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Trade Retrospective: the Cubs send Sean Marshall to the Reds in exchange for Travis Wood

The most interesting outcome of this trade had little to do with the trade itself.

Ian Kennedy defied the odds in 2016

Kennedy’s success completely belied his stuff and home run rate last season, and a repeat for 2017 will be tough.

Trade Retrospective: The A’s trade Gio González to the Nationals for A.J. Cole and prospects

The A’s got a great deal for González, but the results show how hard it can be to project pitcher performance.

Puerto Rico is bringing a strong team to the World Baseball Classic

Led by some of the best young talent in the game, as well as some great veterans, Puerto Rico hopes to finally capture the WBC title.

Trade Retrospective: the A’s trade Trevor Cahill to the Diamondbacks for Jarrod Parker

Billy Beane nailed the Andrew Bailey trade, but it’s tough to see his reasoning behind this transaction.

The future is looking bright for the Brewers

It’s not going to be a fun season, but the fun could start as early as 2019.

Trade retrospective: the A’s send Andrew Bailey to the Red Sox for Josh Reddick

Overpaying for relievers was not a good idea back then either.

Matt Holliday to continue his great career with the Yankees

Yankees fans were probably hoping for Encarnación, but Holliday offers better value with less risk.

What to make of Jean Segura

He enjoyed some batted-ball luck, but Jean Segura made real improvements.

Yankees surging since becoming sellers

It was supposed to be a lost season after selling, but the Yankees are right at playoff contention

Jered Weaver broke one of the most advanced pitching stats

Weaver’s season has been so bad that he broke DRA.

Dodgers succeeding despite loss of Clayton Kershaw

The Dodgers were supposed to crash and burn without Kershaw, but they have thrived instead.

Didi Gregorius is hitting for power and excelling against lefties

Gregorius has improved offensively, but his 2016 platoon splits are incredibly deceiving.

Is Mark Teixeira worthy of Cooperstown?

Teixeira combined offense and defense at first base like few have, but the position has some all-time great hitters to compete with.

Mets might not get what they think in acquisition of Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce has had a career year at the plate, but is trading away Dilson Herrera worth the risk that it will continue?

Have the Cubs fixed Jake Arrieta?

The Cubs may have found themselves a dependable starter for the long-term, and he is already pitching—and excelling—in the major leagues.

Jordan Zimmermann is getting better

Perpetually pitching in the shadow of Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann has been a model of consistency for the Nationals in recent seasons—and he's only getting better.

TSSS 8/29/13: All About the Division and Wild Card

Every division leader but the St. Louis Cardinals either gained ground on the teams behind them or didn't lose any. The four teams currently holding onto the top two spots in the wild card chase put a bit more distance on the teams behind them.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/25/13: Wells Run Dry

Early this morning, Casper Wells took the mound for his second relief appearance of the year. Casper Wells is not a pitcher. Throughout Arizona and Philadelphia's 18 inning affair, there was plenty of weird baseball to go around.

Lineouts! 08/23: Ichiro, Hultzen, and Trout rental

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TSSS 08/23/13: Clayton Kershaw is in Beast Mode

Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate and is on pace for some historic numbers. There were a few other great pitching performances worth mentioning yesterday as well, and the Washington Nationals continue to prove their manager wrong.

TSSS 08/21/13: Exciting Baseball and 4,000 Hits!!!

Nine of yesterday's 12 games had an average leverage index greater than one, which means we were able to watch some exciting baseball yesterday. Oh, and some guy named Ichiro reached a rare milestone with the New York Yankees -- 4,000 career hits!

The Smallest Sample Size 8/21: Enter Xander

From a career milestone for a top second baseman to a debut from one of the game's best prospects, yesterday's games had a bit of everything. We cover it all in the morning's smallest sample size!

Lineouts! 08/20: Rasmus, Gold Glove, and Bogaerts

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The Smallest Sample Size 8/20/13: Blowout Bonanza

Three games were decided by seven or more runs last night. While two teams of offensive juggernauts lit up their respective opponents, one surprising team erupted for five homers.

Lineouts! 08/19: Scherzer, Ellsubry, and Dempster

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The Smallest Sample Size 8/19: Errors Everywhere!

There were more than a handful errors throughout Sunday's games and one blazing hot team had their win streak snapped because of a pair of inconvenient errors on routine groundballs in the ninth inning.

TSSS 08/16/13: Walk-Off and Blow Out Friday!

Friday's action had a little bit of everything. Walk-offs, blow outs, double-digit slug-fests. Some playoff races got tighter while other contenders fell a little further behind.

Lineouts! 08/16/13: Simmons, Orioles, and replay

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TSSS 08/15/13: Pinch-hitting success!

Don't expect the St. Louis Cardinals to give up any time soon, the Kansas City Royals are fading, and players pinch-hitting with success.

TSSS 8/14: EXTRAS! EXTRAS! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Five different games went into extra innings, one team managed to get three walk-off wins in a row, Alfonso Soriano had a grand career day, and Jason Giambi can still swing a bat.

Lineouts! 08/15: Soriano, Goldschmidt, and replay

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