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Angels act like winners, sign reliever Joe Smith

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The Angels haven't signed the biggest name of the free agent market, in fact in this round, they've gone after an average Joe.

Jason Vargas to the Royals: not special, but solid

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While replacing Ervin Santana with Jason Vargas seems ludicrous, digging deeper into the Royals' latest acquisition might change some minds.

Jhonny Peralta lands in St. Louis

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Despite missing 50 of the final 53 regular season games, Jhonny Peralta parlayed a strong 2013 and thin market for shortstops into a four year deal with the Cardinals.

Brian McCann Chooses Pinstripes

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According to multiple reports, the Yankees and Brian McCann agreed to a five-year contract on Saturday night. What does this deal tell us about the Yankees' plans for both the present and future?

Cardinals acquire Bourjos, mitigate risk

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The Cardinals made a big move, dealing long-time third baseman David Freese to the Angels for Peter Bourjos. Does adding an injury-prone, performance-varying outfielder make the Cardinals less...

Former Rangers OF Murphy signs deal with Indians

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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...

The shift in coaching staffs

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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

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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

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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...

Basic 2013 PITCHf/x velocity park effects

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

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