Have they made moves to help solidify their rotation, or compound the problem?
The Tigers and Giants have earned their ways to the World Series. Each team boasts an MVP candidate in their everyday lineup, but a closer look shows that they have arrived here with radically different offensive makeups.
The story of the 2012 Oakland Athletics is an odyssey that started with selling high, adding depth, and became a real success when gambles paid off ... and luck kicked in.
Stolen base attempts have less impact on run creation than many other events during the course of a baseball game. Yet the cumulative effect over a 162-game season can make a difference. We examine the 2012 AL West pennant chase as an example.
The Atlanta Braves outfield racked up the value this season, at least in terms of WAR. But is the massive value attributed to their defense real, or is it an artifact of imperfect fielding metrics?
Which major league playoff teams are the youngest this season? And does average age help have any value in predicting how much success a team might have?
The Angels have had one of best offensive seasons in team history, yet somehow they're not going to make the playoffs.
The term "Moneyball" gets thrown around far too often, especially in conversations involving the Oakland A's and OBP. But this year's Athletics don't have that OBP magic.