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What can the Mets expect from Matt Harvey when he returns?

Matt Harvey will undergo TOS surgery, but what can the Mets expect from him in 2017 and beyond?

Justin Verlander, the best pitcher in the AL

Over the last calendar year, Justin Verlander again leads the American League with 5.7 fWAR. How did this happen?

Wilson Ramos can literally see again, is mashing

Following a career-worst offensive season in 2015, the Nationals' catcher received Lasik surgery and is currently the best hitting catcher in baseball.

Jameson Taillon is finally coming to Pittsburgh

After two missed seasons, the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft is making his debut for the Pirates, and he's an immediate upgrade.

Field testing the motusTHROW

We compare the new motusTHROW sleeve to last year's mThrow and round up other news items from the world of wearable sensors.

Marty's Musings, May 9: Bartolo Colon hit a homer

Four first place teams played in Chicago last week, Bryce Harper made history without having the bat leave his shoulders, and a surprising at bat for a 42-year-old pitcher.

Firing Fredi Gonzalez not a salve for Braves' woes

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Marty's Musings 5/2: The Mets finally lost

The Yankees continue to struggle to find their bats, the Mets winning streak comes to an end, and we take a look at the surprising suspension of a Miami Marlin.

Should the Mets have shut Matt Harvey down last September?

Matt Harvey hasn't been the same since he pushed past the 180 innings mark last season. Should the Mets have listened to Scott Boras and shut the Dark Knight down?

Statcast data: Added velocity leaderboards

After this week's release of Statcast data, take a look at which pitchers achieve the largest differences between their actual velocity and perceived velocity.

Marty's Musings, April 12: Trevor Story goes crazy

Trevor Story is the story. Are you tired of Story puns yet? I'm sure you are.

Here's the Story about a Zack named Greinke

Zack Greinke gave up two home runs to the same player in a game for the first time since 2010.

Anatomy of a Kershaw murder

What a monster. Those poor, poor Padres.

MLB approves four wearables for on-field use

Motus Global's motusBASEBALL and the Zephyr BioHarness were approved for in-game use, while the Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker and Easton Power Sensor Motion by Blast were approved for on-field use but not in-game.

A look back on Rafael Soriano's career

Time to tuck Rafael Soriano's career in for the night.

Zepp, Old Hickory unveil "smart bat"

Scheduled to go on sale in June, the wood bat includes a Zepp sensor that fits right into the handle.

The brief history of utility player/pitcher hybrids

Reports say Cliff Pennington was pursued this offseason as a potential utility player and pitcher hybird. What has that role looked like in the past?

What is the Orioles' ceiling?

Baltimore has rumored interest in both Yovani Gallardo and Dexter Fowler. Would signing the two free agents make them a playoff contender?

Why did Andrew Cashner struggle in 2015?

With renewed trade rumors surrounding the Padres' starting pitcher, let's examine what might have contributed to Andrew Cashner's inconsistent 2015 season.

Rob Manfred addresses future challenges for MLB

Rob Manfred spoke at Harvard Law School on Tuesday and discussed baseball's international appeal, youth outreach, diversity initiatives, and more.

Motus Global's new pitching and hitting sensors

Offerings include the five-sensor motusPRO system for MLB organizations and the single-sensor motusBASEBALL for amateurs.

DBacks add Segura, move salary in trade with Brewers

The rebuilding Brewers smartly accept salary and youth from Arizona in exchange for Jean Segura, a player who will not be under team control during their next competitive window.

Why is Tyler Clippard still a free agent?

Despite preventing runs and displaying typical durability in 2015, Tyler Clippard remains a free agent during an off-season that has seen high prices paid for late-inning relief.

MLB is looking to play in London in 2017

Commissioner Manfred has confirmed plans to play games in London as soon as the 2017 season. Is this the best choice for the first international series since Sydney?

Upton signed a more valuable contract than Davis

On paper, Chris Davis' $161 million contract with the Orioles is much larger than Justin Upton's $132.75 million deal with the Tigers. However, once considering Davis' deferred payments and Upton's buyout, the latter comes out on top.

Ken Giles' trade and the marginal value of closers

The Phillies' closer was moved to Houston for a substantial package of young talent, reflecting the value analytical teams are placing on high-end relievers.

Dodgers replace Zack Greinke with Hisashi Iwakuma

The Dodgers failed to re-sign Zack Greinke, but they got a decent starter in Hisashi Iwakuma for a fraction of the cost.

Diamondbacks give up the farm for Shelby Miller

Reactions to trade quickly changed from being impressed at who the Diamondbacks kept, to shocked at who the team moved: Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair, and 2015 first-overall pick Dansby Swanson.

How Ben Zobrist's free agency personifies an NL East rivalry

Mets, Nationals pursuing the veteran second baseman.

Qualifying offer acceptees gambling on better 2017

By accepting their qualifying offers, Colby Rasmus, Matt Wieters, and Brett Anderson believe they can improve their stock enough to raise salary expectations in a weaker 2017 free agent class. $15.8 million isn't bad either.

How unusual is Zack Greinke's Cy Young loss?

Greinke's 1.66 ERA for the Dodgers was the lowest in 20 years, but the traditionally-skewed Cy Young electorate didn't award him the honor.

Assessing the Dodgers' managerial options

A look at who's left in the Dodgers' managerial search.


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