Positional Reviews

The ERA-FIP gap: Preventing stolen bases

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There are a lot of things that can account for the difference between a pitcher's ERA and his FIP. One that flies under the radar is a pitcher's ability to prevent the stolen base.

The changing state of third base defense

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With strikeouts rising throughout baseball, is a good defensive third baseman still important?

Moving great setup men to the role of "opener"

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Relievers thrive in dedicated roles, do they? Pitchers suffer after they've been through the lineup a couple times, eh? And platoons are thriving? Fine. Let's get weird.

Shutdowns and meltdowns in 2013

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Everyone hates saves, right? But everyone loves excellent relievers. So let's talk about the relievers who changed their team's chance of winning the most in 2013 using shutdowns and meltdowns.

Surveying the market: Starting pitchers

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There may not be many elite starters available this winter, but add in the pitchers who could be dangled out on the trade market and a certain Japanese star, and the starting pitching market does...

Surveying the market: Second Base

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While we know that there is one standout second baseman available this offseason, the rest of the free agent and trade market offers plenty of excitement as well. Which players will be the best...

Surveying the market: Catchers

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Finding quality catching is a struggle for any organization, but several teams will attempt to do just that this offseason. Should they spend the big bucks on the high priced top talents, or are...

The best no. 3 starters in history

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Teams are often known for their 1-2 punch at the top of a rotation, but the third arm is often vital to the team's success. Here's a tribute to the best number three starters in baseball history...

A swing away from glory

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Since 2002, there have been seven official perfect games. In the same time frame, there have been 21 complete game one-hitters with no walks. We take a closer look at the differences between the two.

Defining the 'ace' label

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How do we define an "ace" beyond just the eye test? Here's one possible methodology.

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