Opinion & Editorial

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?

The Best Fourth Outfielders in Baseball

To be a good fourth outfielder, a player may need to be adequate offensively and to have the ability to play multiple positions. But the best fourth outfielders also have at least one of a few varieties of "special sauce" that makes them more useful.

Re-imagining the Hall of Fame

Most of us are tired of Hall of Fame arguments. Instead of abandoning the endeavor entirely, let's simply take a different approach. If we were building a Hall of Fame from scratch, who would be the first ten players we'd induct?

2014 Detroit Tigers: Lineup Efficiency

A projection of the most efficient starting lineup for the perennially offseason-active Detroit Tigers through analysis of the projected starting eight's offensive production capabilities adjusted according to potential slotting in the batting order.

Does more power really mean more strikeouts?

While there are many examples of power hitters who frequently strikeout, is there any significant correlation between home runs and strikeout rate?

Solving the Blue Jays' Black Hole at Second Base

With Alex Anthopolous as GM, the Toronto Blue Jays have always had little production at second base. Given the team's position on the cusp of playoff contention, upgrading the team's options at second base should be one of Anthopolous' top priorities

Russell Martin's defensive excellence

Russell Martin may not come to mind when discussing baseball's best catchers, but he's worthy of a mention based on his elite defense.

Mark Mulder attempts MLB comeback

After five years away from the MLB, lefty Mark Mulder is attempting a comeback with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on a minor league deal.

A DH compromise

Rules harmony does not require one league to adopt the DH (or non-DH) rules of the other. Hybrid solutions are feasible -- and linking the DH to starting pitchers would keep many of the best aspects of both kinds of baseball.

2014 Texas Rangers: Lineup Efficiency

A projection of the most efficient starting lineup for the offseason-prodigal Texas Rangers through analysis of the projected starting eight's offensive production capabilities adjusted according to potential slotting in the batting order.

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