In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Keown writes that Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw faced off in four filthy duels last season, treating fans to baseball's latest, greatest pitching rivalry. And this showdown is just getting started.
Trevor Hoffman tried his hand at being a position player, but his bat never showed up. At least he had a mid-90s fastball to fall back on -- until he didn't even have that anymore. Here, he tells the story of the pitch that made him great.
Whom do you trust more, Man or Machine? ESPN The Magazine is eliminating human error in its NL West picks this year with the help of the stat gurus at Baseball Think Factory and their cutting-edge computer projection system known as ZiPS.