2014, 2015, and possibly a third season. While seemingly banal on the surface, might this move have more depth to it?

The shift in coaching staffs

Don't look now, but more and more teams are adding unconventional positions to their coaching staffs. Can we expect further innovation in the future?

World Series preview: Joe Kelly vs. Jake Peavy

With the series knotted at one to one, the Cardinals and Red Sox head to St. Louis for three games. The DH is gone, and for game three youngster Joe Kelly will face veteran Jake Peavy.

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'

Basic 2013 PITCHf/x velocity park effects

Calculating basic PITCHf/x velocity park effects and discussing the sources of error that are inherent in the numbers.

The NL's Incredible Crop of Rookie Starters

The National League's 2013 class of rookie pitchers has been one of the best in recent memory. Just how well do the likes of Jose Fernandez, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Shelby Miller and Co. stack up against recent crops of rookie starters?

Petco's dimensional changes lead to Venable deal

The Padres bought out Will Venable's last two years of arbitration on Tuesday following the first five months of a power surge in 2013. The deal is a steal for the Padres and is largely the result of dimensional changes at Petco Park.

Marlon Byrd dealt to the Pirates

The Mets traded Marlon Byrd to the Pirates on Tuesday along with John Buck. The Pirates become improved for the pennant race and the Mets get a solid future piece.

Sabermetrics and its performance enhancing effects

Can the medical and scientific aspects of baseball be considered performance enhancers?

Saber Seminar: Day 1 Recap

A recap of the first day of Saber Seminar, with a little info on the statistical and analytical research I found especially illuminating.

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