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  1. Second Chances, First Place: Inside the Pirates' Rookie-and-Recla...

    Michael Baumann

    One of the knocks on baseball's dual wild-card system is that it leaves the winner of the play-in game at a real disadvantage, forcing the club to pitch its ace in the win-or-go-home match, then turn around and start the division series without being...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  2. The New Sliding Billy Hamilton

    Michael Baumann

    Scouts grade the individual tools of prospects — power, throwing arm, speed, among others — on a scale of 20 to 80. The major league average is 50. A standard deviation above that is 60, and so on. To grab an 80 grade, a player must have ...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  3. Pinch-Running Pitchers, Chapman Flaming Out, and Back-to-Back Hom...

    Michael Baumann

    Sunday afternoon, the Phillies came back from down 2-0 to beat the Reds. That's not particularly newsworthy on its own — the Phillies aren't a bad team, and in a game as unpredictable as baseball, comebacks like that are commonplace. But di...

    Blog | May 20, 2013