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  1. FanGraphs: Can you win without power?

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    After losing again last night, this time to the Kansas City Royals in a game in which Felix Hernandez took the mound, the Mariners now stand at 34-48. The biggest culprit in their disappointing season is clearly their offense, which is last in the AL...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  2. FanGraphs: Full-year all-stars

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    It's no secret which guys are having the best seasons so far in 2010 -- Robinson Cano, Ubaldo Jimenez and Justin Morneau are among those who are off to the races and will certainly be at the All-Star Game in two weeks. But that's the thing about the ...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  3. FanGraphs: Dickey vs. Strasburg

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    Last night, Stephen Strasburg lost his first game as a major league pitcher, though not through much fault of his own, as his team fell to the Kansas City Royals, 1-0. Meanwhile, in Queens, N.Y., R.A. Dickey threw eight shutout innings for the New Y...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  4. FanGraphs: Javier Vazquez's revival

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    On May 1, Javier Vazquez had an ERA of 9.78, and those who had asserted that he did not have the personality to succeed in New York were pointing to his first five starts as more proof that he just couldn't cut it in the Bronx. A month later, howeve...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  5. FanGraphs: How to fix Greinke

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    Two months into the season, the reigning American League Cy Young winner has just one victory. Zack Greinke, who managed 16 victories last season despite playing for a terrible Kansas City club, has been abandoned by his offense this year, as they ar...

    Blog | May 31, 2010
  6. FanGraphs: A chink in the Rays' armor

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    At 32-12, the Tampa Bay Rays are on top of the baseball world. Despite playing in the toughest division in baseball, they currently enjoy a six-game gap over their nearest competitor, easily the largest lead of any first-place team in the game. They...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  7. FanGraphs: Giant surprise in right

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    While the San Francisco Giants have put together one of the best starting rotations in all of baseball, they entered the 2010 season with legitimate questions about where they'd find any offense. A month into the season, one of the early answers has...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  8. FanGraphs: A different side of Kazmir

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    The Los Angeles Angels have a lot riding on the left arm of Scott Kazmir, as they try to win what is expected to be a very competitive AL West race this year. His first start of the season was a disaster, giving up six runs in four innings against t...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  9. FanGraphs: How weather will affect the Twins

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    Outdoor baseball. Minnesota. April. Those are three things that, when put together, don't get you overly excited about what may be in store. The historical mean temperature on April 12th in Minneapolis is 45 degrees, according to In 1962...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  10. FanGraphs: Eight arms poised to rebound

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    Ricky Nolasco was one of the biggest disappointments in baseball last year, posting a 5.06 ERA when he was expected to be a front-line starter for the Marlins. However, if you peruse the leaderboards at FanGraphs, you may notice that Nolasco actually...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  11. FanGraphs: A win for the Twins

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    With a new eight-year, $184 million contract that includes a full no-trade clause, the Minnesota Twins have essentially guaranteed their fan base that hometown hero Joe Mauer will be spending the majority of his career in the Twin Cities. The guaran...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  12. FanGraphs: 5 worst outfielders

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    Thanks to the recent shift toward appreciating defense, especially in the outfield, guys like Franklin Gutierrez and Nyjer Morgan have seen their stock rise. Fly-catchers are now in demand, as we return to an era where it is acceptable to have a corn...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  13. FanGraphs: Why 2B/3B swaps make sense

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    When the Seattle Mariners signed Chone Figgins over the winter, it was widely assumed that he would replace the departed Adrian Beltre at third base. However, when spring training opened, the team had Figgins playing second base, while last year's s...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  14. Kotchman's lofty promise is key for M's

    Dave Cameron, FanGraphs

    When Seattle traded for Casey Kotchman on Jan. 7, the general reaction was a shrug of the shoulders. Of course the Mariners acquired a guy who is considered one of the best defensive first basemen in the league; Jack Zduriencik has shown almost as m...

    Blog | March 01, 2010