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  1. First-place Jays have had to adapt, adjust

    Christina Kahrl

    The first-place Toronto Blue Jays? We're coming up on finishing the first third of the season, and it's a fun thing to think about: The first-place Blue Jays, for real. But how did they get there? It's easy to put down where they are to a couple o...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  2. Albert Pujols pounds his 496th home run

    Christina Kahrl

    After pounding his 496th home run, you could feel a little bit of joy for Albert Pujols. Big money or no, the Los Angeles Angels slugger had taken quite a tumble from his days as the game's best ballplayer. He's apparently healed up completely from l...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. First things first for Pujols

    Christina Kahrl

    MARYVALE, Ariz. -- For the second consecutive winter the Los Angeles Angels made a splash during the offseason, signing the best hitter available as a free agent. Adding Josh Hamilton may have commanded this past winter's headlines, but on Tuesday th...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  4. Vargas works deep, gets taken deeper

    Christina Kahrl

    MARYVALE, AZ -- Bringing Jason Vargas over from the Seattle Mariners made sense in that the Los Angeles Angels needed to restock a rotation that had lost Dan Haren, Ervin Santana and Zack Greinke as free agents, and trading for Vargas (as well as Atl...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  5. Things to ask about Yoenis Cespedes

    Christina Kahrl

    Everybody loves it when the mystery team swoops in, don't they? Now that Yoenis Cespedes, the latest Cuban mega-prospect, has signed his four-year, $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, there are a few questions worth asking. 1. Why go to O...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  6. AL West: Three fixes for each team

    Christina Kahrl

    Now in its last year of existence, baseball's short stack will get rounded out to five teams when the Astros enter the American League in 2013. But in the meantime, it's another four-way wrestling match. However, it's also a starkly segregated divisi...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  7. All-time AL Hispanic greats

    Christina Kahrl

    In the spirit of the season with Hispanic Heritage Month, let's take a look at the all-time best players of Latin descent for each of the American League teams. Baltimore Orioles: Mike Cuellar of Cuba. Cuellar only had an eight-year run in Baltimo...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  8. A look at team baserunning

    Christina Kahrl

    One of the guilty pleasures of listening to Chicago White Sox broadcasts when Hawk Harrelson and Tom Paciorek were in the booth during the 1990s was their discussion of "team speed." They sometimes even nonsensically talked about individual players w...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  9. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  10. MLB: A look at what it might take to trade Albert Pujols, Tim Lin...

    Christina Kahrl

    The trade deadline is dominated by money and need. Baseball Prospectus thinks that's no fun, so let's dream a little. What would it take to trade for Albert Pujols, Evan Longoria, Hanley Ramirez and other superstars? Christina Kahrl investigates.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2010
  11. MLB: Midseason prescriptions for the AL West race

    Christina Kahrl

    As MLB comes out of the All-Star break, 'Dr. BP' (Baseball Prospectus) looks at every division and what the clubs within them need. Here now: the AL West. Texas looks strong; for the Angels to catch up, they need a 3B. Ty Wigginton could be the answer.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  12. MLB playoffs: Singling out the best and worst baserunners of the ...

    Christina Kahrl

    Baserunning is crucial to postseason success. So which of the remaining LCS teams take to the base paths the best? Baseball Prospectus explains using its EqBRR metric.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2009
  13. Cardinals boast strongest postseason 'pen - Baseball Prospectus

    Christina Kahrl

    After a close analysis of all of MLB's playoff-bound pens, Baseball Prospectus finds that the St. Louis Cardinals stand above all others.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  14. Baseball Prospectus -- Cardinals, Phillies are class of 2009 play...

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball Prospectus analyzes the starting rotations for the eight teams expected to participate in postseason 2009 -- and the Minnesota Twins. The numbers say it might be the National League's year.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2009
  15. Baseball Prospectus -- Studying the workloads of Joba Chamberlain...

    Christina Kahrl

    As the postseason approaches, there is concern (as always) about limiting young pitchers' workloads because of previous flameouts. Baseball Prospectus finds teams are already heeding the call.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  16. Baseball Prospectus cures the Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers, Seat...

    Christina Kahrl

    Looking for the cure to fix what ails the Angels, Rangers, Mariners and A's? Baseball Prospectus has all the right prescriptions for the AL West, including one team that should be getting another Doc on the phone, ASAP.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2009