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Uehara, Benoit, & relievers throwing splitters

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With numerous high-leverage relievers throwing splitters in the 2013 playoffs, let's put the pitch under a spotlight. What are the pros and cons?

Clayton Kershaw is your 2013 NL Cy Young leader

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The last time a Dodgers lefty dominated hitters like Clayton Kershaw is was 1966. Kershaw's miniscule ERA should not be chalked up to luck, and it should be recognized with his second Cy Young trophy.

Why Doesn't Stephen Strasburg Dominate Lefties?

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Stephen Strasburg is better against righties than any other starter. His platoon splits are unusually large, though. What can he do to even them out?

Is Spring Training Too Long? Too Short?

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Is Spring Training structured with the best intentions of the players, the coaches, or the organizations in mind? Could it use a makeover?

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Are batters seeing faster fastballs?

Recently, my research focus has been on pitching dominance and pitching speed.  The folks over at Fangraphs.com have a great database showing pitch type/value to include speeds and movement on a...

Benefit of the Doubt: Starters Who Get the Wide Zone

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Why do some starters get bigger than average strike zones? The answer lies in the types of pitches that they throw and in what context they throw them.

Glavine Returns (Again) to Atlanta

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Tom Glavine rejoins the Braves for the 2009 season, but what can we expect from the Future HoF?

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